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Tourist Class Cruise Tour of Ecuador and Galapagos

Save up to £750 per person on selected departure dates to the Galapagos Islands including 2 nights in Quito and a 7 night Galapagos islands cruise.

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  • The Cachalote Explorer

Special offer - 7- night cruises 2021 - save up to £750 per person on following departures: 

2021 - 7th April, 19th and 26th May, 16th and 23rd June, 7th and 28th July, 27th October, 1st and 8th December.

A former fishing boat built in Vancouver, Canada that was converted to a passenger yacht in 2000. The rugged structure of the ship ensures a smooth and comfortable passage around the Galapagos Islands - she is very stable.

For a small yacht, the decks are a good size, offering good opportunities for al fresco dining and lots of space to relax on a sun lounger or deck chair.

The Cachalote Explorer offers excellent value for a choice of two 7 night itineraries.

What's included

  • Transfers from Baltra Airport to/from the ship
  • All meals
  • Purified water throughout
  • Daily excursions with your on board naturalist guide
  • Evening talks and briefings from your naturalist guide
  • Use of kayaks, wet suits and snorkelling equipment

Special offer - 7- night cruises - save £1000 per person on following departures: 

2019 - 6 Nov and 11 Dec 

2020 - 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 20 May, 10 Jun and 8 Jul

Vessel Information

Length - 88ft

Beam - 24ft 

Salon size - 17.5ft x 35ft                                                                                       

Type - motor vessel, Steel hull

Cruising speed - 8 knots 

Mechanical Equipment - 1 main Caterpillar Engine, 3 Generators (110v), 2 reverse osmosis water makers, sewage treatment plant

Safety Equipment - VHF (DSC) & HF (DSC) radios. EPIRB, SART, Hunter satellite tracking device, 2 GPS’s, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew, fire alarm system.

Guest Accommodation - 8 cabins each with private bathroom. Hot and cold water showers.  Combination of Queen, double and twin sized mattresses.

Crew - All crew are fully trained and certified. Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, engineers, barman, and 4 sailors.

 

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