Basically, what luxury cruises in the Galapagos mean are: best itinerary, comfort, guides, food, sleep, service, emergency response (these are the safest and most prepared), and so on. Of course, it does not simply mean nice cabins, expensive amenities, delicious meals and smiling crew members. We see what goes behind the scenes. Take for instance, a bed specifically designed for passengers to sleep comfortably on open waters; literally, every bolt is thought to achieve this. Consider the amenities placed in your bathroom: they are of course pampering and soothing, but eco-friendly and sustainable as well. A gastronomy thought for travelers from around the world that look for nutritious and delicious meals without losing the authentic “touch” of our local cuisine. Talking about local: what about specialty coffee? It is a must when traveling to the Galapagos. Washed and sun-dried Bourbon Arabica beans, Medium-Dark (city-plus to full-city) roasted by artisans, and freshly brewed... You just have to try at least one sip first thing in the morning on the sun deck, just when the dawn is greeting you with a gentle breeze. Even small details such as how to fold a towel for you to easily grab and dismantle when getting out of shower. We go from the experience to the operation; we go from the inside to the outside. This is what implies an outstanding service. We do not stop in the operation, of course, but our service and relationship with you before and after your trip. Our journey designers will cater you with everything you need for making this an inspiring moment for your life. So, now that we have a clearer understanding on what this concept is about, without further ado, we bring you our selection of the best cruises of the Galapagos. Let’s take a look on an overview first:
We offer ships in two distinct categories: larger vessels accommodating 48 to 100 passengers, and smaller high-end 16- to 18-passenger mega-catamarans, motor-sailors and motor-yachts. While the larger ships offer extra spaciousness and stability (meaning less rocking for those who lack their “sea legs”, the more intimate modern sailboats and motor-yachts make it easier for personal contact with your shipmates and your guide; plus these are more maneuverable vessels that can access certain sites that the larger ships are unable to navigate. Despite the varying sizes, all of these luxury vessels provide, again, deluxe accommodations, kitchens serving the finest in international and Ecuadorian cuisine, the highest quality in personal attention and service, amazing itineraries and relaxed recreational areas with sun decks and/or pools. In addition, all guides are experienced Class III Naturalists (the highest ranking) with ample knowledge of the islands.
All these details just so we can deliver you an exceptional experience; something beyond your expectations. It does not matter if you are on your honeymoon to the Galapagos Islands, a holiday to celebrate some special occasion onboard a chartered yacht, or a simple leisure you have decided to take on last minute. We will make this a unique tour – tailored just for you. Your only concern will be enjoying your voyage at sea and your time exploring the fascinations of the enchanted islands. The best luxury cruise in the Galapagos thus means: an authentic, conscious and inspirational navigator of your journey.
“The trip was excellent from beginning to end. The Isabella II was a fine ship and the crew and guides were all of the highest quality. I would recommend them to others. For us, the ship was the perfect size – not too small and not too large”