Touting itself as the “only luxury yacht based in the Galapagos Islands,” the M/Y Stella Maris has the facilities in place for serving the most demanding and discerning clientele. This is a unique Galapagos cruising, for unique explorers, and for such a unique destination.
Accommodating up to 14 guests in ultimate of style, the ship is available for private charters, offering fully customized charters, complemented by complete pre-established 8-day cruise itineraries in which you and your party will thoroughly explore the cageless-zoo from end-to-end. Her interior boasts a clean and inviting contemporary décor, the well-appointed panoramic windows allowing for natural light. Luxurious accommodations, the likes of which have never been seen in the islands, set the tone for the yacht. This lavish ship features a total of seven (7) suites: four (4) expansive suites on the aft/lower deck, two (2) suites on the front main deck, as well as one (1) master suite on the second aft deck, with the master suite featuring its own private access to an outdoor lounge. All suites are fully air conditioned and offer private en-suite facilities. Note: Each of these spacious suites has its own private balcony. Your suite will become your own private sanctuary. On the main deck, it features a beautiful central staircase that provides separation from the luxurious formal dining room and the ample living room with TV entertainment.
Aboard the luxury Galapagos charter yacht Stella Maris, guests may find plenty of exterior living space. On the main deck, aft doors lead to a large shaded social area, perfect for entertaining and dining alfresco. The upper deck has a spacious aft deck, complete with alfresco dining and a wet bar. The sundeck is fabulously private and boasts chaise lounges, a Spa Pool tub and spectacular views. Its elegant design is complemented by a huge sun deck and a Jacuzzi. Kayaks are also available for use. In addition, this 38-meter-long ship is specially designed and refitted to be as ecologically-friendly as possible so that it does not disrupt the delicate balance of the islands. Her speed, comfort, top-notch guides and itineraries make this boutique yacht perfect for your luxury Galapagos cruise.
These grand appointments and an attentive crew are important aspects contributing to the overall experience aboard the cruise; however, the savory cuisine available is its crowning jewel. The M/Y Stella Maris’ food and liquor service is available 24 hours a day, and the ship features a full stock of excellent selection of wines and spirits. Among the crew some of the most qualified chefs.
But a trip to the “living laboratory” is more than sunning on a ship’s deck. This place offers a vast array of wildlife – from marine turtles, sea lions to the ancient giant tortoises. Visitors can enjoy diverse experiences from swimming with the playful sea lions cubs to taking a leisurely walk along the beach or perhaps being amused by the kaleidoscope of fish seen while snorkeling. From the Stella Maris you can explore volcanoes, vertical cliffs and caves on expertly guided naturalist tours that provide endless hours of entertainment. The best part is, that the expedition is dedicated just for you – now this is a real VIP cruise!
There is so much more we could write about this experience. Bluntly put, you will just have to experience it by yourself. Each detail will be flowing throughout your body and senses. Take for instance the simple sea breeze you will be feeling from your own private balcony. Perhaps it is the exclusivity, the privacy, or the cosy opulence… But even such “small thing” will feel different; it is simply beautiful. There is no better way to revel in the beauty of the archipelago than booking a private cruise charter. In the same way, there is no better yacht for this than the Stella Maris. Welcome to your own private Galapagos!
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