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Isabela II


ex Baltra (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)


Quick facts - Level: First class | Passengers: 40 | Duration: 4/6 nights | Length: 166 feet | Cruising speed: 10 knots | Operator: Metropolitan Touring

A deluxe cruise ship with plenty of deck space, large, comfortable communal areas, a hot tub, library, fitness area and infirmary.


Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays


40 passengers


Experienced naturalist guides lead daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions and presentations are given on board. Isabela II carries kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and a glass-bottom boat that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. The use of snorkelling gear is included and wetsuits are available to rent.


18 Classic cabins (16 with twin beds and 2 with a double bed plus a sofa bed suitable for a child), 1 Master suite and 1 Standard cabin best suited to single occupancy. All cabins have a private bathroom.

Client comments and reviews

Open QuoteThe cruise on Isabella II was excellent, everything on the boat was perfect. Nice group of people and the guides all very good.Close Quote - DL (November 2011)
Open QuoteThe Isabela II was ideal, very comfortable with interesting guests from all over the world. The food was excellent and the naturalists were brilliant, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic communicators. The programme of walking tours and snorkelling was very well organised and gave us an amazing insight into the widlife. I would definitely recommend cruising for 7 days as we saw 10 different islands and got an excellent overview.Close Quote - BP (August 2010)
Open QuoteEverything about Isabela was superb and was the highlight of the hoilday. The arrangements made for Agents meeting us, looking after us, seeing that we were extremely well looked after and cared for in such a wonderful attentive manner, was very gratifying.Close Quote - AP (November 2005)

Isabela II operates a 14 night programme which can be split into two 4 night cruises and a 6 night cruise. The Central Islands, the Southern Islands and the Northern Islands.

Central Islands (Monday to Friday)

Day 1 (Monday): Baltra, Santa Cruz (Twin Craters, Charles Darwin Research Centre)
Day 2: Santa Fé, Plaza Sur
Day 3: Seymour Norte, Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach)
Day 4: Bartolomé, Santiago (Sullivan Bay)
Day 5: Baltra

Southern Islands (Friday to Tuesday)

Day 1 (Friday): Baltra, Santa Cruz (El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Charles Darwin Research Centre)
Day 2: Floreana (Post Office Bay, Baroness Cove, Punta Cormorant, Champion)
Day 3: Española (Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay)
Day 4: San Cristóbal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)
Day 5: San Cristóbal (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Airport)

Northern Islands (Tuesday to Monday)

Day 1 (Tuesday): San Cristóbal (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Airport, Galapaguera Cerro Colorado)
Day 2: Genovesa (Prince Philip's Steps, Darwin Bay)
Day 3: Santiago (Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas)
Day 4: Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Isabela (Tagus Cove)
Day 5: Isabela (Urvina Bay, Punta Vicente Roca)
Day 6: Rábida (Red Beach), Santa Cruz (Cerro Dragón)
Day 7: Baltra

Classic cabin

18 cabins, each measuring 13 square metres; 16 have twin beds and 2 have a double and a single bed which can be used for families of 3.

Master Suite

One Master suite measuring 16 square metres, and the only cabin on the main deck.

Single cabin

One single cabin, measuring 12 square metres.

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Isabela II 4 night cruise
1 Jan 2022 31 Dec 2022 4 Classic cabin $4,214
Master Suite $4,405
Isabela II 6 night cruise
1 Jan 2022 31 Dec 2022 6 Classic cabin $5,672
Master Suite $5,940
Isabela II 4 night cruise
1 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2023 4 Classic cabin $4,383
Master Suite $4,582
Isabela II 6 night cruise
1 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2023 6 Classic cabin $5,899
Master Suite $6,178
Single cabin $5,562

Cabins for single use incur a 100% surcharge.

10% discount for children under 12 sharing a cabin with an adult for all departures excluding Christmas and New Year. Only one child discount per adult. Minimum age 6.

Christmas and New Year departures will incur a supplement.

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