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ex San Cristóbal (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)

Description

A 142 foot luxury motor yacht custom-designed in 2016 for Galapagos cruising, and built for fuel efficiency and stability. She sleeps up to 20 passengers and has modern interiors, large picture windows, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and plenty of outdoor space. Cruises at 12 knots. There is an open bar policy.

Departures

Sundays

Capacity

20 passengers

Activities

Two experienced naturalist guides lead daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions. Each boat also carries kayaks that can be used at certain sites permitted by the national park (and stand up paddle boards pending approval). Wetsuits and snorkelling equipment are provided.

Accommodation

10 air-conditioned, ensuite deluxe double staterooms with large panoramic windows. All guest cabins are on the main (Beagle) deck. 2 cabins are interconnecting and 2 can be made into triple accommodation (using a pull-down berth).

Our comments

The yacht offers regular family departures.

Client comments and reviews

Open QuoteThe Origin is a very comfortable boat and I would recommend it to anyone. We were especially lucky with the other guests who were all very pleasant and we all settled in together within the first day. Guides on the boat were exceptional and very experienced.Close Quote - PB (May 2017)

Origin operates a 14 night programme which is a combination of two 7 night cruises - Southern/Central Route (Itinerary A) and Western/Northern Route (Itinerary B).

Southern/Central Route (Itinerary A)

Day 1 (Sunday): San Cristóbal (Cerro de las Tijeretas, León Dormido)
Day 2: San Cristóbal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)
Day 3: Española (Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay)
Day 4: Floreana (Punta Cormorant, Devil's Crown or Champion, Post Office Bay)
Day 5: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station)
Day 6: Bartolomé, Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach or Caleta Tortuga Negra or Sombrero Chino)
Day 7: Plaza Sur, Seymour Norte
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Visitor Interpretation Centre)

Western/Northern Route (Itinerary B)

Day 1 (Sunday): San Cristóbal (La Galapaguera, Cerro Colorado)
Day 2: Genovesa (Prince Philip's Steps, Darwin Bay)
Day 3: Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach or Caleta Tortuga Negra, Cerro Dragón)
Day 4: Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Isabela (Urvina Bay or Punta Vicente Roca)
Day 5: Isabela (Elizabeth Bay, Tagus Cove)
Day 6: Santiago (Puerto Egas), Rábida
Day 7: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station)
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Visitor Interpretation Centre)

Deluxe stateroom

10 cabins on the Beagle deck which can either be twin or double and 2 of which can be converted to triples with a pull-down berth. All measure 13.5 square metres, and two interconnect.

From To Days Room type Price Notes
Origin 7 night cruise
1 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018 8 Deluxe stateroom $7,850
1 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2019 8 Deluxe stateroom $7,850

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