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Galapagos Cruise - Encantada Yacht

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 12 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Boating and Sailing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1205 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1930 US Dollar (USD)

The Encantada is a striking red motor-sailing yacht which has proven extremely popular with our past clients. It is for small group travel which gives a more intimate experience of the islands and runs a great 8-day itinerary showing both the wildlife and landscape highlights to its passengers.

PAST CLIENT FEEDBACK

"Encantada is small - definitely among the smallest of the other boats we saw - but very cozy. The crew were helpful, provided good food/drinks, and attended to every need that we had." (Jean Lee, USA)

"I was very impressed with the crew - so friendly and helpful to us. The boat was comfortable too" (Ingrid, Sweden)

"The Encantada was perfect - couldn't fault it in any way. An incredible trip!" (Victoria and Lucy, UK)

"Great passengers, crew, boat, itinerary, nature, weather & destination. My 40th birthday could not have been more special and I will never forget being sung happy birthday in 7 different languages. Many thanks to all for making this such a special occasion!" (Simon Jones, Encantada)

YACHT SPECIFICATIONS:
Length - 69ft, 21m
Beam - 17ft, 5.2m
Speed - 7 knots
Crew - 5 + guide
Level of guide - II
Capacity - 12

ACCOMMODATION:
No. cabins - 5 twin cabins with bunk beds, 1 cabin with double bed
Private bathroom - yes
Air conditioning - yes
Hot water - yes
Sundeck - yes
Other - TV/DVD, dining area, dive platform

SCHEDULED ITINERARY:
WED - Baltra, Santa Cruz highlands, Charles Darwin station
THU - Floreana
FRI - Española
SAT - San Cristobal: leon dormido, isla lobos, Santa Fé
SUN - North Seymour, Black turtle cove
MON - Rabida, Bartolome
TUE - Genovesa
WED - Plazas, Baltra

Each day offers guided excursions to the islands with an english-speaking naturalist guide who will explain more about all of the wildlife you see. Most days also offering snorkeling opportunities where if you are lucky you will be swimming side-by-side with sealions, turtles, sharks and colorful fish.

This tour is particularly suitable for:
* wildlife enthusiasts
* yacht cruisers
* a relaxing getaway
* snorkelers / underwater nature lovers
* bird watchers
* those interested in eco-tourism

INTRODUCTION TO GALAPAGOS:

The islands were first made famous by the visit of Charles Darwin in 1831 and his resulting studies and publications on human evolution. Today the islands are a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a wealth of protected wildlife and interesting volcanic landscapes.

For the tourist the islands offer an unforgettable wildlife encounter - swimming with sealions, snorkeling with colorful fish, the famous giant tortoises, impressive bird colonies, pristine beaches, fearless reptiles and the chance to walk among the many uniquely evolved species found only at the archipelago.

SUGGESTED ADD-ON SERVICES:

We would be happy to help out with hotel extensions in either Quito or Santa cruz island.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Inclusions:
* Twin share cabin accommodation aboard yacht
* 3 meals per day aboard yacht
* Island excursions each day with an english-speaking naturalist guide
Exclusions:
* Tips, alcoholic drinks
* Rental of snorkeling equipment
* Flights Quito/Galapagos/Quito
* $100 national park entry fee
* International airfare

Supplier Information
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Location: Ecuador
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007
Client Request Served: 222

Joint English and Dutch owned we are an Ecuador-based company run by passionate travelers for like-minded clients and offer an alternative to the typically frustrating Latin American travel agency experience. Our personal, open and honest style along with the relaxing social atmosphere and welcoming Ecuadorian cup of...

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