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Galapagos Cruise Aboard the M/S Diamante

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2750 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2750 US Dollar (USD)

Ship Profile: the 12-passenger M/S Diamante is a brigantine schooner motor sailor, a modern and smaller version of the great naval training ships. The M/S Diamante first began her year 'round cruise schedule in the Galapagos Islands in 1993. Perfect to be used as a charter vessel for families, small special interest groups and groups of close friends, the Diamante allows you to get close and personal with the extraordinary natural world of Darwin’s “Enchanted Galapagos Islands”.

All of the Diamante’s public areas and onboard passenger accommodations are simple, tasteful, and comfortable. For your added comfort and enjoyment, the Diamante is a fully air-conditioned yacht. The Diamante’s 6 double cabins are divided into 4 cabins with comfortable upper/lower berths and two cabins with double beds. Her interior is decorated with teak and mahogany.

Upon request, the M/S Diamante can be fitted with sea kayaks to paddle the bays when she is at anchor. With a sleek, elegant hull, stunning white sails and professional and friendly service of her dedicated crew and hand-picked naturalist guides, the Diamante is one of the best choices in her category for sailing in the Galapagos Islands.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: AM - Fly from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island and board the yacht and board the M/S Diamante. PM - North Seymour Island.

Day 2: AM - Santa Fe Island. PM - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz Island).

Day 3: AM - Punta Suares (Espanola Island). PM - Gardner Bay (Espanola Island).

Day 4: AM - Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island) or Post Office Bay (Floreana Island). PM - Highlands of Puerto Ayora or Devil's Crown.

Day 5: AM - Punta Moreno (Isabela Island). PM - Elizabeth Bay (panga ride), Isabela Island.

Day 6: AM - Urbina Bay (Isabela Island). PM - Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island).

Day 7: AM - Puerto Egas (Santiago Island). PM - Bartolome Island.

Day 8: AM - Black Turtle Cove (panga ride), Santa Cruz Island. PM - Transfer to the airport on Balta Island. Fly back to Guayaquil or Quito.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation in cabins with air conditioning and private bathroom and showers,
- All meals aboard
- Daily visits to the islands conducted by multilingual naturalist guides.

Price Excludes:
- Round trip airfare between Quito or Guayaquil and the Galapagos (approximate cost $399 per person)
- Galapagos National Park tax/fee(s)
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Tips to the crew and the naturalist guide
- Personal expenses
- Purchases on board
- Rental of equipment and travel insurance.

Single cabins are available upon request and are subject to space and availability. A supplement of 50% over double rates apply. Children may cruise at a 50% discount when sharing a cabin with a parent. Children who are 12 or older must pay full fare.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2006

M14987, founded by Jonathan R. Pinto is one of the premiere travel companies for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Machu Picchu, Peru, the Amazon, Patagonia as well as other spectacular highlighted destinations of South America. Over the years he has molded his operation to focus on South American vacation destinations,...

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