Samba Galapagos Cruise | Sailboat




Yacht Class


Program Duration

8/15 Days


16 Guests


The Samba Galapagos Cruise vessel was designed in Europe is a true classic of the Archipelago. It has been owned and operated for decades by a local Galapagos family. This cozy boat is perfect for its 14 passengers, offering bunk beds in the cabins, indoor-outdoor dining, and spacious common areas. With two distinct week-long itineraries, the Samba is a great option to fully explore the islands uninterrupted. Combine both departures for a truly once-in-a-lifetime 15 day exploratory cruise.

Next departures

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Itinerary Details

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Baltra Arrival – Bachas BeachAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMBachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.

Day 2 – Darwin Bay – Prince Phillip StepsAMDarwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.

PMPrince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

Day 3 – Mejia Point – Playa NegraAMMejia Point

Marchena Island: Mejia PointIt is a sensational site with calm deep blue waters and a rugged marine topography.

PMPlaya Negra

Marchena Island: Playa NegraPlaya Negra offers another excellent opportunity to snorkel or kayak.

Day 4 – Albermarle Point – Vicente Roca PointAMAlbermarle Point

Isabela Island: Albermarle PointThe point is the nesting site for flightless cormorants and home to a colony of the largest marine iguanas.

PMVicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

Day 5 – Espinosa Point – Urbina BayAMEspinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

PMUrbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.

Day 6 – Elizabeth Bay – Moreno PointAMElizabeth Bay

Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.

PMMoreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.

Day 7 – Asilo de la Paz – LoberiaAMAsilo de la Paz

Floreana Island: Asilo de la PazA hill in the agricultural area of the island. The main attractions are of an historic type.


Floreana Island: LoberiaThe main attraction of this site is the presence of Galapagos Sea Lions that are on the beach.

Day 8 – Highlands – Baltra DepartureAMHighlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Baltra Arrival – Charles Darwin StationAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

Day 2 – Cormoran Point – Champion Islet – Post Office Bay – Baroness ObservatoryAMCormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

PMPost Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.

Day 3 – Suarez Point – Gardner BayAMSuarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

PMGardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Day 4 – Isla Lobos – Pitt PointAMIsla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

PMPitt Point

San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.

Day 5 – Santa Fe Island – South Plaza – Carrion PointAMSanta Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.

PMSouth Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.

Carrion Point

Santa Cruz Island: Carrion PointA lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.

Day 6 – Sullivan Bay – Bartholomew IslandAMSullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.

PMBartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.

Day 7 – James Bay – Rabida IslandAMJames Bay

Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife.

PMRabida Island

Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

Day 8 – North Seymour Island – Baltra DepartureAMNorth Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


– Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
– Accommodation in double cabins.
– Bilingual (English speaking) Naturalist guide.
– Visits on the islands.
– Snorkeling equipment.
– Wetsuit.

Not Included

– Air ticket Quito- Galápagos- Quito.
– Entrance fee to the GNP $100.
– Migration card $20.
– Bus ticket airport- pier- airport $ 5 per way.
– Drinks, tips and personal expenses.

Deck Plans


Technical Specs

Technical Specifications:

  • Capacity: 14
  • Contruction Year: 1966
  • Width: 5 mts / 18ft
  • Max speed: 8.5 Knots
  • Exterior Material: Wood
  • Crew: 6 members and 1 naturalist guide
  • Electricity: 110 V


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