Samba Galapagos Cruise | Sailboat

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Yacht Class

4-Star

Program Duration

8/15 Days

Capacity

16 Guests

Overview

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 Beach

Baltra Arrival

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



Bachas 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 Steps

Darwin Bay

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



Prince 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 Negra

Mejia Point

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



Playa Negra

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


Day 4 – Albermarle Point – Vicente Roca Point

Albermarle Point

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



Vicente 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 Bay

Espinosa Point

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



Urbina 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 Point

Elizabeth Bay

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



Moreno Point

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


Day 7 – Post Office Bay – Baroness Observatory – Devils Crown – Puerto Ayora

Post 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.



Devils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.

Puerto Ayora

Santa Cruz Island: Puerto AyoraThe economic centre of the Galapagos with many souvenir shops, bars, internet coffee, etc.


Day 8 – Highlands – Baltra Departure

Highlands

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 – Highlands

Baltra Arrival

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



Highlands

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


Day 2 – Cormoran Point – Devils Crown – Baroness Observatory

Cormoran Point

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

Devils Crown

Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish.



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 Bay

Suarez Point

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



Gardner 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 – Pitt Point – Isla Lobos

Pitt Point

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



Isla Lobos

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


Day 5 – Santa Fe Island – South Plaza

Santa Fe Island

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



South Plaza

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


Day 6 – Sombrero Chino – Bartholomew Island

Sombrero Chino

Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.



Bartholomew 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 Island

James Bay

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



Rabida Island

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


Day 8 – North Seymour Island – Baltra Departure

North Seymour Island

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

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Included

– 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

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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

Facilities:

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