Beluga

This bright, sleek 16-passenger yacht is one of the best values in its class in Galapagos. And in 2017, it had undergone substantial redecorating and refinishing such as repainting, new floors, updated cabin decor, and more. With panoramic windows in the salon & dining area, ample deck space and roomy cabins, you cruise the islands in speed and style. Its crew of 9 provide some of the best on-board service. Owner operated. Steel hull, originally built in 1968 in Hamburg, Germany. Rebuilt in 1994 in Florida. Awarded the Smart Voyager Certificate for adherence to sound conservation practices. Since 2011, Beluga has had 2 new different itineraries: Itinerary F: Fernandina & Itinerary G: Genovesa 

2018

Departures: Sun, Tue, Fri

4, 5, 6, 8 & 15 Days

2018 Rates, per person, double cabin:

Cruise Duration  
4 Days/3 Nights: Tue-Fri $2,590
5 Days/4 Nights: Fri-Tue $2,875
6 Days/5 Nights: Sun-Fri $3,460
8 Days/7 Nights: Fri-Fri $4,600
15 Days/14 Nights: Fri-Fri $7,088

Fuel Surcharge: included in the rates

Additional fees: Holiday Surcharge: $207, for Christmas and New Year's weeks

Galapagos Airfare (from Quito or Guayaquil): $540 to $620, depending on the routing and the season, subject to change

Park Fee & Entry Card: $124

Single Supplement: +50%

Children’s discount: 50% under age 12 (not applicable during Christmas and New Years departures)

Included in the Cruise Rate: all meals on board, purified water, accommodation in double cabins, on-shore excursions by well-trained English speaking naturalist guide; use of kayaks and snorkel equipment.

Not included: Airfare from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos  (rate figured separately and will be pre-paid;) Park fee and entry card; all bottled beverages; wet suit rental, $30/person per week, payable on board, in US cash; tips to guide and crew on board; personal expenses; Isabela Municipal dock fee $15 US, payable on board.

2 different alternating 8-Day itineraries:Itinerary G: Genovesa & Itinerary F: Fernandina Itineraries change. Please contact Andean Treks for current itineraries.

 

ITINERARY G: GENOVESA (TOWER)

  

Day 1 Friday

Morning: Baltra Island, arrival

Afternoon: Baltra Island: Cerro Dragon 

 

Day 2 Saturday

Morning: Santa Fe Island

Afternoon: Plazas Island 

 

Day 3 Sunday

Morning: San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill, Kicker Rock 

Afternoon: San Cristobal: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Isla Lobos 

 

Day 4 Monday

Morning: Espanola Island: Gardner Bay, Punta Suarez

Afternoon: Espanola Island: Islote Gardner; Islote Orborn

 

Day 5 Tuesday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Puerto Ayora Town: Charles Darwin Station

Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Highlands

 

Day 6 Wednesday

Morning: Chinese Hat

Afternoon: James: Sullivan Bay 

 

Day 7 Thursday

Morning: Genovesa (Tower) Island: Darwin Bay

Afternoon: Genovesa: Prince Phillip's steps

 

Day 8 Friday

Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Turtle Cove

Afternoon: Baltra Island: return flight to mainland Ecuador

  

ITINERARY F: FERNANDINA

 

Day 1 Friday

Morning: Baltra Island, arrival / Santa Cruz Island

Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Highlands, Los Gemelos (Twin Craters), Charles Darwin Station

 

Day 2 Saturday

Morning: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant/Champion/Mirador de la Baronesa

Afternoon: Floreana: Post Office Bay/Asilo de la Paz

 

Day 3 Sunday

Morning: Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil: Tintoreras/Humedales

Afternoon: Isabela: Breeding Center/Volcano Sierra Negra

 

Day 4 Monday

Morning: Isabela: Punta Moreno

Afternoon: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay 

 

Day 5 Tuesday

Morning: Isabela: Urbina Bay

Afternoon: Isabela: Tagus Cove 

 

Day 6 Wednesday

Morning: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza

Afternoon: Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca

 

Day 7 Thursday

Morning: Santiago (James) Island: Puerto Egas

Afternoon: Bartolome Island

 

Day 8 Friday

Morning: North Seymour Island

Afternoon: Baltra Airport: return flight to mainland Ecuador

(Contact Andean Treks for more detailed itineraries)

Included in the Cruise rate: all meals on yacht, daily excursions led by experienced English-speaking naturalist guides

Not included: Round-trip airfare (figured separately & prepaid); Galapagos Park Fee, Galapagos Transit Control Card & Fuel Surcharge (figured separately & prepaid); tips to guide, crew and staff; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages; snorkel gear rental, wet suit rental.

Number of passengers: 16 

Number of Days: 4, 5, 6, 8 & 15 days

Departures: Sun, Tue & Fri

Air Conditioning: Yes, throughout

Diving: occasional diving on request  

Length: 110’ Beam: 23’’

Type: motor cruiser, rebuilt in Florida in 1994

Safety: DIGMER certification (Ecuadorian Government Maritime Administration); EPIRB

Crew: 8+ 1 naturalist guide

Cruising speed: 12 knots cruising 

8 double cabins: 4 with lower/lower berths, 2 with double beds, 2 with upper/lower berths, 1 triple with 3 beds (2 lower and 1 upper;) all have private toilet/shower with hot & cold water

Quick Facts

  • 4, 5, 6, 8 & 15 days
  • 16 passengers
  • 2 alternating 8-day itineraries
  • Sun, Tue & Fri departures
  • 110 feet long
  • Steel-hulled Motor cruiser
  • Naturalist departures
  • Occasional diving on request

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