CACHALOTE YACHT, GALAPAGOS CRUISES

Islas Galápagos, Ecuador (0)
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Access for disabled
  • Audio guide
  • Groups allowed
  • Pet allowed
  • Tour guides

Description

» Cachalote Yacht – Isabela – Fernadina and Santa Cruz

General Information

Cachalote I is one of the few motor sailors offering cruises in the Galapagos Islands and is ideal for those travelers are enthusiastic about wildlife and enjoy being active. This traditional yacht offers an authentic, intimate and adventurous experience in the Galapagos Islands while providing the guests a first class service. Whilst most of the day time is spent exploring the islands and snorkeling in this National Park and Marine Reserve, there is also time to relax on deck while the boat cruises from one visitor site to the next.

Cachalote I is a comfortable and beautifully decorated yacht recently built in 2002 to meet all safety standards. Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 8 cabins: seven upper / lower berths and one matrimonial cabin with all private ensuite with hot/cold showers, and independent air conditioning units. There is plenty of deck space on three different wooden decks with seats and cushions to relax in the shade or sunbathe during the cruise.

While cruising through the Galapagos islands Cachalote’s guests have the opportunity to observe unique and abundant wildlife, walk along unusual volcanic terrain, snorkel with sea lions and marine turtles, and spot dolphins and whales from deck. Come, relax and have fun on our new vessel!

For further information on booking a cruise on this yacht, please visit Enchanted Expeditions, the official representatives of the Cachalote I.

The Cachalote I has been awarded the “Smart Voyager Certification” for adhering to conservations standards and complies with all international maritime regulations and is SOLAS certified.

INFORMATION

  • The Cachalote I is a fully air conditioned modern motor sailor. The salon is equipped with flat screen and DVD systems.
  • Category: Standard Class
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • L.O.A.: 96 ft.
  • Beam: 18 ft. 6 in.
  • Speed: 9 knots cruising.
  • Cruising Range: 1500 nautical miles under power.
  • Type: Schooner rigged motor sailer.

CABINS

  • Cabin 1 – Double with 1 upper / 1 lower
  • Cabin 2 – Double with 1 upper / 1 lower
  • Cabin 3 – Double with 1 upper / 1 lower
  • Cabin 4 – Double with 1 upper / 1 lower
  • Cabin 5 – Double with 1 upper / 1 lower
  • Cabin 6 – Double with 1 upper / 1 lower
  • Cabin 7 – Double with 1 upper / 1 lower
  • Cabin 8 – Double with 1 lower matrimonial


Schedule

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CACHALOTE FITS

Duration of the cruise High Season Low Season
6 D / 5 N - Fri-Wed US$ 2460 US$ 2460
8 D / 7 N - Wed-Wed US$ 3280 US$ 2960
15 D / 14 N - Wed-Wed US$ 6150 US$ 5545

CACHALOTE CHARTERS

Duration of the cruise High Season Low Season
6 D / N - Fri-Wed US$ 39360 US$ 39360
8 D / 7 N - Wed-Wed US$ 52480 US$ 47360
15 D / 14 N - Wed-Wed US$ 98400 US$ 88720

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Cachalote I offers the options of 6 day and 8 day itineraries that visit selected sites which are approved by the National Park; each of these is unique, rich and varied and offers the opportunity to experience the Galapagos up close and personal with a small group led by a highly experienced naturalist guide.

The itineraries can be combined to form a 15-day itinerary that we highly recommend for those travelers that would like to have a complete, in-depth experience of the Galapagos Islands.

"Fernandina" itinerary:  8 days
Day 1: Baltra airport / Santa Cruz: Visit in the afternoon to the Highlands
and Charles Darwin Station
Day 2: Sombrero Chino / Rabida
Day 3: Isabela: Puerto Villamil & Sierra Negra
Day 4: Isabela: Punta Moreno & Elizabeth Bay
Day 5: Isabela: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
Day 6: Fernandina: Punta Espinoza / Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
Day 7: Santiago: Puerto Egas / Bartolome
Day 8: North Seymour / Baltra airport

 

"Isabela" itinerary: 6 days (part of the Fernandina itinerary)
Day 1: Baltra / Transfer to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz. At 14:00 you will take the
speed boat that will take you to Isabela Islands where you will board the
CACHALOTE. This would be around 17:00
Day 2: Isabela: Punta Moreno & Elizabeth Bay
Day 3: Isabela: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
Day 4: Fernandina: Punta Espinoza / Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
Day 5: Santiago: Puerto Egas / Bartolome
Day 6: North Seymour / Baltra airport

 

"Tower" itinerary: 8 days
Day 1: Baltra airport /Santa Cruz: Afternoon visit to the Highlands and Charles
Darwin Station
Day 2: San Fe / Plazas
Day 3: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo & El Junco
Day 4: Hood: Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez
Day 5: Floreana: Punta Cormorant & Post Office Bay
Day 6: Dragon Hill / James: Sullivan Bay
Day 7: Tower: Darwin Bay & Prince Phillips steps
Day 8: Turtle Cove / Baltra airport

 

"Hood" itinerary: 6 days  (part of the Tower itinerary)
Day 1: San Cristobal airport:  Afternoon visit to el El Junco
Day 2: Hood: Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez
Day 3: Floreana: Punta Cormorant & Post Office Bay
Day 4: Dragon Hill / James: Sullivan Bay
Day 5: Tower: Darwin Bay & Prince Phillips steps
Day 6: Turtle Cove / Baltra airport

High season: Dec. 08-Apr. 30, June 16-Aug. 31 and Nov. 01-30
Low season: May 01-June 15 , Sept. 01-Oct. 31 and Dec. 01-07

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN CRUISE PRICE:

  1. All meals on board
  2. Purified water
  3. Accommodation in double cabins
  4. On shore excursions escorted by well-trained English speaking naturalist guide .
  5. Kayaks
  6. Snorkel equipment

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE PRICE – they are subject to change without previous notice:

  1. Airfare: to and from Galapagos. Tickets have to be bought with Enchanted Expeditions.
  2. Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: US$100 per person
  3. US$ 20 per person INGALA transit card
  4. Drinks – anything that comes in a bottle.
  5. Wet suits: US$ 30 per person per week.
  6. Tips guide and crew on board.
  7. Personal expenses.
  8. Isabela Municipal dock fee US$ 15 per person (not applicable at the moment)
ROUTE RATE: net
Quito - Galapagos - Quito US$ 510 p/p
Guayaquil - Galapagos - Guayaquil US$ 510 p/p
Quito - Galapagos - Guayaquil US$ 510 p/p
Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito US$ 510 p/p

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