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Highlights of the Cachalote Explorer Yacht

Category: Comfortable
  • The Cachalote Explorer motor yacht ship began Galapagos operation in 2018. Originating from Vancouver, Canada & its menacing rough west coast, the Cachalote Explorer is set to excel in Galapagos waters, providing a smooth & comfortable journey.
  • Social areas include a large dining area and salon for relaxing, dining and socializing. There is also a sun deck for relaxing between island visits, and a viewing deck on the bow.
  • Comfortable cabins offer either lower beds or bunks, with air-conditioning & hot showers.
  • Two single passenger kayaks are available to use during leisure time.

Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Cruise

Itineraries and pricing 2021

Browse through the different cruise itineraries below by clicking on each one.
  • Cabin 1&2 $3038Per person
  • Cabin 3 to 7 $2970Per person
  • Cabin 8 $2700Per person

6 days - Itinerary James

  • FRI Baltra Airport, Transfer to speedboat to Puerto Villamil in Isabela.
  • SAT Isabela: Moreno Point, Elizabeth Bay
  • SUN Isabela: Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove
  • MON Fernandina: Espinoza Point, Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
  • TUE Santiago: Egas Port, Bartholomew
  • WED North Seymour, Baltra Airport
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  • Cabin 1&2 $3038Per person
  • Cabin 3 to 7 $2970Per person
  • Cabin 8 $2700Per person

6 days - Itinerary Hood

  • FRI San Cristobal: Airport, Baquerizo Moreno Port
  • SAT Española: Gardner Bay, Suarez Point
  • SUN Floreana: Cormorant Point, Post Office Bay
  • MON Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill, Santiago: Sullivan Bay
  • TUE Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
  • WED Black Turtle Cove, Baltra Airport
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  • Cabin 1&2 $4050Per person
  • Cabin 3 to 7 $3960Per person
  • Cabin 8 $3600Per person

8 days - Itinerary Fernandina

  • WED Arrive in Baltra Airport, Santa Cruz Highlands, Charles Darwin Station
  • THU Chinese Hat, Red Beach - Rabida
  • FRI Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano, Puerto Villamil
  • SAT Isabela: Moreno Point, Elizabeth Bay
  • SUN Isabela: Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove
  • MON Fernandina: Espinoza Point, Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
  • TUE Santiago: Egas Port, Bartholomew
  • WED North Seymour, Baltra Airport
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  • Cabin 1&2 $4050Per person
  • Cabin 3 to 7 $3960Per person
  • Cabin 8 $3600Per person

8 days - Itinerary Tower

  • WED Arrival to Baltra Airport, Highlands and Charles Darwin Station
  • THU South Plaza, Santa Fe
  • FRI San Cristobal: Witch Hill, Colorado Hill
  • SAT Española: Gardner Bay, Suarez Point
  • SUN Floreana: Cormorant Point, Post Office Bay
  • MON Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill, Santiago: Sullivan Bay
  • TUE Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
  • WED Black Turtle Cove, Baltra
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  • Cabin 1&2 $7596Per person
  • Cabin 3 to 7 $7425Per person
  • Cabin 8 $6750Per person

15 Days itinerary Fernandina + Tower

  • WED Arrive in Baltra Airport, Santa Cruz Highlands , Charles Darwin Station
  • THU Chinese Hat , Red Beach, Rabida
  • FRI Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano , Puerto Villamil
  • SAT Isabela: Moreno Point , Elizabeth Bay
  • SUN Isabela: Urbina Bay , Tagus Cove
  • MON Fernandina: Espinoza Point , Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
  • TUE Santiago: Egas Port , Bartholomew
  • WED North Seymour , Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station and Highlands
  • THU South Plaza , Santa Fe
  • FRI San Cristobal: Witch Hill , Colorado Hill
  • SAT Española: Gardner Bay , Suarez Point
  • SUN Floreana: Cormorant Point , Post Office Bay
  • MON Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill , Santiago: Sullivan Bay
  • TUE Genovesa: Darwin Bay , Prince Phillip´s Steps
  • WED Black Turtle Cove, Baltra
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Cachalote Explorer Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 26.8 meters / 88 feet
  • Beam: 7.31 meters / 24 feet
  • Speed: 8 knots (appx)
  • Crew: 8 + guide
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Type: Motor Boat

Facilities

  • Private bathroom
  • air conditioningAir conditioning
  • toiletriesToiletries
  • room towelsRoom towels
  • beach towelsBeach towels
  • electricity110v Electricity point in cabin
  • sundeckSundeck
  • lounge areaLounge area
  • barBar
  • vTV/Media player
  • Kayaks Kayaks
  • wetsuitsWetsuits for hire

Diving - Snorkeling

  • Snorkeling: yes, wetsuit rental not included
  • Diving possible: No.

Included Services

  • Meals: From lunch on Day 1, until breakfast on the final day.
  • Accommodation with private bathroom.
  • Excursions as listed in the itinerary, with a certified naturalist bilingual guide (Spanish/English).
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Wetsuits
  • Unlimited purified water, tea, coffee, snacks.

Excluded Services

  • Entrance fees Galapagos:
    • Galapagos National Park $100 pp (subject to change).
    • Galapagos transit control card $20 pp (subject to change).
    • Isabela docking fee $15 pp (Itineraries A)
  • Flight: International Flights + Quito/Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Important Note: The Cachalote cruise obligates Happy Gringo to buy Galapagos flight tickets directly through them; failure to do so will unfortunately result in a penalty fee of US$50 per person being charged to you by the yacht operator.
  • Flight: International Flights + Quito/Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil.
  • Child discount: 50% (under 12 yrs old)
  • Singles supplement: 50%
  • Alcoholic beverages & colas (there is a bar on board).
  • Tips for Guides and crew.
  • Any other personal expenses.

About Itineraries

  • On day 1 there is only time for an afternoon visit to be included; similarly, on the final day, there is only a brief morning visit. The reason for this is to connect with the Galapagos flight arrivals and departures at the airport.
  • Important note: A surcharge of US$200 per person is applicable during Christmas and New Years weeks.
  • The Cachalote Explorer cruise obligates Happy Gringo to buy Galapagos flight tickets directly through them; failure to do so will, unfortunately, result in a penalty fee being charged to you by the yacht operator.
  • Contact us for information about which itineraries will run on different dates through the year, and to check tour availabilities. We often have special Galapagos offers too!
  • All yacht information is correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change by the yacht operator or Galapagos National Park authority. Published prices may be subject to change without prior notice

About Cabins

  • cabinCabin Distribution:
  • 1 Upper Deck Cabin (1) – lower queen + bunk bed, with windows.
  • 1 Upper Deck Cabin (2) – lower queen + upper single, with windows.
  • 2 Lower Deck Cabins (3 & 8) – bunk beds (single size), with portholes.
  • 2 Lower Deck Cabins (4 & 7) – lower double matrimonial + upper single, with portholes.
  • 2 Lower Deck Cabins (5 & 6) – lower queen, with portholes.
  • Triple Cabins: cabin 1 can be used as a triple cabin
  • It is possible to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking – just let us know your preference. Final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator.

Deck Plan

HAPPY GRINGO YACHT RANKING

Outdoor Space

Social areas, sundeck, restaurant & bar area and boat design.

Cabin Space

Type and size of cabin, type of beds, windows and access to the cabins.

Comfort and Amenities

Special features, beach towels, air conditioning, jacuzzi, TV, toiletries.

What Our Clients Say

Stephanie Patch, U.S

Our trip in Galapagos on the Cachalote yacht was incredible. More than we could have imagined!! Everything went smoothly and Priscilla´s planning was perfect. We can’t fault a single thing. The boat, the crew, the activities, the transport, the hotels were all fantastic!

Jetson S. Canada

We enjoyed a 6-day cruise on the Cachalote on the Fernandina Itinerary. The Cachalote was clean and comfortable. The lounge/dining area was spacious; outdoor sitting areas were good, especially on the upper deck. Outings were great: land walks, panga rides, and snorkelling. Overall it was a wonderful trip. We'd love to go back and see the islands we didn’t see on this trip.

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