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Highlights of the Galaxy Orion 

Category: Comfortable

  • The Galaxy Orion is an exclusive liveaboard, offering both diving and naturalist itineraries on alternating weeks.
  • She was fully renovated in 2022, with charming lounge and restaurant providing the perfect areas to relax onboard & enjoy delicious, freshly prepared meals.
  • Galaxy Orion cabins are designed for the comfort and safety of its passengers. All cabins feature air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, as well as ocean view windows on the upper deck, and porthole views on the lower deck.
  • The Galaxy Orion carries excellent equipment for the enjoyment of guests, including kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment / wetsuits, and of course dive gear for the specialist diving itinerary.

Galaxy Orion Galapagos Cruise

Itineraries and pricing 2024

Browse through the different cruise itineraries below by clicking on each one.

  • $1650Per person

4 Days Naturalist Itinerary

  • WED San Cristòbal: Lobos Islands
  • THU Española: Suarez Point - Gardner Bay
  • FRI Floreana: Post Office Bay - Cormorant Point
  • SAT Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin/ Baltra

Full itinerary under construction, please ask our sales team for updated information.

Note: Prices vary throughout the year depending on travel date and cabin type. Please consult with our sales team for the best available rate & cabin choices for your trip.

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  • $2475Per person

5 Days Naturalist Itinerary C

  • SAT Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
  • SUN Bartolome / Santiago - Sullivan Bay
  • MON South Plazas - Santa Fe
  • TUE San Cristobal: Witch Hill- Pitt Point
  • WED San Cristobal - Highlands / Baltra Airport

Full itinerary under construction, please ask our sales team for updated information.

Note: Prices vary throughout the year depending on travel date and cabin type. Please consult with our sales team for the best available rate & cabin choices for your trip.

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  • $4150Per person

8 Days Naturalist Itinerary

  • SAT Santa Cruz- Highlands
  • SUN Isabela-Tintoreras,Sierra Negra Volcano- Wetlands- Interpretation Center
  • MON Isabela-Moreno Point - Elizabeth Bay
  • TUE Fernandina- Mangle Point / Isabela - Urbina Bay
  • WED Isabela- Tagus Cove / Fernandina- Espinoza Point
  • THU Santiago- Egas Point- Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove
  • FRI Genovesa - El Barranco - Darwin Bay
  • SAT North Seymour/ Baltra Airport

Full itinerary under construction, please ask our sales team for updated information.

Note: Prices vary throughout the year depending on travel date and cabin type. Please consult with our sales team for the best available rate & cabin choices for your trip.

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  • $6150Per person

8 Days Diving Itinerary

  • WED Baltra; Northeast Baltra
  • THU Santa Cruz Island: Carrion Point and navegation: in route to Wolf Island
  • FRI Wolf Island: Shark Bay / La Banana and Wolf Island: La Ventana Islet / El Derrumbe
  • SAT Darwin Island: El Arenal and Darwin Island: The Darwin's Arch
  • SUN Darwin Island: El Arenal and Wolf Island: El Derrumbe / Shark Bay
  • MON Fernandina Island: Douglas Cape and Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
  • TUESantiago Island: Cousin Rock and Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
  • WED Santa Cruz Island: Transfer to Baltra Airport

Full itinerary under construction, please ask our sales team for updated information.

Note: Prices vary throughout the year depending on travel date and cabin type. Please consult with our sales team for the best available rate & cabin choices for your trip.

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Galaxy Orion Specifications

  • Length: 29ft, 96ft
  • Beam: 6.6ft, 6.9ft
  • Speed: 8-10 knots
  • Crew: 8 + 1 guide
  • Capacity: 12 passengers

Facilities

  • Private bathroom
  • electricityDual-voltage 110/220 AC
  • save deposit boxWriting desk
  • air conditioningThermostat controlled air-conditioning
  • hair dryerHair dryer
  • hair dryerElectric Towel dryer
  • sundeckSundeck
  • lounge areaLounge area
  • barBar
  • kayaksSnorkeling gear: included
  • kayaksWetsuit: included
  • air conditioningWi-Fi
  • toiletries Toiletries
  • beach towels Beach towels
  • room towelsRoom towels
  • vTV/DVD (in comuncal lounge)
  • Note : Fins and wetsuite are included only in the naturalist itinerary.

Diving - Snorkeling

  • Snorkeling: Use of equipment and wet suit included for naturalist itinerary
  • Diving possible: Yes, on specialist diving itinerary
  • Comp air, tanks, weights, weight belts are included

NOTE: dive itinerary does not include the following items. Divers can either bring their own equipment, or rent through the cruise at extra cost (rentals must be pre-booked)

  • Wrist computer
  • BCD
  • Regulator with octopus & console
  • Wetsuit 7MM: $70 USD
  • 15l steel tank
  • Boots and hoods
  • Gloves
  • Snorkel and Fins
  • Mask
  • Lantern
  • Nitrox

Included Services

  • Airport assistance
  • Transfers in Galapagos with the group
  • Accommodation in double cabin
  • Meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on final day
  • Certified Diving or Naturalist bilingual guide (depending on itinerary)
  • All visits & excursions according to the itinerary
  • Kayaks, paddle boards for naturalist departures
  • Snorkeling gear with non-diving trips (3mm wetsuit, mask, tube and fins)
  • Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
  • Additional inclusions for Diving Departures: Compressed air, tanks, weights, and weight belts.
  • Note : Fins and wetsuite are included only in the naturalist itinerary.

Excluded Services

  • Galapagos National Park Fee $100 (increasing to $200 as of 1st August 2024)
  • Entrance fees Galapagos: Galapagos transit control card $20 pp (subject to change).
  • Flight: International Flights + Quito/Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Important Note: The Galaxy Diver 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$60 per person 15+ days being charged to you by the yacht operator.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Local Taxes
  • Travel, health and dive Insurance (refer to your trip type)
  • Single Supplement 50%
  • Christmas / New Years surcharge: 50%
  • Child Discount: 10% (6yo +)
  • Additional exclusions for Diving Departures: see Diving section

About Itineraries

  • On the first day, 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.
  • Contact us for information about which itineraries will run on different dates during 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

  • Upper Deck Cabin 9 – 7.85 m² / 84.5ft². double bed. (Pulldown bed – subject to availability) - Cabins 6 & 8 – 7.85 m² / 84.5ft² double bed.
  • Main Deck Cabin 5 – 12m² / 129ft² Double or twin.
  • Lower Deck Cabins 3 & 4 – 10m² / 107.6ft² Double or twin. Cabins 1 & 2 – 10m² / 107.6ft² twin.

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.

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