Cachalote Explorer

This charming and comfortable First-Class yacht was built for the rough waters of the Canadian West Coast, so it will provide a stable, smooth and relaxing ride while on your beautiful Galapagos expedition on a small ship tour.

This large and spacious motor yacht was converted into a passenger vessel in the early 2000’s. This Galapagos cruise ship can accommodates 16 passengers in 8 cabins each with their own private bathroom equipped with hot & cold water shower, and air-conditioned. The Cachalote Explorer has a large salon & dining area with multiple large deck areas for relaxing, eating and socializing.

The Cachalote Explorer offers the option of 6, 8 and 15 day Galapagos Islands small boat cruise itineraries that visit selected sites which are approved by the Galapagos National Park; each of these is unique, rich and varied and offer the opportunity to experience Galapagos up close and personal with a small group led by a highly experienced naturalist guide. The two 8 day itineraries are able to be combined to form a 15-day itinerary which we highly recommend for those travellers that would like to have a complete, in-depth Galapagos Islands small boat cruise.

​The Cachalote Explorer is the sister ship to the Beluga offering safari-style live-aboard cruises of the Galapagos National Park.

 

Itineraries

 

6 Day Hood – Eastern & Northern Islands

DayMorningAfternoon
FriArrive San CristobalEl Junco Lagoon & Visitor Centre
SatEspañola – Gardner Bay & IsletsEspañola – Punta Suarez
SunFloreana – Punta Cormorant & Devil’s CrownFloreana – Post Office Bay
MonCerro DragonSantiago – Sullivan Bay
TueGenovesa – Prince Phillip’s StepsGenovesa – Darwin Bay
WedBlack Turtle CoveDepart Baltra

6 Day Isabela – Western Islands

DayMorningAfternoon
FriArrive BaltraSpeedboat to Isabela
SatIsabela – Elizabeth BayIsabela – Punta Moreno
SunIsabela – Urbina BayIsabela – Tagus Cove
MonFernandina – Punta EspinosaIsabela – Punta Vincente Roca
TueSantiago – Espumilla beach & Buccaneer’s’ CoveSantiago – Bartolome
WedNorth SeymourDepart Baltra

8 Day Tower – CentralEastern & Northern Islands

DayMorningAfternoon
WedArrive Baltra, Santa Cruz HighlandsCharles Darwin Research Station
ThuSanta FeSouth Plazas Islet
FriSan Cristobal – Cerro BrujoSan Cristobal – El Junco, Visitor Centre
SatEspañola – Gardner Bay & IsletsEspañola – Punta Suarez
SunFloreana – Punta Cormorant & Devil’s CrownFloreana – Post Office Bay
MonSanta Cruz – Cerro DragonSantiago – Sullivan Bay
TueGenovesa (Tower) – Prince Phillip’s StepsGenovesa – Darwin Bay
WedBlack Turtle CoveDepart Baltra

8 Day Fernandina – Central & Western Islands

DayMorningAfternoon
WedArrive Baltra, Santa Cruz HighlandsCharles Darwin Research Station
ThuSombrero ChinoRabida
FriIsabela – Sierra NegraIsabela – Puerto Villamil
SatIsabela – Elizabeth BayIsabela – Punta Moreno
SunIsabela – Urbina BayIsabela – Tagus Cove
MonFernandina – Punta EspinosaIsabela – Punta Vincente Roca
TueSantiago – Espumilla beach & Buccaneer’s’ CoveSantiago – Bartolome
WedNorth SeymourDepart Baltra

 

 

Itinerary Maps

 

Cachalote Explorer 6-Day Hood Itinerary

Cachalote Explorer 6 Day Hood Itinerary

 

Cachalote Explorer 6-Day Isabela Itinerary

Cachalote Explorer 6 Day Isabela Itinerary

 

Cachalote Explorer 8-Day Tower Itinerary

Cachalote Explorer 8 Day Tower Itinerary

 

Cachalote Explorer 8-Day Fernandina Itinerary

Cachalote Explorer 8 Day Fernandina Itinerary

 

Cachalote Explorer 15-Day Itinerary

Cachalote Explorer 15 Day Itinerary

 

Deckplans

 

Cachalote Explorer Deckplan

Pricing

  • 6 days from $3,300 pp, lower deck cabins
  • 8 days from $4,400 pp, lower deck cabins
  • 15 days from $8,250 pp, lower deck cabins

INSPIRED? EACH JOURNEY WE CREATE IS UNIQUE AND DESIGNED ENTIRELY AROUND YOU. FILL OUT YOUR DETAILS HERE TO GET STARTED...

"Our guide's genuine love and enthusiasm for the island really shone through. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends or travelling with you again."

J John & J Palin

"A trip to the Galapagos is a unique experience and has left us with so many wonderful memories"

D & M Mercer

"Thank you for all your help and care in advising on and arranging this most memorable adventure for us. It was a fascinating, extra-ordinary utterly enjoyable experience"

A Tennant

“The Galapagos tour was fantastic, thank you so much for all your help organising. I had expected it to be incredible, but as you know, the wildlife and scenery still blows everyone away. The crew were brilliant, and the guide so knowledgeable. It was truly a treat to spend a week on board, and humbling to spend time in such a magical place."

M Welch...

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