Archipel I & II

A fleet of two modern, spacious motor catamarans for 16 passengers. Archipel offers a personal cruise experience with its high crew to passenger ratio, eight crew plus naturalist guide, spacious cabins. The 8 cabins are on the main deck each with en-suite bathroom with hot shower and hair-dryer. Cabins have lower berths (double and twin), air conditioning and windows with sea-views. There is a comfortable salon, bar, and dining area. The ample deck space is both covered and open, with an al fresco dining area and sunbathing section.

There is a lounge with library, TV, DVD, stereo equipment, ice maker, water purifier, safe deposit box, first aid kit, and comfortable dining room. One can enjoy delicious tropical drinks in the two bars (interior and exterior). It also has an observation platform and a large sundeck with loungers for relaxing and enjoying the Galapagos landscape.

 

Itineraries

Archipel I: A – Central and Western Islands

The 8-day central-western tour aboard the catamaran Archipel gives an extensive view of the Galapagos Islands. Includes the circumnavigation of Isabela Island, flightless cormorants, and iguanas of Fernandina, snorkelling with sea lions and the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz.

Mon am: Arrival at San Cristobal Airport
          pm:  Interpretation Centre & Frigatebird Hill

Tue am: Santa Fe – Giant cactus and hawks
        pm: South Plaza – Land iguanas & seabirds

Wed am: North Seymour – seabirds and iguanas
          pm: Chinese Hat – penguins & marine iguanas

Thu am: El Chato tortoise reserve – Gemelos twin craters
         pm: Charles Darwin Research Station  (Fausto Llerena)

Fri am: Isabela – Moreno Point – lava and rare plants & finches
       pm: Elizabeth Bay -mangroves and turtles

Sat am: Isabela -Tagus Cove – historical anchorage & finches
       pm: Fernandina – Espinosa Point – marine iguanas and sealions

Sun am: Santiago – Puerto Egas – tidepools and fur seals
        pm: Rabida – flamingos & pelicans

Mon am: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
Transfer to Baltra Airport

Archipel I: B – Northern and Eastern Islands

This 8-day itinerary combines the seabird colonies of North Seymour and the exclusive Genovesa, with the scenic volcanic islands Bartolome and Floreana. See tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station and in the wild. Plus, Española, the most southern point of the archipelago home to albatross and unique marine iguanas.  This week can be split into a 4-day itinerary Mon-Thu, or a 5-day route Thu – Mon.

Mon am: Arrival to Baltra Airport
         pm: Mosquera Islet – sealions and shore birds

Tue am: Genovesa – Prince Philip Steps – seabirds and sharks
        pm: Genovesa – Darwin Bay – frigatebirds & boobies

Wed am: Bartolomé – viewpoint and hawks
         pm: Santiago – Sullivan Bay – volcanic lava and lizards

Thu am: Santa Cruz – El Chato Reserve – Twin Craters
         pm: Charles Darwin Research Station  (Fausto Llerena)

Fri am: Floreana – Cormorant Point flamingos – Devil’s Crown snorkel
       pm: Floreana – Baroness Lookout – Post Office Bay

Sat am: Española – Gardner Bay – sealions and mockingbirds
       pm: Española – Suarez Point – albatross, boobies, lizards, hawks

Sun am: San Cristobal – Pitt Point – sealions, boobies, frigate birds
         pm: San Cristobal – Witch Hill – iguanas and land birds

Mon am: San Cristobal – Lobos Islet – sealions
Transfer out to San Cristobal Airport

Itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen situations or by request of the National Park.

 

Deckplans

Pricing

  • 5 days from $2,895 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees
  • 8 days from $4,695 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees
  • 11 days from $6,790 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees
  • 15 days from $9,390 pp, standard cabin, excluding flights and park fees

Above rates are for sharing a cabin, please contact us for single prices.

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"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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