Samba

Class: Tourist Superior Class
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 6 double cabins with bunk beds on lower deck and 1 double matrimonial cabin on upper deck. All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning.
Features: Dining area, library, al fresco dining area, sun deck
Departures: Tuesday

Dutch built with teak decks in 1966 as a luxury private yacht, the Samba is now a perfectly well converted cruise boat specialized for Galapagos Islands vacations. The Samba accommodates 14 guests, a perfect number to enjoy the magic of the Islands with privacy and flexibility. Its professional, experienced and friendly crew and naturalist guide are devoted to go the extra mile to make your journey a trip of a life time. The upper deck with an outside dining area and sun protection is ideal for bird and marine life watching. On the main deck, an outside area with reading, resting and also eating space; and inside, there is a dining salon with library with TV/VCR and Stereo. Here is where briefings and conference-talks are given and planning about next day activities. Foredeck has enough space for sun bathing, dolphin watching or just to relax and observe marine life and the beautiful landscape of the islands. The ample and comfortable space on deck makes this boat ideal for nature and photography cruises.

Itinerary North & West – 8D/7N (Tuesday to Tuesday)
Tuesday AM Baltra airport
PM Mosquera Islet
Wednesday AM Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
PM Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa)
Thursday AM Punta Mejia (Marchena)
PM Playa Negra (Marchena)
Friday AM Punta Albemarle (Isabela)
PM Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)
Saturday AM Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)
PM Urbina Bay (Isabela)
Sunday AM Elizabeth Bay (Isabela)
PM Punta Moreno (Isabela)
Monday AM Asilo de la Paz / Cerro Alieri (Floreana)
PM Loberia (Floreana)
Tuesday AM Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Baltra airport
Itinerary South, East & Central – 8D/7N (Tuesday to Tuesday)
Tuesday AM Baltra airport
PM Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Wednesday AM Punta Cormorant / Champion Islet (Floreana)
PM Post Office Bay / Baroness Lookout (Floreana)
Thursday AM Punta Suarez (Española)
PM Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet (Española)
Friday AM Isla Lobos / Kicker Rock
PM Punta Pitt (San Cristobal)
Saturday AM Santa Fe
PM South Plaza / Punta Carrion
Sunday AM Chinese Hat
PM Bartolome
Monday AM Puerto Egas (Santiago)
PM Rabida
Tuesday AM North Seymour
Baltra airport

Included:

  • Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with private bathroom
  • Meals from lunch on the first day until breakfast on the last day
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities on the Galapagos Islands
  • Water, coffee and tea

Not included:

  • Flight Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil (around $500 p.p.)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 p.p.)
  • Migration Control Card ($20 p.p.)
  • Isabela dock fee ($10 p.p. – only if itinerary includes Puerto Villamil)
  • Other drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Please check the policy about onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits with your travel agent.

For this tour we recommend to bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Sun screen, sunglasses
  • Cap or lightweight scarf
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Insect repellent
  • Hiking shoes

Contact us for detailed prices or check out our last minute departures!