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Cachalote

Cachalote

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Originally a fishing boat, built in 1988 in Vancouver, Canada, this large and spacious motor vessel was converted into a passenger vessel in the early 2000’s.  The Galapagos cruise ship will have 8 cabins (16 pax.) each with their own private bathroom equipped with Hot and Cold-water shower, air-conditioned throughout, and a large salon/dining area with multiple large deck areas for relaxing, eating and socializing. 

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 small ship tour. 
 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Category: Tourist Superior

Type: Schooner-rigged yacht/Motor Vessel

Capacity: 16 passengers

Length: 96ft

Cruising speed: 9 knots

Cabins: 7

Crew: 6

 

 

ITINERARIES

Cachalote Explorer Galapagos Small Ship Tour Itineraries
The Cachalote Explorer offers the option of 6 and 8 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. 

 

8 DAYS - FERNANDINA ITINERARY
WED AM: Baltra Airport:  Arrival and Transfer to the boat          
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Dawrin station (HK)  
THU AM: Chinese Hat (HK/SN)
PM: Rabida (HK/SN)
FRI AM: Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano  (HK/SN)
PM: Isabela: Puerto Villamil (HK)  
SAT AM: Isabela: Moreno Point (HK)
PM: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay (HK)
SUN AM: Isabela: Urbina Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Isabela: Tagus Cove (HK/SN)
MON AM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK)               
PM: Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca (PR)
TUE AM: Santiago: Egas Port (HK/SN)
PM: Bartolome  (HK/SN)
WED AM: North Seymour (HK/SN)                                      
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

 

Fernandina itinerary (Isabela): 6 days *** 
Day 1:         Baltra / Transfer to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz. At 14:00 you will take the speed boat that will take you to 
                    Isabela Islands where you will board the CACHALOTE. This would be around 17:00 
Day 2:         Isabela: Punta Moreno & Elizabeth Bay 
Day 3:         Isabela: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove 
Day 4:         Fernandina: Punta Espinoza / Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca 
Day 5:         Santiago: Puerto Egas / Bartolome 
Day 6:         North Seymour / Baltra airport 

*** We can offer the 6 day Isabela tour as part of the one week itinerary that covers the Western islands of Isabela and Fernandina. For this reason, clients will have to meet the boat on Isabela Island on day 3 of the itinerary, which involves extra transportation to get there from Santa Cruz. 

In case the clients are coming from the mainland on the same day, they should take into consideration that in case the flight gets delayed, they might not be able to catch the speed boat that leaves Puerto Ayora at 14:00pm (local time)   

It is important to point this out to clients before they confirm this booking as they might want to consider getting there one day in advance in order to avoid unnecessary complications. 
 

6 DAYS - FERNANDINA ITINERARY
FRI AM: Baltra Airport:  Arrival and Transfer to the boat          
PM: Isabela: Puerto Villamil (HK)  
SAT AM: Isabela: Moreno Point (HK)
PM: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay (HK)
SUN AM: Isabela: Urbina Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Isabela: Tagus Cove (HK/SN)
MON AM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK) 
PM: Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca (PR)
TUE AM: Santiago: Egas Port (HK/SN)
PM: Bartolome  (HK/SN)
WED AM: North Seymour (HK/SN)     
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport                           
8 DAYS - TOWER  ITINERARY
WED AM: Baltra Airport:  Arrival and Transfer to the boat          
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Dawrin station (HK)  
THU AM: Santa Fe: (HK)
PM: South Plaza  (HK)
FRI AM: San Cristobal: Witch Hill (HK/SN)
PM: San Cristobal: El Junco Lagoon (HK)
SAT AM: Española: Gardner Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Española: Suarez Point  (HK)
SUN AM: Floreana: Cormorant Point   (HK/SN)
PM: Floreana: Post Office Bay (HK/SN)
MON AM: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill (HK)                              
PM: James Island: Sullivan Bay (HK/SN)
TUE AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Genovesa: El Barranco (HK/SN)
WED AM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove (SN/PR)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport    
6 DAYS - TOWER  ITINERARY
FRI AM: San Cristobal Airport​: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: San Cristobal: El Junco Lagoon (HK)   
SAT AM: Española: Gardner Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Española: Suarez Point  (HK)
SUN AM: Floreana: Cormorant Point  (HK/SN)
PM: Floreana: Post Office Bay (HK/SN)
MON AM: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill (HK)                                
PM: James Island: Sullivan Bay (HK/SN)
TUE AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps (HK/SN)
WED AM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove (SN/PR)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

 


LEGEND:

 

SN  SNORKELING
PR PANGA RIDE
HK  HIKING

 

RATES: 

               2019 CACHALOTE EXPLORER  YACHT PRICES PER PERSON            
  Cab 1-2 Cab 3-4-5-6-7 Cab 8 Charter 
6 Days $3,337 $3,300 $2,970 $52,800
8 days $4,450 $4,400 $3,960 $70,400
15 Days $8,343 $8,252 $7,425 $132,000

 

CRUISE RATE DETAILS
Rates are per person
Boat rates include: Accommodation (sharing double cabins), Meals Excursions led by professional Naturalist guide Use of snorkel equipment Wetsuit Use of kayaks All transport between visitor sites and yacht Welcome cocktail

Boat Charter and FIT rates do not include: Air tickets to and form the Galapagos. Tickets have to be bought with Enchanted Expeditions - US$50 dollars net surcharge per pax if not National Park fees (US$100) Transit Control Card (US$20) Bottled beverages on board Isabela Municipal dock fee (US$10 per person)

 

 

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