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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. 


Category: Tourist Superior

Type: Schooner-rigged yacht/Motor Vessel

Capacity: 16 passengers

Length: 96ft

Cruising speed: 9 knots

Cabins: 7

Crew: 6




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. 


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. 

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                           
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    
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







               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


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)




The hard work done and the commitment that Ecuador Green Travel has with its clients, for changing their lives with adventure trips and their wide range of personalized programs and the great satisfaction of their clients, makes us enormously happy and is reflected in our acknowledgments commitment and work.


Fantastic trip with EGT on Tip Top V We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.



Hi Carlos Our recent trip to Galapagos was wonderful I want to express our thanks for your help and patience during the almost two years from our original booking to the actual departure. There were times I thought this trip might never happen. Thanks to you and Green Ecuador it became a reality! We also want to compliment the Seaman yacht crew. The yacht was beautiful and perfect for this type of excursion. All of the crew truly worked together as a team to make the guest experience a great one. As a small business owner for many years I see and appreciate when a team works towards a common goal. Seaman yacht is an exceptionally smooth operation. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was extremely personable , friendly and knowledgeable. His daily briefings were very well done and provided just the right amount of detail to keep it interesting. His command of English was very impressive and he was always happy and able to answer any questions we had. I should also add that he had no problem getting into the (what turned out to be pretty cool ) ocean water to guide snorkelers twice a day. I think that him being in the water ,plus the very attentive Zodiac pilots, gave the less confident snorkelers more opportunities to see the amazing marine life . The itinerary exceeded my expectations and the specific site selection for the snorkeling was great for all levels of experience . In my personal rating system it is almost impossible to get 5 stars , but this trip was truly 5 STARS. Mark and Linda Conneticut USA



I can strongly recommend Carlos for booking a last minute tour to Galapagos with La Pinta. I had been in contact with a few other agencies before, of which I chose two to get into more detail. But then I emailed Carlos and suddenly I had everything I was looking for: a decent price yes, but most of all: a full understanding what I needed. We had some discussions about the cancellation policy and Carlos was the first and only one who fully understood my problem and who came up with a satisfying solution. So we booked with him. Everything went fine, no problems at all. I would book again with him the next time.



What a fabulous vacation! I could not be happier with our entire trip and the way it was planned and handled. Carlos was very responsive in caring for any questions or concerns I had. We told him what we wanted to see and what our primary goals were and he took care of the rest. We were not disappointed! Our guide Gustavo was tremendous as well, punctual, flexible and accommodating. Gus as we came to call him showed us an Ecuador that we would not have seen on our own. He is very knowledgeable about the country he calls home. As far as our visit to the Galapagos aboard the Nemo lll, it was like the icing on the cake. With only 16 passengers aboard we got to know everyone which was very nice, I'll take that over a large ship any day. The captain, crew and our naturalist Marcos were all amazing. Our daily treks and snorkels were always anticipated and everything was nicely planned out. My son and I had the trip of a lifetime, we made so many memories and we are so glad that we chose Ecuador! In summation, if you are on the fence about visiting this beautiful country, do it! And when you do let Carlos plan it for you and ask for Gustavo, you will not be disappointed:)



We had an amazing trip to the coast and Puerto Lopez. Carlos was tremendous in booking our flights and hotels in response to a last minute request and addressing all of questions and responding to our requests. We had an amazing location the first night that allowed us to walk on the malecón in Guaquil(sp) as requested and then when we arrived the next day in Puerto Lopez entered into the most beautiful room on the beach that Carlos had booked for us!! A magical lush garden residence overlooking the ocean. We saw 15 different birds from our room in 15 minutes. The Mandala hotel was PERFECT- a magical beach retreat. The hotel was clearly the realization of an artist's dream. I cannot recommend Mandala, Puerto Lopez, or Carlos more highly. Once you get there - there is so much more to discover, beaches, sea turtle rescue centre, and watching local people bring in their fishing boats all day long. Beautiful!



Hi Maciej, Thank you for choosing Ecuador Green Travel as your operator for your trip around Ecuador... It was a pleasure for me to design and arrange all the deatils about your 15 day around Andes, Amazon and Coast in our beautiful country... I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as much as possible and all the services were according to your expectations... Best regards