MV Galapagos Explorer II – Galapagos Island

The MV Galapagos Explorer II is a 293.14 feet Ocean-going cruise ship. Navigation the Galapagos Islands at a speed of 17 knots, the Explorer II enables passengers to see more of Galapagos in less time. The ship also provides all the facilities and services to make the cruise enjoyable and comfortable.

MV Galapagos ExplorerThe ship has a capacity for 105 passengers, but due to the Nationalpark regulations, it only carries 100 passengers. It has 50 suites, each one with private bathroom and a small sitting area.

Features aboard include jacuzzi, solarium, spacious dining room, an electronic elevator, large conference room, lounge, three bar areas with music, boutique and reading room

Six naturalist guides aboard lead daily shore excursions and offer nightly briefings to prepare passengers for the islands to be visited the next day. Dining aboard consists of both international and Ecuadorian specialties.

  • The Galapagos Explorer II is fully equipped to minimize possible impacts on the Archipelago
  • All soaps, detergents and shampoos used on board are biodegradable
  • Black and gray waters are treated appropriately. The residual water is filtered and purified with ozone
  • Water is produced on board utilizing a desalinization plant by reverse osmosis
  • Since each island has its particular species of flora and fauna, the introduction of animals can create serious disrupts in their ecology. Ironically, ships are the best way of transportation to animals, lured by their bright lights. Therefore, we have installed pale yellow lights in our ship, according to the Charles Darwin Research Station’s recommendations, to minimize this ris
  • Paper and non-toxic solids are incinerated; metal cans are compacted and together with non-biodegradable trash, returned to town. Biodegradable waste is ground into fine particles and eliminated in open waters according to the regulations of the Galapagos National Park Service
  • With groups restricted to a maximum of 15 passengers per group, we expect to reduce both, physical and visual impacts on the islands
  • Passengers have at their disposal three wastebaskets used for proper sorting of recyclable waste

ITINERARY:

Galapagos Explorer II Cruise “A”
3 Nights / 4 Days Wednesday/ Saturday

Wednesday

AM:

Arrival in San Cristobal Airport

PM:

Cerro Brujo, San Cristóbal**

Thursday

AM:

Punta Suarez, Española Island

PM:

Bahia Gardner, Española Island**

Friday

AM:

Charles Darwin Station & Puerto Ayora, Sta. Cruz Island

PM:

Rabida Island**

Saturday

AM:

Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island

 

Departure from Baltra

** Modifications to the itinerary

FOUR NIGHTS (Saturday to Wednesday) – No changes have being made to the 4 night cruise

Saturday

AM:

Arrival by air to Baltra Airport

PM:

Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

Sunday

AM:

Bartholomew Island

PM:

Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

Monday

AM:

Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island

PM:

Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island

Tuesday

AM:

Seymour Norte

PM:

El Chato (Highlands), lava tunnels and Wild Giant Tortoises Santa Cruz Island

Wednesday

AM:

Lobería or Islas Lobos or Tijeretas or El Junco and Interpretation Center, San Cristobal Island

PM:

Departure from San Cristobal

Galapagos Explorer II Cruise “B”
8 Nights / 7 Days Saturday/Wednesday

Saturday

AM:

Arrival by air to Baltra Airport

PM:

Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

Sunday

AM:

Bartholomew Island

PM:

Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

Monday

AM:

Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island

PM:

Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island

Tuesday

AM:

Seymour Norte

PM:

El Chato (Highlands), lava tunnels and Wild Giant Tortoises Santa Cruz Island

Wednesday

AM:

Lobería or Islas Lobos or Tijeretas or El Junco and Interpretation Center, San Cristobal Island

PM:

Departure from San Cristobal

Thursday

AM:

Punta Suarez, Española Island

PM:

Bahia Gardner, Española Island**

Friday

AM:

Charles Darwin Station & Puerto Ayora, Sta. Cruz Island

PM:

Rabida Island**

Saturday

AM:

Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island

 

Departure from Baltra

A & B Cruise can be combined for a 7 Night Cruise
A+B for a 7 Night Cruise from Wednesday to Wednesday
A+B 7 Night Cruise from Saturday to Saturday

Prices per Persons:

Type of cabin deck

CRUISE “A”
3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

CRUISE “B”
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

CRUISE “C”
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS

Wednesday to Saturday

Saturday to Wednesday

Wed to Wed/Sat to Sat

Renaissance Suite
Explorer/ Erickson

USD 1.975.-

USD 2.635.-

USD 4.370.-

De Luxe Suite
Erickson

USD 1.765.-

USD 2.350.-

USD 3.905.-

Premium Suite
Marco Polo

USD 1.605.-

USD 2.140.-

USD 3.545.-

Classic Suite
Magellan/Columbus

USD 1.455.-

USD 1.940.-

USD 3.225.-

 

Not included in the price:

 

Transfers from the Hotel and to the Airport to take the cruise to the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos National Park fee US$100 per person, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Round trip airfare from Guayaquil or Quito to the Galapagos Islands, Airport Tax International Departure US$32.00 per person to be paid in cash. Government taxes are not include.

 

Note:

 

These rates are per person. Single and Triple occupancy rates in Renaissance, De Luxe, Premium, or Classic Suite are available upon passengers’ request. Cruises include: guided visits to the islands, all meals. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, wines and champagne are not included. Consumption from the frigobar located in the suites are payable by the guest and at the rate indicated on the menu. The Galapagos Islands and/or other tax fees (not determined by Canodros S.A.) and the Canodros S.A. rates are subject to change without prior notice. Children under 12 years of age pay 50% of the rate accompanied by an adult. Children under 7 years of age are not permitted on board.

 

*Payment terms: full payment is required in order to guarantee booking. No reimbursements for cancellations.

 

Reservations can be made through Sun God Peru at:

 

info@sungodperu.com.


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