Cruise the Galapagos comfortably, aboard the spacious motor yacht, the Cachalote Explorer. Built inVancouver B.C. to sail the Canadian Pacific North West, this charming vessel will provide the passengerswith a stable and comfortable journey around the Galapagos Islands. With panoramic windows in thesalon, and large deck spaces, the Cachalote Explorer provides its guests with breathtaking views whilerelaxing, dining and socializing. The Cachalote Explorer's friendly and professional crew will ensure thatyour journey is comfortable, gratifying, and memorable.
Travelling by yacht is the most authentic way to see the Galapagos Islands. The Cachalote Explorer offers its passengers the opportunity to disconnect and experience the unique nature and wildlife of sites that are only accessible by a live aboard boat. These remote sites allow the passengers to see and experience the wildlife in their natural habitat.We pride ourselves in providing our passengers with the most knowledgeable and skilled naturalist guides. Their expertise gives the passengers more insight, awareness and in-depth education of the islands flora and fauna.
Because the Cachalote Explorer is spacious and comfortable the passengers are able to spend more time relaxing and admiring the scenery.
Each day passengers awaken in a new part of the islands and disembark shortly after breakfast for morning activities, which include a walk through one of the various visitor sites followed by a snorkeling excursion.
After lunch the boat moves to a new visitor site. During this time guests have the opportunity to rest and look for marine life from one of the decks.
Later in the afternoon passengers disembark for another nature walk, and perhaps another opportunity to snorkel and swim.
Fully air conditioned, spacious & comfortable interior, TV, Galapagos DVDs & books, sunbathing areas, covered exterior table, top deck viewing platform
1 Caterpillar 600hp main engine
3 Isuzu (2-55kw & 15kw) generators (110 Volt electrical system)
2 Yamaha 20hp outboard powered tenders
GPS, GMDSS VHF radios, HF radio, radars, depth sounder, AIS Type A, navtex, hunter system, auto-pilot, electronic & paper charts. All equipment to SOLAS & IMO specifications
2 life rafts (25 & 12 person), life rings, flares, first aid kit, bilge alarms, smoke & fire alarms, fire extinguishers through out vessel, CO2 fire suppression system, EPIRB, SART, satellite & mobile phones, emergency lighting system, security cameras. All equipment to SOLAS & IMO specifications
8 cabins each with private washroom and hot water showers, fully air-conditioned.
All crew fully trained and certified by the IMO. Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, engineer(s), barman and sailors.
The Cachalote Explorer offers 6 day and 8 day itineraries that visit selected (National Park approved) sites. Each of these sites are unique, rich and varied and offer the opportunity to experience the Galapagos up close and personal with a small group led by a highly experienced naturalist guide. The itineraries can be combined to form a 15 day itinerary which is highly recommend for those travelers that would like to have a more in-depth experience of the Galapagos Islands.
The accommodations include 2 cabins with two double beds, 2 cabins with queen beds, and 1 cabin with twin beds. The cabins are equipped with showers offering both hot and cold water, as well as air-conditioning. Each cabin has its own private bathroom.
These cabins are designed with classic portholes and are fully air-conditioned. They offer more room compared to a lot of the specially constructed ships in the Galapagos cruise fleet of the same category!
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