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Galapagos Cruises and Tours

Archipell I
Galapagos catamaran

Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III

The Archipell I is one of the most comfortable cruise boats navigating the Galapagos Islands. The Archipell I is a 16 passenger deluxe catamaran. All of the cabins have ocean views and offer all the amenities to feel like home during your Galapagos vacation. The boat features 8 cabins of which 2 have low queen size beds and the remaining 6 have low twin beds. Each cabin offers a private bath, hot water, air conditioning and a closet.

Lounge - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Bar - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Queen cabin - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Cabin with Queen beds
Twin cabin - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Cabin with Twin beds

Each meal on board is a treat for the taste buds as our chef prepares the finest international and local dishes using fresh ingredients of the highest quality. All meals include the choice of meat, poultry or seafood. We can also cater for vegetarians and individuals with other dietary choices and needs. Salads are freshly tossed and fresh fruit is always available. We also have a selection of the best wines from around the world to compliment your meals if that is your beverage of choice. If not we have a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to take your fancy.

Each guest can enjoy well-furnished areas offering you your creature comforts and privacy. The Archipell I has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers allowing for both intimacy and camaraderie at the same time. We have ample resting areas for those who are looking for a quiet place to relax with family and friends in the lazy mid-afternoon sun or likewise after busy a day spent walking, snorkelling, kayaking, or swimming.

Sun deck - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Sun Deck

If you want to check out the gorgeous ocean views with your shipmates make sure to spend some time on the sundecks that we have to offer. Whether you feel like getting a little sun on your vacation, or you want the best place to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets over the Galapagos Islands, our sundecks are the best place to be.

For those of you with a thirst for knowledge, you can always look in the “book nook” (our onboard mini-library) for a few books on the Islands in order to learn even more about what you've seen in the day.

And for the adults who might want to relax, kick back, and maybe spend just a little time away from the kids, we offer a great bar and lounge area where you will be served by a bartender who will be happy to attend to all your wants and needs whilst you relax.

Our shore excursions are packed full of several activities and lots of fun. A typical visit to a landing site includes a nature hike, zodiac ride, snorkeling or kayaking and of course time to relax on the beach. Throughout these activities, your guide will bring out the best of the Islands, sharing knowledge and fun facts about the Islands natural history.

All of our guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park and have gone through intensive training programs. They have several years of experience and a strong passion for sharing their knowledge of the wildlife, biology, geology and natural history of the islands. You will find that your guide is obsessed with the conservation of the Islands and is very strict when it comes to following and enforcing Galapagos park guidelines and rules. Your guide will be eager to share his knowledge as he gives on-sight briefings during your shore excursions as well as evening lectures.

After a full day of visits you will get to learn a little more about the sights you visited and will be able to ask your guide specific questions about wildlife, geology, marine life, biology, and other topics that interest you regarding the Islands. You will find your evening briefings are also a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers and share anecdotes from the days activities.

We believe that the key to a great itinerary is variety and therefore the Archipell I  visits several types of ecosystems within the Galapagos Islands. You will find that your trip includes many different types of landscapes and a good combination of bird sightings as well as visits to land and marine iguana sighting areas, research centers and tortoise breeding projects. The itinerary has been designed in order to optimize time so that sailings between islands are short and land/snorkel visits are longer.

You will find that apart from being a spacious and comfortable yacht, the Archipell I carries state of the art navigation and communication equipment onboard. It also carries snorkelling gear, wetsuits, sea kayaks, a DVD player with a flat screen TV and other amenities for your entertainment.

Our crew to guest ratio is 1 to 2 (8 crew members for 16 passengers). Each of our crew members has several years of experience and share in our vision of offering the finest experience to our guests. We are prepared to pamper you and offer you your creature comforts so that your visit to the Islands is to admire the survival of the fittest without having to endure it.



2019 Rates
All Rates are in US dollars, per person  and based on double occupancy
Single supplement = 90%

Archipell I
No child discounts
4 days
Itinerary A
5 days
Itinerary B
8 days
A or B
11 days 12 days 15 days
A+B or B+A
Standard Cabins $1950 $2750 $4395 $6345 $7145 $8790
Charter Rates 4 days 5 days 8 days 11 days 12 days 15 days
16 people
$31,200 $44,000 $70,320 $101,5200 $114,320 $140,640

Galapagos Reservations


Mon. AM San Cristobal: Airport and transfer to boat (for 4 or 8 day cruises)
PM San Cristobal: Galapaguera
Tue. AM South Plaza Island
PM Santa Fe Island
Wed. AM Floreana: Haven of Peace
PM Floreana: Loberia
Thu. AM Santa Cruz:Charles Darwin Stn.
PM Santa Cruz: Highlands (end of 4 day cruise & start of 5 day cruise)
Fri. AM Isabela: Tintoreras, Wetlands
PM Isabela: Interpretation Center
Sat. AM Isabela: Moreno Point
PM Isabela: Elizabeth Bay
Sun. AM Isabela: Tagus Cove
PM Fernandina: Espinoza Point
Mon. AM Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
PM Baltra Airport


Mon. AM Baltra Airport and transfer to boat (for 4 or 8 day cruises)
PM North Seymor Island
Tue. AM Genovesa: El Barranco
PM Genovesa: Darwin Bay
Wed. AM Bartholomew Island
PM Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Thu. AM Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Stn. (end of 4 day cruise & start of 5 day cruise)
PM Santa Cruz: Twin Craters
Fri. AM Floreana: Cormorant Point / Champion
PM Floereana:Post Office Bay / Baroness Viewing Point
Sat. AM Espanola: Gardner Bay / Gardner I., Osborn I.
PM Espanola: Suarez Point
Sun. AM San Cristobal: Pitt Point
PM San Cristobal: Witch Hill
Mon. AM San Cristobal: Lobos Island
PM San Cristobal Airport

* All itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason

Deck Plan

Sun deck - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Sun Deck

Main deck - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Main Deck

Lower deck - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Lower Deck for crew

Standard Cabins - 16 passenger maximum
2 Queen bedded cabins
Private bathroom
Air conditioned
Queen cabin - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Queen bed
6 Twin bedded cabins
Private bathroom
Air conditioned
Twin cabin - Galapagos tour and cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Journey III
Twin bed
  • Ship's name: Archipell I
  • Ship Type: Passengers
  • Construction year: 2002
  • Last Overhaul year: 2009
  • Port of registry: Pto. Baquerizo Moreno.
  • Number of register: TN-01-0933
  • Trading Area: Galapagos
  • Designer: Ing. Johnny Dominguez
  • Builder: Guillermo Botto
  • Hull Material: Fiver Glass
  • Solar panels: 6
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Crew: 9 + guide
  • Cabins: 8 Double rooms
  • Snorkel: Platform and accessories
  • Speed cruise: 10 Knots
  • Lenght: 26.80mts
  • Breadth: 10.80mts
  • Depth: 3.40mts
  • Draught: 2.95mts
  • Displacement: 94.61 Tons
  • Gross Tonnage: 200.32 Tons
  • Trn: 60.10 Tons
  • Main Machines: 2 Cummins, 250 H.P. each one
  • Consumption Machines: 7 Gallons. Per hour each one
  • Generators: 2 Cummins 45 Kilowatts
  • Consumption Generators: 1.5 Gallons. Per hour
  • Desalination: 2 Hidracel
  • Desaling. Productions: 50 Gallons. Per hour
  • Diesel Capacity:1,600 Gallons
  • Water Capacity: 2,500 Gallons
  • Water Makers: 2,000 Gals Per Day

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