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Galapagos Cruises and Tours


The Samba provides exquisite cuisine, great service and friendly crew.

Galapagos cruise and tour aboard the Samba

This is a 14 passenger, 78-foot solid, steel-hulled motor yacht (with stabilizing sail) built in Holland. She is comfortable and well laid-out, offers good cabin and public-area accommodations and has all the basic features that characterize the yachts we market.Sturdy, stately and very comfortable, the motor-vessel SAMBA is a true Dutch European classic and best in her class. A great ocean vessel with a specially designed high bow, she provides safe crossings and boasts a special stabilizing sail.

Fine dining, Galapagos cruise and tour
Fine dining
Comfortable accommodation, Galapagos cruise and tour
Comfortable accommodations

Her main salon and aft dining facilities make her socially versatile while top-side settees and a flush and ample forward deck provide great getaways or extra space for group activities such as stargazing, whale watching or simply sunbathing. The SAMBA accommodates 14 guests.

Accommodations: Seven air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Ample dining-room/saloon, connected with outdoor dining facility with large tables, TV with video-system, sound-system, mini-library with books and videos and a small bar.

"We had a great trip. The crew and accommodations on the Samba were terrific and the Galapagos was our favorite part of our South American journey. The boat was clean and well designed.  The crew was terrific and attended to our needs. The food was great and we felt very safe in the Captain's hands. Our naturalist guide was extremely knowledgeable and brought a lot of education on wildlife and the history of the Galapagos Islands, he was great." - Kelly Ruebel, USA


2019 Rates
All rates are per person, in US dollars and based on double occupancy
10% surcharge for cruises over Christmas and New Years

Samba 8 Days 15 Days
Double cabin / per person $3950 $7505
Single cabin $5530 $11,060
Children under 14 $2765 $5530
12 $52,000 $104,000
13 $53,100 $106,200
14 $55,300 $110,600

* Fuel tax may apply at any time depending on Government of Ecuador policy

Galapagos Reservations



The itinerary for the Samba is Tuesday to Tuesday:
The itineraries rotate week to week...

Pristine and Born of Fire (NW islands)

Day 1 AM: Las Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island
Day 1 PM: Darwin Bay, Genovesa (Tower) Island

Day 2 AM: Prince Philip's Steps (El Barranco), Genovesa (Tower) Island
Day 2 PM: Punta Mejia, Marchena Island

Day 3 AM: Black Beach, Marchena Island
Day 3 PM: Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island

Day 4 AM: Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
Day 4 PM: Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island

Day 5 AM: Urvina Bay, Isabela Island
Day 5 PM: Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

Day 6 AM: Punta Moreno, Isabela Island
Day 6 PM: Tintoreras, Isabela Island

Day 7 AM: Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island
Day 7 PM: Highlands, Santa Cruz Island

Day 8 AM: Baltra Airport

Oceanic Forces and Enchanted Land (CE Islands)

Day 1 AM: Baltra Airport
Day 1 PM: El Chato (Tortoises), Santa Cruz Island

Day 2 AM: Punta Cormorant & Champion Rock, Floreana Island
Day 2 PM: Post Office Bay & La Baronesa Lookout, Floreana Island

Day 3 AM: Punta Suarez, Espanola (Hood) Island
Day 3 PM: Gardner Bay & Gardner Rock, Espanola (Hood) Island

Day 4 AM: Isla lobos & Kicker Rock, San Cristobal Island
Day 4 PM: Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island

Day 5 AM: Barrington Bay, Santa Fe Island
Day 5 PM: South Plaza Island & Punta Carrion, Santa Cruz Island

Day 6 AM: Sullivan Bay, Santiago (James) Island
Day 6 PM: Bartolome Island

Day 7 AM: Rabida Island
Day 7 PM: James Bay, Santiago (James) Island

Day 8 AM: Baltra Airport

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

See detailed itinerary

Relaxation, Galapagos cruise and tour aboard the Samba


Deck Plan


Samba Galapagos cruise deck plan



L.O.A: 73 feet / 22 meters
Beam: 14.55 feet / 4.5 meters
Tonnage: 134.13 tons

Accommodations: Seven air-conditioned double cabins, each with private bathroom.

Equipment:Twin DAFF diesel engine 220 HP, two generators each of 21 & 12.5 KW for 110V & 220V A/C and 12V & 24V D/C, Furuno radar, GPS, VHF & SSB radios, two tenders with outboard motors, color TV, video equipment

Safety Equipment: One 20 passenger life raft with all safety equipment, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), two bidirectional VHF radios for emergencies, VHF Channel 70, Motorola radio with range all over the islands, cellular phone, VHF radio, HF radio, smoke and fire detector, overhead sprinkler fire system

Crew: Captain, naturalist guide, mechanic, cook and two sailors
Speed: 9 knots.
Range: 2,500 miles .
Sails: Steadying sails.
Water: 1,500 gallons and water maker

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