Galapagos Journey I luxury
MC Galapagos Journey I luxury class catamaran
The M/C Galapagos Journey I is a Power Catamaran boat built in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2006 taking into account the highest standards of luxury and comfort. She offers comfortable accommodations in 6 twin bed cabins (14 m2 / 151 square feet, each) located in the main deck and 2 suite cabins (18 m2 / 193 square feet. each) located in the upper deck. All cabins feature private facilities, locker and closet, air conditioned. Additionally the yacht has ample resting areas, sundeck, library, TV-DVD room, comfortable dinning room, bar and lounge and Jacuzzi.
GALAPAGOS JOURNEY I ITINERARY
08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS ITINERARY STARTING ON FRIDAY
DAY 01 FRIDAY:
MORNING: Baltra airport, Galapagos
DAY 02 SATURDAY:
MORNING: San Cristobal Island - Interpretation Center & Tijeretas Hill
DAY 03 SUNDAY:
MORNING: Española island - Gardner BayGardnerbay
DAY 04 MONDAY:
MORNING:Floreana Island - Cormorant Point & Devils crown
Charles Darwin StationsThis site is home to a wooden barrel, historically placed there in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. Ever since this time the barrel has been used by mariners and tourists as a sort of postal service. Whalers and Galapagos residents used to leave their mail inside it, waiting for the captain of any boat headed to where the mail was addressed to deliver it… why not try it out to see if it still works? What´s more, apart from being the location of the Post Office Barrel, this site was also the landing area for some of the first colonists to the Galapagos Islands.(B,L,D)
DAY 05 TUESDAY:
MORNING:Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station
DAY 06 WEDNESDAY:
MORNING: Chinese Hat
DAY 07 THURSDAY:
MORNING: Santiago Island - Bahia Sullivan
DAY 08 FRIDAY:
MORNING: Santa Cruz Island - Bachas Beach
Note: Itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations. B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner.
JOURNEY I LUXURY SHIP DETAILS
There are several advantages of cruising on board a catamaran versus a monohaul yacht, to mention just a few of the benefits:
GREAT SHORE EXCURSIONS
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 out 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, giving 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, marinelife, 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 travellers and share anecdotes from the days activities.
WELL PLANNED ITINERARIES
We believe that the key to a great itinerary is variety and therefore the M/C Galapagos Journey I visits several types of ecosystems within the Galapagos Archipelago. You will find that during your trip you will take in 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.
FINE DINING AND CUISINE
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.
A WELL EQUIPED BOAT
You will find that apart from being a spacious and comfortable yacht, the M/C Galapagos Journey I carries state of the art navigation and communication equipment onboard. It also carries snorkeling gear, wetsuits, sea kayaks, a DVD player with a flat screen TV and other amenities for your entertainment.
Almost any Multihull will offer you a smoother ride in rough water due to the dual hull design and the construction's parachute effect as the boat crosscuts the waves. Air trapped between the hulls cushions the impact of re-entry. As the Catamaran does not land on the hull's centerline, as a monohull would, the effects of the impact are spread over a wider area.
Load levels on a catamaran can be up to 20% greater than a similar sized monohull. Catamarans are more stable as they do not pivot on the centerline. The footprint is wider, helping to negate the effects of rolling seas.
MORE DECK SPACE:
A catamaran is wider than a monohaul yacht offering additional deck space and sun bathing areas.
All power catamarans have less hull resistance in the water, resulting in greater fuel efficiency (comparatively it takes less horsepower and fuel to accomplish optimal performance in a power catamaran than in a power monohull).
ACCESS TO REMOTE AREAS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND:
The catamaran's shallow draft design allows access to waterways that most conventional hulls cannot navigate.
CREW TO PASSENGER RATIO
Our crew to guest ratio is almost 1 to 1 (11 crew members for 16 passengers). We are the only small yacht in the Islands to have a 24/7 cruise director on board. 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.
DECK PLAN JOURNEY I
CUBIERTA DE SOL
U.S.A : 8531 Green Lakes Road,
Syracuse, NY 13066
Galapagos - Ecuador Office:
Av. Amazonas 2467 y Mariana de Jesus
Toll Free 1 888 640 1729
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Cusco - Peru
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