CACHALOTE EXPLORER VESSEL

The Galapagos Islands – Ecuador

The Cachalote Explorer Vessel is a charming and comfortable First-Class ship, having been built for the rough waters of the Canadian West Coast, the ship will provide a stable, smooth and relaxing ride while sailing on the beautiful Galapagos.

The vessel offers unique, rich and varied itineraries that visit selected sites full of endemic wildlife, making your experience on the Galapagos memorable, after a full day of activities, you can relax in its spacious cabins or social areas.

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    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    • Capacity: 16 passengers

    • Type: Motor sail

    • Beam: 24ft

    • Salon Dimensions: 17.5ft x 35ft

    • Type: Motor Vessel, Steel hull

    • Mechanical Equipment: 1 main Caterpillar Engine, 3 Generators (110v), 2 reverse osmosis water makers, sewage treatment plant

    • Crew: All crew are fully trained and certified. Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, engineers, barman, and 4 sailors.

    • Cruising speed: 8 knots (appx.)

    ACCOMMODATION

    8 cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers.  Combination of Queen, Double and Twin sized mattresses.

    SAFETY EQUIPMENT

    VHF (DSC) & HF (DSC) radios. EPIRB, SART, Hunter satellite tracking device, 2 GPS’s, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew, fire alarm system.

    ITINERARIES M/V CACHALOTE EXPLORER

    WednesdayAM: Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides.
    PM: Santa Cruz Islands: Highlands Natural reserve with giant tortoises & Charles Darwin Research Station
    Thursday AM: South Plazas Island
    PM: Santa Fe Island
    FridayAM: San Cristóbal Island: Cero Brujo
    PM: San Cristóbal Island: Galapaguera - Junco Lagoon
    SaturdayAM: Española Island: Gardner Bay
    PM: Española Island: Suarez Point
    SundayAM: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant
    PM: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay - Devil´s Crown
    MondayAM: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
    PM: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
    TUESDAYAM: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
    PM: Genovesa Island: Barranco
    WEDNESDAYAM: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove and Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
    WednesdayAM: Baltra Island Airport picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides.
    PM: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands Natural reserve with giant tortoises & Charles Darwin Research Station
    Thursday AM: Chinese Hat Island
    PM: Rabida Island
    FridayAM: Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano - Chico Volcano
    PM: Isabela Island: Galapagos Tortoise breading Center
    SaturdayAM: Isabela Island: Moreno Point
    PM: Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay
    SundayAM: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay
    PM: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
    MondayAM: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza
    PM: Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
    TUESDAYAM: Santiago Island: Puerto Egas
    PM: Bartolome Island
    WEDNESDAYAM: North Seymor Island and Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
    FridayAM: San Cristobal Island: Airport
    PM: San Cristobal Island: Galapaguera - Junco Lagoon
    SaturdayAM: Española Island: Gardner Bay
    PM: Española Island: Suarez Point
    SundayAM: Floreana Island: Cormorant Point
    PM: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay - Devil´s Crown
    MondayAM: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
    PM: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
    TUESDAYAM: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
    PM: Genovesa Island: Barranco
    WEDNESDAYAM: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove and Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
    FridayAM: Transfer to Puerto Ayora where you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island. Departure on speed boat at 14:00
    PM: Arrive in Puerto Villamil 16:30 pm approximately. Here you will board the Cachalote.
    SaturdayAM: Isabela Island: Moreno Point
    PM: Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay
    SundayAM: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay
    PM: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
    MondayAM: Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point
    PM: Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
    TUESDAYAM: Santiago Island: Puerto Egas
    PM: Bartolome Island
    WEDNESDAYAM: North Seymor Island and Baltra Island airport: Transfer to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

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