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Certified Boats:


Daphne cruises have been operating in the Galapagos Islands for more than 25 years. We use a local crew who know the surroundings and give excellent service onboard our luxurious 70ft. yacht Daphne. It provides comfortable space for 16 passengers and was recently upgraded with a spacious sun deck, on top of the 8 cabins and a deluxe suite.

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The Beagle is named after HMS Beagle, in which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage that took him to the Galapagos Islands, and later, based on his findings in this extraordinary rhipelago, he wrote his theory on evolution. A magnificent 105-foot twin screw steel-hulled brigantine with teak decks and beautifully designed interiors, The Beagle is in a class by itself among sailing yachts in the Galapagos. She was built by Cubow Ltd. In Woolwich, England, in the 1970s. She has been a charter vessel in the Islands for over a decade.

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Sky Dancer


The dazzling realm beneath the sea captivates curiosity as much as the islands themselves. Discover both on board the SKY DANCER, our 16-passenger 100-foot custom designed dive live-aboard. Built in 2001, the SKY DANCER offers the newest and best-equipped vessel and ultimate diving experience in Galapagos for serious divers.
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Tip Top II


Technical Information:
Tip Top II is a first Class Steel-hulled Motor Yacht built to impeccably high standard in Guayaquil/Ecuador (1998).

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Tip Top III


Technical Information:
Tip Top III is a first Class Steel-hulled Motor Yacht, built to impeccably high standard in Guayaquil/Ecuador (2001).

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A fleet of three identical Superior first-class 20-passenger motor-yachts, Eric, Flamingo and Letty, were custom-designed for Galapagos excursions. The sister yachts offer tremendous value for superior comfort in spacious accommodations for small groups.

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The Eclipse is the perfect base for any Galapagos experience.  She is unique in offering the generous accommodation of a larger vessel, while preserving the atmosphere and exclusivity of a smaller yacht. The Eclipse is a 210 ft expedition vessel that accommodates up to 48 passengers in 27 cabins, all with sea views.  There is a well-equipped lounge for the nightly briefings on the day’s discoveries and the following day’s activities.  In addition to the indoor dining room, there is an al fresco dining area located around the pool, where you can enjoy the islands’ spectacular scenery.  There is also a well-stocked library for quiet study and reading. One of the favorite areas on board the Eclipse is the observation/sun deck, ideal for stargazing.



Recently refurbished in 2007, the Monserrat is named for its elegant accommodation, excellent cuisine and for the great space of its social areas.  The yacht is designed to provide a comfortable experience to its passengers while navigating through out the Galapagos islands. The graceful accommodation on board the Monserrat includes carpeting, wood paneled interior and original paintings.

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M/N Santa Cruz

The 44 cabin M/V Santa Cruz, built exclusively for Galapagos Islands cruising was completely renovated in 1998, having been redesigned and refurbished inside and out. The Santa Cruz has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent standards, including superb service, expert crew, the most knowledgeable multilingual naturalist/guides and menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes. Its capacity is for ninety guests.

Yacht Isabela II

With a capacity of only 40 guests, Yacht ISABELA II offers a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying an unforgettable Galapagos expedition, where guests fully experience their sense of discovery and bonding with nature. ISABELA II expeditions offer all aspects of the Galapagos: an intimate contact with wildlife, active volcanoes, a vast Marine Reserve, adventure, comfort and safety.

Yacht La Pinta

Yacht La Pinta, has been designed for the ultimate luxurious expedition adventure in the Galapagos Islands. The 63-meter (207-foot) yacht accommodates 48 guests. A full week discovery trip to the Galapagos Islands aboard La Pinta allows encounters with unique fauna, like the famous giant Galapagos tortoises in the wild, land and marine iguanas, flamingos, penguins, blue-footed boobies and the famous Darwin’s finches.

M/N Xpedition

Many destinations promise visitors the chance to "step back into history." A Celebrity Xpeditions to the Galapagos Islands perhaps best exemplifies that promise, as you are taken to a destination that helped to shape one of the world's leading scientific doctrines.

The Galapagos are known as the inspiration for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, this cluster of islands is so isolated that many of its creatures cannot be found anywhere else on earth. From the giant tortoises that bear the Galapagos name, to the marine iguanas and "Darwin" finches, the Galapagos islands afford visitors the chance to observe a living laboratory of adaptation.

Celebrity Cruises provide guests with this rare, up-close experience with the smallest possible environmental impact to these precious shores.


No need to worry about finding your sea legs on board the Sagitta. Her stable, extra-beamy build makes her a perfect choice as she ploughs the seas with hardly a roll. Enjoy cruising in relaxed comfort.
Sagitta’s abundant deck space is ideal for her 16 passengers to stretch out under the sun or take in the Islands’ natural wonders. Delicious meals can be savored in the light-filled dining salon or al fresco on the upper deck.


Mary Anne

Mary Anne is a genuine sailing ship for the true seafarer at heart. Launched in 1997, this stunning three-masted brigantine combines the magic of voyaging over the ocean under full sail with the enchantment of the Galapagos Islands themselves. Her 26 guests enjoy under-stated luxury in the wood-paneled salon, bar and dining areas or huge open-air seating and dining options up top. Be part of a real sailing adventure!


Embark upon our very spacious and comfortable “Superior First Class” motor yacht. With panoramic windows in the salon and great deck space, Beluga is a fantastic way to cruise the islands in speed and style.

Equipped with the most modern safety systems, Beluga accommodates 16 passengers in 8 double cabins (4 lower/lower berths, 2 with matrimonial beds and 2 upper/lower berths). Cabin #1 has three beds two lower and one upper bed. Each cabin has their own private bathroom equipped with hot & cold water showers. Beluga is fully air conditioned, has spacious social areas with all the comforts and facilities of a superior first class motor yacht ; panoramic windows in the salon/ dining area.

Enjoy your time on board in the spacious sundeck or relax in the shade of the top deck while cruising between the islands.


Set sail aboard our ‘First Class’ schooner rigged motor sailor. Feel free to relax and enjoy any of her three wooden decks;

This is a beautifully decorated motor/sailer recently built in 2002 to meet all security standards, according to international marine safety regulations. Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 7 cabins: upper/lower berths and one matrimonial cabin all with private baths with hot/cold water showers. There is plenty of deck space on 3 different wooden decks with seats and cushions to relax in the shade or sunbathe during the cruise.



Certified Hotels:

Oro Verde Guayaquil

Hotel Oro Verde is the place where guests experience a winning combination of European expertise and warm Ecuadorian hospitality. With the complete renovation of 2004, its infrastructure changed from the lobby to the rooms, and became the most modern hotel of the city. Oro Verde offers all the comfort of an international luxury destination. Only member in Ecuador of The Leading Hotels of the World   


Termas de Papallacta

Termas de Papallacta is a health SPA & RESORT situated in a high Andes valley forty miles outside of  Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Our resort is located on the "Cinnamon Trail", the same route that the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana followed in 1542, leading to his discovery of the Amazon river. Termas de Papallacta  hot springs spa & resort serves as the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon region.
For decades, the soothing healing thermal waters and pure nature surrounding Termas de Papallacta made it a ‘must do’ Ecuador icon tourism attraction.

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Finch Bay Hotel

Finch Bay Hotel is located on Santa Cruz Island, the centre of Galapagos Islands, right across the bay from the town of Puerto Ayora. Named after the famous Darwin's Finches abundant in the islands, we´re just steps from the beach on a private seaside location, surrounded by mangroves. Cherish privacy, quiet location, natural surroundings and superb service offered by the Finch Bay.

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Royal Palm Hotel

The Royal Palm Hotel is located in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island and was built to complement the natural paradise Galapagos in the middle of a lush tropical forest. Live Galapagos in privacy, quiet location, natural surroundings and superb service offered by the Royal Palm.

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Hotel Patio Andaluz

The Hotel Patio Andaluz is located in the heart of historic “Quito Antiguo” and surrounded by churches and museums. Enjoy the elegance and cozyness of this luxury hotel with it´s historic atmosphere. 31 suites, a restaurant, a cava-bar, a library, and fully equipped amenities through out the hotel are offered in the typical colonial style.

Bellavista Cloud Forest and Reserve

A cloud forest reserve and lodge deep in Ecuador’s northwest, yet only less than 2 hours from Quito. Smart Voyager certified, this special place offers peace and true discovery of exuberant nature, with 10 km of trails taking you to waterfalls, through forests of tall trees festooned with mosses, orchids and bromeliads. Birding here is superb – we are on the Nono-Mindo road, now the new Eco-route. Flurries of hummingbirds come to our feeders, including Gorgeted Sunangel, Collared Inca, Brown Inca, Buff-tailed Coronet, and more.



Hacienda Zuleta

Located only two hours north of Quito, Hacienda Zuleta is a family owned, 2.000 hectare real estate with colonial buildings that date back to 1691. Nestled in a very tranquil and fertile valley between Cayambe and Ibarra that gives you the impression to have traveled back in time Zuleta includes a dairy working farm, cheese manufacturer, agriculture, trout, sheep, horse breeding barn and eleven guestrooms for an exclusive hideaway and intimate encounter with the Ecuadorian Andes. Zuleta is the flagship of Hacienda Tourism in Ecuador.

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Luna Runtun

Luna Runtun´s 310 acres are nestled within the Sangay National Park, a declared World Natural Heritage Site, located in the Andes at the entrance of the Amazon rainforest; with a spectacular view of Tungurahua Volcano ( 5.016 m.) the valley of Baños; The Pastaza Corridor " A Gift to the Earth " WWF and the Llanganates National Park, the inaccessible mountains where the lost gold of the Inca Emperor Atahualpa is supossed to be hidden. Enjoy 23 adventures activities, 11 hikes, rafting, canyoning, byking, horse backriding, travelling throught the country side and the Amazon Rainforest, Birdwatching programs, 25 SPA treatments, 4 pools & jacuzzi with hot volcanic water and suites with spectacular views to the Tungiurahua Volcano, Baños and the LLanganates National Park.

Kaony Lodge

The Kaony Lodge, located only two hours west of Quito, is an exclusive eco lodge in the Mindo area, within Puerto Quito and "La Ruta Verde" (The Green Route).Its natural and diverse surroundings are plenty of birds, butterfly, flowers, orchids, and the astonishing beauty of the Caoni river. Its large rooms and relaxing jacuzzi are ideal for a genuinely relaxation holiday.



Yachana: Geotourism Lodge and School

is unique in the Amazon region of Ecuador for its work and involvement with the people from the region.  You will have an opportunity to explore and discover the wonders of the rainforest with our bilingual guides on our 4,300 acres of protected forest.  You will also spend time at our Yachana Technical High School, get to know some of the students and see their work in sustainable agriculture, conservation and micro enterprise development. Through your visit you will help the Yachana Foundation with its work in education. The future of the rainforest is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of those who call it their home.  Only through education can we ensure this wellbeing.

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Hacienda Manteles

Located 20 km from Baños, awaits your visit, offering you a homely and welcoming atmosphere in one of the most beautiful Haciendas in Ecuador. Along with the gardens surrounding the main house, the hacienda encompasses a 200 hectare area of protected cloud forest, through which one can reach the entrance to the Llanganates National Park. This forest is home to an abundance of wild orchids and birds, native to the area. For those who love mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and other outdoor activities Hacienda Manteles offers the perfect setting, with a whole network of natural trails to really enjoy these activities. The surrounding peaks of the Andes provide the perfect back drop for an unforgettable visit.

Las Cascadas Jungle Lodge

Las Cascadas Jungle Lodge is a 300 hectares forest area located at the beginning of the compact rainforest of Ecuador, which changes gradually into the Amazon Basin. The lodge can be reached in approximately 5 driving hours from Quito. Las Cascadas eceived its name from the waterfalls, which are to be found on the territory of the Jungle Lodge. The most spectacular of it is a approximately 35-meter high waterfall, which falls down into a semicircular steep waste similar to an amphitheater that can be used as a wonderful bath pool in the middle of the unaffected rainforest. At present Las Cascadas offers accommodation for 16 people, in 8 double bedrooms with private bathroom, as well as generous verandas from where one can experience the wonderful rainforest.

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We welcome the tourist operations that are new members of our Smart Voyager Certified Program.
  • Cotococha Lodge
  • Cabañas Ecológicas Copalinga
  • Hacienda Cusin
  • Hostería Pantavi
  • Las Palmeras Inn
  • Mantaraya Lodge
  • Manatee
  • Mary Anne
  • Polylepis Lodge
  • Rancho Suamox
  • Sagitta
  • Sachatamia Lodge
  • Séptimo Paraiso
  • Tambopaxi
  • Tierra del Volcán
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