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Isabela II - Luxury Yacht

Explore the Galapagos Islands with style and comfort: With a capacity of only 40 explorers, the luxury class ISABELA II yacht offers a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying wildlife adventure in a unique 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.

Our luxury class Yacht ISABELA II offers the most in-depth week itinerary (Tuesday to Tuesday) allowing guests to enjoy all that Galapagos is famous for: from ancient giant tortoises to penguins, from sleek flamingos to bold sharks, from bizarre flightless cormorants to rugged marine iguanas and from whales and dolphins to dramatic island volcanoes and breathtaking scenery, plus the exploration of the Galapagos Marine Reserve (the second largest in the world) on kayaks, the glass bottom boat, swimming or snorkeling.

The expertise of three English-speaking Naturalist Guides matches their contagious enthusiasm, whether discussing geology or bird watching, snorkeling or stargazing, evolution or marine actitivies. Guests of ISABELA II have the opportunity to explore the islands in small groups with fellow enthusiasts who share their same passion for nature, curiosity and spirit of observation.

Photo Gallery Isabela II

Important Information

  • Construction: 1979
  • Reconstruction: Pensacola, Florida, 1988
  • Refurbishment: Panama, March 2000
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Gross Tonnage: 1.025 tons.
  • Type of Vessel: Motor Yacht
  • Capacity: 40 guests
  • Length: 53.72 meters (166 feet)
  • Beam: 11.58 meters (38 feet)
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Electricity: 110 Volts  60 Hz.
  • Engines: 2 GM Detroit Diesel 900 BHP each
  • Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot,  radar, and  GPS
  • Safety Certificates: SOLAS 74 - ISM
  • Fire Detector: Automatic with control from the  bridge.
  • Life Jackets: In each cabin
  • Lifeboats: 2  units semi enclosed
  • Landing Craft: 3  Zodiacs + glass bottom boat
  • Owner: ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
  • Decks: 3  (Sun deck, Cabin deck, Main  deck)
  • Crew: 24
  • Naturalist: 3
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on board

Other services

  • Bar - Lounge, Boutique
  • Gift Shop
  • Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications     
  • PA System
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Stargazing Program
  • Digital camera and underwater housing
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reading Room & Natural History Library   
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Safety boxes
  • Hair dryers
  • Wet suits for snorkeling in cooler waters
  • Sea Kayaks

Please click on the itinerary to display day-by-day information

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS CENTRAL ISLANDS

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Day
Time
Monday
AM: Los Gemelos – Twin Craters (Santa Cruz Island)
PM:
Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Tuesday
AM: Santa Fe Island
PM: South Plaza Island
Wednesday
AM: North Seymour Island
PM: Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island
Thursday
AM: Bartolome Island
PM: Sullivan Bay, James Island
Friday
AM: Baltra Island)

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS SOUTHERN ISLANDS

FROM FRIDAY TO TUESDAY
Day
Time
Friday
AM: Baltra – El Chato Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
PM: Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island.
Saturday
AM: Baroness Cove & Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
PM: Cormorant Point (Floreana Island)
Sunday
AM: Punta Suárez (Española (Hood) Island)
PM: Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Monday
AM: Punta Pitt (San Cristóbal Island)
PM: Cerro Brujo (San Cristóbal Island)
Tuesday
AM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristóbal (Chatham) Island)

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS NORTHERN ISLANDS

FROM TUESDAY TO MONDAY
Day
Time
Tuesday
AM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristóbal Island)
PM: Galapaguera Cerro Colorado (San Cristóbal Island)
Wednesday
AM: Prince Philip's Steps (Tower/Genovesa Island)
PM: Darwin Bay (Tower/Genovesa Island)
Thursday
AM: Buccaneer Cove (James/Santiago Island)
PM: Puerto Egas (James/Santiago Island)
Friday
AM: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
PM: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Saturday
AM: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
PM: Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
Sunday
AM: Rábida Island (Jervis)
PM: Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island)
Monday
AM: Baltra Island

Isabela II Yacht Deckplan

Important facts: Please read the Itinerary as a guide only. Our route and program varies according to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes , safety reasons and the wildlife we encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. The Expedition Staff will provide you with snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel, fins, floating device and net bag). Please note that the operation does not carry prescription masks. A shortie wet suit is recommended from June to December.

Dry landing: guests step from the dinghy onto rocks or a dock.
Wet landing: as the dinghy edges onto a sandy beach, guests step into knee-deep water and wade ashore.


YACHT ISABELA II
CENTRAL
MON / FRI
5D/4N
SOUTHERN
FRI / TUE

5D/4N
NORTHERN
TUE / MON

7D / 6N
Master Suite Queen (1)
$3,259
$3,259
$4,889
Classic cabin Twin (16)
$3,116
$3,116
$4,674
Classic cabin Double (2)
$3,116
$3,116
$4,674
Standard Cabin Double (1)
$2,937
$2,937
$4,406

It is possible to extend your trip aboard this yacht.

With the 2014 itineraries, discounts will be applied to all reservations that combine itineraries as follows:

  • For Yacht Isabela II we will apply a 10% discount on the lower priced itinerary –Central or Southern Islands (5 Days/4 Nights), if a second consecutive itinerary is added.
  • A 50% discount will apply on the lower priced itinerary, when reserving a 15Days/14Nights itineary.
  • These discounts apply only to full rate bookings.
  • These discounts are not applicable for promotional rates.
  • During Peak Season dates, Metropolitan Touring reserves the right to prioritise reservations taking into account factors such as payment and confirmation dates.
  • EQ Touring reserves the right to limit the number of twin/double cabins for single use dependent on availability.

During Peak Season: Apr 15 - 21 / Dec 23 - 29 / Dec 29 - Jan 02

  • There will be a GROSS surcharge of US$ 130 per adult and US$ 100 per child.
  • No discounts apply.
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%.

Children Policy:

  • Children under 12 sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians: 25% off. (Applies only to one child per adult paying full fare).
  • Minimum age 6 years old

RATES INCLUDE:

Accommodations, all meals, island sightseeing, naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only, snorkelling gear, taxes and transfers in the islands.

Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to / from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest's hotel contact.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate $ 15 + VAT per guest for 5-day expeditions.
  • Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate $ 30 + VAT per guest for 7-day expeditions.
  • Air transportation to / from Galápagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice).
  • Galápagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice).
  • Migration Control Card (US $ 10 subject to change without previous notice).
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverage, gratuities, gifts and additional items.
  • Internet / Wi-Fi

* Note: internet connections onboard consist of 2 computer stations in the business centre and wifi in the yacht’s social areas; connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • EQ Touring guarantees air space.
  • Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical or operational reasons.
  • All rates are subject to change.

(See POLICIES for booking, payment and cancellation policies for FITs and GROUPS)

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