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Galapagos Cruises and Tours

Cachalote

Cachalote I is a charming 96 foot schooner offering first class service for a cruise in the Galapagos Islands.

Cachalote Galapagos cruise and tour

Smart Voyager Certification

As one of Ecuador's leading conservation organizations, Conservacion y Desarrollo developed the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certification program, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators and hotels in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities.

Set sail aboard our First Class schooner rigged motor sailor. Feel free to relax and enjoy any of her three wooden decks; maybe soaking up some equatorial sun, or perhaps reading with the wind in your hair and salt in the air.
 

Deck aboard the Cachalote Galapagos cruise and tour Dining Room aboard the Cachalote Galapagos cruise and tour

This is a beautifully decorated motor/sailer recently re-built in 2002 to meet all security standards, according to international marine safety regulations. Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 8 cabins: upper/lower berths and one matrimonial cabin all with private baths with hot/cold   water showers, fully air conditioned with independent air conditioning units in each cabin. 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, but don't forget that sunscreen!

Enjoy beautiful cruising through the islands...spot dolphins and whales...snorkel with the sea lions...see birds with blue feet, red feet or big red "balloons" on their necks...enjoy the scenery and volcanoes...and marvel at the colourful beaches. Come, relax and have fun on our new vessel. 

 

Rates

2014 Rates
All Rates are in US dollars, per person  and based on double occupancy
Children under 12 receive a 30% discount
Child discounts available for one child per adult
Child discounts not available over Christmas & New Years dates
 Single supplement = 50%, shared cabins available

Cachalote High Season
* Christmas & New Years
add $130 US per person
Low Season
May 1-June 15,
Sept 1-Oct 31 & Dec 1-7
6 day (Fri-Wed) $2277 $2277
8 day (Wed-Wed) $3035 $2737
15 day (Wed-Wed) $5693 $5132
Charter Rates High Season Low Season
6 day (Fr-Wed) $36,432 $36,432
8 day (Wed-Wed) $48,558 $43,789
15 day Wed-Wed) $91,080 $82,104

Galapagos Reservations

 

Itinerary

Cachalote Fernandina Itinerary (Wednesday to Wednesday):

Day 1   Baltra Airport & Highlands of Santa Cruz
Day 2   Sombrero Chino & Rabida Island 
Day 3   Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil, Tintoreras & Sierra Negra
Day 4   Isabela Island: Punta Moreno & Elizabeth Bay 
Day 5   Isabela Island: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
Day 6   Punta Espinoza, Fernandina & Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela
Day 7   Puerto Egas, Santiago & Bartolome
Day 8:  North Seymour & Baltra Airport

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

Cachalote Tower Itinerary (Wednesday to Wednesday):

Day 1   Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island
Day 2   South Plaza & Santa Fe 
Day 3   San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo, Galapaguera & El Junco
Day 4   Espanola (Hood) Island: Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez
Day 5   Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Devil's Crown & Post Office Bay
Day 6   Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz & Sullivan Bay, Santiago
Day 7   Genovesa (Tower) Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay
Day 8:  Caleta Tortuga Negra & Baltra Airport

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

Cachalote Tower itinerary

Deck Plan

Cachalote deck plan

Accommodation

8 double cabins. All cabins have individual A/C units.

 

CABIN # 8 main deck 
Is on the main deck, near the salon.  1 double bed, closet, ensuite toilet / sink and shower - window with ocean view and large portholes 

CABINS # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 below deck 

CABIN # 1: 
Lower double / upper single, hanging closet, ensuite toilet / sink and shower, portholes 

CABINS # 2, 3, 4, 5: 
Are all the same - Upper and lower berths, small closet, ensuite toilet / sink and shower, portholes 

CABINS # 6 and 7: 
Located at the below deck, wider lower berth, narrower upper berth, closet, ensuite toilet / sink and shower, portholes 
Cabin aboard the Cachalote Galapagos cruise and tour

 
Specifications

Ketchrigged motor sailor. Steel hull, built in 1971 in California and rebuilt in 2002.
L.O.A.: 96 feet
L.O.D.: 86.5 feet
Beam: 18.5 feet
Capacity: 16 passengers

Crew:

Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, and two sailors.

Equipment: 

280 hp Caterpillar diesel engine, two 50 kilowatt generators for 220 and 110 AC, 12 volt DC, all required electronic safety equipment, tenders with outboard motors, life rafts, freezer and refrigerator, desalinator, TV and DVD player. Fully air-conditioned.

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PRE-TRIP PLANNING

Frequently Asked Questions
Galapagos Map
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What to Bring
Travel Insurance

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GALAPAGOS GUIDED TOUR

The Galapagos Archipelago
Baltra (Arrival)
Santa Cruz - Caleta Tortuga Negra
San Salvador - Sullivan Bay
Bartolome
Tower
San Salvador - James Bay
Fernandina - Punta Espinoza
Isabela - Tagus Cove
Isabela - Urvina Bay
Isabela - Elizabeth Bay
Santa Cruz - CDRS and Highlands
Floreana
Hood Island - Punta Saurez
Hood Island - Gardner Bay
Santa Fe
Plazas
Baltra (Departure)

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