Treasure of Galapagos

Galapagos Ecuador: (ZZ-EC-GALP10)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/galapagos_treasure_yacht_cruise.aspx

Introduction
Galapagos Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands - one of the world's most exclusive travel destinations. Discover the Galapagos Islands in style on board the Treasure of Galapagos, a brand new first class motor catamaran on the Galapagos Islands which offers you spacious suites with private balconies, experienced naturalist guides level III, an on board hotel and cruise manager and a highly interesting itinerary.
The catamaran was built in 2009 and has been operating since 2010 for a maximum of 16 travelers.
Discover the Galapagos Islands in style on this spacious first class yacht. Treasure of Galapagos - the perfect yacht and Galapagos Islands cruise which satisfies your needs.
All suites offer the luxury of a private balcony, a private bathroom and a small lounge area for reading, relaxing or having a glass of wine.
The Treasure of Galapagos offers a fast and smooth cruise because of it´s unique design and modern engineering to make your Galapagos Expedition a perfect and unforgettable experience with a touch of luxury.
The yacht offers an extensive sun deck with a bar and a hot tub as well as small solarium areas on each deck.The catamaran offers 8 spacious double outside suites with private balcony (4 suites on the main deck, 4 suites on the upper deck, as well as one master suite on the main deck with two private balconies and separated sleeping and living room.
Come on board the Treasure of Galapagos and enjoy a first class service, a delicious local and international cuisine, a well stocked bar and the amazing Galapagos Islands!

This mega catamaran offers 5 day and 7 day cruises and visits selected visitor sites on the most interesting islands.
The Treasure of Galapagos is the second yacht on the Galapagos Islands meeting the strict environmental specifications released by the Galapagos National Park. This is proofed by a scientific environmental impact study.


Accomodation


Treasure of Galapagos - a new, modern and comfortable catamaran built in 2009 and operating since 2010 for a maximum of 16 travelers.

The Treasure of Galapagos is the second yacht on the Galapagos Islands meeting the strict environmental specifications released by the Galapagos National Park. This is proofed by a scientific environmental impact study.
All suites offer the luxury of a private balcony, a private bathroom and a small lounge area for reading, relaxing or having a glass of wine.
The Treasure of Galapagos offers a fast and smooth cruise because of it´s unique design and modern engineering to make your Galapagos Expedition a perfect and unforgettable experience with a touch of luxury.



Public Areas
The Catamaran offers an extensive sun deck (shady and sunny areas) with a bar and a hot tub as well as small solarium areas on each deck. On the main deck you find the comfortable restaurant and lounge with bar. The lower deck comes with a meeting room with TV, DVD and a small library.



Accommodation - Suites
The Treasure of Galapagos catamaran offers 8 spacious double outside suites with private balcony. There are 4 cabins (two lower beds each one) and the master suite on the main deck; and 4 cabins on the upper deck (2 of them with two lower bed and the other 2 with one matrimonial bed). Cabin size approx. 20 sq meters / 215 sq feet). Master Suite with two private balconies and separated sleeping and living room (cabin size approx. 40 sq meters / 430 sq feet).
  • All spacious suites offer the luxury of a private balcony (balcony size: 1.9x1.2 meters / 6.2x3.9 feet) and a small lounge area and are designed for a maximum of two guests. Two suites with matrimonial beds (Queen Size) and six suites with twin beds are available.
  • The master suite offers a separate living and sleeping area as well as two balconies and it is designed for a maximum of three guests, perfect for families. It offers one bedroom with a matrimonial bed (King Size) and a one additional twin sized sofa bed in the living room.
  • All suites are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower (hot water), toilet and basin.
  • Each suite offers an individually controlled air conditioning.
  • Closets, safe / security boxes and baggage room in all suites available.


Amenities
On the Treasure of Galapagos expect a first class service & cuisine and even more:
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included during the cruise. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style. A varied menu with local and international specialties is served during the cruise including special BBQ evenings on the sun deck. Special meals (vegetarian, dietary, etc.) are available upon request at no extra cost.
  • Purified drinking water, tea and coffee are complimentary.
  • Fully stocked bar (selected beers, wines, liqueurs and cocktails) available.
  • Equipment for snorkeling (snorkel, mask, fins) at no extra cost. Wet suits additionally available upon request.
  • A friendly and helpful crew offering you the best available service. Come on board as a guest and leave as a friend !



Riding

Specifications
Type: Motor Catamaran
Category: First Class
Year: 2009
Construction: double-walled fiberglass hull; Botto Astilleros Y Marina, Guayaquil
Certification: Environemental Impact Study, Department of the Environment (Ecuador) and Galapagos National Park Administration.
Length: 30.97m / 101.60 feet
Beam: 11.20 m / 36.75 feet
Speed: 12 knots / 22.22 km/h / 13.81 mp/h
Capacity: up to 16 passengers
Crew: 8 crew members plus 1 hotel manager and 1 naturalist guide level III
Security: SOLAS / IMO Standard
Navigation; GPS, Radar, Radio, Compass, etc.
Engine: 2 x 345 PS/HP Caterpillar Diesel, 2 x 75 kw generators

Deck Plan
Find the detailed deck plan of the Treasure of Galapagos here:

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Itinerary



2016 Itinerary
Itinerary Saturday to Friday (7 days / 6 nights):

Saturday: Baltra (Arrival) - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
Sunday: Ballena Bay- Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz Island)
Monday: Tintoreras- Humedales (Isabela Island)
Tuesday: Punta Moreno - Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
Wednesday: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)- Caleta Tagus (Isabela Island)
Thursday: Puerto Egas (Santiago Island) - Rabida Island
Friday: Bachas (Santa Cruz island) - Baltra (Departure)

Itinerary "A" Friday to Tuesday (5 days / 4 nights):

Friday: (Arrival) - Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
Saturday: Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)- Bartolome Island
Sunday: North Seymour Island- Mosquera
Monday: South Plaza Island- Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)
Tuesday: Interpretation Center (San Cristobal Island) – San Cristobal (Departure)

Itinerary "B" Tuesday to Saturday (5 days / 4 nights):

Tuesday: San Cristobal (Arrival) - Cerro Colorado (San Cristobal Island)
Wednesday: Gardner Bay - Punta Suarez (Española Island)
Thursday: Post Office Bay - Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
Friday: Santa Fe Island - Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)
Saturday: Highlands - Baltra (Departure)


Rates and Dates for Treasure of Galapagos

Rates include:

Accommodation, full board incl. purified drinking water, coffe and tea, all excursions on the islands lead by bilingual naturalist guide (English / Spanish) , on-board cruise manager, use of snorkeling equipment, use of public facilities.
We do not charge fuel surcharges or high season surcharges !

Packages and Options





Transfer and Other Options:



 DescriptionUS$
2012 Transfer from Baltra is included $0
2012 Flight Quito-Baltra-Quito approx $445
2012 Flight Guayaquil-Baltra-Guayaquil $395
2012 A new Fuel Surcharge is proposed - $50 to $70 each way
- to be paid locally
$0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2012 01/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day cruise, AP (SA-FR) 4 /16 Reserve
B 2012 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day cruise, AP (FR-TUE or ... 4 /16 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Galapagos National Park entrance fee (apporx. 100 US-$) and INGALA transit control card fee (approx. 10 US-$), flight to the Galapagos Islands (approx. 440 US-$ round-trip; tickets will be issued by us), alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, use of wetsuits, tips to crew and naturalist guide.

Other Info
Meeting: Galapagos
Airport: Baltra via Quito
Transfer: Quito by flight arrangement

Climate:

What To Bring: