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Cachalote Explorer



Relax in the salon and out on deck enjoying the views between island visits and snorkelling during your Galapagos cruise on Cachalote Explorer.

Cachalote Explorer

Price from: £3,150 for 8 days

This motor yacht was built in Vancouver and spent her formative years as a sailing vessel on the west coast of Canada. She has since been redesigned as a comfortable motor cruiser in the Galapagos Islands.

Cachalote Explorer has eight cabins of varying sizes to accommodate a maximum of 16 passengers. All are en-suite and have opening portholes to admit daylight and fresh air. The two cabins on the upper deck also have a window.

The naturalist guide leads twice daily shore excursions and panga rides. Between these you can relax in the large lounge-dining room, chatting with other passengers, looking through reference books and watching DVDs, and learning about the islands from the guide during the daily briefings.

There are several open deck areas for al fresco refreshments, taking in the passing scenery and topping up your tan. These social areas give the yacht a spacious feel.

Cachalote Explorer key features

  • Relax in the large salon
  • Shaded and sunny deck areas
  • Island visits, swimming and snorkelling
  • En-suite air conditioned passenger cabins
  • Choice of twin, double and queen size beds
  • Sturdy design ensure stability

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Itinerary A - 7 nights / 8 days

  1. WED: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Highlands and Charles Darwin Research Station
  2. THU: Sombrero Chino and Rabida
  3. FRI: Isabela: Sierra Negra volcano and Puerto Villamil
  4. SAT: Isabela: Punta Moreno and Elizabeth Bay
  5. SUN: Isabela: Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove
  6. MON: Fernandina: Punta Espinosa. Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
  7. TUE: Santiago: Puerto Egas. Bartolome
  8. WED: North Seymour. Depart San Baltra

Itinerary B - 7 nights / 8 days

  1. WED: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Highlands and Charles Darwin Research Station
  2. THU: South Plaza and Santa Fe
  3. FRI: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo, Galapaguera and El Junco
  4. SAT: Espanola: Gardner Bay, Gardner and Osborn Islets and Punta Suarez
  5. SUN: Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown and Post Office Bay
  6. MON: Santa Cruz: Cerro Dragon. Santiago: Sullivan Bay
  7. TUE: Genovesa: Darwin Bay and El Barranco
  8. WED: Santa Cruz: Turtle Cove. Depart Baltra

Cachalote Explorer has eight cabins. All are air conditioned and have an en-suite shower room with a hand basin, flush toilet and hot and cold running water.

Cabin one, with a queen bed, a lower single berth and an upper single berth, and cabin two which has a double bed plus an upper single berth, are on the upper deck. These cabins have a window and portholes.

Cabins three to eight on the lower deck and have portholes, as opposed to windows. Cabins three, four and seven have a double bed and an upper single, cabins five and six have a double bed and cabin eight has a lower single and an upper single bed.

Technical Specifications

Year of construction:1988
Type:Motor vessel
Capacity:16 passengers
Accommodation:The eight cabins are arranged on two decks, with cabins own and two on the upper deck and the others on the lower deck. They vary in size and layout, and include twin, double and triple configurations. Each has an en-suite shower room.
On Board:The air conditioned salon, with sitting and dining areas, a bar and TV, is on the main deck, which also has a open deck to the rear with cushioned seating, a table and chairs. Above this is an shaded open area on the upper deck with sunloungers, and a ladder up to a sundeck. Cachalote Explorer has snorkelling equipment for passenger use.
Cruising speed:8 knots
Crew:The capitan, four sailors, engineers, cook, barman and a multilingual naturalist guide

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