The Cachalote

“Great crew who really looked after us. Very good vegetarian food.”

Lisa Pritchard

Cachalote decking
Cachalote dining
Cachalote cabin
Cachalote decking


Prices from: £2,625pp for 8 days

Cachalote is a distinctive schooner rigged motor yacht. She is fully air conditioned for your comfort and has 3 decks for relaxing in the open air.

Cachalote  was built in 1971 and remodelled in 2002 and has 8 cabins, all with their own bathrooms with hot and cold running water. They have individual climate control allowing you to adjust the temperature as you wish.

The 3 wooden decks offer loads of space and have cushioned seats where you sit and soak up the sun as you unwind with other passengers between island visits. The main deck houses the lounge where you’ll find a TV and DVD player, bar and the dining room where you’ll be treated to delicious meals throughout your cruise.

Cachelote Highlights

  • Accommodates 16 passengers
  • Good sized lounge and dining room
  • Smart Voyager certified yacht
  • En-suite cabins with individual climate control
  • Friendly crew and relaxed atmosphere
  • Multilingual naturalist guide
  • 3 sun decks with ample seating

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Itinerary A – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. WED: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Highlands and Charles Darwin Station
  2. THU: South Plaza. Santa Fe
  3. FRI: San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo, Galapaguera and El Junco
  4. SAT: Espanola: Gardner Bay 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: El Barranco and Darwin Bay
  8. WED: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove. Depart Baltra

Itinerary B – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. WED: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Highlands and Charles Darwin Station
  2. THU: Sombrero Chino. Rabida
  3. FRI: Isabela: Tintoreras, Sierra Negra and Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Centre
  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 Baltra







Cachalote Deck Plan

Cachalote cabin 8

There is one double cabin (no. 8) on the main deck, to the front of the salon and dining area. It has a double bed, two portholes and a window, and a shower room with hot and cold running water.

Cachalote cabins 1-7

There are 7 double cabins (no.s 1-7) on the lower deck. These all have a lower double bunk and an upper single bunk, a porthole (rather than a window), and a shower room with hot and cold running water.

Technical Specifications

Year of construction: 1971
Type: Schooner rigged motor yacht
Capacity: 16 passengers
Accommodation: 7 cabins with twin beds and 1 cabin with a double bed. All are air conditioned and have private bathrooms and safes
On Board: Dining room, bar and lounge with TV and DVD player, 3 wooden decks with plenty of seating.
Maximum speed: 9 knots
Crew: 7 + guide

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