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Galapagos Samba Cruise

Duration8 days
Price From $3,904
Highlights
  • checkAbout SambaGalapagos Samba Cruise has a 14-guest capacity. It's has a steel-hulled motor yacht with stabilizing sail.
  • checkDesignBuilt in 1966 in Netherlands and refurbished in 2007.
  • checkSocial AreasBe amazed by the stunning panoramic view from the whirlpool on the Sun Deck, and enjoy tasty meal in the charming "Al Fresco" dining area.
  • checkSafety EquipmentAll our cruise ships operate in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization guidelines.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Galapagos Islands on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.
General information
Class Tourist Superior
Capacity 14 Passengers
Construction year Remodeled in 2007
Type Steel-hulled motor yacht with stabilizing sail
Length 23.77 m. / 78 ft.
Width 5.48 m. / 18 ft.
Cabins 6 air-conditioned double cabins and 1 exterior double bed cabin
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits Snorkeling equipment included and wetsuits (available for rent)
Itinerary
NORTH AND WESTERN (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - MOSQUERA ISLET
    Rebecca Adventure Travel MOSQUERA ISLET
    AM: On arrival at Baltra Airport all visitors pay their entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park and get their hand luggage checked by the Quarantine system.
    PM: Imagine a beach rising from the ocean floor in the middle of nowhere. Imagine sand grains as soft as sugar. Now imagine a sea lion colony and a fabulous sunset. You are here! Mosquera Islet is by far the best beginning of a Galápagos journey. This volcanic uplift that dates from 100 thousand years ago, is a geological treasure for an admirable start.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - DARWIN BAY - PRINCE PHILIP’S STEPS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Prince-Philips-steps
    AM: Darwin Bay is the home of many nesting sea birds. Following a wet landing and with the early morning light you will blend in with the red-footed boobies displaying for potential mates as they collect nesting material.
    PM: The steep ascend takes you 100 feet above sea level, to be welcomed by the elegant silhouette of a red-billed tropic bird and the aerobatic Galapagos shearwater, both interact with the precipice on fast approaches.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - MEJIA POINT - PLAYA NEGRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Kayak
    AM: Punta Mejía is one of the best sites in the Archipelago to snorkel. The calm and clear deep blue water of the northwest coast and the dark hostile topography of the location gives the sensation of witnessing the beginning of our planet and its underwater world.
    PM: Playa Negra is always an exciting experience. More than once in the past we have seen bottle-nosed dolphins, other cetaceans or feeding frenzies.
    • ActivityActivityHike, Snorkeling, Kayaking
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - ALBEMARLE POINT - VICENTE ROCA POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Vicente-Roca-Penguin
    AM: Punta Albemarle, the farthest north point of Isabela, was one important US radar station to prevent any Japanese attempt of destroying the Panama Channel.
    PM: Vicente Roca is the home of tuff cones and lava dikes and is fertile ground for erosion and the disaster of collapse.
    • ActivityActivityHiking
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 SATURDAY - PUNTA ESPINOZA - URBINA BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel URBINA BAY
    AM: Punta Espinoza the shoreline is teeming with life. Reptiles, birds, and mammals all coexist, singing and sexing. It is a living museum with piles of marine iguanas, playful sea lions, hard-working flightless cormorants, dwarf penguins, busy Sally light-foot crabs, and much more.
    PM: On Isabela nature seems to hunt for the largest. The exceptional coastal plain at Urbina Bay attracts prehistoric giants in the wild, such as the largest land iguanas.
    • ActivityActivityHike, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 SUNDAY - ELIZABETH BAY - MORENO POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Beach in Isabela
    AM: Elizabeth Bay is the only place on the Earth where old tropical mangrove forests and penguins can be conjugated in the same sentence.
    PM: Charles Darwin was amazed by the colonization of plants and the start of life over this terrain. He thought this process could easily compare to the origin of life on our planet.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 MONDAY - ALIERI HILL - LOBERIA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Itinerary Sealion
    AM: On the way to the humid zone we stop to climb Alieri Hill. A good number of steps will take us to a breathtaking view. A fantastic landscape decorated with lichens and epiphytes..
    PM: In the afternoon we land to visit la lobería (sea lion rockery) and swim or snorkel on the beach. It is a refreshing end to a wonderful day.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingles and Double cabins
  • DAY 8 MONDAY - HIGHLANDS (SANTA CRUZ) - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz Highlands Galapagos
    AM: Highlands of Santa Cruz. At 1800 feet the greenery offers the opportunity to admire the remnant of a Galapagos mature forest.
    PM: Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Departure
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingle and Double Cabins
SOUTH, EAST & CENTRAL (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - BALTRA AIRPORT - HIGHLANDS OF SANTA CRUZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach
    AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.
    PM: The first visit is Rancho “El Manzanillo” located in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, where you will have a snack. After this, you will have the opportunity to see the Galapagos Tortoise in the wild.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 WENDESDAY- CORMORANT POINT & CHAMPION - POST OFFICE BAY & THE BARRONESS LOOKOUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Post-Office-Bay
    AM: Punta Cormorant lays on the northern shore of Floreana and is the house of greater flamingos and sea turtles. Champion Islet, this small piece of land is one of two places where the Floreana mocking bird survives after its extinction on the big Island.
    PM: Post Office Bay has left a legacy of pirates, whalers, scientific expeditions, and intense stories of slaying and constant ambiguity.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - SUAREZ POINT - GARDNER BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Gardner-Bay
    AM: This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of the fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, and see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.
    PM: Sullivan Bay is incomparable to any other visitor’s site; setting foot at the recently solidified lava flow is like landing on the moon!
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - LOBOS ISLAND & KICKER ROCK - PITT POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel LOBOS ISLAND GALAPAGOS
    AM: After a dry landing on Isla Lobos, we walk on over very rocky terrain. To your surprise, red balloons will soon bound you, great and magnificent pirates nest on this small flat Island.
    PM: On Punta Pitt, we do a wet landing late in the afternoon to climb a tuff cone and enjoy the sunset. This point is closest to mainland South America.
    • ActivityActivityHiking,Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 SATURDAY - BARRINGTON BAY - SOUTH PLAZA & CARRION POINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND GALAPAGOS
    AM: Barrington Bay is one of the most picturesque inlets of all visitor sites of the Galapagos. The white sand on the seabed reflects the light to turn the calm waters turquoise.
    PM: The dry landing takes you to a brilliant combination of life and colors. Land iguanas wandering through bright red carpet weed, Swallow-tailed gulls nesting around the overhang tops, and red-billed tropicbirds and shearwaters flying with dancing displays.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 SUNDAY - SULLIVAN BAY - BARTHOLOMEW
    Rebecca Adventure Travel SULLIVAN BAY
    AM: The coiled shiny structures of the pahoehoe lava appear as if they were formed yesterday. Lava tubes run like petrified rivers and white sand from eroded coral surrounds the black rock, scenic falls short.
    PM: Bartolome Island offers an explosive volcanic landscape. Get ready to climb above 270 feet to admire the dramatic spatter cones and the view of Pinnacle Rock that everyone wants.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabin
  • DAY 7 MONDAY - JAMES BAY - RABIDA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel WITCH HILL GALAPAGOS
    AM: James Bay, also known as Puerto Egas, has magical shorelines that combine tuff cone, lava flows and organic sand. A rocky coast with a very gentle slope is used by a great number of shore birds and reptiles.
    PM:The island of Rábida has lavas rich in iron and after millions of years of exposure to air they have turned red.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 MONDAY - NORTH SEYMOUR - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-Island
    AM: The visit to North Seymour is the best way of saying goodbye to the Galapagos. Following a dry landing at sunrise we will walk amongst the largest blue-footed booby colony of the Islands. If breeding you will enjoy their dancing and singing to find a mate.
    PM: Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Departure
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
Inclusions
  • Bus Transport Airport transfers in Galapagos (when your flights arrive on the same day as start date of the cruise and when your flight leaves the same day as the end date of your cruise)
  • Double and single accommodation
  • Tour Guide All activities as described with a bilingual naturalist guide
  • assistance 24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance
  • Meals Water, tea, coffee unlimited
  • Meals All meals on board of the cruise from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on last cruise day
  • Gear Equipment Wet Suites
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling Gear
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights from/to Galapagos (we can also arrange the flights for you)
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p.
    + Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p.
    + Isabela dock fee $10 p.p. (if the itinerary includes Isabela island)
    + Transportation between Baltra Airport – cruise terminal fee ($5 p.p.) each way
    + Water taxis (from and to the shore)
    + Alcoholic drinks
    + Personal expenses
    + Optional tips for the guide
    + Personal travel insurance
     

Additional information

CRUISE INFORMATION

Are you looking for an amazing Galapagos cruise?
Dutch-built with teak decks in 1966 as a luxury private yacht, the Galapagos Samba Cruise is now a perfectly well-converted cruise boat specialized for Galapagos Islands vacations. The Galapagos Samba Cruise accommodates 14 guests, a perfect number to enjoy the magic of the Islands with privacy and flexibility. Its professional, experienced, and friendly crew and naturalist guide are devoted to making your journey a trip of a lifetime.

The upper deck with an outside dining area and sun protection are ideal for bird and marine life watching. On the main deck, is an outside area there is a dining salon with a library with TV/VCR and Stereo, here is where briefings and conference talks are given, and planning about the next day’s activities. Foredeck has enough space for sunbathing, dolphin watching, or just relaxing and observing marine life and the beautiful landscape of the islands. The ample and comfortable space on deck makes this boat ideal for nature and photography cruises, enjoying the Galapagos first-class experience.

Rebecca did the Galapagos Samba Cruise herself and wrote a blog about it, you can read it here. 
 
A cruise is the best way to discover the Galapagos Islands. Explore the islands aboard these beautiful Galapagos cruises. And don’t forget to check out our Galapagos Last Minute Cruise Deals!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • It is suggested to have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance and Covid-19 Coverage. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Cruises have fixed departures so, before booking the cruise and flight tickets, please check dates and itineraries with us. Since The Galapagos is a destination in high demand, the availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options we have available during the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises are required to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise they will charge an extra fee. Please check with us and we will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight tickets arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: An important focus of the tours is that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which will be the guarantee for authentic (preferably family-owned) hotels, high-quality tours, great service, and last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers like to do a Galapagos Island Hopping, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour through Ecuador, the local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurances up to 3 million EUR. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and Whatsapp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout the travel journey: Although online contact is essential, personal service is very important too. That is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice in the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen (The Netherlands). During the trip, there will be local personal hostesses on the different destinations e.g. the Galapagos Islands.
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