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Galapagos Honeymoon ideal mega yacht Isabela II

Galapagos Isabela II

Tour the Galapagos Islands in style on board the Isabela II, a 40-passenger luxurious yacht with 20 double cabins for guests who enjoy the finer things in life. One of the most elegant and upmarket yachts in Galapagos waters, this is the perfect vessel for a Galapagos honeymoon or for those looking to explore in style.

Galapagos Honeymoon travel on board the Isabela II Yacht

All 20 cabins on board are spacious and have their own private bathrooms - as you might expect. They really do offer everything you could imagine from a high-end cruising vessel. However, it is the social areas that really stand out.

The three public decks offer all the space you would find on a much larger vessel. With amenities that include a bar-salon, dining room, observation area, Jacuzzi and solarium, all your onboard needs are catered for. 

Watch whales and dolphins from the viewing deck, snorkel in the shallow waters around the coast or head out in a glass bottom boat to explore the underwater world without getting wet.

Enjoy your eight-day cruise on board and take in the highlights of a Galapagos Islands tour. Visit Darwin Bay, Bartolome Island and Post Office Bay, amongst others, and you’ll experience the real magic of the Galapagos.

Couples looking for the perfect Galapagos honeymoon experience can enjoy a romantic dinner on board and then gaze out from the observation deck at the stunning backdrop provided by these incredible islands. Retire to your well-appointed and stylish cabin for a Galapagos tour with a touch of luxury.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect Galapagos honeymoon or simply an adventure with a touch of luxury, the Isabela II can provide it. One of the finest ships sailing the Galapagos waters today, this is a tour you will never forget.

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Galapagos Isabela II technical specifications

Category: Deluxe      
Built:1979 (remodeled numerous times)      
Tonnage: 1025 tons      
Type: Motor Yacht      
Capacity: 40 guests      
Length: 53.72m      
Beam: 11.58m      
Speed:10 knots      
Crew: 24      
Electricity:     110 Volts 60 Hz.      
Engines: 2 GM Detroit Diesel 900 BHP      
Fire Detector: Automatic control from the bridge      
Decks: 3 (Sun deck, Cabin deck, Main deck)      
Naturalist:     3 Guides      
Lifeboats: 2 units semi enclosed      
Landing Craft: 3 Zodiacs + glass bottom boat      
Medical Officer: Permanently on board      
Safety Certificates: SOLAS 74 - ISM      
Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar, and GPS

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Isabela - Galapagos Cruise Itinerary

7 nights
Tue Baltra / North Seymour Island
Wed Española (Hood):
Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez
Thu Floreana: Point Cormorant / Post Office Bay
Fri Santa Cruz: Darwin Station / Highlands of Santa Cruz
Sat Tower (Genovesa): Darwin Bay /
Prince Philips Steps
Sun Isabela: Tagus Cove Fernandina: Punta Espinosa
Mon Santiago (James): Puerto Egas / Bartolome
Tue Baltra

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Galapagos Cruises - Isabela II Yacht Day By Day Itinerary

Sample cruise itinerary

Day 1
TUESDAY - Baltra Island

Morning arrival to Baltra Island by TAME flight and immediate transfer to the dock to board the ISABELA II.   Welcome introductory briefing and lunch.
North Seymour Island
Afternoon disembarkation (dry landing) for a walk along the coast and the interior of the island, observing bird colonies of blue footed boobies, frigate birds, swallow tailed gulls and also sea lions and marine iguanas.   A shorter walk is also available.  Welcome Cocktail offered by the Captain.  Naturalist's briefing on the next day's activities and dinner.

Day 2
WEDNESDAY - Gardner Bay (Hood Island)

After breakfast, disembark (wet landing) at a white coral beach where you can take a short walk and watch the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach.  There is great snorkeling in this area (snorkeling equipment is available for passengers at no extra cost), or ride the glass-bottom boat around Gardner or Tortuga islets.
Punta Suárez (Hood Island) 
Afternoon dry landing for an exciting walk on lava terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the Waved Albatrosses (May - December) and the famous blowhole.  A shorter walk is also available.  For those not planning to walk there will be panga (dinghy) ride along the coastline of Punta Suárez.  Naturalist's briefing and dinner.

Day 3
THURSDAY - Point Cormorant (Floreana Island)
After breakfast, disembark at Point Cormorant (wet landing) for an easy walk to see the flamingos that inhabit a brackish-water lagoon, and other birds like ducks, stilts, sandpipers, etc.  There is great snorkeling from the beach or near by, at the Devil's Crown.  Those who do not snorkel can enjoy a ride on the glass-bottom boat.   Lunch on board.
Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
Wet landing at the historical Post Office Bay to learn about the human side of the islands, its early inhabitants and the adventures of pirates and whalers.  Then, a panga ride will take you to nearby islets to observe sea lions, rays and sea turtles, boobies and possibly the Galapagos penguin.  Naturalist's briefing and dinner.

Day 4
FRIDAY - Santa Cruz Island
After breakfast, disembark (dry landing) to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens, an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest and many land birds.  Then a stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before driving to the highlands for lunch at a farm. 

Afternoon in the highlands, visiting the Scalesia forest and the twin pit craters Los Gemelos.   From December to mid-April a visit to see the giant tortoises in the wild may be included, if weather conditions are good.   Naturalist's briefing and dinner.

Day 5
SATURDAY - Darwin Bay (Tower Island)
Morning wet landing for an easy stroll observing thousands of bird life, mainly frigate birds, red footed and masked boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds.   If you wish you can continue walking over sharp lava and uneven terrain, or just go back to the beach to enjoy swimming and snorkeling at this beautiful natural harbor.  Those most adventurous can look for Hammerhead sharks, snorkeling along the cliffs.    Lunch on board.
Prince Philip's Steps (Tower Island)
The afternoon starts with a very interesting panga ride along the cliffs and then disembark (dry landing) on rocks for a steep climb (90 feet) and then a leveled walk for about a mile to the other side of this small island observing large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and the short-eared owl.  Naturalist's briefing and dinner.

Day 6
Early risers will enjoy cruising  right in front of famous Ecuador Volcano, which rises off the water line with one of its halves completely collapsed, and now resting underwater, while crossing the Equator line.
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
The morning brings us to the youngest island, Fernandina.  Disembark (dry landing) for a one-mile walk.  Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness with lots of wildlife.  Having no introduced mammals, Fernandina has a very unique environment with the highest density of marine iguanas, sharing their space with sea lions, sally-light foot crabs, hawks, penguins and the flightless cormorant.  Lunch on board. 
Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Afternoon disembarkation at Tagus Cove, a protected natural harbor.  A walk uphill takes you around Darwin’s saltwater crater lake for a superb view.  There is also the possibility of a dinghy ride along the shoreline to see the unique fauna of the largest island in the Archipelago, such as flightless cormorants, pelicans, boobies, sea lions, etc.   Conference and briefing before dinner.

Day 7
MONDAY - Puerto Egas (James Island)
Wet landing for a mid-length walk.  Most of the landscape is tuff-stone layers and lava flows. This is a great opportunity to see land and marine birds.  At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and there is a colony of fur-sea lions.  Good snorkeling and swimming from the beach after the walk.  Lunch on board.
Bartolome Island
Disembark at Bartolome Island (dry landing) for a hike to the summit.  This is a steep climb aided by a wooden staircase; the view from the top is worth the effort.  There will be time for a panga ride around Pinnacle Rock to observe penguins, to enjoy the beach (wet landing), snorkeling and swimming from the beach, or a ride on the glass-bottom boat.   Farewell cocktail and departure briefing.

Day 8
After breakfast, departure to the port and airport to take the flight back to the continent.

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Galapagos Isabela II deck plan

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Galapagos Isabela II cruise rates 2015

7 Days 5 Days 5 Days
Master Suite Queen US$5390 US$3592 US$3592
Classic Cabin Twin / Double US$5153 US$3435 US$3435
Standard Cabin Double US$4857 US$3237 US$3237

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