Isabela 15 Day Galapagos
Located in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 1000km off the coast of Ecuador, straddling the equator. The isolation of these islands has permitted life forms to evolve into species found only in Galapagos. Famously observed by Charles Darwin, his research contributed to the fame of the islands.
The archipelago encompasses over 50 islands of volcanic origin that are spread out over an area of about 4500 sq. kms. The oldest of these is not more than 2.4 million years old, a baby in geological terms. The islands are among the most volcanically active group of islands in the world.
The Galapagos gained fame with the publication of Darwin’s Voyage Of The Beagle and Origin Of The Species, but also with various scientific expeditions, notably, The California Academy of Sciences in 1906.
The Galapagos National Park was established in 1959 to protect the unique and therefore precious flora and fauna of the islands. In that same year the Charles Darwin Research Station was founded in Academy Bay on Isla Santa Cruz. Both of these help to create the well managed and protected national park we have today.
Isabela 15 Day Galapagos itinerary:
Embark upon our very spacious and comfortable Superior First Class motor yacht. With panoramic windows in the salon and great deck space, Beluga is a fantastic way to cruise the islands in speed and style.
Equipped with the most modern safety systems, Beluga accommodates 16 passengers in 8 double cabins. Each cabin has their own private bathroom equipped with hot & cold water showers. Beluga is fully air conditioned, has spacious social areas with all the comforts and facilities of a superior first class motor yacht; panoramic windows in the salon/dining area.
Enjoy your time on board in the spacious sundeck or relax in the shade of the top deck while cruising between the islands.
|Category :||Superior First Class|
|Capacity :||16 passengers|
|Length :||110 ft.|
|Beam :||23 ft.|
|Cruise Range :||12 knots cruising.|
|Type :||Motor Vessel, Steel hull|
Mechanical Equiptment :
|Twin Scania Diesel Electronic 450 HP each, 3 Perkins generators for 110v and 220v, 2 reverse osmosis water makers, auto pilot system, sewage treatment plant|
Safety Equipment :
VHF and DSC & HF DSC radios. DPIRB, SART, satellite tracking device, 2 GPS’s, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew.
|Guest Accommodation :||8 Double cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Security safe in each cabin.|