ex San Cristóbal and Baltra (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)
Quick facts - Level: Luxury | Passengers: 16 | Duration: 3/4/5/7 nights | Length: 113 feet | Cruising speed: 15 knots | Operator: Golden Galapagos
A luxury catamaran which offers comfort and stability, plenty of space and high-end facilities. The interiors have picture windows, the dining room, bar and briefing lounge are air-conditioned and the lounge offers a 180 degree panoramic view. On the sky deck there is a partially covered al-fresco dining area, a hot tub and sun loungers. She has a cruise manager who organises daily activities and a qualified naturalist guide.
Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
An experienced naturalist guide leads daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions and presentations are given on board. Ocean Spray carries two kayaks that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. The use of snorkelling gear and wetsuits is included.
The 8 air-conditioned double/twin cabins are spacious and very comfortable and split between the main deck and upper deck. They all have a private outdoor balcony with a sliding glass door and a private bathroom. All cabins can be made up with either a double king bed or twin beds, and cabins can also be adjoining. There is also a single cabin on the upper deck, usually used for a member of a small group or family, with no single supplement applied.
Ocean Spray operates a 14 night programme which is a combination of two 7 night cruises starting on a Saturday: Itinerary A and Itinerary B. 3, 4 and 5 night itineraries are also possible: Saturday-Tuesday (3 nights Itinerary B), Tuesday-Saturday (4 nights Itinerary B), Saturday-Thursday (5 nights Itinerary A).
Itinerary A - Isabela/Española
Day 1 (Saturday): Baltra, Sombrero Chino
Day 2: Isabela (Punta Vicente Roca), Fernandina (Punta Espinosa)
Day 3: Isabela (Tagus Cove, Urvina Bay)
Day 4: Isabela (Elizabeth Bay, Punta Moreno)
Day 5: Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Research Station, Highlands)
Day 6: Plaza Sur, Santa Fé
Day 7: Española (Gardner Bay, Punta Suárez)
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Visitor Interpretation Centre, La Galapaguera)
Itinerary B - Floreana/Genovesa
Day 1 (Saturday): San Cristóbal (Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock)
Day 2: San Cristóbal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)
Day 3: Floreana (Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Devil's Crown)
Day 4: Santa Cruz (Caleta Tortuga Negra), Bartolomé
Day 5: Genovesa (Darwin Bay, El Barranco)
Day 6: Santiago (Playa Espumilla, Buccaneer Cove, Punta Egas)
Day 7: Seymour Norte, Santa Cruz (Highlands)
Day 8: Isla Mosquera, Baltra
8 double cabins with a private balcony; 4 on the main deck (32 sq metres) and 4 on the upper deck (23 sq metres) which can be made up as either a double or twin.
1 single cabin with balcony (18 sq metres) on the upper deck.
|Ocean Spray 7 night cruise|
|1 Jan 2021||31 Dec 2021||7||Double cabin||$7,225|
|1 Jan 2022||31 Dec 2022||7||Double cabin||$7,550|
Peak season departures (Christmas and New Year,) have a 10% supplement per person supplement.
25% discount for children under 12 years of age (1 child per 2 adults; not applicable during peak times).
Single supplement is 50% (100% during peak times).