Cachalote (“sperm whale” in Spanish) is a steel-hulled, ketch-rigged, motor sailor, designed and built for comfort in California in 1971.

She was remodelled as recently as 2002, and now provides more space and amenities than ever. Cachalote accommodates 16 passengers in its many twin cabins, and one double cabin.

All cabins have private bathrooms and individual climate control. In addition to excellent service, the Cachalote is known for tasty food and knowledgeable naturalist guides.

Relax on one of the three ample wooden decks, and cruise the archipelago with style.

Key Features:

✓ Fully air-conditioned, private rooms with bathrooms
✓ Stunning barquentine with over 1000 square meters of sail
✓ Kayaks on-board
✓ Snorkel gear
✓ Environmentally sound cruise

Please ask for detailed itinerary information on 4-Day, 5-Day, 6-Day, 8-Day, 10-Day, 11-Day, 15-Day Cruise itineraries for this boat.

Includes:

  • Naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in double cabin
  • Excursions
  • All meals, snacks
    Soft drinks, pure water, coffee, tea
  • Transfers in Galápagos Snorkel equipment

Excludes:

  • Galapagos Transit Control Card ($20)
  • Rounftrip airfare to Galápagos
  • Entrance fee to Galápagos ($100)
  • Wetsuit
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the crew

Itinerary FERNANDINA - 8D/7N

AM Baltra: Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin St./ Tortoise Breeding Center

AM Santiago Island: Chinese Hat/Sombrero Chino
PM Rabida Island

AM Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil
PM Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano

AM Isabela Island: Moreno Point
PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay

AM Isabela Island: Urbina Bay
PM Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

AM Santiago Island: Egas Port
PM Bartholomew Island

AM North Seymour Island
Baltra: Transfer to the Baltra Airport

Itinerary TOWER - 8D/7N

AM Baltra: Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin St./ Tortoise Breeding Center

AM Santa Fe Island
PM South Plaza Island

AM San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill
PM San Cristobal Island: El Junco Lagoon

AM Española Island: Gardner Bay/Islet
PM Española Island: Suarez Point

AM Floreana Island: Cormorant Point
PM Floreana Island: Post Office Bay

AM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

AM Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
PM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillips Steps

AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove
Baltra: Transfer to the Baltra Airport

Year of construction: 1971
Type: Motor Yacht
Category: FIRST CLASS
Length: 86fts / 26mts
Beam: 18fts / 5mts
Capacity: 16 passengers
Main engines: 280 h.p. Caterpillar diesel engine
Max speed: 9 knots

Main Deck: One Double Cabin
Below Deck: 7 Double Cabins with bunk beds.
All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air conditioning
On Board: Saloon, Bar, Large dining room, Sun deck.

Captain, Multilingual naturalist guide, Cook, Engineer, Barman, 3 sailors.

VHF and DSC & HF DSC radios, EPIRB, SART, Satellite tracking device, 2 GPSs, 2 radars, Depth sounder, Flares, Basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, Flotation ring, life rafts with surplus.

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