THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.

Fundación Scalecia Galapagos

Think Globally, Educate Locally.

The children of the world are the hope for its future. We believe in education as one of the principal tools to ensure sustainability in the long term. The Scalesia Foundation is the only non-governmental institution that is investing 100% of its efforts in EDUCATION on the Islands.

Latin Excursions is an important contributor of Fundación Scalecia please visit our foundation's friends page

Islander Catamaran

This 48-passenger luxury yacht offers guests an intimate Galapagos experience, with the amenities and high class service discerning travelers expect. The cruise style focuses on the natural history of the Galapagos Islands, and because of the Islander’s affiliation with National Geographic, often has photographers on board to assist with photography tips and lead photography-focused excursions. Relax in the evening at the onboard spa; there is also a fitness center. The Islander includes mainland services in Quito or Guayaquil and cannot be reserved as cruise-only.


48 Passengers
Length: 164 ft
Crew: 32
Speed: 9 knots


24 outside cabins; contact for more details on single, double and triple cabins on the main, bridge and upper decks.


Private bathroom, Air conditioning, Hot water, Sundeck, Bar/Salon, Jacuzzi, Sea kayaks


Equipment available free of charge.

2013 Naturalist Itineraries

10 Days/9 Nights  (Central, Western & Eastern Islands)

Departures Saturday-Monday.  Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.
Central, Western & Eastern Islands 10 Days/9 Nights Days Islands Visitors Site
Saturday US to Guayaquil Guayaquil overnight
Sunday Baltra, Seymour Baltra airport, Saymour
Monday Rabida Rabida
Tuesday Fernandina Fernandina
Wednesday Isabela Isabela
Thursday Santiago Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas
Friday Santa Cruz Highlands, El Chato, Puerto Ayora
Saturday San Cristobal San Cristobal
Sunday Baltra, Guayaquil Depart to Guayaquil
Monday International departure International departure

2013 Cruise Rates

 Category 1  Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5
From $5,720 $6,510 $7,040 $7,560 $9,400
Single $8,580 $9,760 n/a n/a n/a


Miami>Guayaquil:  From $660 (economy)  from $1,600 (first class)

Round Trip Guayaquil-Galapagos:   Adults from $450 (economy only).  Children under 12 from $210

  • Please check with our sales staff prior to booking for details on active and family departures.
  • This boat does not include the option of diving.
  • Fuel surcharge is included in the rate.
  • Itineraries may be combined into one. You would not be visiting same site twice.
  • For single cabin a supplement may apply
  • A supplement and special conditions may apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter departures.