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.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
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.

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La Pinta Yacht

The La Pinta is a luxurious, new yacht offering a traditional atmosphere for exploring the Galapagos Islands. The La Pinta offers a relaxed yet a comfortable expedition atmosphere, with plush outside cabins, high standards of service, international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes, and all the amenities that make a stellar Galapagos Expedition. This is perfect for those looking for a classic cruise with lots of amenities, or for family reunion groups.


48 Passengers Length: 207 ft Crew: 27 Speed: 12 knots


24 outside cabins with twin or queen beds; some can be triple and connect for families


Private bathroom, air conditioning, hot water, sundeck, bar/salon, Jacuzzi, sea kayaks, glass-bottomed boat


Snorkel equipment available free of charge. Wetsuits are available for rent for$15 + tax for 4D/3N and 5D/4N cruises, and$30 + tax for 8D/7N cruises.

2013 Naturalist Itineraries

8D/7N (Western Islands)

Departures Friday – Friday.  Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates
Western Islands 8 day/7 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Friday Baltra & North Seymour Baltra Airport & North Seymour
Saturday Isabela & Fernandina Punta Vicente Roca & Punta Espinosa
Sunday Isabela Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
Monday Rabida & Santa Cruz Rabida & Dragon Hill
Tuesday Santa Cruz Charles Darwin Station & Highlands
Wednesday Floreana Post Office, Baroness Cove, Cormorant Point & Champion
Thursday Santa Fe & South Plaza Santa Fe & South Plaza
Friday San Cristobal San Cristobal Airport

5 D/4N  (Central Islands)

Departures Monday – Friday.  Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates
Central Islands 5day/7 night Day Islands Visitors Sites
Monday Santa Cruz  Baltra airport, El Chato Tortoise Reserve
Tuesday Santa Cruz, Chinese Hat Bahia Ballena, Chinese Hat
Wednesday Bartolome, Santiago Bartolome, Sullivan Bay
Thursday Genovesa Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip’s Steps
Friday Baltra Baltra airport

4 D/3N  (Eastern & Central Islands)

Departures Friday – Monday.  Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates
Eastern & Central Islands 4 day/3 night Day Islands Visitors Sites
Friday San Cristobal  San Cristobal airport, Cerro Brujo
Saturday San Cristobal Galapaguera Natural, Punta Pitt
Sunday Española Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
Monday Santa Cruz Charles Darwin Station, Baltra airport

2013 cruise Rates 

       8D / 7N
2.573   3.430   6.003  
3.772   5.030   8.802  
$200 adult / $130 child $200 adult / $130 child $200 adult / $130 child
Included in cruise rate Included in cruise rate Included in cruise rate
  • High Season applies for April 3-9 / Dec 21-25 / Dec 31-Jan4 .
  • A fuel surcharge is included in the rates.
  • The La Pinta does not include the option of diving.
  • Please check with our sales staff prior to booking for details on the itinerary and family departures.