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
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.
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.

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M/Y Stella Maris

Silver GalapagosCruising in the Galapagos is, without a doubt, one of the most ideal ways to travel around the islands. Soon, travelers will have one more option to choose from: the exclusive yacht Stella Maris.

To be sure, the Stella Maris yacht is no stranger to luxury. It was constructed by the Italian builder Picchiotti in 1987 and has been sailing the waters ever since under different birth names for private and charter journeys. Now it has been completely renovated and restored, making the boat better than ever, to serve today’s contemporary travelers and their needs.

Style and comfort will welcome and accommodate the 16 guests as they disembark during the day to snorkel with giant turtles around colorful reefs and hike alongside curious blue footed boobies, then return back to the ship afterwards for refreshing cocktails and rest in cozy, air-conditioned suites. The cruise itineraries on the Stella Maris have been carefully designed to boast the best that the Galapagos Islands have to offer: the immense (and lazy) sea lions of San Cristobal Island, breathtaking landscapes of Bartholomew, azure blue waves of the beaches at South Plazas, bright pink flamingoes at Espumilla Beach, and so much more.

4 Suites are found on the aft below deck, and 2 Suites are located on the front main deck. The crème de la crème accommodation is the Master Suite on the 2nd aft deck which delights with private access to an outdoor lounge just for its inhabitants. From what better space is there to observe the dramatic passage of the Galapagos Islands and its wondrous creatures before your very eyes?


16 Passengers
Length: 293 ft


6 oversized Suites for 16 passengers


Ocean-view suites, indoor lounge, open bridge policy, dining room, observation deck, Jacuzzi with sun chairs, saloon.


Snorkel equipment and wetsuits available free of charge.

2015  Itineraries

Tour A: 8D/7N

Departures Monday-Monday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

Tour A 8 day / 7 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Monday San Cristobal San Cristobal, Lobos Island
Tuesday Punta Pitt, Witch Hill
Wednesday Gardner Bay, Suarez Point
Thursday Floreana Cormorant Point, Post Office Bay
Friday North Seymour North Seymour, Bartholomew Island
Saturday Genovesa El Barranco, Darwin Bay
Sunday South Plazas, Santa Fe South Plazas Island, Santa Fe Island
Monday Santa Cruz, Baltra El Chato, Twin Craters, Baltra airport

Tour B: 8D/7N

Departures Monday-Monday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

Tour B: 8 day / 7 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Monday Baltra, Santa Cruz Baltra airport, Charles Darwin Research Center
Tuesday Rabida Chinese Hat, Rabida Island
Wednesday Espumilla Beach, Caleta Bucanero, Egas Point
Thursday Isabela Espinoza Point, Caleta Tagus
Friday Isabela Elizabeth Bay, Moreno Point
Saturday Isabela Tintoreras wetlands, Wall of Tears, Tortoise Breeding Center
Sunday Santa Cruz El Chato, Twin Craters, Tortuga Bay
Monday San Cristobal Interpretation Center, airport

2015 Cruise Rates

The M/Y Stella Maris is available for charters. Please contact us for more details on rates and available departures.

  • A fuel surcharge per person may apply.
  • A single supplement mayapply for single occupancy rooms; please inquire for more details.
  • Triple cabins may be available in accommodation categories; please inquire for more details.
  • Galapagos National Park fee ($100 per person), Galapagos Ingala transit card fee ($10 per person), and round-trip Galapagos flights are NOT included in the rates above.
  • A supplement and special conditions may apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter departures.