Samba Yacht Galapagos

Samba Yacht Galapagos

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The Samba is a true European Dutch classic and a stately and comfortable Galapagos sailing vessel. Guests will be pleasantly accommodated in seven double rooms, six with air-conditioning, and each with private facilities and hot water. An ample dining room/salon connects to an outdoor dining facility with large tables, a TV and video system, sound system, mini library of books and videos, and a small bar. The Samba is a graceful, top-quality craft; she is as environmentally friendly as she is socially responsible. She is locally owned, and the entire crew is devoted to making your journey the trip of a lifetime.

Galapagos Itineraries

  • TUE Arrival to Baltra, Mosquera Islet
  • WED Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
  • THU Marchena: Mejia Point, Black Beach
  • FRI Isabela: Abermarle Point, Vicente Roca Point
  • SAT Fernandina: Espinoza Point, Isabela: Urbina Bay
  • SUN Isabela: Elizabeth Bay, Moreno Point
  • MON Floreana: Asilo de la Paz, Cerro Alieri, Loberia
  • TUE Santa Cruz: Highlands, Transfer to Baltra´s airport
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  • TUE Arrival to Baltra, Santa Cruz: Highlands
  • WED Floreana: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Post Office Bay, Baroness Lookout
  • THU Española: Osborn islet, Gardner Islet, Gardner Bay, Suarez Point
  • FRI San Cristobal: Lobos Island, Kicker Rock, Pitt Point
  • SAT Santa Fe, South Plaza, Santa Cruz: Carrion Point
  • SUN Chinese Hat, Bartholomew
  • MON Santiago: James Bay, Red Beach - Rabida
  • TUE North Seymour, Transfer to Baltra´s airport
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Yacht Specifications

Samba Yacht Galapagos

  • Length: 78ft, 24m
  • Beam: 18ft, 5.5m
  • Speed: 8.5 knots cruising
  • Crew: 5 + guide
  • Capacity: 14 passengers

Deck Plan

Trip Outline

The Samba is owned & operated by a local Galapagos family, with decades of experience showcasing the islands to tourists.

With capacity of just 14 passengers, the Samba provides a more personal & intimate Galapagos cruise experience.

Attractive social areas include: ample dining room/lounge connecting to an al fresco dining area, TV and video, music system, small library, and bar.

The “North & West” itinerary is highly recommended, with visits to Isabela, Fernandina & Genovesa included in 8 days. Or why not join both itineraries into a comprehensive 15-day loop?

The Samba has 3 kayaks available for guest use (1 double, 2 single).


  • Number of cabins: 6 twin cabins with double lower beds and single upper, 1 double cabin upper deck
  • Private bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • Room towels
  • Beach towels
  • 110v Electricity point in cabin
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sundeck
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
  • Reading Material
  • TV/DVD - Communal
  • Emergency Satellite Phone
  • Wetsuits for hire
  • Kayaks
  • Meals: From lunch on Day 1, until breakfast on the final day.
  • Accommodation with private bathroom.
  • Excursions as listed in the itinerary, with a certified naturalist bilingual guide (Spanish/English).
  • Snorkel equipment *Depending on the cruise.
  • Drinking water, tea, coffee, snacks.
  • Entrance fees Galapagos:
    • Galapagos National Park $100 pp (subject to change).
    • Galapagos transit control card $20 pp (subject to change).
  • Flight: International Flights.
  • Quito/Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil.
  • Singles supplement *Depending on the cruise.
  • Alcoholic beverages & colas (there is a bar on board).
  • Tips for guides and crew.
  • Any other personal expenses.