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Galapagos Cachalote Cruise

Cachalote Motor Sailor

Cachalote Yacht Description

The first class 16 passenger Cachalote I Schooner and its the three main decks of the boat take advantage of the equatorial rays of the sun. Watch passing birds native to the Galapagos or dolphins and whales leisurely swimming by, or simply relax by reading a book or taking a snooze on the large sun decks. What's more is that the Cachalote I is Smart Voyager certified, meaning that they comply with all necessary conservation standards and are also SOLAR certified. The schooner is equipped to cruise with either sail or motor and the crew consists of the captain, cook, engineer, three sailors and a multilingual Naturalist Guide.

Cachalote Yacht Cabins

The Cachalote quarters up to 16 passengers with 7 different cabins to choose from on the upper and lower landings, including one matrimonial cabin. Each has its own private bathroom with hot/cold water showers, and full air-conditioning with units in each room.

Take a look at these other similar Galapagos boats: Odyssey, Tip Top 4, Tip Top 3

Cachalote Cruise Prices

2016 prices per person starting at:

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Description 6 days 8 days 15 days
High Season US$2459 US$3279 US$6149
Low Season US$2459 US$2959 US$5545
Charter High Season US$39359 US$52479 US$98399
Charter Low Season US$39359 US$47359 US$88719
*Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.
- Low Season: May 1- Jun15 / Sep1- Oct 31 & First week of December
- Discounts:

* Special discount for children under twelve years old (one child per adult). This discount is not applicaple over Christmas and New Years departures.
* Single supplement: 50% increase over sharing accommodation rate
- Standby Rates:
* Up to 40% discount over published high season rates based on availability and only if booked 7 days or less before departure.
- Surcharges:
* Fuel surcharge included in the rate.
* A surcharge of $130 NET per person is applicaple during Christmas and New Years weeks

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Rates include:
  • All meals
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide
Not included:
  • US$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance

Additional Information

Important Note: motor sailors use the motor to navigate, this boat does not always travel with the sails up. Sails are only used barely.

Cachalote Itinerary

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Cachalote Photos


Galapagos Cachalote Cruise Cabin

Dining Room

Galapagos Cachalote Boat Dining room

Deck View

Galapagos Cachalote Yacht Deck View

Sun Deck

Galapagos Cachalote Cruise Deck View

Sun Deck

Galapagos Cachalote Sun Deck

Cachalote Deck Plans & Specs

Dining room


Ketchrigged motor sailer. Steel hull, built in 1971 in California. Rebuilt and refurbished in 2002. 280 H.P. caterpillar diesel engine, 7.5 and 20 kilowatt generators for 220 and 110 A.C. 12 volt D.C. 24 mile radar, VHS and SSB marine radios, depth sounder, tender with outboard motor, freezer and refrigerator, desalinator.

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