Yacht La Pinta: luxury, pleasure & comfort

EQ Touring is proud to present Yacht La Pinta, the ultimate luxurious expedition yacht in the Galapagos Islands. The 63-meter (207-foot) luxury yacht accommodates 48 guests and it is the perfect choice for adventure traveleres seeking for comfort and a wildlife exploration.

A complete 8 days discovery cruise to the Galapagos Islands aboard La Pinta allows encounters with unique fauna, like the famous giant Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat, the Galapagos penguins, land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, flamingos and the very popular Darwin’s finches.

After intense days of nature exploration, La Pinta luxury yacht provides a haven of relaxation and tranquility with tastefully appointed accommodations and all the facilities for a stylish yet informal ambiance.

All travelers at La Pinta yacht will cover the most interesting aspects of the Galapagos Islands: discovery, adventure, environmental interpretation, aquatic activities, relaxation, superb service and great dining. Naturalist Guides enhance their interpretative skills with the use of state-of-the-art-expedition equipment. Our staff embraces a spirit of adventure, while at the same time ensures that you always travel in comfort and safety.

LA PINTA luxury yacht makes the perfect boat for group travel, incentive tours or a private cruise charter, make sure you contact one of our destination specialist to tailor your travel package.

Accommodations

La Pinta’s ample staterooms provide Silver Galapagoss with unparalleled comfort. Its 24 cabins are located mid-ship, in the Upper Deck, with double beds (32” x 79” inches), which can be converted to one Queen bed (64” x 79” inches), with private bathroom and air conditioning. Six cabins are connected, for the convenience of families traveling together, and there are also 4 triple cabins of approximately 22 square meters (236 square feet). Bedding is fine cotton, down duvets and a choice of pillows. Bathrooms have all the amenities, hair dryer and plenty of plush towels.

For young explorers

Our “Young Pirates” program allows children, 7 to 12 years old, to fully absorb Galapagos --at their own pace. Young guests will enjoy a different educational approach, with “children only” activities, special meals, interpretative recreational material and books. Our goal is that everyone can thoroughly enjoy this natural paradise, appreciate the efforts for its conservation and fully participate in all planned activities.

Gastronomy

Ecuador has one of the tastiest cuisines in South America, with a great variety of fruits and vegetables, where the biodiversity is reflected. Along with the traditional international cuisine, and some Ecuadorian delicacies, our creative chef offers healthy, light and delicious meals. A choice of wines is available for dinner.

Guests will thoroughly enjoy the variety of colorful tropical fruit juices every morning, and the generous buffet for lunch, with many fresh salads, cold cuts, cheeses, seafood and of course, plenty of vegetarian options. Weather permitting, ¡al fresco¡¦ meals and Bar-B-Q¡¦ are offered in the Sun Deck.

All meals are free seating with no dress code, and the presence at dinner of our Captain or Officers will delight everyone's moments. They will be happy to join you at your table if you allow them.

Coffee, tea, crackers and biscuits are available for guests at all times.

The crew

Multilingual Naturalist Guides, Licensed by the Galapagos National Park lead explorers through the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Their schooling, years of experience and passion for nature and conservation help guests understand the pace and tone of wilderness.

Naturalists are the leaders of expeditions; their expertise matches their contagious enthusiasm, whether discussing geology or bird watching, snorkeling or stargazing and evolution.

La Pinta crew is made up of professionals, passionate for Galapagos and ready to cater to the needs of the most discerning guests.

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS CRUISE - WESTERN ISLANDS

Day Itinerary
Fri am: Baltra Airport
pm: North Seymour Island
Sat am: Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
pm: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Sun am: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
pm: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Mon am: Red Beach (Rabida Island)
pm: Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz Island)
Tue am: Charles Darwin Research Station
pm: Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
Wed am: Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
pm: Punta Cormorant & Champion Islet
Thu
am: Baltra Airport

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS CRUISE - EASTERN ISLANDS

Day Itinerary
Thu am: Baltra Airport (Baltra Island)
pm: South Plaza Island
Fri am: Santa Fe Island
pm: Cerro Colorado / Tortoise Breeding Center
Sat am: Pitt Point (San cristobal Island)
pm: Cerro Brujo (San cristobal Island)
Sun am: Suarez Point (Española Island)
pm: Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Mon
am: Charles Darwin Research Station / Baltra Airport

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS CRUISE - EASTERN ISLANDS

Day Itinerary
Mon am: Baltra Airport (Baltra Island)
pm: Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)
Tue am: Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island)
pm: Sombrero Chino Islet
Wed am: Bartolome Island
pm: Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
Thu am: Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
pm: Prince Phillip Steps (Genovesa Island)
Fri
am: Baltra Airport (Baltra Island)

YACHT LA PINTA
Eastern Islands
THU / MON
5D / 4N
Northern Islands
MON / FRI
5D / 4N
Western Islands
FRI / FRI
7D / 6N
Luxury Cabin (20)
$ 4,136
$ 4,136
$ 6,204
Luxury Plus Cabin (4)
$ 4,136
$ 4,136
$ 6,204

Boat Deck

Cabin Deck

Main Deck


Specifications

Owner:
  • ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
  • Reconstructed and refitted in Callao, Peru in 2007
Type of Vessel:
  • Motor Yacht
Engines:
  • 2 DEUTZ model SBA 8M 1275 HP
Length:
  • 63 meters (207 feet)
Beam:
  • 12 meters (39.37 feet)
Gross Tonnage:
  • 1541
Speed:
  • 12 knots
Electricity:
  • 110-220 Volts 50Hz
Navigation Equipment:
  • Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar, and GPS
Safety Certificates:
  • (SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, ISM COD 12)
Fire Detector:
  • Automatic with control from the bridge
Lif Jackets:
  • In each cabin
  • Inflatable life raft 2 x 50 persons and 6 x 50 persons
Landing Craft:
  • 3 Pumar inflatable landing craft + glass bottom boat
Capacity:
  • 32 guests
Cabins:
  • 24 outside cabins, in the same deck with twin or queen-size beds.
Double Cabin size:
  • 16 square meters (175 square feet).
Triple Cabin size:
  • 22 square meters (236 square feet) with sofa bed.
Decks:
  • (Sun deck, Cabin deck, Main deck) Three public decks include an ample bar-salon, dining room, natural history library, sky bar and sundeck.
Wellness:
  • Jacuzzi, Gym
Crew:
  • 24
Naturalists:
  • 3
Medical Officer:
  • Permanently on board

Important Note

    • For Yacht La Pinta a 10% discount applies on the Eastern Islands Itinerary (4 Days/3 Nights), or the Northern Islands Itinerary ( 5 Days/4 Nights) if a Western Islands Itinerary (8 Days/ 7 Nights) is added to either of them.
    • If the reservation is for 15 Days/14 Nights, there will be a discount of 50% on the Eastern Islands Itinerary (4 Days/3 Nights).
    • No discount applies for the combination of the Eastern Islands Itinerary (4D/3N) + the Northern Islands Itinerary (5D/4N).
    • These discounts are not applicable for promotional rates.
    • These discounts are applicable only for full rate bookings.
    • During Peak Season dates, the boat operator reserves the right to prioritise reservations taking into account factors such as payment and confirmation dates.
    • EQ Touring reserves the right to limit the number of twin/double cabins for single use dependent on availability.
    • Twin / Double Cabins for single use incurr a 50% surcharge.
    • Triple cabins (4) for twin/double use incrurr a 50% surcharge.

During Peak Season: Dec 18 - 25 / Dec 21 - 25 / Dec 25 - Jan 1

  • There will be a GROSS surcharge of US$ 210 per adult and US$ 137 per child.
  • No discounts apply.
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%.
  • Triple Cabins (4) for twin/double use have a surcharge of 100% .
  • Children policy does not apply during high season

Children Policy:

  • Children under 15 sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians: 50% off. (Applies only to one child per adult paying full fare).
  • Minimum age 6 years old

LA PINTA GALAPAGOS RATES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodations, all meals, soft drinks*, island sightseeing, naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only, wet suit rental ,snorkeling gear, internet*, taxes and transfers in the islands.
  • Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to / from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest's hotel contact.
  • * Please note: soft drinks are considered juices and carbonated drinks, not “virgin” cocktails; internet connections onboard consist of 2 computer stations in the library and Wi-Fi in the yacht’s social areas; connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.

Exclusions:

  • Air transportation to / from Galápagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice).
  • Galápagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice).
  • INGALA migration Control Card (US $ 20 subject to change without previous notice).
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities, gifts and additional items.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • EQ Touring guarantees air space.
  • Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical, Galápagos Park regulations or operational reasons

(See POLICIES for booking, payment and cancellation policies for FITs and GROUPS)