Grand Daphne

Aboard our newest 16 passengers yacht you will have the ultimate travel experience, it was designed thinking on every detail to make your stay unforgettable, is equipped with state-of-the-art navigational equipment, to safely navigate around the Galápagos.

Our yacht is designed for those seeking an exclusive, exceptional and remarkable vacation of a lifetime, offers world-class amenities, spacious social areas to share moments with family and friends, cozy spaces finely decorated with our guests in mind, were our highly trained and experience crew will provide five-star service to attend all your needs.


One of our Guides will take you to the Quito airport in time for your flight to Galapagos which is typically in the morning and arrives to Galapagos before noon. Transfer to the first class PLUS yacht M/Y GALAPAGOS SPIRIT

Begin your 4-night cruise through Darwin’s “Enchanted Islands”. Accommodations will be in eight cabins (double occupation). All cabins are spacious and feature a private bath/shower and air-conditioning. All meals, lectures and shore excursions are included.

The excursions and cultural programs are led by category “3” Naturalist Guide with years of experience in guiding in the Galapagos Islands.

PM: Bahas Beach – Santa Cruz Island.

PM: Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island
These two small beaches are in the West of Turtle Cove. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches, there is a small brackish water lagoon, where occasionally is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels.

The other beach is longer, but it has two old barges abandoned during the Second World War when the USA used Baltra Island as a strategically point to protect the Panama Channel.
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AM: Bartolome Island

The most iconic place in the Galapagos.
Located at the center of the archipelago, Bartolome is one of the most frequently visited sites of all the islands. The highest point is only 374 ft (114 m) above sea level and it is separated from the island of Santiago by Sullivan Bay. The island has a surface area of 0.74 mi (1.2 km) It is an excellent site for snorkeling, filled with the breathtaking volcanic landscapes that make this corner of the world so unique.
We have two landing possibilities: a dock and a beach. The dock, made out of lava and concrete, soon turns into a wooden staircase built to avoid erosion and consists of 372 steps. It takes us to the island’s summit, where we find what probably constitutes the most photographed site in the Galapagos: Pinnacle Rock.

PM: Sullivan Bay – Santiago Island.

This visitor site is located at the southeastern portion of Santiago Island and represents a great important geologic interest; it features extensive lava flows which are believed to have been formed during the last quarter of the 19th century. The area is covered by Pahoehoe lava flows (Pahoehoe wich means in Polynesian language “easy to walk”); this type of lava is rare to the rest of the world but is common to the volcanoes of the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii, as they share the same volcanic origin.

You can see the path of lava flow as well as the various igneous rock structures formed from varying rates of flow, temperature of formation and pressure. Visitors can also find pioneer plants and “hornitos”, little ovens formed when bubbles escape from hot lava to form mini-volcanoes.

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AM: Chinese Hat

One of the most recognizable of the Galapagos Islands, Sombrero Chino name means "Chinese Hat." It's easy to see why: this islet off of Santiago is shaped like an old-fashioned Chinaman's hat, a gently sloping cone rising out of the clear Galapagos water. Because of its distinctive shape, Sombrero Chino has fascinated visitors as long as they have been coming to Galapagos. It's one of the smallest Galapagos Islands but don't be fooled: it has a terrific visitor site with an unforgettable view

PM: Dragon Hill – Santa Cruz Island

Find various species of flora and fauna and the endemic land iguana.

To the northwest of Santa Cruz Island, there is Dragon Hill, where you will find various species of flora and fauna. Behind the beach, you shall enjoy the pond that is often home to flamingos. Along the trail, you can see a variety of reptiles, especially land iguanas, which look like dragons because of their claws and spiky crests. Young iguanas are easily preyed upon predatory birds and snakes; otherwise, they can live up to 60 years of age.

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AM: North Seymour Island
Seymour is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island and so is generally flat and strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges. Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and that you can find surfing.

Watch your step, as the boobies don’t worry much about where they nest, and you might just step on one. The trees are dotted with male frigate birds trying to attract the attention of the ladies by inflating their bright red skin flaps. They sometimes fly in the air to call more attention to themselves. There’s a circular path that takes you through the island to a beautiful, rocky shore where the waves crash a silvery-blue.

PM: Black Turtle Cove

On the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, accessible only by sea, we’ll find four species of mangrove crowd from the shore out into the lagoon. We will also see turtles swimming and poking their heads above the surface of the calm waters while fish, rays and small sharks circle below.

White-tipped reef sharks and rays can be seen beneath the boat, as well as sea birds, pelicans, herons and egrets feeding in the cove. This cove has been declared as a “Turtle Sanctuary”.

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AM: Highlands of Santa Cruz island Today you will visit Santa Cruz, the second largest island in the Galapagos. Afterward you'll head up into the highlands for a total change of scenery. Beginning at the coast you will travel across Santa Cruz through the agricultural region and into the misty forests.

This is a lush humid zone containing miconia bushes, scalesia and inactive volcanic cones. Santa Cruz has more endemic plants than any of the other islands and you are likely to see Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat and perhaps even the bright red feathers of a vermillion flycatcher!

Transfer to the Baltra airport for your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Arrive to Quito and connect with your international flight or take an extension to other amazing parts of Ecuador with us.

Please check with one of our sales representatives for accurate prices according to the time of year.


  • 16 guest capacity
  • 1 master suite
  • 8 standar cabins
  • Spacious social areas
  • Aqua sports equipment
  • 2 tenders
  • 39.81m (130.6ft) length
  • 7.20m (23.6ft) beam
  • 10 crew members
  • 1 naturalist guide
  • 2 YANMAR 405 HP engines
  • Speed 12 knots
  • Naval aluminum hull


  • All meals while onboard
  • All excursions
  • Non alcoholic beverages (water, coffee, tea)
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
  • English Speaking Naturalist Guide (Galapagos National Park Certified)


  • Air tickets to and from Galapagos
  • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Galapagos air tickets
  • Galapagos entrance fees (us$100.- pp but can change)
  • Transit Card (us$ 20.- but can change)
  • personal travel insurance

Important Observations

  • Prices are based on double occupancy
  • Discount for children under 12 years old: 20%
  • Single supplement: 70%
  • Child discount: 30%
  • Under 12 years of age at time of cruise.