Galapagos Archipel I & II

Come aboard the two Galapagos pioneers, the Archipel I & II!

These sister yachts are two fo the first catamarans to cruise the Galapagos, providing stability and style during your voyage. Both catamarans offer 8 cabins above the waterline, meaning NO portholes. Instead, take in the idyllic Galapagos views with large windows in your spacious cabins.

The Archipels boast ample social areas, a modern lounge, solarium, chilling areas and “Al Fresco” dining.

The itineraries aboard the Archipels are quite unique, you have a choice of 6 itineraries; 4-day A&B, 5 day A&B, and 8-day A&B. Both week-long itineraries are well balanced and don’t do the typical routes found in most Galapagos cruises.

On the 8 day – A itinerary – they visit the Western islands and Floreana. Two of the Galapagos top 5.

On the 8 day – B itinerary – they go up north to Genovesa (bird island) and down south to Floreana and Española which are truly amazing!

Hard to decide which is better… Another interesting point here is that both itineraries can be split into 4 and 5-day itineraries, something rarely seen in the Galapagos.

Connoisseur Tip:

My personal recommendation is taking in the long 8-day A itinerary where you will visit the Western islands, where you will come close and personal with; penguins, sharks, flamingos, the flightless cormorant, and so much more. But, you also get to visit Floreana for some history and some of the best snorkeling sites out there.

Remember… you can’t spell Galapagos Archipelago without Archipel!

M/C Galapagos Archipels I&II: 4 Day A – Itinerary – Eastern/Central Islands


Day 1:  (Monday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – San Cristobal Island: Colorado Hill


Day 2:  (Tuesday) 

AM – South Plazas

PM – Santa Fe Island


Day 3:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Champion Islet

PM – Floreana Island: Loberia & Asylum of Peace


Day 4:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/C Galapagos Archipels I&II: 4 Day B – Itinerary – Northern/Central Islands


Day 1:  (Monday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – North Seymour


Day 2:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip Steps

PM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay


Day 3:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Bartholomew Island

PM – Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay


Day 4:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/C Galapagos Archipels I&II: 5 Day A – Itinerary – Western Islands


Day 1:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 2:  (Friday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Tintoreras Islet

PM – Isabela Island: Arnoldo Tupiza Breeding Center / Isabela Wetlands


Day 3:  (Saturday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point

PM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay


Day 4:  (Sunday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

PM – Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point


Day 5:  (Monday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/C Galapagos Archipels I&II: 5 Day B – Itinerary – Southern Islands


Day 1:  (Thursday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and transfer to the boat

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 2:  (Friday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point

PM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay


Day 3:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Gardner Bay

PM – Española Island: Punta Suarez


Day 4:  (Sunday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point

PM – San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill


Day 5:  (Monday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island / Transfer to San Cristobal Airport

M/C Galapagos Archipels I&II: 8 Day A – Itinerary – Northern/Western Islands


Day 1:  (Monday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – San Cristobal Island: Colorado Hill


Day 2:  (Tuesday) 

AM – South Plazas

PM – Santa Fe Island


Day 3:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Champion Islet

PM – Floreana Island: Loberia & Asylum of Peace


Day 4: (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 5:  (Friday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Tintoreras Islet

PM – Isabela Island: Arnoldo Tupiza Breeding Center / Isabela Wetlands


Day 6:  (Saturday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point

PM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay


Day 7:  (Sunday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

PM – Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point


Day 8:  (Monday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/C Galapagos Archipels I&II: 8 Day B – Itinerary – Central/Eastern/Southern Islands 


Day 1:  (Monday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – North Seymour


Day 2:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip Steps

PM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay


Day 3:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Bartholomew Island

PM – Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay


Day 4:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Highlands of Santa Cruz


Day 5:  (Friday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point

PM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay


Day 6:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Gardner Bay

PM – Española Island: Punta Suarez


Day 7:  (Sunday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point

PM – San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill


Day 8:  (Monday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island / Transfer to San Cristobal Airport

Archipel I&II 2020 Rates

*Prices are subject to change. Please inquire with your Connoisseur, we can usually get better rates than the ones above mentioned.

Included

  • Accommodation as confirmed.
  • All mentioned meals (full-board); filtered water, tea and coffee.
  • All guided excursions & activities as mentioned in the itinerary by a National Park certified naturalist guide.
  • Beach towels & snorkelling gear (snorkel, mask, flippers; optional wet-suits for hire).

Not included

  • Round-trip flight to the Galapagos.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee & Transit Control Card (currently $120, subject to change).
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses, extras and tipping.
  • Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
  • Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive species
  • Solo travelers are allowed to book a twin cabin on a shared basis. The cabin will be shared with another traveler of the same gender.

ARCHIPEL I&II FAQs

Do the Archipels cruise together?

The Archipels I&II are sister catamarans which means they will cruise together and do the same itineraries.

When were the Archipels built?

The Archipels were built in 2005.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Galapagos Archipel I & II

Trip Facts

  • Catamarans
  • Tourist Superior
  • 16 guests
  • 88 ft
  • 36 ft
  • 10 knots
  • 9 Crew members + 1 bilingual guide
  • Level II/III
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