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go galapagos fleet - custom touring
There are three expedition ships in the Go Galapagos fleet: the Galapagos Legend - 100 passengers, Coral I - 36 passengers and Coral II - 20 passengers. The all inclusive cruises offer an unforgettable experience on board with spacious accommodation in sea view cabins, air conditioning, and private facilities. All meals are included with delicious local and international cuisine plus welcome and farewell cocktails, a BBQ dinner, and 24/7-hour self-service coffee, tea & snacks. The fleet features comfortable social areas and ample open decks.
Remarkable itineraries offer 3, 4, 7, up to 14 cruise nights to get to know the entire archipelago. Two daily excursions with optional activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking and glass bottom boat ride along with multilingual naturalist guides.
In January 2022, the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, signed an executive decree formalizing the expansion of the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR). President Lasso signed the order during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Puerto Ayora. A celebratory lunch hosted by the Presidency of Ecuador and the Ministry of Environment followed aboard the Galapagos Legend, the flagship of Go Galapagos – Kleintours, anchored just off Santa Cruz Island, in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Marking the significance of the occasion, the ceremony was also attended by Colombian President Iván Duque, and former US president Bill Clinton, among other dignitaries.
The new decree expands the protected marine areas of the Galapagos by 60,000 square kilometers, adding to the existing reserve of 138,000 square kilometers. Establishing a maritime migratory corridor between the Galapagos and the Costa Rican Isla del Coco, the decree creates a safe swim way where important endangered migratory species, such as sharks, whales, turtles, and manta rays, can safely travel. This expansion will allow the Galapagos Islands to remain one of the most important marine reserves in the world.
“The Galapagos Islands are a unique habitat with incredible biodiversity. The territory is home to over 3,000 species, of which about 600 can only be found here. This expansion will help secure one of the world’s most critical migratory ‘highways’ for marine wildlife. This means that there is now more space than ever before available to protect these amazing creatures.” said Emil Klein, CEO of Go Galapagos – Kleintours and host of the event. “Now we can continue to responsibly share this pristine natural environment with visitors from all over the world.”
Go Galapagos – Kleintours is dedicated to eco-tourism and sharing the pristine nature of the Galapagos Islands with visitors from around the world. The company works hand-in-hand with the Galapagos National Park Service to ensure environmentally responsible visits to the Galapagos Islands. “Every detail on board our ships is designed to minimize ecological impact,” states Alexis Alvarez, Head of International Sales. “Our vessels are certified to the highest national and international standards of good environmental practice. And all our vessels are equipped with state-of-the-art technology in key areas such as waste management, water treatment, and energy consumption.”
The expanded GMR is a victory for marine conservation advocates and the species that call the territory in and around the Galapagos Islands home. It is also an important win for tour operators who promote environmentally friendly tourism to the islands. “Ensuring the survival of endangered migratory species through the expanded GMR means we can continue to responsibly share the magic of Galapagos Islands with visitors for years to come,” says Go Galapagos – Kleintours CEO Klein.
Go Galapagos – Kleintours, owners, and operators of the Galapagos Legend have been leading journeys to Earth’s most pristine natural environment for over 30 years. We pair local expertise with world-class amenities to provide eco-luxury tours to the Galapagos Islands and other destinations within Ecuador and Peru. Dedicated to environmentally responsible tourism, we have the ships, itineraries, and knowledge to make your Galapagos journey effortless and amazing.
An All-inclusive Galapagos Cruise experience on board this comfortable and luxurious boutique expedition ship is the perfect way to explore a unique destination. This magnificent vessel, with a capacity for 100 guests, has the charm of The Enchanted Islands; it is still small enough for a more intimate experience with friends and family. With her three different decks, the Galapagos Legend offers a great variety of comfortable and spacious social areas without losing its sense of intimacy. Its fantastic open decks allow you to admire the islands’ flora and fauna, enjoy a BBQ at night or take some sun at the pool and bar areas.
CORAL I & CORAL II
Coral I - 36 guests
The Coral I & II are gorgeous, comfortable, sister yachts offering charming social areas distributed on three decks, with both outdoor and interior spaces allowing you to enjoy an intimate expedition experience in your own way. With a capacity for 36 and 20 guests respectively, the vessels offer open deck areas with a Jacuzzi to make the best of your relaxing time while cruising the islands. The interiors are thoughtfully designed to resemble a private yacht experience in a cozy ambiance. The restaurant serves delicious Ecuadorian and international cuisine even extending to a BBQ dinner on the open-air Moon Deck. They are the perfect cruise yachts for charter groups where the thrill and comfort are guaranteed.
Coral II - 20 guests
Notes relevant to all vessels
Single Supplement: 50% (75% during holiday season). Limited singles available. To guarantee a specific cabin category during high occupancy departures, 75% supplement applies.
Discounts for children sharing are available on request.
Balcony Suite Plus and Junior Suite Plus (Galapagos Legend only) - USD50 per person per night supplement to guarantee a specific cabin category, over and above the cabin rate.
NOT INCLUDED IN RATES
- Air ticket from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos
- Entrance fee to Galapagos
- Migration Control Card
- Tips: recommended per day USD20 per person for crew and USD10 per person for naturalist guide
- Medical services, travel insurance, expenses of a personal nature
OPTIONAL ONBOARD EXTRAS
- Wetsuit rental
- Kayak rental
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverage packages
- Scuba diving during cruises