Cachalote Motor Sailor

16 passengers

From: $2,275 (6d/5n)
From: $2,735 (8d/7n)

Key Features:

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • All Rooms have private bathrooms / hot water
  • Remodeled in 2002 for more spaciousness
  • Multilingual naturalist guide
  • Awarded the Smart Voyager Certificate for sound conservation practices

Overview:

Cachalote (“sperm whale” in Spanish) is a steel-hulled, ketch-rigged, motor sailor, designed and built for comfort in California in 1971. She was remodelled as recently as 2002, and now provides more space and amenities than ever.

Cachalote accommodates 16 passengers in its many twin cabins, and one double cabin. All cabins have private bathrooms and individual climate control.

In addition to excellent service, the Cachalote is known for tasty food and knowledgeable naturalist guides. Relax on one of the three ample wooden decks, and cruise the archipelago with style.

CACHALOTE – 2013 ITINERARIES

FERNANDINA – 8D/7N
Wed. AM Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat
PM Santa Cruz: Highlands &
Charles Darwin Station
Thu. AM Santiago: Chinese Hat
PM Rabida Island
Fri. AM Isabela: Villamil Port
PM Isabela: Sierra Negra Volcano
Sat. AM Isabela: Moreno Point
PM Isabela: Elizabeth Bay
Sun. AM Isabela: Urbina Bay
PM Isabela: Tagus Cove
Mon. AM Fernandina: Espinoza Point
PM Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
Tue. AM Santiago: Egas Port
PM Bartholomew Island
Wed. AM North Saymour Island and transfer to the airport

 

JAMES – 6D/5N
Fri. AM Arrival in Baltra and transfer to Puerto Ayora
PM Transfer to Isabela Island via speedboat and board the yacht
Sat. AM Isabela: Moreno Point
PM Isabela: Elizabeth Bay
Sun. AM Isabela: Urbina Bay
PM Isabela: Tagus Cove
Mon. AM Fernandina: Espinoza Point
PM Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
Tue. AM Santiago: Egas Port
PM Bartholomew Island
Wed. AM North Saymour Island  and transfer to the Baltra airport

 

TOWER – 8D/7N
Wed. AM Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat
PM Santa Cruz: Highlands &
Charles Darwin Station
Thu. AM Santa Fe Island
PM South Plazas Island
Fri. AM San Cristobal: Witch Hill
PM San Cristobal: El Junco Lagoon
Sat. AM Española: Gardner Bay
PM Española: Suarez Point
Sun. AM Floreana: Cormorant Point
PM Floreana: Post Office Bay
Mon. AM Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
PM Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Tue. AM Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM Genovesa: Prince Phillip’s Steps
Wed. AM Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove and transfer to the Baltra airport

 

HOOD – 6D/5N
Fri. AM Arrival in San Cristobal and transfer to boat
PM San Cristobal: El Junco Lagoon
Sat. AM Española: Gardner Bay
PM Española: Suarez Point
Sun. AM Floreana: Cormorant Point
PM Floreana: Post Office Bay
Mon. AM Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
PM Santiago: Sullivan Bay
Tue. AM Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM Genovesa: Prince Phillip’s Steps
Wed. AM Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove and transfer to the Baltra airport

Please note: Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Year of construction: 1971
Type: Motor Yacht
Category: First Class
Length: 86 feet (26m)
Beam: 18 feet (6m)
Capacity: 16 passengers
Accommodation:
  • Main Deck:
    • One Double Cabin
  • Lower Deck:
    • 7 Double Cabins with bunk beds

All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air conditioning

On Board:
  • Saloon
  • Bar
  • Large dining room
  • Sun deck
Main engines: 280 h.p. Caterpillar diesel engine
Mechanical Equipment:
  • 280 H.P Caterpillar diesel engine
  • 2 Perkins generators for 110v and 220v
  • Reverse osmosis water maker
Max speed: 9 knots
Crew:
  • All crew are fully trained and certified.
    • Captain
    • Multilingual naturalist guide
    • Cook
    • Engineer
    • Barman
    • 3 sailors.
Safety & Navigation:
  • VHF and DSC & HF DSC radios.
  • EPIRB
  • SART
  • Satellite tracking device
  • 2 GPS’s
  • 2 radars
  • Depth sounder
  • Flares
  • Basic first aid kits
  • 2 tenders with outboards
  • Flotation rings
  • Life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew.

CACHALOTE – 2013 PRICES

Description 8 days 6 days
High Season $3,590 $2,275
Low Season $3,375 $2,275
Charter – High Season $54,555 $36,432
Charter – Low Season $52,785 $36,432

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* All prices per person in US dollars.
* Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional Information

  • Fuel Surchage
  • Single Supplement: 50%
  • Charter Surchage
  • High Season Supplements: Surcharge $130 per pax in Christmas and New Year
  • 6 day itinerary is only available during high season

Children Policy

  • There is no age limit
  • Children under 12 years old: 50% off. Only one child per adult
Rates include:

  • All meals and activities throughout the cruise
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Soft beverages (water, coffee and tea)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Kayaks
Not included:

  • $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card ($20)
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Alcoholic beverages consumed onboard
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Use of wetsuit
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