Samba Motor Sailor

12 passengers

From: $2,985 (8d/7n)

Key Features:

  • Private bathrooms and hot water
  • Delicious Ecuadorian cuisine
  • Multilingual naturalist guide
  • Special stabilizing sail
  • Dedicated local crew


The Samba is a true European Dutch classic and a stately and comfortable Galapagos sailing vessel. Guests will be pleasantly accommodated in seven double rooms, six with air-conditioning, and each with private facilities and hot water.

An ample dining room/salon connects to an outdoor dining facility with large tables, a TV and video system, sound system, mini library of books and videos, and a small bar.

The Samba is a graceful, top-quality craft; she is as environmentally friendly as she is socially responsible. She is locally owned, and the entire crew is devoted to making your journey the trip of a lifetime.


Tue. AM Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat
PM Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach
Wed. AM Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM Genovesa: Prince Philip´s Steps
Thu. AM Marchena: Mejia Point
PM Marchena: Black Beach
Fri. AM Isabela: Albermale Point
PM Isabela: Vicente Roca Point
Sat. AM Fernandina: Espinoza Point
PM Isabela: Urbina Bay
Sun. AM Isabela: Elizabeth Bay
PM Isabela: Moreno Point
Mon AM Floreana: Haven of Peace / Alieri Hill
PM Floreana: Lobería
Tue. AM Santa Cruz: Highlands
Transfer to Baltra airport
Tue. AM Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat
PM Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Wed. AM Floreana: Cormorant Point & Champion Rock
PM Floreana: Post Office Bay & Baroness Viewing Point
Thu. AM Española: Suarez Point
PM Española: Gardner Bay
Fri. AM San Cristobal: Lobos Island & Kicker Rock
PM San Cristobal: Pitt Point
Sat. AM Santa Fe: Barrington Bay
PM South Plaza Island &
Santa Cruz: Carrion Point
Sun. AM Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM Bartholomew Island
Mon. AM Santiago: James Bay
PM Rabida Island
Tue. AM North Seymour Island
Transfer to Baltra airport

These are our standard Galapagos National Park approved itineraries.
Time spent at each site will depend on environmental variables such as wildlife and weather.
Any adjustments will be decided upon by captains.
All itineraries are subject to change by the authorities of the Galapagos National Park or acts of providence.


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Technical Specifications

Year of construction: 1966
Type: Motor Sailor
Category: Mid-range
Length: 78 feet (24 m)
Beam: 18 feet (5 m)
Capacity: 14 passengers
Accommodation: 7 air-conditioned double cabins each with private bath with hot shower
On Board salon and an outdoor dining area, observation deck/sun deck, TV and VCR room
Main Engines: Twin DAV diesel engines 220 HP
Max Speed: 8.5 knots
Crew: Captain, mechanic, cook, 2 sailors and 1 naturalist guide
Safety & Navigation: One self-contained 20-passenger life raft, EPIRB (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon), Two bi-directional VHF emergency-radios, VHF (Motorola) wide-range radio, VHF and HF radios and one cell-phone communication system, Life jackets, Fire extinguishers, Safety smoke and fire detectors and overhead sprinkler systems, A.B.C fire-control system.


Description 15 days 8 days
Per Person $7,145 $3,585
Single Cabin $– $6,895
Children (under 12 years) $– $3,195
Charter $– $51,855

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* All prices in United States Dollars.
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Aditional Information:

  • Fuel surchage
  • Single supplement: 80%
  • Charter surchage
  • Child discount: 20%
  • High season supplements: Christmas and New Year dates will have a 10% surcharge
  • Charter rates and discounts for 15 days available.
Rates include:

  • All meals and activities throughout the cruise
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Fuel surcharge
Not included:

  • $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card ($20)
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages consumed onboard
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance
  • Wetsuit