Galapagos
Seaman Journey

A jewel offering adventure, comfort and excellence...
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GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY
ABOUT THE GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY

M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first class catamaran that began sailing the Galapagos Islands in January 2008. It is a Boutique Yacht Catamaran offering superior comfort, size, style, and stability. The Galapagos Seaman Journey makes it possible to enjoy several cruises in the Galapagos with different itineraries that include amazing land tours on most of the Galapagos Islands. During these Galapagos Cruises, guests encounter many endemic species like Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Penguins, Land and Marine Iguana´s, Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies, and much more!

During one of the cruises each guest can enjoy the well-furnished areas offering comfort and privacy. Galapagos Seaman Journey has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers allowing both intimacy and camaraderie at the same time. We have several resting areas for those who are looking for a quiet place to relax during their Galapagos trip with family and friends in the lazy mid-afternoon sun, or likewise after a busy day of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or walking on one of the Galapagos Islands.

To check out the gorgeous ocean views with fellow shipmates, guests can spend some time on the liveaboards’ spacious sundecks. Whether they feel like getting a little sun on their vacation, or want the best place to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets over the Galapagos Islands, our sundecks are the best place to be.

For the adults who might want to relax and kick back, we offer a great bar and lounge area where they are served by our bartender who will be happy to attend to all their needs and desires whilst you relax.

The M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey, another jewel from the well-known Galapagos Journey Fleet, the perfect combination of adventure, comfort, service and excellence!

 

Itineraries


The M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey offers a wide range of itineraries for those looking to see the highlights in short time or for those that want to experience a long cruise on the Galapagos Island. There are three main itineraries that combined all together could be a trip of 15 days

During this journey you can experience what the Galapagos Islands have to offer you, and why there are a must for every traveler. Here you will experience the vast variety of birds that the south and northeastern island can offer, so birdwatcher will love it. Also, you will be doing panga rides, snorkeling and trekking as well as visiting the most iconic places at San Cristobal, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz and Genovesa.
Click here to download » - Itinerary A: 4D/3N

In this itinerary you will explore deeply the eastern part of Galapagos Islands starting at San Cristobal followed by Española and Santa Maria Islands and finishing at Santa Cruz. During this journey you will experience the beauties of the island, swimming in crystalline and turquoise waters with a unique wildlife. Also, you will be able to do snorkeling or kayaking as well as visiting “The Green Beach” and “The Flour Sand Beach”. If you are interested in birdwatcher, you will have plenty of opportunities to observe endemics and migratory birds as well as learning more of the wildlife at the Charles Darwin Centre. Finally, you will be astonished by the view at the Baroness Lookout and if you like you can send a poster to your friends from the Post Office.
» Click here to download - Itinerary B 5D/4N

If you are interested in getting an unforgettable experience and have enough time, this cruise is for you. During this journey, the Galapagos Seaman Cruise will sail the center and southwestern part of the archipelago starting at Santa Cruz and continuing to Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago and Rabida. Everything is an adventure from seeing the “Tintorera” shark, visiting and know the the sad story of the wall of tears and watching lots of endemic animals such as colonies of marines and land iguanas, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, blue-footed boobies, just for mention some. Finally, you will be breathtaking by unforgettable and unique places like Espumilla Beach, the black beach at Puerto Egas, the red beach at Rabida and many volcanic landscapes with volcanic cones, lava flows and lunar like craters. This is just part of the fun and experience that this journey will offer to you.
» Click here to download -Itinerary C 8D/7N

If you want more of the Galapagos Islands, we can give you the option of combining two or more journeys such as:

» C1: itineraries A + B

» D: itineraries C + B

» E: itineraries B + C

» F: itineraries C + C1

» F1: itineraries C1 + C

» F2: itineraries B + C + A

On Board Services & Experiences


FINE DINING & CUISINE

Each meal on board is a treat for the taste buds as our chef prepares the finest international and local dishes using fresh ingredients of the highest quality. All meals include the choice of meat, poultry or seafood. In the case you have a food allergies or food restriction, we can adapt the menu to your requirements.

NATURE LECTURES

After a full day of visits you will get to learn a little more about the sights you visited and will be able to ask your guide specific questions about wildlife, geology, marine life, biology, and other topics. Our certified naturalist guide speaks English and have many experience on the Galapagos Island.

WELL PLANNED ITINERARIES

We believe that the key to a great itinerary is variety and therefore the M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey visits several types of ecosystems within the Galapagos Island.

GREAT SHORE EXCURSIONS

Our shore excursions are packed full of several activities and lots of fun. A typical visit to a landing site includes a nature hike, zodiac ride, snorkeling or kayaking and of course time out to relax on the beach.

Technical specification

Type: Motor Catamaran *    * Electric system: 2x 50 kw IMO
Category: Boutique Yacht Naturalist Liveaboard *    * Electric power: 110v and 220v AC/DC
Material construction: Fiberglass *    * Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Length: 90 feet (27.6 meters) *    * Water capacity: 3000 gallons
Beam: 36.08 feet (11 meters) *    * Diesel capacity: 2500 gallons
Draft: 4.75 feet (1.45 meters) *    * Passengers: maximum 16
Year build: 2007 *    * Crew: 9 members
Main engines: 2x Cummins 350 hp IMO *    * Diving: Sport platform
*Equipment for sports: Snorkeling (free use of equipment) and sea kayaking *    *Equipment for sports: Snorkeling (free use of equipment) and sea kayaking

Deck Plans


SUNDECK

UPPER DECK

MAIN DECK

ABOUT THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS


Situated 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago consists of 19 islands and more than 40 islets, created six million years ago when they emerged from the Pacific in a flurry of volcanic activity. The islands were discovered in 1535 by Tomas de Berlanga, who sent the first known description of the Galapagos to the King of Spain: “…nothing but seals, and turtles, and such big tortoises that each could carry a man on top of itself, and many iguanas that are like serpents”. He also remarked on the tameness of the creatures: “…so silly that they do not know to flee, and many were caught in the hand”.

Perhaps our first association with the word “Galapagos” is the name “Darwin” – and for good reason. He sailed into the Galapagos Islands in 1835 on board the Beagle and was amazed by the extraordinary life he found on the islands. Each island forms a unique ecosystem, a series of specialized relationships that have adapted to the volcanic and isolated nature of the islands. As a result, the Galapagos Islands are home to a wide variety of endemic species.

It has been more than 450 years since their discovery, yet the islands remain largely intact thanks to the conservation efforts of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Station. A further boost to the protection of the islands was given in 1978, when UNESCO declared them a World Heritage Site. The waters around the Galapagos, which are the lifeblood of the archipelago, are also legally protected within the Galapagos Marine Reserve, making the islands one of the best places on the planet for scuba diving.
The Galapagos Islands offer a unique interaction with nature, and their name is synonymous with survival and the celebration of the diversity of species on earth.