Calipso

First-class diving and naturalist cruise in the Galapagos Islands!

The M/Y Calipso is the perfect choice for a First-class Galapagos cruise. It provides the best of both worlds – diving and naturalist itineraries available.

The Calipso was built back in the 1990s but was reimagined and refurbished to become a Diving/Naturalist cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands. It alters between diving itineraries and naturalist itineraries. During the naturalist itinerary, you have a choice of 4, 5, and 8-day itineraries.

The Calipso boasts a spacious lounge, dining area, fantastic new dive deck, sundeck with a Jacuzzi, and 10 comfortable cabins to accommodate up to 16 passengers.

Regarding diving, the Calipso offers a week-long itinerary which takes you to the best diving sites including; Darwin and Wolf islands – the most sought after islands for diving.

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If you are considering a diving cruise to the Galapagos Islands I would definitely recommend the Calypso yacht. Operated by a very professional company and will provide everything you need for a magnificent diving experience. Furthermore, if you are considering visiting the Galapagos Islands but do not fancy diving, you can consider a Naturalist itinerary aboard the Calypso. You can choose between 4,5, and 8-day itineraries with a bilingual naturalist guide and awesome visits. Moreover, if you don’t have too much time to spend in the Galapagos I would recommend the 5-day Naturalist itinerary of the Calipso which visits the most sought after islands in the Galapagos Islands – Isabela and Fernandina. You are in for a treat aboard the Calipso yacht!

M/Y Calypso: 4-day – Naturalist Itinerary


Day 1: (Monday) 

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

PM – South Plazas Island


Day 2: (Tuesday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Baroness Lookout Point

PM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point


Day 3: (Wednesday) 

AM – Santa Fe Island

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Tortoise Breeding Center


Day 4: (Thursday)

AM – San Cristobal Island: Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center / Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport

M/Y Calypso: 5-day – Naturalist Itinerary


Day 1: (Thursday) 

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

PM – San Cristobal: Witch Hill


Day 2: (Friday) 

AM – Bartholomew Island

PM – Chinese Hat Island


Day 3: (Saturday) 

AM – Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

PM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove


Day 4: (Sunday)

AM – Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

PM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point


Day 5: (Monday) 

AM – North Seymour Island / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

M/Y Calypso: 8-day – Naturalist Itinerary


Day 1: (Thursday) 

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

PM – San Cristobal: Witch Hill


Day 2: (Friday) 

AM – Bartholomew Island

PM – Chinese Hat Island


Day 3: (Saturday) 

AM – Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

PM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove


Day 4: (Sunday)

AM – Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

PM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point


Day 5: (Monday) 

AM – North Seymour Island

PM – South Plazas Island


Day 6: (Tuesday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Post Office Bay / Baroness Lookout Point

PM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point


Day 7: (Wednesday) 

AM – Santa Fe Island

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Tortoise Breeding Center


Day 8: (Thursday)

AM – San Cristobal Island: Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center / Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport

M/Y Calypso: 8-day – Diving Itinerary


Day 1: (Thursday) 

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

PM – San Cristobal: Lobos Island


Day 2: (Friday) 

AM – Marchena Island: Espejo Point

PM – Marchena Island: Mejia Point


Day 3: (Saturday) 

AM – Wolf Island: La Ventana Islet / La Banana

PM – Wolf Island: Shark Bay Point / El Derrumbe


Day 4: (Sunday)

AM – Darwin Island: Darwin’s Arch

PM – Darwin Island: El Arenal / Darwin’s Arch


Day 5: (Monday) 

AM – Darwin Island: Darwin’s Arch / El Arenal

PM – Wolf Island: La Banana / Shark Bay Point / Anchor Bay


Day 6: (Tuesday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Coka Port (Jan-May) / Fernandina: Cape Douglas (Jun-Dec)

PM – Isabela Island: Cape Marshall (Jan-May) / Vicente Roca Point (Jun-Dec) =


Day 7: (Wednesday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Cousins Rocks

PM – Santa Cruz Island: El Chato / Tortoise Breeding Center


Day 8: (Thursday)

AM – San Cristobal Island: Transfer to the San Cristobal Airport

Calipso Naturalist Cruise Rates 2020

M/Y Calypso – Accommodation and Amenities

Main Deck:

  • 2 cabins (Twin beds) 140 ft2
  • dining room
  • bar
  • social area

Upper Deck:

  • 2 cabins (Twin beds) 120 ft2
  • 4 cabins (Twin beds) 130 ft2

Sun Deck:

  • Jacuzzi
  • al fresco dining
  • social area

Lower Deck:

  • 2 Cabins (Twin beds) 120 ft2 (extra cabins)

*All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning / All cabins can be converted into matrimonials, except on the ones located in the lower deck

Included

  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual National Park Guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment, underwater camera and wetsuit
  • Free airport assistance*
  • 1 hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)*
  • Free airport transfers for Galapagos flights*
  • *Only for 2019. Applies when purchasing roundtrip Galapagos airfare from Royal Galapagos (does not apply on 2X1 promotions). Contact us for details.

Not included

  • Ecuador-Galapagos-Ecuador airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • US$ 100 Galapagos National Park fee
  • US$ 20 Transit Control Card
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses

Calipso – Important Information

Discount for groups from 6 to 14 pax 10%
Discount for children under 12 years 20%
Christmas and New Year supplement (2019) 25%
Christmas and New Year supplement (2020) 30%
Single supplement 50%
All prices in United States Dollars

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Trip Facts

  • Motor Yacht
  • First-Class
  • 16 guests
  • 115 ft
  • 24 ft
  • 12 knots
  • 10 crew members + 1 bilingual guide
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