Come aboard the two Galapagos pioneers, the Archipel I & II!
These sister yachts are two fo the first catamarans to cruise the Galapagos, providing stability and style during your voyage. Both catamarans offer 8 cabins above the waterline, meaning NO portholes. Instead, take in the idyllic Galapagos views with large windows in your spacious cabins.
The Archipels boast ample social areas, a modern lounge, solarium, chilling areas and “Al Fresco” dining.
The itineraries aboard the Archipels are quite unique, you have a choice of 6 itineraries; 4-day A&B, 5 day A&B, and 8-day A&B. Both week-long itineraries are well balanced and don’t do the typical routes found in most Galapagos cruises.
On the 8 day – A itinerary – they visit the Western islands and Floreana. Two of the Galapagos top 5.
On the 8 day – B itinerary – they go up north to Genovesa (bird island) and down south to Floreana and Española which are truly amazing!
Hard to decide which is better… Another interesting point here is that both itineraries can be split into 4 and 5-day itineraries, something rarely seen in the Galapagos.
My personal recommendation is taking in the long 8-day A itinerary where you will visit the Western islands, where you will come close and personal with; penguins, sharks, flamingos, the flightless cormorant, and so much more. But, you also get to visit Floreana for some history and some of the best snorkeling sites out there.
Remember… you can’t spell Galapagos Archipelago without Archipel!
M/C Galapagos Archipels I&II: 4 Day A – Itinerary – Eastern/Central Islands
Day 1: (Monday)
AM – San Cristobal Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM – San Cristobal Island: Colorado Hill
Day 2: (Tuesday)
AM – South Plazas
PM – Santa Fe Island
Day 3: (Wednesday)
AM – Floreana Island: Champion Islet
PM – Floreana Island: Loberia & Asylum of Peace
Day 4: (Thursday)
AM – Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station / Transfer to Baltra Airport