Operating since 2010, the contemporary 16-passenger Treasure of Galapagoscatamaran is a favorite among our European travelers as it provides great value for Galapagos cruising in style.
The Treasure of Galapagos catamaran provides eight (8) spacious double outside suites (four suites on the upper deck, four suites on the main deck, with cabin sizes of approximately 215 sq. feet).
All suites on the Treasure of Galapagos offer a private bathroom and a small lounge area for relaxing or having a glass of wine. Likewise, each suite comes with individually controlled air conditioning, closets, security boxes and baggage/storage rooms in all suites.
The Treasure of Galapagos boasts loads of outdoor space for relaxing in the sun, as well as cozy solariums on each deck – perfect for curling up with a good book. On the main deck you’ll find a comfortable restaurant and a lounge/bar. The lower deck comes with a meeting room with a TV, DVD and a small library.
The ship offers all you expect from a first class yacht and even more. The Treasure of Galapagos offers a fast and smooth cruise because of its unique design and modern engineering to make your Galapagos Islands expedition a perfect and unforgettable experience with a touch of luxury.
The Treasure of Galapagos is a paragon of environmental commitment and complies with the incredibly stringent restrictions of the Galapagos National Park.
Class: First class
Capacity: 16 passengers
Length: 31.60 m
Beam: 11.20 m
Speed: 12 knots
Crew: 8 members plus 1Bilingual Naturalist Guide Authorized by Galapagos National Park
Cabins: 1 Master Suite with 2 balconies. 8 outside Junior Suite cabins with balcony and private bathroom, hot water, air conditioner, security box.
Main Deck:Cabin 1: Master Suite
Cabin 2, 3, 4, 5: Standard Twin Junior Suites
Cabin 6, 7: Standard Matrimonial Junior Suites
Cabin 8, 9: Standard Twin Junior Suites
Size suite: 36m2 Size
standard cabin: 18m
Size each balcony: 2m2
Social areas: 2 lounges, one TV and DVD area, 1 dinning room, 2 bars, 4 different solarium areas, 1 library, 1 boutique.
Equipment: 2 motors 385 HP Caterpillar, 2 Generators 75KW, 3900 g Water Desalinate System
Friday: Arrival in Puerto Ayora, Baltra Island / Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Station
Saturday: Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay / Bartolomé Island
Sunday: North Seymour Island / Mosquera Island
Monday: South Plaza Island / San Cristóbal Island – Cerro Brujo
Tuesday: San Cristóbal Island – Interpretation Center – airport
ITINERARY A – 5 DAYS
FRIDAY: Charles Darwin Research Station
AM: Baltra: Transfer in to Puerto Ayora
PM: Lunch at noon. Dry landing, hiking educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.). Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 hours, dinner at night.
SATURDAY: Sullivan Bay and Bartolome
AM: Sullivan Bay:Breakfast in the morning.This site is of great geological interest is located south-east of Santiago Island, landing it can be done both on the rocky shore (dry landing) or the white sandy beach (wet landing). The length of the trail is 1.5 km approximately.
The area is covered by lava flows Pahohoetype (solidified lava in a wavyoraccordion). It was very active in the past 25 years of the nineteenth century. The Sullivan lava was formed in 1897. Flow is very young geologically. The magma formed is flat, but the underground lava movement, rapid cooling and other eruptions led to the break in many places. Degree of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approximately. Lunch at noon.
PM: Bartolomé: Wet Landing. After lunch visit to the Pinnacle Rock beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Dry landing to reach the viewpoint of Bartolome in the afternoon. On this island, you can see interesting formations of lava and cinder cones. After a 30 to 40 minutes climbing, a wooden staircase leads to the top of the island where there are beautiful views of the nearby beaches. This island is one of the most visited and photographed because of the Pinnacle Rock. Degree of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes. Dinner in the evening.
SUNDAY: North Seymour – Mosquera
AM: North Seymour: Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. On this island you can see blue-footed boobies, colonies of frigates, fork-tailed gulls, terns, sea lions, lava lizards and land iguanas. Palo Santo trees can also be observed. Difficulty: Moderate Duration approximately 2 hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Mosquera: Wet Landing. The Islet is Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour. It is a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach. In most of its perimeter there is basis of lava rocks, as evidence of the wash uprising, except in the southwest side where the landing occurs. This island has one of the largest Populations of sea lions.You can also observe several species of shorebirds. There have been occasional reports at this site of Orcas (Orcinus orca). Degree of difficulty: easy. Duration approximately 1 hour, Dinner in the evening.
MONDAY: South Plazas – Cerro Brujo
AM: South Plazas: Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. This island is full of life. There are colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. While you walk on the banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls, but most of all enjoying the beautiful view from the top the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. The Opuntiacactus grow here too and the vegetation changes color according to the season of the year. Paths: easy. Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Cerro Brujo: Wet Landing is a beautiful beach of white coral where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel. Located on the north coast of the San Cristobal Island. In the vicinity of the beach you can see seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. Degree of difficulty: easy. Duration approximately 2 hours, Dinner in the evening.
TUESDAY: San Cristobal – Interpretation Center
AM: Interpretation Center-San Cristobal: dry Landing. This site is educational information about the evolution of the Galapagos Islands and animal life in the islands. Degree of difficulty: easy. Duration: 1 hour 30 Minutes. Transfer out to San Cristobal’s Airport.
Tuesday: Arrival on San Cristóbal Island / San Cristóbal – Cerro Colorado
Wednesday: Española Island – Gardner Bay & Punta Suárez
Thursday: Floreana Island – Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point
Friday: Santa Fe Island / Santa Cruz Island – Tortuga Bay
Saturday: Santa Cruz Island – El Chato / Baltra Island – airport
ITINERARY B – 5 DAYS
TUESDAY: San Cristobal Isla – Airport – Cerro Colorado
AM: San Cristobal – Transfer in.
PM: San Cristobal – Cerro Colorado: dry landing. After a bus ride of 45 minutes to reach Cerro Colorado, where you can see giant Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat. Degree of difficulty: easy, 1 Hour Approx.Dinner in the evening.
PM: Interpretation Center-San Cristobal: dry Landing. This site is educational information about the evolution of the Galapagos Islands and animal life in the islands. Degree of difficulty: easy. Duration: 1 hour 30Minutes.Dinner in the evening.
WEDNESDAY: Española: Gardner Bay – Suarez Point
AM: Gardner Bay: Located on the north coast of Española Island. The main attraction is the colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during thebreeding season. Both resident and migratory birds are observed. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours.Lunch atnoon.
PM: Punta Suarez: dry Landing. During the walk on this island you can see sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, albatrosses, lava lizards, herons. Degree of difficulty: difficult, Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes. Dinner in the evening.
THURSDAY: Floreana: Mirador de la Baroneza – Cormorant Point
AM: Mirador de la Baroneza:It is a vista point on the northside of Floreana, in La Olla Bay. It is a basaltic rock formation between Cormorant Point and Post Office Bay. You will take a panga ride to reach this point. On the panga you can observe several marine species such as golden eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, mullets and eventually Galapagos penguins. Mirador de la Baronesa is a good place for understanding the mangroves. The red mangrove is characterized by a hanging elongated fruit, which in reality is a new daughter plant that grows from the parent plant, a rarity in the plant kingdom. Degree of difficulty: moderate Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Cormorant Point: Wet Landing, This site has a sandy olivine beach for walking and swimming. The island also has a flamingo lagoon. In addition, white sand beach where sea turtles nest from December to May. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.
FRIDAY: Santa Fe – Tortuga Bay
AM:Santa Fe: snorkeling in the rocky coast of the island to see a variety of fish and sea turtles. Later. Wet Landing. You can see colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, frigate birds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. On the island you can see a forest of giant cacti and Palo Santo trees. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Tortuga Bay: Wet Landing, interesting walk to the Turtle Bay beach, perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, we can swim and snorkel observing colonies of marine iguanas, pelicans, Darwin’s finches, sharks, sharks, sea turtles, the incredible forest Giant Cactus, and the nesting of marine iguanas Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours.Dinner in the evening.
SATURDAY: Santa Cruz
AM: EL Chato: El Chato reserve is divided into two areas; Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa, 22 km from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the more challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season, and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes. Degree of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 1 hour 30Minutes.– Transfer out to Baltra’s Airport.
Saturday: Arrival on Baltra Island / Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Research Station
Sunday: Santa Cruz Island – Ballena Bay & Dragon Hill
Monday: Isabela Island – Tintoreras & Wetlands
Tuesday: Isabela Island – Punta Moreno & Urbina Bay
Wednesday: Fernandina Island – Espinoza Point/ Isabela Island – Tagus Cove
Thursday: Santiago Island – Egas Port / Rábida Island
Friday: Santa Cruz Island – Las Bachas Beach / Baltra Island – airport
ITINERARY C – 7 DAYS
SATURDAY: Santa Cruz
AM: Baltra: Transfer in to Puerto Ayora
PM: Charles Darwin Station: Lunch at noon. Dry landing, activities: hiking educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.). Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 hours, dinner at night.
SUNDAY: Bahia Ballena – Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz
AM: Ballena Bay: Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing.The visitor site is a cove of green sand at the basis of Ballena Hill on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The beach contains a large amount of olivine crystals, the same that originate from volcanic materials. The crystals were formed when the magma was still underground. Near the beach there are ceramic relics, which reflect human settlements that were close to the beach in 1846. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Dragon Hill: Dry Landing. The site visit is located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island, and consists of a path that runs for three different environments in just 1,600 m in length.
It gets its name because in 1975, was one of the only places in the Santa Cruz Island where there were land iguanas in healthy state. Difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 2 hours
MONDAY: Isabela:Tintoreras – Humedales
AM: Tintoreras: Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. The islet is Located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that’s shallow and when the tide is low the entrance closes. You can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and sea lions. Difficulty: Easy. Duration: 2 hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Humedales: Dry Landing. The Wetlands is a network of trails, adjacent to Puerto Villamil. There are nine tracks that comprise the following sites: The Wall of Tears, Cerro Orchilla, El Estero, Poza Escondida, Poza Redonda, Tunnel del Estero, Playa del Amor, Bay of Tunis and Pozas Verdes
The Wetlands are coastal mangroves and brackish water lagoons formed by seepage of seawater and freshwater underground tributaries coming from the upper parts of the island. They are also an important feeding area for the Galapagos penguin and one of the main nesting sites for green turtles.
The wetlands of Isabela Island are essential for the maintenance of biological diversity of Galapagos, as home to several species that depend exclusively on the wetland in order to fulfill their life cycle, flamenco, Bug, stilt, oystercatcher, Gallinula, ghost crab, and fiddler crabs. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours,Dinner at night.
TUESDAY: Punta Moreno – Urbina Bay
AM: Punta Moreno: Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing, Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island. The route of the trail is approximately 2100 meters.The main attraction in Punta Moreno is the coastal lagoons in the middle of black lava flow where there are several species of birds. It has a view of 3 volcanoes, the most actives in the Galapagos; Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul. Difficulty: Difficult Duration: 2 hours,Lunch at noon.
PM: Urbina Bay: Wet Landing,Urbina Bay is located at the base of volcanoes Alcedo and Darwin, west of Isabela Island. Here you can find corals, shells, and many other organisms exposed above the water. This area is also home to large and very colorful Galápagos land iguanas, giant tortoises and the famous population of Alcedo Volcano.Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours,Dinner in the evening.
WEDNESDAY: Punta Espinoza –Caleta Tagus
AM: Punta Espinoza: Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. Punta Espinosa is a jagged promontory of cracked and eroded lava, but the name could also refer to the hundreds of spiny marine iguanas that drape the rocks. Pristine nature under an active volcano and a highlight of any cruise. Flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos sea lions, waders and the world’s largest colony of marine iguanas thrive on the edge of a barren lava flow. Fine stands of mangroves support yellow warblers, Darwin finches, large billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and nesting brown pelicans. Difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 3 hours Dinner in the evening.
THURSDAY: Puerto Egas – Rabida
AM: Puerto Egas – Santiago: Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing. Puerto Egas is located northwest of Santiago Island, fascinating place to visit because it had a great volcanic activity in the past. Puerto Egas is one of the most popular sites in the Galapagos Archipelago. It has a beautiful black sand beach where you can see its many inhabitants as sea lions, chameleons, lizards and herons. Difficulty: Easy. Duration: 2 hoursLunch at noon.
PM: Rabida: Wet Landing. Also known by the name of Jervis in honor of a British Admiral John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent.Rabida is located 5 km south of Santiago Island and is commonly regarded as the geographical center of the Galapagos Islands. It has an area of 4.9 km ² and a maximum altitude of 367 meters. It has a high iron content, which causes that this place has a distinctive reddish color. Its main attraction is the salt lagoon with flamingoes, pelicans and boobies place where they build their nests.Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1:30 hours Dinner in the evening.
FRIDAY: Santa Cruz
AM: Las Bachas: is a beach about 1 km in length. With white sand beach, deserted and where you can see flamingos, and migratory birds. In the vicinity of the Las Bachas beach can observe predominant vegetation of the coastal zone. Las Bachas beach represents one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles (Cheloniamydas) on Isla Santa Cruz.
Las Bachas is a very popular practice of snorkeling, swimming. Difficulty: Easy. Duration: 2 hours. Transfer out to Baltra`s Airport.
Rates 2018: C. Treasure of Galápagos
|PRICE PER PERSON, US$|
|DAYS||5 DAYS||7 DAYS||9 DAYS|
|Balcony Stateroom-Main Deck(4)Upper Deck(4)||3.195||4.695||6.390|
|Master Suite-Main Deck(1)||3.994||5.869||7.988|
Single Supplement: 25%
Child discount: 20% of rate in Standard cabins. Only applicable for 1 child under 12 years of age travelling with two adults. Child discount not applicable for Suite.
Children of all ages are accepted on board but parents are held fully responsible and liable for their children during the entire cruise.
Christmas surcharges: Dec 22-28: USD 450 pp in Balcony Stateroom and USD 550 pp in Master Suite.
New Year surcharges: Dec 28-Jan 1: USD 300 pp in balcony Stateroom and USD 350 pp in Master Suite.
NOTE: The itinerary is subject to change without previous notice due to weather conditions, operational matters, National Park authority advisories or decision by the ship’s captain for passenger safety and security.