We offer the first rate and comfortable speedboat “Valeria” for exploring the Galápagos Islands for those preferring to overnight in island accommodation, to touring and living on board cruise yachts or ships. The boat is suitable for small groups of up to 12 people, and for larger groups we can facilitate extra vessels. The speedboat is licensed by the park regulations to operate between the following islands:
San Cristobal; mooring at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with excursions into the highlands and to the Loberia. Off-shore visitor sites: Leon Dormido, Islas Lobos and Punta Pitt.
Floreana; mooring at Puerto Velasco Ibarra and in cooperation with local boats providing snorkelling at Corona del Diablo and Champion. Visitor sites are Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant and excursions into the highlands to Cerro Yer and the Loberia.
Isabela: mooring at Puerto Villamil and in Cooperation with local boats visiting Tontoreras and Los Tuneles. On-land excursions are into the highlands to the volcano Sierra Negra, the wall of tears and the lagoons.
Santa Cruz; mooring at Puerto Ayora and using local boats taking the Bay Tour. Excursions into the highlands are to the lava tunnels, the tortoise reserve El Chato, a hike to Turtle Beach (Playa Tortuga) and a visit to the Charles Darwin Station.
For further details of the visitor sites aforementioned and example itineraries, please see the Galapagos Tours page. The Valeria or similar speedboats will be used on all such tours, and details of land accommodation, food and guiding services can also be found in this section. We will gladly provide you with suggestions to include any services of interests (eg scuba diving) free of obligation or charge.
The ship has all the required permits from the National Park as well as from the Navy to operate between the islands and the on-board safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.
Price examples charters 2016
Full Day Tour 1:
You leave from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal) in the morning passing by Darwin Bay to Islas Lobos. After a walk around the islands there will be time to snorkel with the playful sea lions, and then we will cruise on to Leon Dormido and bird watch our way around this imposing rock formation followed by further snorkelling in the channel between the pinnacles. We then cruise on to the Cerro Brujo Beach and have the afternoon free to relax, sunbath and snorkel before returning in the late afternoon (ca. 16.30h).
Guide, lunch, excursions as mentioned, and soft drinks.
Cruise from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal) to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz).
Estimated time ca. 2,5 hours.
Please note that this is a charter trip to island hop and does not include any excursions in route or at arrival.
Travel insurance, anything not mentioned.