Archipell I Galapagos Cruise


16 guests


10 knots


Motor Catamaran


26.8 m



The Archipel I Catamaran offers guests the choice of 3, 4, or 7 nights for their Galapagos Expedition. The 27m Archipel I catamaran ensures a comfortable stay in well-equipped accommodations. Archipel I caters to a maximum of 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins. 6 of the cabins offer twin side-by-side beds, while the other 2 cabins have one double bed. Each cabin has wonderful sea views, reading lights, and wardrobes. The dining room brings guests together at mealtimes to enjoy delicious buffet food, and various dietary restrictions can be catered to. The lounge and bar area is a great place to unwind and discuss the day’s highlights while enjoying cocktails, beer, a selection of wines, and soft drinks. Or why not enjoy a cocktail on the top deck with stunning views and sea breeze, or soak up some rays during the day on the comfortable sun loungers?

The itineraries aboard Archipel I offer guests the chance to explore the Galapagos Islands and get up close to nature. Kayaking through mangroves, snorkeling with playful sea lions, visiting Galapagos tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Centre, and much more are all part of the itinerary while on your small ship cruise to the Galapagos Islands.

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The 8-day southwestern tour aboard the catamaran Archipel I gives you an extensive overview of the Galapagos Islands. You will have the chance to combine the circumnavigation of Isabela Island with excursions in the most southern points of the archipelago. You will also be able to snorkel with sea lions in the Loberia and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz.

1st day – Monday
AM – Arrival at San Cristobal Airport (SCY)
PM – Interpretation Centre and Frigatebird Hill

2nd day – Tuesday
AM – Santa Fe
PM – South Plaza

3rd day – Wednesday
AM – North Seymour
PM – Chinese Hat

4th day – Thursday
AM – Twin Caters – El Chato Reserve
PM – CC Fausto Llerena

5th day – Friday
AM – Moreno Point (Isabela)
PM – Urbina Bay

6th day – Saturday
AM – Espinosa Point (Fernandina)
PM – Vicente Roca Point

7th day – Sunday
AM – Puerto Egas (Santiago)
PM – Rabida

8th day – Monday
AM – Black Turtle Cove
– Transfer to Baltra Airport


  • Virgin Fernandina & isolated west coast of Isabela make you an eye-witness to the evolution
  • Breeding programs of emblematic Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Unique tidal channel with whitetip reef sharks & rays
  • Not to be missed highlight South Plaza (land iguanas & giant cactus forest)

Our 8-day itinerary aboard the yacht Archipel I allows you to combine the seabird colonies of Mosquera and the exclusive Genovesa with the spectacular volcanic islands Bartolome and Charles Darwin Research Station. Moreover, you will have the chance to explore Española, the most southern point of the archipel and swim with sea lions in the Loberia, on Isla Floreana.

1st day – Monday
M – Arrival at Baltra Airport (GPS)
PM –  Bachas Beach

2nd day – Tuesday
AM – Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa)
PM – Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

3rd day – Wednesday
AM – Bartholomew
PM – Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

4th day – Thursday
AM – Twin Craters – El Chato Reserve (Santa Cruz)
PM – CC Fausto Llerena (Santa Cruz)

5th day – Friday
AM – Cormorant Point – Devil’s Crown (Floreana)
PM – Baroness Lookout – Post Office Bay (Floreana)

6th day – Saturday
AM – Gardner Bay (Espanola)
PM – Punta Suarez (Espanola)

7th day – Sunday
AM – Pitt Point (San Cristobal)
PM – Witch Hill (San Cristobal)

8 Monday
AM – Isla Lobos (San Cristobal)
– Transfer to San Cristobal Airport


  • Snorkeling with sea lions and colorful reef fish (Lobos Islet)
  • Breeding colony of American flamingos on Floreana
  • Spectacular volcanic landscapes just born out of fire & pioneer colonization
  • A breeding program of emblematic Galapagos giant tortoises

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