WHY THIS TRIP
This 16-passenger motor yacht provides a first-class experience from start to finish. Enchanted Expeditions, operators of the Beluga, has operated in the Galapagos for approximately 30 years and consistently impresses clients with attention to detail and customer service. Sea kayaks on board make this a more active Galapagos cruise.
Enjoy a visit to the Galapagos Islands on the Beluga, a first-class 110-foot, steel-hulled motor schooner. The Beluga Galapagos Motor Yacht offers fantastic itineraries, comfortable double cabins, and common spaces designed to allow travelers to watch the amazing world of the Galápagos cruise by while relaxing on the boat.
The itineraries are well thought out and designed to provide top-notch Galapagos experiences that showcase the diversity and uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands. They visit some of the farther, less visited, but most desirable sites in the Galápagos.
The Beluga is a spacious and comfortable yacht with lots of deck space, and panoramic windows in the indoor common areas. She is fully air-conditioned and accommodates 16 passengers in eight double staterooms (four with twin beds on the floor, two with double beds and two with bunk beds), each with private bathroom and hot and cold water shower. Cabin #1 has two lower and one upper bed, and can be used as a triple.
The well-trained and experienced crew of 10 take very good care of their guests at all times while onboard and ashore. The cruise features attentive service and delicious cuisine. The Beluga’s top-notch crew includes a multilingual naturalist guide trained and licensed by the Galápagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Two kayaks are available on board the yacht and are free of charge. Wetsuits and snorkeling equipment are also available for a minimal fee.
LOCAL OPERATOR: ENCHANTED EXPEDITIONS
Over its 30 years in business Enchanted Expeditions has built a stellar reputation for enchanting active, conservation-minded travelers with excellent service and authentic Ecuadorian experiences both on land and at sea.
One of the first travel companies in the Galápagos, Enchanted Expedition owns two yachts: the spacious first-class motor yacht, the Beluga, and its tastefully decorated tourist-superior class schooner, the Cachalote I. In an operation managed by a native of the Galápagos, each yacht has been awarded the Smart Voyager certification for adhering to conservation standards. The yachts accommodate 16 passengers each, a small exclusive group size that ensures an intimate experience.
In addition to the Galápagos Islands, Enchanted Expeditions operates trips throughout Ecuador. With the rich cultural heritage of Ecuador present on every trip, clients can choose where to focus their experience: adventure, culture, nature, markets, wildlife, or one of special interest to explore dining, archeology, education, arts, and important historical sites in Ecuador.