The Galapagos Sea Star Journey is a modern, boutique expedition yacht designed to take guests on nature cruises throughout the unique Galápagos Islands. This exclusive yacht offers three expert-crafted itineraries, lasting between five to six days, to explore the unique wildlife and landscapes of the archipelago. Bespoke itineraries of up to two weeks can also be created.
The Galapagos Sea Star Journey accommodates up to 16 passengers with one master suite — the spacious Sea Star Suite — and seven deluxe cabins. Each cabin has panoramic windows, twin or king size beds and private bathrooms, and six of the suites have sofa beds, which are ideal for families with children.
Travellers can choose from three different itineraries. The first trip is an exploration of the southern islands including Española, Floreana, Santa Fe and North Seymour. Birdwatchers are in for a treat, with frigatebirds, hawks and flamingos among the species that can be seen. There are also plenty of options for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking in the turquoise waters.
Travellers can also opt for an itinerary that includes a journey to the volcanic heart of the archipelago to see lava flows, lunar-like craters and lava cones, plus the chance to see sharks, blue-footed boobies and spectacular landscapes.
The third itinerary provides a great overview of the islands, with the chance to step off the yacht to walk numerous trails and hikes — highlights include spectacular lookout views, as well as zodiac rides and close encounters with wildlife.
All itineraries are led by the yacht’s English-speaking certified naturalist guide who possesses extensive experience and knowledge of the Galápagos Islands and informs guests about local wildlife, geology, marine life and biology.
The delicious cuisine on offer combines natural and organic ingredients. Life on board is ideal for the ultimate relaxing escape. The aim of the trips is to enhance the experience of cruising the ‘enchanted islands’, while offering the perfect combination of nature, experience and service.
Watch the sunset while enjoying a glass of Casas del Bosque wine during a romantic, private dinner on the upper deck
Need to know
• Sea Star Suite
• 2 double suites
• 5 twin suites
• 2 whirlpool baths
• 3 dining areas
• Eight double sea kayaks
• Snorkelling equipment
• Naturalist guides
• Ceviche masterclass
• Walking with giant tortoises
• Swimming with marine iguanas