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Galapagos Islands - 5, 7 & 9 Day Cruises
Yacht M/Y Isabela II
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With a capacity of only 40 guests, Yacht M/Y ISABELA II offers a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying an unforgettable Galapagos expedition, where guests fully experience their sense of discovery and bonding with nature. Yacht M/Y ISABELA II expeditions offer all aspects of the Galapagos: an intimate contact with wildlife, active volcanoes, a vast Marine Reserve, adventure, comfort and safety.

The classic Yacht M/Y ISABELA II offers the most in-depth 9-day itinerary (Monday to Tuesday week) allowing guests to enjoy all that Galapagos is famous for: from ancient giant tortoises to penguins, from sleek flamingos to bold sharks, from bizarre flightless cormorants to rugged marine iguanas and from whales and dolphins to dramatic island volcanoes and breathtaking scenery, plus the exploration of the Galapagos Marine Reserve (the second largest in the world) on kayaks, the glass bottom boat, swimming or snorkeling.

The expertise of three English-speaking Naturalist Guides matches their contagious enthusiasm, whether discussing geology or bird watching, snorkeling or stargazing, evolution or marine actitivies. Guests of Yacht M/Y ISABELA II have the opportunity to explore the islands in small groups with fellow enthusiasts who share their same passion for nature, curiosity and spirit of observation.

Technical Specifications
Category
Deluxe

Galapagos Yacht M/Y Isabela II - 4, 5 & 8 Day Cruises to the Galapagos Islands
Yacht M/Y Isabela II

Type of Vessel
Motor Yacht
Certificates
SOLAS 74 - ISM
Construction
1979
Reconstruction
Pensacola, Florida, 1988
Refurbishment
Panama, March 2000
Length
53.72 meters (166 feet)
Beam
11.58 meters (38 feet)
Gross Tonnage
1.025 tons
Decks
3: Sun deck, Cabin deck, Main deck
Speed
10 Knots
Engines
2 GM Detroit Diesel 900 BHP each
Capacity
40 Passengers
Electricity
110 Volts 60 Hz.
Crew
24 plus a Physician permanently on board
Lobby, Galapagos Yacht M/Y Isabela II
Lobby
Owned By
ETICA/Metropolitan Touring
Operated By
ETICA/Metropolitan Touring
Recreation
Sun Deck, Galapagos Yacht M/Y Isabela II
Sun Deck
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Boutique, Gift Shop
Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications
PA System
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia natural history lectures
Stargazing Program
Digital camera and underwater housing
Glass bottom boat
Jacuzzi
Reading Room & Natural History Library
Air-conditioned throughout
3 Naturalists guides
Navigation
Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar, and GPS
Safety
Fire Detector: Automatic with control from the bridge.
Life Jackets: In each cabin
Lifeboats: 2 units semi-enclosed
Landing Craft: 3 Zodiacs + glass bottom boat
Cabins
CABIN DECK:
16 cabins with twin beds
2 cabins with double bed for single or double use
2 cabins with double bed plus a single bed for double or triple use
MAIN DECK:
1 Owners Cabin with double bed

Galapagos Yacht M/Y Isabela II