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Galapagos Yacht M/Y La Pinta
M/Y La Pinta

Metropolitan Touring has acquired a new 63 meter (207 feet) yacht, with capacity for 40 guests, for its Galapagos Islands operation. Galapagos explorers can now enjoy an expedition adventure with comfort and safety aboard the 48-guest yacht M/Y La Pinta. La Pinta offers a relaxed, yet lavish expedition atmosphere, with plush outside cabins, the highest standards of service, international cuisine, plus celebrated Ecuadorian dishes, and all the amenities that make the Galapagos Expedition a trip of a lifetime.

Its Name

La Pinta is the Spanish name of Abingdon Island in the northwest of the Galapagos Archipelago – where the famous Lonesome George giant tortoise comes from. It is also the name of one of the caravels in which Christopher Columbus sailed on his trip to America: Pinta, Niña and Santa Maria.

Islands Visited

Yacht La Pinta operates Friday to Friday expeditions, starting and ending in Baltra. Departures include the Galapagos’ main highlights: Bartolome | Fernandina | Isabela | Floreana | Española | Santa Cruz & the Charles Darwin Research Station | James | Rábida | North Seymour.

Shaping Our Future Today

Metropolitan offers and expertly handles an environmentally friendly operation in the Galapagos National Park and is the pioneer of reliable and high quality tourism in Ecuador. The renovation of Yacht La Pinta has followed strict international standards in relation to safety at sea and the understanding of the unique environment of the archipelago, to support its conservation, taking all the precautions not to alter the integrity of the ecosystems.

Technical Specifications
Built Built 1983, Refurbished 2007
Learn about the Galapagos fauna from M/Y La Pinta's naturalist guides.
Meeting a Local Resident with Naturalist Guide
GRT 1541 tons
Length 63 meters (207 feet)
Beam 12 meters (39.37 feet)
Cruising Speed 12-14 knots
Generators Generators 110/220 volt AC

40 guests
Cabins: 24 outside cabins, all similar, on the same deck. Approximate size 15 square meters (162 square feet).

Safety Safety Certificates: (SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, ISM COD 12)
Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar, and GPS
Fire Detector: Automatic with control from the bridge
Life Jackets: In each cabin
Inflatable life raft 2 x 50 persons and 6 x 50 persons
Landing Craft: 3 Pumar inflatable landing craft + glass bottom boat
Decks: Three public
Dining Room
Natural History Library
Sky Bar and Sundeck
Guides: 3 Certified Galapagos Naturalists
Crew: 24 plus Medical Officer

Photo Gallery - Public Areas
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Reception, Galapagos Yacht M/Y La Pinta
Observation Lounge, Galapagos Yacht M/Y La Pinta
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge, Galapagos Yacht M/Y La Pinta
Observation Lounge
Dining Room, M/Y La Pinta
Dining Room
Bar & Lounge, M/Y La Pinta
Bar & Lounge
Conference Room, Galapagos Yacht M/Y La Pinta
Conference Room

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