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La Pinta

The Galapagos Islands are special and you want a special yacht in which to explore these islands, a ‘living laboratory of evolution’.

Yacht La Pinta is the result of the company’s four decades of experience in the Galápagos: it’s a distillation of the wish lists generated by captains, expedition leaders, hotel managers and customers over our company’s four decades of experience in the archipelago. The La Pinta accommodates 48 guests, ideal for travellers looking for a luxury experience of the islands that inspired Charles Darwin more than 170 years ago. With its week-long itinerary, it promises a complete immersion in the unique environment of the Galapagos Islands, with enriching wildlife encounters accompanied by expert guides complemented by faultless service, delicious cuisine and plenty of comfort on board. Their staff embraces a spirit of adventure, while ensuring comfort and safety at all times. The yacht boasts among the largest cabins of any Galápagos vessel with floor-to-ceiling windows in all cabins. Its social areas have almost permanent visual contact with the islands through panoramic windows, while its outside deck areas are also wonderful havens for relaxation, including an observation deck towards the bow. La Pinta is the ideal yacht for families travelling together, with many connecting cabins, and beds that can be joined or separated, depending on guests’ wishes. La Pinta Yacht is operated by the longest-established travel company in Ecuador and in the Galapagos Islands.

Here are just some of the amenities on board the La Pinta: In-room safe deposit box, Boutique, Glass-bottom boat, Daily lectures and briefings, Conference room with latest A/V equipment, Closet and luggage storage space, Telephone with direct international dialing, Central air conditioning with individual controls in each cabin, Multi-channel sound system for closed circuit music and connection for personal iPods, MP3, MP4, Satellite Internet connection (three stations) and wireless in designated areas: Bar Lounge, Natural Histoy Library and Solarium (at additional cost), Snorkeling equipment: masks, snorkels, flotation vests, Shortie wet suits (used between June and December), Sea Kayaks.

VIP has carefully selected a variety of Galapagos itineraries featuring the finest ships and yachts in the archipelagos, providing you with a cruise in comfort and the best selection of wildlife activities available to explore the natural beauty and wonder of the Galapagos Islands. Activities you can enjoy during your Galapagos adventure include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, beach combing and many more. You will also visit various islands and sites such as lava fields, island trails, giant tortoise reserves, the Darwin research center, marine sites and breeding farms.

Click on each itinerary below to see which islands, excursions and activities are planned for am & pm day-by-day, departures & prices:

Itineraries 2015


Year of Construction: 2007
Capacity: 48 passengers
Type: Luxury Cruise Ship (High-End Cruise)
Length: 207 feet (63m)
Beam: 39.4 feet (12m)
Gross Tonnage: 1541
Accommodation: 24 outside cabins, all similar, in the same deck. Approximate size 15 square meters (162 square feet).
On Board:bar-salon, dining room, natural history library, sky bar and sundeck
Main engines: 2 DEUTZ model SBA 8M 1275 HP
Max speed: 12 - 14 knots
Crew: 25 plus M.D Officer and 3 certified Galápagos naturalists
Safety & Navigation: Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar, and GPS ,
Safety Certificates: (SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, ISM COD 12)

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