G Adventures Fleet
Inspired by a backpacking trip through Asia, adventure aficionado Bruce Poon Tip started up G adventures in his apartment in 1990. Feeling that the travel market was missing the opportunity for people to really get out there and have genuine, enriching and educational experiences Bruce started building expeditions for real adventurers. In order to reach some of the most remote and exciting regions of the world, a large number of the group’s expeditions were by ship. Not wanting to lose the small group, authentic feel that was at the heart of the company’s ethos, they offered only small ship cruises to some of the world’s most exciting and exotic destinations.
The small ship cruises offered by G adventures were designed with the company’s policies of immersive and sustainable travel in mind. Their expeditions to the Galapagos National Park were created to provide education and enjoyment for guests in what is one of the most renowned nature reserves in the world.
Why Book a G Adventures Cruise
With their mantra of experiencing the world as it really is, off the beaten track and immersed in each special place, a G adventures small ship cruise is as far from a generic boat trip as possible. The group offers a wealth of rich and even challenging experiences for travelers who want to see the Galapagos Islands in all their raw beauty. There are cruises to suit every level of activity from photography and gentle hikes to kayaking and snorkeling with sea lions and sharks. In the spirit of conservation and getting up close to the local wildlife, the cruises’ excursions are usually by foot, bicycle or kayak with the option to snorkel with the marine life around several of the islands.
Whether you are kayaking through the mangroves of Tortuga Bay looking for iguanas or sea turtles or hiking through the lava landscapes that make up the islands, a G adventures cruise lets you get close to the heart of Galapagos. After a full day of this kind of adventure, guests will return to their small cruise ship with their group to rest, relax and of course, talk over the day's events. G Adventure’s cruise line now operates a number of small cruise ships in the Galapagos with styles and of course, budgets to suit a range of travelers. Aboard each of their ships is a Galapagos National Park naturalist guide to a maximum ratio of one to ten guests. This means travelers will have the chance to ask questions and learn about every one of the miraculous things they see on the islands.
G Adventures Cruise Line Fleet of Small Cruise Ships
Cosy and welcoming, the Yolita is a small cruise ship that lends itself to a personal and sociable onboard atmosphere. There are only eight bright and airy cabins, accommodating a small group of 16 passengers on each expedition around the Galapagos Islands.
The Monserrat cruise ship takes up to 20 passengers and is perfect for rest and relaxation between excursions to the islands of Galapagos. Guests can enjoy a few hours of sunbathing on the top deck loungers or relax in the top deck bar, keeping an eye out for passing marine or bird life.
Estrella del Mar
The laid back and budget-friendly way to see the best the Galapagos Islands has to offer, the Estrella del Mar is a great ship for adventurous spirits. The ship takes only a small group of 16 people in twin share cabins above or below deck and has a comfortable lounge and spacious sundeck.
The Xavier III takes up to 16 guests in 8 cozy double or twin ensuite cabins. This small cruise ship is just the place to unwind after a long day of exploring the Galapagos. Ample lounging areas on-deck and inside provide the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink or spend some time comparing notes with other like-minded guests.
Upscale and beautifully designed to make the most of those breathtaking views that seem almost standard in the Galapagos, the Eden is perfectly equipped for guest’s comfort and relaxation. The ship’s deck offers panoramic views and three of its eight cabins are on the upper deck offering a bright and breezy space for resting.
Queen of the Galapagos
Taking only up to 16 guests onboard, the Queen of the Galapagos is amongst G adventures cruise line’s luxury ships. The boat is equipped with a plush lounge and bar for relaxing and socializing. Queen of the Galapagos also has the advantage of being a catamaran which offers extra stability and windows in each of the cabins.
Areas the G Adventures Cruise Line Fleet Covers
With six small cruise ships available, G adventures are able to cover the majority of the Galapagos islands’ coast. Shorter itineraries can take groups to the rugged East where the tiny volcanic islets are home to a rich variety of coastal dwelling creatures such as penguins, flamingos and iguanas. Also on seven to ten-day sailings, travelers can visit the lush western islands of Isabella, San Cristobal and Santa Cruz or focus on the central islands with trips up to remote Genovesa for serious birdwatchers and the chance to snorkel with hammerhead sharks.
Longer trips offer to take you to see both sides of the Galapagos, an enriching experience of both the unique topography of the islands and the distinct species that call these isolated environments their home. G adventures cruise fleet offer the special experience of a 17-night cruise aboard some of their ships. These trips make a complete circuit of each of the main and several of the more remote islands so you don’t miss a thing.