Archipel I, Galapagos


The Archipel I Catamaran offers guests the choice of 3, 4 or 7 nights for their Galapagos Expedition. The 27m Archipel I catamaran ensures a comfortable stay in well-equipped accommodations. Archipel I caters to a maximum of 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins. 6 of the cabins offer twin side-by-side beds, whilst the other 2 cabins have one double bed. Each cabin has wonderful sea views, reading lights, and wardrobes. The dining room brings guests together at mealtimes to enjoy delicious food served buffet style, and a wide variety of dietary restrictions can be catered too. The lounge and bar area is a great place to unwind and discuss the highlights of the day whilst enjoying cocktails, beer, a selection of wines, and soft drinks. Or why not enjoy a cocktail on the top deck with stunning views and sea breeze, or soak up some rays during the day on the comfortable sun loungers.

The itineraries aboard Archipel I offer guests the chance to really explore the Galapagos Islands and get up close with nature. Kayaking through mangroves, snorkeling with playful sea lions, visiting Galapagos tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Centre and much more are all part of the itinerary whilst on your small ship cruise to the Galapagos Islands.

Start your once-in-a-lifetime adventure today and call us or book online to reserve your space.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities (10-12 USD per day), Local Flights (460-500 USD per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Kayaks

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2003
  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 26.8 meters
  • Beam 10.80 meters
  • Top speed 10 Knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2 CUMMINS / 6CTA8-3MI
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2 Zodiac Caribe 8 pax
  • Water capacity 1600 Gallons
  • Fuel capacity 2400 Gallons
  • Freshwater maker 97 Gallons daily

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Archipel I Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 14 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sasi M
  • United States United States
Archipel 1 was a fun, well organized and genuine experience of the natural beauty of the Galápagos.

Tagus Cove was wonderful - great hike, penguins and cormorants, great snorkel Also across at Fernandina. We saw something new each day, and got a great exposure to the variety of landscapes and wildlife - from Isabella, Fernandina, Santiago and Rabida.

Recommended for
1. Well planned itinerary and daily agenda - good mix of hikes, snorkel 2. Well informed guide and great teamwork with the crew. Everyone was interested in showing us wildlife and nice spots - a shared enthusiasm. 3. Good services and environment onboard - made everyone comfortable and looked after.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Erin S
  • United States United States
Fantastic short cruise experience

We swam with sea lions, we snorkeled to see white tip sharks and a variety of star fish, we kayaked with sea turtles, and saw countless birds up close. The food was amazing and the chef goes above and beyond to accommodate diets. The guide is always very knowledgeable and friendly.

Recommended for
Food, views, penguins
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Garrett E
  • United States United States
The best one week vacation we've ever taken.

Exploring the islands (twice a day), along with snorkeling (twice a day) and kayaking.

Recommended for
Naturalist, crew, small group.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Timothy R
  • United States United States
Most Amazing 8 Days of my Life!

Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks, seals, penguins, turtles! Seeing the owl eating a bird, seals chilling on the Zodiac with a shark circling in the water. The boat and staff were incredible! Salsa Night! The price being 56% off due to covid!

Recommended for
Amazing Catamaran, Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks, Sharing these incredible experiences with new friends
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Frances B
  • United States United States

Fabulous staff great food amazing walks wild animals good snorkeling

Recommended for
People animals guide
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Richard R
  • United States United States
The experience was full of activity and great hospitality.

Snorkeling with the sea lions

Recommended for
Guide. Food. Service.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Adrienne C
  • United States United States
We had a great time on the comfortable Archival 1 exploring a variety of islands in the Galapagos.

Highlights of our trip was viewing hundreds of unique birds nesting on Genovese, snorkeling with sharks, turtles and rays, and being together on this adventure. My one negative comment would be that it is not really a 4 day-3 night trip. The 4th "day" consisted of a visit to a tortoise reserve and a 10am drop off at the airport to catch our flight to Quito. I requested a later flight but were given no other option.

Recommended for
Variety of islands and wildlife; Comfort of the boat, crew service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Loredana F
  • Italy Italy

The catamaran was modern and comfortable, the crew nice and helpful. We had a wonderful time and felt at home. Undoubtedly great value for money.

Recommended for
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jan B
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Best of Galapagos

The guide was very professional, spoke perfect English. Numerous trips were a real experience. Accommodation on the boat was comfortable, the only minus was the noise in the cabin

Recommended for
Perfect guide, number of trips, good food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Adrian S
  • Canada Canada
Memories that will last a LIFETIME

The trip was truly spectacular and words couldn’t do it justice. You have to live it to believe the experience and I’m so happy we chose the Archipell 1. We felt safe and comfortable the entire time and everyday was something special. The food on board, the islands selected, and the crew were always willing to go the extra mile to make sure our trip was perfect from start to finish. Thanks so much for the unbelievable experience!

Recommended for
Route, wildlife & Naturalist Guide
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Leon V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

The whole trip was a highlight

Recommended for
Galapagos, Snorkeling and snorkeling
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Renee T
  • Norway Norway
Beautiful boat

We had a wonderful trip. The boat is beautiful and very well taken care of. The schedule is a bit strange if you stay for more than 4 days as they stopover at different locations and change passengers and guide. It created some confusion and repetitive activities. I missed more vegetarian/healthy options for food and more focus on sustainability (sunscreen use, recycling etc). But all in all very good and highly recomendable.

Recommended for
The upper deck, the cleanliness, the comfort
Origin: US