Archipel I, Galapagos



  • Flexible 3, 4, or 7-night expeditions
  • Stunning sea views from all cabins
  • Delicious buffet food & catering options
  • Exciting activities & up-close encounters

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, while 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 buffet food, and various dietary restrictions can be catered to. The lounge and bar area is a great place to unwind and discuss the day's highlights while 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 explore the Galapagos Islands and get up close to 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 while on your small ship cruise to the Galapagos Islands.

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

FLEXIBLE BOOKING TERMS - Learn more about what this means

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 (120 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (30 USD per day), Local Flights (460-510 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 2005
  • Year renovated 2023
  • 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
  • 16 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 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
  • Emer C
  • Ireland Ireland
The staff were amazing, food was delicious.


Recommended for
Staff service, staff friendliness, food.
  • 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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Leon V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

The whole trip was a highlight

Recommended for
Galapagos, Snorkeling and snorkeling
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Mariana C
  • Brazil Brazil
A melhor forma de estar próximo à natureza em Galápagos

Vida selvagem Guia naturalista

Recommended for
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Frank K
  • Germany Germany
Empfehlenswerte Katamarantour Osten Galapagos

Katamaran, Landgänge& Tourguide, Verpflegung

Recommended for
Katamaran, Landgänge& Tourguide, Verpflegung