Bonita Cruise Ship, Galapagos

Excellent crew and service

“The people were very nice on the boat and the guide was knowledgeable. He explained everything in Spanish as well and not only in …”

Matthias S, United States United States
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    • Completely refurbished in 2019
    • Naturalist guides and adventure gear included
    • Ample storage space and charging ports in cabins

Completely refurbished in 2019, the Superior-Class Bonita yacht offers exciting small-ship cruises in the Galapagos Islands. Accommodating just 16 passengers, comfortable cabins and social areas are spread out over 3 spacious decks. A choice of accommodation is available, including triple, double, and twin cabins. Each stateroom features ample storage space, charging ports, reading lights, and a private en-suite bathroom. Cabins located on the main and upper decks also come with sea views. After a full day of adventure, guests can relax in the inviting social areas, which include the indoor lounge, dining room, library, and fully-stocked bar, or enjoy the sea breeze on the outdoor terrace or the sundeck with comfortable loungers.

Itineraries aboard the Bonita Galapagos vary from 4 - 7 nights or can be combined for the ultimate Galapagos experience. Get up close with penguins, iguanas, sea lions, and flamingos as you immerse yourself in the Galapagos Islands' rich landscapes and fascinating history. The experienced and professional naturalist guides are on hand to help create a trip of a lifetime. Adventure gear and kayaks are included, and with 8 crew members plus 1 naturalist guide, attention to detail and service is of a high standard.

Book online today to start your adventure of a lifetime in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Bonita yacht.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (60 USD per trip), National Park Fees (100-200 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Visas and Fees (20 USD), Local Flights, 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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktails

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, German, French, 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 1991
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 101.70 ft
  • Beam 34.44 ft
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2 Caterpillar
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Water capacity 2500 gallons

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Bonita Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Matthias S
  • United States United States
Good crew no sleep with the engine being right next to our cabin. Therefore, we were too tired to enjoy things during the day and caught up on sleep when the engine was off.

The people were very nice on the boat and the guide was knowledgeable. He explained everything in Spanish as well and not only in English. Most people spoke only English but he was good to us in his native tongue. We saw a lot of cool places and animals. Again, couldn’t sleep at all at night because of loud engine noise. That really restricted us from having fun during the day on excursions. The last two days, we just stayed on the boat and slept when it was quiet. It was also strange to always have just water for lunch and dinner. Nobody ever offered anything else until you requested something else. Other than the guide and the wonderful lady that served us meals, there was very little interaction with the crew. They all came out, dressed up for ten minutes to collect their tips the last evening.

Recommended for
Very clean environment, cool animals, far away from everything
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lorenz E
  • United States United States
Wonderful crew and great mix of active international travelers

Seeing the baby sea lions nursing with their mothers, the giant tortoises, snorkeling and kayaking and the many fascinating hikes. The food was wonderful. I always looked forward to the great Ecuadorean snacks after our afternoon activities. Our guide and the crew were so helpful and friendly. And it was lovely that the other guests came from many different countries and were all very adventurous and interesting.

Recommended for
Snorkeling, the many island excursions and the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lynette W
  • United States United States
A truly magical place

Seeing the Southern Cross in the same sky as the Big Dipper; seeing sharks in the wild--white tipped reef sharks while snorkeling and Galapagos sharks swimming around the boat; seeing the tortoises, iguanas, and many species of birds; swimming with sea lions; meeting and interacting with our wonderful guide and the crew. The Galapagos islands proved to be the special place I thought they would be. Thank you, Bonita and crew!

Recommended for
Great guide and crew; experiencing the wildlife of the islands; getting to know the history of the islands.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Claudia B
  • Italy Italy
Wonderful trip

While sailing in a very comfortable boat , you come in contact with an amazing nature; great snorkelling with Sea Lions !!! Our guide was very respectful for nature and animals. A DREAM that comes truth

Recommended for
Comfort of the boat , kindness of the crew, a very professional guide
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Simon F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A Great Trip

Seeing the different eco-systems on each island and the variation in the flora and forna.

Recommended for
The wildlife, the food, the staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lynne P
  • New Zealand New Zealand
The best way to fully experience the Galapagos Islands

Swimming with turtles was a bucket list for me, but having seal lions and penguins come along for the ride made it even more amazing. Seeing the Blue Footed Booby, the Giant tortoises, and all the other wildlife was fantastic. All the islands having unique environments. We had a great guest 'family' and that made for a fun time on board.

Recommended for
The friendly helpful crew and knowledgeable guide. The range of activities. The food variety.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nancy M
  • Canada Canada
Great way to experience the Galapagos!

Giant Tortugas...swimming wuth sea footed boobies!

Recommended for
Fabian - our naturalist guide...snorkelling...the food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David F
  • Canada Canada
Trip of a lifetime, enjoyed every minute

Snorkeling with sea lions, cruising with dolphins, sharks attacking flying fish

Recommended for
Saw so much in a short time, excellent, very high standard of guide and crew, delicious food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent trip around the amazing Galapagos

Snorkelling with sea lions Our boat being surrounded by about 300 sharks who were chasing flying fish

Recommended for
Variety of wildlife and scenery. Knowledge of guide. Great schedules even if there were lots of early starts
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Olivia B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Enjoyable experience

The different ecosystems and wildlife are amazing. A once in a lifetime experience. The great crew and knowledgeable guide made the trip fantastic.

Recommended for
Crew friendliness, boat comfort and overall experience