Estrella del Mar, Galapagos


The lovely Estrella del Mar offers simple comfort and space on small ship cruises around the Galapagos. She’s a popular choice for those seeking a budget-friendly experience. There are eight cabins, catering to a maximum of 16 guests per voyage. The basic cabins all come with air conditioning and a private bathroom, and feature bunks instead of side-by-side beds. Onboard meals are freshly prepared each day, including a mixture of local and global cuisine. The wraparound deck is the ideal place to feel the breeze through your hair and the sun on your face as you lap up the splendid vistas and chat with the other youthful guests. Sun loungers and seating are available. Alternatively, unwind in the lounge, complete with large windows, a bar, and a book collection. You can learn more about the fascinating wildlife of the Galapagos from the onboard naturalist. Make use of the snorkelling gear and wetsuits for no additional fees and be in awe of the diverse creatures that live in the warm waters.     

Three different itineraries are available on the Estrella del Mar: the seven-day South and Central Islands trip, seven days exploring the land and sea of the North and Central Islands, and a ten-day trip around the West, Central, and East Islands. Each cruise promises new adventures each day, with abundant wildlife in one of the world’s most ecologically diverse places combined with scenic views, diverse terrains, and varied activities. The ten-day cruise starts in Puerto Ayora and finishes at San Cristobal, before flying back to Quito. Highlights include lava tunnels, giant Galapagos tortoises, red beaches, craters and other volcanic features, birdlife, iguanas, and more. Each itinerary includes a hotel stay in Quito at the start of the trip and flights to and from mainland Ecuador.

Step onto the Estrella del Mar and receive a warm reception from the crew members, all of whom aim to help you have a trip to treasure. Avoid disappointment and guarantee your places by calling us or booking online.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Accommodation, All meals, Towels Provided, Naturalist Guide, Domestic Flights, Snorkel Gear

Excluded: Air tickets to/from Quito, Galapagos Entrance Fee (currently USD S100 per adult), Transit Card (currently USD S20 per adult - subject to change), lunch & dinner in Quito, beverages, tips, extras, airport to hotel transfers (from €25pp). Buses from Baltra airport to Itabaca or Caleta dock and vice versa, will cost US$ 5.00 per person per way.

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 and are subject to change.

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Observation deck

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines

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.

Boat Specifications

  • Length 23m / 75ft
  • Beam 6.5m / 21ft
  • Cruising speed 9 Knots
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8

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

Estrella del Mar Reviews

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • 1 Verified Review
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  • 10 Exceptional
  • Wayne N
  • United States United States
Great trip to the Galapagos

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Recommended for
Seeing life on the different islands, the people we were with, practicing spanish