Fragata, Galapagos

Excellent diving and guidance

“The wildlife and the guide’s expertise on where to find what. Busy schedule with just enough down time to relax. Only 8 guests of …”

Amy B, United States United States
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  • Intimate yacht with 16 guests
  • Amenities: bar, library, music system
  • Snorkeling and land excursions to see wildlife

The Fragata yacht caters to just 16 guests in 8 air-conditioned cabins. Each cabin is carpeted with a private en-suite bathroom with a shower, hot water, and sink and offers a choice of double or twin beds. Onboard amenities include a comfortable living room with a bar, library, music system, TV and DVD player, a dining area where freshly prepared menu meals will be served, and a sundeck with loungers. The experienced crew is on hand to create a memorable experience and offer attention to detail.

The Fragata yacht offers a choice of 4 exciting Galapagos itineraries, ranging from 5 to 8-day tours, designed for guests to experience the diversity of the Galapagos Islands. Complimentary activities include trekking to see amazing volcano views, snorkeling with sea lions and marine iguanas, and dingy rides around the islands. Whichever tour you choose, the memories will last a lifetime.

Join the Fragata yacht for a Galapagos small ship cruise to remember. Book online today to reserve your space.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-200 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights (520 USD per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Snorkel Gear (25-35 USD per trip).

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
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options

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

  • Length 75 FT.
  • Cruising speed 9 KNOTS CRUISING
  • Engines 2 X 240 H.P. DETROIT DIESEL 8V-71
  • Max guests 16

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Emergency flares

Fragata Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Amy B
  • United States United States
Crew was best part

The wildlife and the guide’s expertise on where to find what. Busy schedule with just enough down time to relax. Only 8 guests of the 16 that generally book meant a reasonable amount of space to enjoy the boat.

Recommended for
Crew, Guide, Activities
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David A
  • United States United States
wonderful trip

snorkling, hiking

Recommended for
the islands, the sundeck, air conditioning
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Robin C
  • United States United States
Great hospitality from the crew!

Obviously the guides were on a strict schedule with other vessels. Our guide handled this well and I never felt rushed. His nightly next day activity briefings were excellent.

Recommended for
Of course the animals, but the number of activitie was great broken up by rest times. Friagsta had comfy spaces indoors and out
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cliff A
  • United States United States
Tour of a lifetime!

Traveling with the wonderful members of the tour. Experiencing firsthand the beautiful landscape. Visiting the Darwin Research Station. Photographing the avian life.

Recommended for
History and Ecology of the islands, Knowledgeable, and talented guide. Super attentive crew.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alla B
  • United States United States
Very good

Many animals, fish and birds we have seen

Recommended for
Excursions, snorkelling, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Karen N
  • United States United States
Being on the Fragata was amazing.

Being on the yatch and using the dingy for day trips. Meeting new people at meals and becoming friends. Seeing the amazing array of animals and learning about their habitats. We have traveled a lot and this experience ranked right up there at the top. Terrific!

Recommended for
There were more activities than listed on the itinerary which was terrific! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly so we had a lot of fun. The food was great, healthy and plentiful.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Philippe R
  • United States United States
The Galapagos is a magic place to visit.

When we saw the dolphins swimming by the boat early morning.

Recommended for
The people, great guide and fabulous animals.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Liqi C
  • Singapore Singapore
Spectacular experience

The walking activities were easy and we saw plenty of wildlife. snorkeling was spectacular and so great for a first timer. I felt safe all the time and Roberto pointed out so many interesting sights. The food on board was lovely and refreshing. The waters were quite rocky (August) and a few in my group had bad sea sickness. We still enjoyed it a lot though! Cabin-wise, it was a bit dated and we were all places in the basement. So it was Stuffy and we had to sleep with open doors. Ventilation did not improve despite fixing.

Recommended for
Guide, naturalist and snorkel activities
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hanne S
  • Denmark Denmark
Worlds best nature experience

Playing with sea lions during snorkling. Watching breeding blue footed boobies, fregat birds, albatrosses and much more.

Recommended for
Enjoyed Fragata cabin no. 5 - just like my tour in 2019. Fantastic to observe the breading season for sea leguanas and birds. Nice company (didn't know anybody in advance)
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ravi R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great guide, great itinerary, great food!

All the excursions - the walks and snorkelling

Recommended for
The guide, the itinerary and the food!