Galapagos Sea Star, Galapagos

Excellent diving and guidance

“Seeing animals and birds in their natural habitat, only steps away; they were very calm and not fearful of human presence. Trekkin…”

Juan G, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Experienced naturalist guide aboard
  • An extensive list of fun activities
  • Bar and two hot tubs on board

The beautiful Galapagos Sea Star caters to 16 guests and offers top-class amenities. The top deck is a spacious solarium with comfortable sun loungers, both open and shaded, and two hot tubs to relax after a day of exploring the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Sea Star has 8 cabins, each featuring AC, en-suite bathrooms, storage space, safety deposit boxes, desk, mini-bar, hairdryer. A well-stocked bar, indoor lounge with a plasma TV, dining, and library are on the main deck. Meals are freshly prepared, combining natural and organic ingredients, and are served in the indoor dining area or outdoors, where guests can enjoy the sea breeze.

Cruising aboard the Galapagos Sea Star includes activities like snorkeling with sea lions, kayaking, zodiac rides, nature walks, and hikes in some of the best Galapagos sites such as Post Office Bay, Sierra Negra Volcano, and Isabela Island. There will also be time for beach relaxation to unwind and enjoy the views.
The experienced certified naturalist guide aboard the Galapagos Sea Star has wide experience and knowledge of the Galapagos Islands.

Book your next dive trip to the Galapagos aboard the Galapagos Sea Star. Our knowledgeable customer support team is ready to answer any questions you may have.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, 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, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (100 USD), National Park Fees (100-200 USD), Port Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, WiFi internet (20-40 USD).

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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
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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.


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 2011
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 42 meters
  • Beam 9 meters
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 9 knots
  • Engines 2 Yuchai 450 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 2 Zodiac CARIBE C-16
  • Water capacity 10000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 6.000 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 2000 gallons per day

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
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Galapagos Sea Star Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
    9.5
  2. Crew
    9.3
  3. Food
    9.3
  4. Activities
    9.8
  5. Value
    8.3
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Juan G
  • United States United States
Wonderful and unforgettable vacation

Seeing animals and birds in their natural habitat, only steps away; they were very calm and not fearful of human presence. Trekking over the black lava fields was quite the experience. Snorkeling in the open ocean and observing sea turtles, marine iguanas, and several types of tropical fish was an unforgettable experience (would've loved to see sharks, but they were a bit shy. Each island we visited offered very different experiences, some very challenging... not for the faint of heart...but well worth the effort (my wife and I are over 60). The evening briefings by the naturalist guide were great, helping to prepare us for the activities of the next day. The crew was very friendly and helpful, and did their best to accommodate us. We will definitely plan to do this again to visit the places not seen on this trip.

Recommended for
(1) Meeting the wildlife up-close, on land & in the ocean, (2) great cuisine, (3) Naturalist guide
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hany M
  • United States United States
Great trip

Great overall experience.

Recommended for
Boat, Guide, efficient crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nischita M
  • United States United States
Great experience overall but seemed a bit pricey

Snorkeling was good, the wildlife was absolutely great.

Recommended for
Rooms, activities and service.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sherry H
  • United States United States
A great experience with lots of activities and opportunities to see the wildlife!

Seeing all of the wildlife and meeting a great group of travelers.

Recommended for
Seeing the excursions to see the animals, the food and the fellow passengers.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Magdolna L
  • United States United States
Very nice trip.

Snorkeling trips.

Recommended for
Comfortable cabin, well organized programs, great food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carlos E
  • Chile Chile
Excellent!

Good environment and excellent preparation for on-board activities. Excellent guide (Hanzel) and boat manager (Kyra). In general a very good experience for myself and my family.

Recommended for
Crew attitude, field activities and good food on-board
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Hyun Kyung C
  • South Korea South Korea
It was one of the most impressive trip of my life!

Exploring the amazing land scape, snorkling with sea turtles, learning about animals I have never seen before.

Recommended for
1. Kind staff 2. Great guide 3. Wonderful food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Glaucia U
  • Brazil Brazil
Great experience

Very active trip (hiking, snorkeling, panga rides), opportunity to be close to many animals, great and varied food, friendly passengers

Recommended for
Great itinerary and lots of activities, wonderful food, comfortable cabin