Galaven, Galapagos

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The 88-foot-long Galaven was constructed in the year 2000. A comfortable and safe vessel, she can accommodate up to 20 guests in 11 cabins. Each en suite and air-conditioned cabin provides ocean views, letting you enjoy the brilliant sights in private. You can mingle with other guests in the lounge-cum-bar area and admire the views as you sunbathe on the cheery sundeck. The dining room is spacious with large windows, ensuring that you never need to miss a moment of scanning the deep blue sea. Kayaks are carried onboard the Galaven, letting you get up close to nature and enjoy active adventures on the waters.     

The Galaven sails around the wildlife-rich Galapagos, offering cruises for four, five, eight, or fifteen days. An official bilingual guide joins all excursions, providing greater insights into the diverse and numerous creatures that call the area home. From many species of birds and lizards, to a dazzling array of aquatic life and the enormous Galapagos tortoises, you’ll see plenty of enchanting fauna on your trip. Cruises stop at a number of islands, such as Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Rabida, and Santiago, and various activities, such as snorkelling, kayaking, and hiking, are available. Feast your eyes on unusual landscapes, with pretty coves, scenic beaches, and towering rocks, admire the vistas from lookout points, and discover why the Galapagos is one of the world’s most acclaimed areas of natural beauty.

The experienced team, a comfortable bed, and the experience of a lifetime are all waiting for you on the Galaven. Arrange your memorable holiday by calling us or booking online.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, All meals, Towels Provided, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear

Excluded: Roundtrip Airfare to / from Galapagos, Alcoholic drinks, $100 Galapagos National Park fee (USD $100 - subject to change), $20 Transit Control Card, Use of wetsuit, Travel / medical insurance, Tips. Buses from Baltra airport to Itabaca or Caleta dock and vice versa, will cost US$ 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.

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Onboard kayaks
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style

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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Galaven Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2000
  • Length 88 feet / 27 meters
  • Beam 22 feet / 7 meters
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 11

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
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares