Golondrina, Galapagos


Join the Golondrina yacht for an exciting small-ship cruise in the Galapagos Islands. Catering to just 16 guests, she offers attention to detail, a relaxing atmosphere and personalized service. Eight twin bunk-bed cabins are available, each carpeted with en-suite bathrooms, hot water showers and AC. Social areas include a comfortable dining room where local freshly prepared dishes are served a la carte style, indoor salon and bar with entertainment facilities and sun-deck perfect for relaxing in-between activities.

The Golondrina yacht offers 5 and 8-day itineraries which are designed so that guests experience the best of the Galapagos Islands and the incredible wildlife diversity. Snorkel with sea lions and penguins, swim with turtles and rays and hike to spectacular panoramic viewpoints. Itineraries can also be combined back to back to really see everything the Galapagos has to offer.

The experienced and professional crew of the Golondrina yacht are on hand to help during your memorable small-ship cruise. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


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

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

Optional Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (56 USD per trip), Gratuities, 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.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • 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 22.22 meters
  • Beam 5.09 meters
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency flares

Golondrina Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 8 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel P
  • United States United States
A very interesting and educational experience.

Seeing the variety on each island and swimming with sharks and turtles.

Recommended for
The crew, the variety of God’s creation, snorkeling
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Gordon W
  • United States United States
Life is beautiful

Snorkeling with sea turtles, and fishes. A sea lion come face to face with me . It was a little scary but it was a friendly sea lion and turned it unforgettable sweet moment.

Recommended for
Cruise staff and our guide, great snorkeling experience,
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Janice W
  • United States United States
I couldn't think of a better way to see the Galapagos than on a small ship cruise; the experience was delightful and the service was excellent.

Seeing the land tortoises in their native habitat as well as the breeding facilities at the Charles Darwin Station was really special. I enjoyed all the wildlife we saw, especially when in their natural settings (sea lions, marine turtles, sharks, rays, land iguanas, marine iguanas, hawks, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, flightless cormorants, and a myriad of other bird species, as well as the tropical fish). The snorkeling experiences were also great.

Recommended for
The cruise was well organized and the crew was exceptional. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful as well. All activities were safely supervised.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Matan B
  • Israel Israel
Good value for money, economy ship but amazing trip

The diverse itinerary gave us numerous opportunities for close-up encounters wit animals. Diving with 5 sea-turtles was best.

Recommended for
The guide, The food, The Itinerary
  • 8.0 Very good
  • HAN D
  • China China
very good experience


Recommended for
clean, friendly crew, good tour guide
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrea P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic experience amazing value for money

Seeing all the wildlife and the snorkelling was fantastic

Recommended for
The guide the animals the boat
  • 8.4 Very good
  • anja B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
view abd natur of galappagos are worth it allways

last snorkeling in the volcano animals and natur (flora and fauna) crew drawings of the guide every day (programm)

Recommended for
crew, food, natur (snorkeling)
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Tarja K
  • Finland Finland
Laiva oli FRAGATA (ei Golondrina), joten en voi arvostella Golondrinaa (ei kokemusta)

Koko GALAPAGOS (saaret, luonto, eläimet) ja sitä vartenhan tämän matkan halusin!

Recommended for
Opas laivalla, laivan miehistö, kaikki Galapagoksen eläimet!
Origin: US