Grand Daphne Cruise Ship, Galapagos


  • Only passengers over 12
  • Bilingual naturalist guide on board

The Grand Daphne is a 38-meter/125-foot-long small cruise ship taking 16 passengers on adventure cruises in the Galapagos. There are 8 cabins on board: 2 Upper Deck cabins, 1 Main Deck Suite with a king-size bed, and 5 Lower Deck cabins. All cabins have air conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water, reading lamps, and windows with ocean views or large portholes. All indoor areas are air-conditioned and include an indoor bar, an outdoor bar, a living room, and a dining room. Outdoor social areas include the shaded outside deck in the Main Deck, the bar, and the Sun Deck.

Snorkeling gear, wetsuits, and other equipment enhance guests’ exploration of the islands. Two zodiacs handle transportation to locations, enhancing the adventure. It's important to note that wet landings may require a degree of agility. A certified bilingual naturalist guide enriches the experience, offering insightful and captivating tours through the Galapagos Archipelago.

Book your next adventure cruise aboard the Grand Daphne today.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-200 USD per trip), Port Fees (10 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD), Local Flights (489-519 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (24 USD per day), Alcoholic Beverages (6-10 USD per item), Wine with Dinner (30-40 USD per item), Rental Gear, WiFi internet.

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
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

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

  • Year built 2020
  • Year renovated 2023
  • Length 38.32 meters
  • Beam 7.20 meters
  • Cruising speed 12 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
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares