Monserrat Cruise Ship, Galapagos

Excellent diving and guidance

“Lots of up close opportunities to see and experience the Galapagos wildlife. The crew were very kind and attentive and always read…”

Brian H, United States United States
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  • Flexible itineraries
  • 2 guides lead excursions for a 10 to 1 passenger-to-guide ratio
  • Free stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking
  • Free cooking and cocktail lessons

The M/Y Monserrat is a 28-meter/91-foot long boat taking 20 passengers in 10 cabins (8 doubles and 2 doubles/triples) on adventure cruises in Galapagos. All cabins are air-conditioned and are equipped with a safe, a hair dryer, a wardrobe, and private bathrooms. The Monserrat has a passenger-to-guide ratio of 10 to 1, one of the highest in the archipelago, guaranteeing more detailed explanations during the excursions when operating at full capacity. The M/Y Monserrat also offers guests various activities, like land hikes led by knowledgeable naturalist guides and exciting snorkeling or swimming sessions. In addition, there are stand-up paddleboards and kayaks for free and cooking and cocktail lessons at no extra cost.

The M/Y Montserrat offers 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 15-day itineraries to accommodate everyone’s needs and preferences. Monserrat’s itineraries include at least one of the Galapagos’ Highlights, such as Isabela, Fernandina, Genovesa, Española, and Floreana. In this manner, you can observe incredible species such as Albatrosses, Blue and Red-Footed Boobies, Galapagos Tortoises and sharks, sea turtles, sting rays, and more.

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

Required Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (50 USD), National Park Fees (100-200 USD), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights (525 USD), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Half-Board Meal Plan, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • 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 2005
  • Year renovated 2021
  • Length 28 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2 Cummins Engines
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 1 Detroit Diesel 12V71 & 1 Detroit Diesel 8V-92
  • Water capacity 3000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 2700 gallons

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Monserrat Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Brian H
  • United States United States
Great way to experience the Galapagos

Lots of up close opportunities to see and experience the Galapagos wildlife. The crew were very kind and attentive and always ready to help. Be aware that the boat travels at night and can be loud enough to keep you up.

Recommended for
Wildlife opportunities, knowledgeable guides, attentive staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kathy S
  • United States United States
This cruise was a life changing experience

The highlights were snorkeling, learning all about the wildlife and geology of the Galapagos Islands and meeting such wonderful people.

Recommended for
The best parts were the staff, the activities and becoming friends with the other guests.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Laura B
  • United States United States

Snorkeling with the sealions, seeing the booby birds and their mating dances, seeing sharks, a huge pod of dolphins and 2 Minke whales. Seeing the giant land tortoises and the sea turtles.

Recommended for
Excursions of seeing the sealife and wildlife, Pablo the naturalist was wonderful
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Svetlana N
  • United States United States
Excellent adventure-packed tour!

Seeing birds, marine mammals and enjoying the international group of fellow travelers. Guides were terrific.

Recommended for
Food, staff and the activities.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joy C
  • Australia Australia
Amazing experience, highly recommend it!

The crew and guides (particularly Pablo) were absolutely fantastic and made a huge effort to make everyone comfortable and involved. We spotted so much wildlife both on land and in the water and managed to tick everything off the list. The smaller group made it easy to socialise, which was a plus. Cabins were very comfortable with AC and ensuite. Water pressure was good too. Rooms were made up multiple times a day and towels refreshed upon request. The free wifi onboard was excellent both in terms of coverage and speed. Finally the food was delicious and varied and although portions were adequate, they were on the smaller side. Overall would highly recommend the Monserrat for a brilliant experience from start to finish.

Recommended for
Crew, wildlife, itinerary
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Francesco R
  • Canada Canada
Packed with natural wonders to discover.

Watching mating rituals of blue-footed boobies & frigate birds.

Recommended for
Knowledgeable guides, friendly & helpful staff, very safe.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jorrit V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Perfect way to enjoy the nature and animals.

Snorkeling with sharks, sea lions, turtles, rays etc. Just a very unforgettable trip. Javier was the best tour guide we’ve ever had.

Recommended for
1) Perfect guidance. For example during the snorkeling activities. You’re 100% safe. 2) The tour guide Javier. So much knowledge about the nature and all the animals. 3) Balance between activities and rest time.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alison D
  • Australia Australia
Awesome way to see the Galapagos

Trip of a lifetime, see as much as you can as all islands are different.

Recommended for
Crew and naturalists were brilliant, food was plentiful and delicious, great itinerary
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Wyss D
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Swimming with sharks

Recommended for
Activities, personal and the amount of animals we saw.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Megan M
  • Ireland Ireland
Great crew, great guests, great time!

Seeing flamingos and swimming with penguins

Recommended for
Snorkelling, sun deck, hikes