Solaris Cruise Ship, Galapagos

Excellent food and drinks

“The snorkeling The food”

Richard D, United States United States
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  • Catering to solo travelers with no single supplement
  • Expert Naturalist Guide for unique wildlife encounters

New for 2019, the MY Solaris yacht was perfectly designed for first-class cruises in the Galapagos Islands. With state-of-the-art amenities and modern comforts, the Solaris Galapagos can cater to up to 16 guests in 11 en-suite cabins. On the upper deck are 3 cabins with a queen bed plus a single bed and 2 with a queen bed plus a double sofa bed. On the main deck are 1 double and 5 single cabins, making the Solaris one of the few yachts in the Galapagos, which caters to solo travelers with no single supplement. All cabins feature wardrobes, a writing desk, charging ports, reading lights, and panoramic ocean views.

Bright social areas throughout the yacht make great spaces to relax between dives. The indoor lounge is bright and inviting, with comfortable sofas, a dining room, a TV, a fully stocked bar, a library, and a games area. An open-air terrace on the main deck is perfect for enjoying a cocktail while admiring the stunning Galapagos landscapes. On the upper deck is the sun deck with comfortable loungers and an al-fresco dining area where mouthwatering cuisine is freshly prepared and served by the professional chef.

The M/Y Solaris yacht offers distinctive itineraries throughout the Galapagos, which make optimal use of your time in the islands, with visits to 2 sites per day. The onboard expert Naturalist Guide brings nature to life as you enjoy unexpected encounters with unique Galapagos wildlife. Two small inflatable dinghies make boarding and disembarking the yacht easier and faster, increasing the chances of spotting wildlife along the way. Cruises are from 4 days long and can be extended to combine itineraries to make the most of your time in the Galapagos.

Personal attention from the welcoming crew will make all guests feel right at home. Book online today to reserve your Galapagos small-ship cruise.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


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

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-200 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities (30 USD per day), Local Flights (470-510 USD per trip), 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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • 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
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • 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 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 2019
  • Year renovated 2023
  • Length 36 meters
  • Beam 9 meters
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 1 Hyundai 385 HP / 2 Doosan 360 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 2
  • Fuel capacity 4500 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 6000 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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Solaris Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Richard D
  • United States United States
A trip of my lifetime.

The snorkeling The food

Recommended for
Th activities The food. The staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Kelly B
  • United States United States
The trip was wonderful and the crew was amazing.


Recommended for
Helpful crew, relaxing,clean
  • 7.6 Good
  • steven G
  • United States United States
Galapagos are wonderful; food and guide need to be improved

Instead of highlights, how about problems? The food is not good. One night the "beef" was virtually inedible. I have been on a number of small boat cruises and the food was much better on each of them. Guide is a problem. He is very knowledgeable, but talks too much and repeats himself constantly. Also don't appreciate all of the celebrity name dropping and the interjection of his political views. He needs to be replaced. The toilets on the ship are also a problem, backing up frequently. The islands are a treasure, and the crew is fantastic, but I would not take another cruise from this company.

Recommended for
Viewing wildlife, natural beauty of islands, itinerary
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Abba K
  • United States United States
Solaris Galopogos

This was the best trip. The crew was super attentive and Alexis, our guide, was knowledgeable and friendly. I VERY highly recommend the Solaris if you want to visit the Galopogos.

Recommended for
Crew to passenger ratio was great, food was delicious, excursions were very organized
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Susan D
  • United States United States
Wonderful way to explore the Galapagos

Snorkeling Scenery Friendly atmosphere Knowledge staff

Recommended for
Plenty of snorkeling. Great staff. Nice accommodations
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Evelin I
  • Canada Canada

Visiting this amazing region with a great boat and crew

Recommended for
Crew and guide were friendly. The room was great and the trip was one of a kind
  • 7.6 Good
  • Rébecca M
  • France France
An incredible tour in the untouched nature.

Snorkeling with sea lions ans turtle, sunsets,

Recommended for
- the islands we can visited only with a small group of people, the explications of the guide, the quietness on the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sarah H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing wildlife. Once in a lifetime experience to swim with a penguin, sea lions and turtles etc.

Recommended for
The boat, the crew and the trips.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Lyle C
  • Canada Canada
Good overall

Animal interactions

Recommended for
Activities, staff and food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • stephen B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom


Recommended for
service, trips, guide