Solaris Cruise Ship, Galapagos


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 cabins with a queen bed plus a double sofa bed. On the main deck is one 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 for great spaces to relax in between dives. The indoor lounge is bright and inviting, with comfortable sofas, dining room LCD TV, fully stocked bar, library, and games area. On the main deck is an open-air terrace, perfect for enjoying a cocktail whilst 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, freshly prepared by the professional chef is served.

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, and increase 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. Call us or book online today to reserve your Galapagos small-ship cruise.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


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

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (10-12 USD per day), Local Flights (460-500 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.

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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 2018
  • Length 36 meters
  • Beam 9 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2 Doosan 360 HP / Maquina Central hyundai 420 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 3500 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 4500 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 2500 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

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  • 11 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lauren P
  • United States United States
5 days in Paradise!

Swimming with sea lions, seeing sea turtles, penguins, blue footed boobies and more. Enjoying free time on the upper deck to tan and observe marine life. Stargazing at night.

Recommended for
1) The itinerary of activities was excellent. The guide was from Galapagos and very knowledgeable about the islands and wildlife. Every activity was well timed and each day we experienced something new. 2) The other passengers and crew were very friendly and made for a nice group experience as a single traveler. 3) The boat itself was in excellent condition. Very clean and updated.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kirsten P
  • United States United States
The Trip of a Lifetime

The 8 days I spent on Solaris exceeded my (already high) expectations. The ship is gorgeous and the crew and guides are exceptional. As a solo traveler, Galapagos always seemed out of reach because ships with a single berth option are limited. So when I discovered Solaris I felt like I found the needle in the proverbial haystack. Everything about this adventure, from the booking, to the pickup at the airport, to the onboard experience was seamless and stress free. In addition to the normal safety measures for a ship, the Covid precautions were also exceptional. The entire staff and crew were vaccinated, as were all my fellow shipmates. I had 8 days in this little Solaris bubble where we could almost pretend the pandemic wasn't happening. There were so many moments of just pure, unadulterated joy on this trip. The Galapagos were always going to be amazing, but Solaris and her crew (and my wonderful shipmates!) made it unforgettable.

Recommended for
1. The Galapagos! 2. The accommodations 3. The crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rebecca C
  • United States United States
Once in a lifetime experience!

New and clean boat! Well thought out planning.

Recommended for
People we met, guide, staff
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Douglas S
  • United States United States
Wonderful short naturalist trip

Snorkeling with sea lions, learning the natural history of the islands and seeing giant tortoises

Recommended for
The very nice accommodations, the helpful staff and the itinerary
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carly C
  • United States United States
Solaris for the win!

The animals and being so close to nature

Recommended for
Guide was fantastic, room was spacious and had great windows, crew was friendly and helpful.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Katherine D
  • United States United States
Trip of a Lifetime

I learned so many new things to teach my students. This trip was a dream in the making for 20 years m.

Recommended for
Learning about the natural phenomena, the trip atmosphere, and snorkeling
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elizabeth H
  • United States United States
Amazing crew and fantastic activities and sights for such a quick trip!

Seeing lots of amazing wildlife both on land and in the water during all points of the trip! Fantastic food and drink throughout and great service from the crew. A really great group of fellow passengers to share the experience with!

Recommended for
The crew, the different animals we encountered, and the helpfulness of everyone on board.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kim L
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Really amazing experience

I saw so many animals, loved the snorkling and also the hikes on the islands. Absolutely gorgeous!

Recommended for
I had a wonderful stay on the Solaris. The Galapagos are definitely worth it! The islands are secluded and I feel we did a lot of great activities while being on the Solaris. The only downside that's not really clear from the itinerary, if you do the full week of the B itinerary there is 1 day where you don't do very much because some people leave the boat and others come in board they only do the 4 day trip. So that feels like a lost day. The rest of the itinerary was great. And the boat itself is super luxurious with a great crew!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maureen L
  • Canada Canada
This was my first travel experience by boat, but it certainly will not be the last.

Being on board a luxury yacht for the first time. Meeting interesting fellow travelers. Seeing the wildlife up close. Swimming in the Pacific Ocean. Hiking on unique terrain.

Recommended for
Our Travel Guide was excellent - knowledgeable, professional, attentive. The Captain showed me the bridge and explained the many instruments. The Crew were polite and efficient.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Caroline L
  • Canada Canada
They made it easy for me.

As a non-swimmer, I went snorkeling all 9 times, regardless deep or shallow water.

Recommended for
Day outings, itinerary, and food.
Origin: US