Built in 1998, the Xavier III combines comfort and good service with good value for an intimate small ship cruise around the splendid Galapagos Islands. The boat has eight roomy cabins, each with a private bathroom and air conditioning. Those on the upper deck have a window, whilst those on the lower deck have a port hole. Whether you want to relax or socialise with other guests, the spacious common areas will give you what you’re looking for. The rear deck is ideal for soaking up the sights and you can enjoy the sunshine on the sun deck. There’s a large salon with a bar, and you can sink your teeth into tasty local and international cuisine in the spacious dining room. Daily briefings and the onboard naturalist really help you to appreciate the fascinating wildlife and stunning landscapes. Onboard equipment includes free-to-use snorkelling gear and wetsuits.
Join an adventure around the Galapagos aboard the Xavier III, with fabulous trips available for ten, 14, and 21 days. Domestic flights to and from Ecuador’s capital of Quito are included in the cruise rates, and the price also includes a hotel stay in Quito at the start of the tour. Highlights of the ten-day cruise include Black Turtle Cove, Santa Fé Island, Mosquera Island, and Santiago Island, with heaps of nature-spotting opportunities and water activities. The 14-day expedition combines the splendours of the Galapagos Islands with ancient Inca sites along the Inca Trail in Peru, including the “lost city” of Machu Picchu. For the ultimate discovery, the 21-day trip encompasses the biodiversity of the Galapagos and the history of Peru’s Inca Trail.
The warm and welcoming team members on the Xavier III are ready and raring to go, ensuring you have a fantastic cruise to boast about. Don’t miss out; call us or book online to guarantee your chosen dates.
Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only
Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Local Flights, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels.
Optional Extras: Gratuities, National Park Fees (100 EUR), Visas and Fees (20 EUR), 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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Food & Drinks
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.
The crew speaks English and Spanish.
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
- Year built 1998
- Length 25m / 86ft
- Beam 7m / 24ft
- Top speed 12 Knots
- Engines 2 x Detroit Diesel 8v71
- Max guests 16
- Number of cabins 8
- Number of bathrooms 8
Boat Navigation and Safety
Xavier III Reviews
- 8.6 Fabulous
- 2 Verified Reviews
- Vessel 8.0
- Crew 8.0
- Food 9.0
- Activities 10.0
- Value 8.0
We saw and experienced much more than I expected on such a short trip.
Penguins and snorkeling.
- Recommended for
- Diversity of animals we saw, professionalism of our guide Milton, good mix of people on the boat.
Close to animals and nature
Get so close to the animals.
- Recommended for
- Be Bear the animals. See the difference between the Islands. Snorkling