Yolita Cruise Ship, Galapagos



  • Certified naturalist onboard for wildlife insights
  • Free-to-use wetsuits and snorkeling gear
  • Hassle-free travel with included domestic flights

With just eight cabins and 16 guests per trip, the Yolita lets you enjoy the splendors of the Galapagos in an intimate and friendly setting. The spacious en suite cabins all have air conditioning and large windows. Head to the upper deck to bask in the sunshine or chill out on the lounge chairs of the covered deck. Indoor common areas include a TV lounge, a bar, and a dining room. Dine on international favorites or Ecuadorian specialties. The onboard certified naturalist can tell you loads about the area’s wildlife, and the free-to-use wetsuits and snorkeling gear let you get even closer to an assortment of captivating underwater life. Beach towels are also available to use for no extra charge.

Discover the many charms of the Galapagos on a 7, 10, or 17-day adventure aboard the Yolita. Getting to the Yolita is hassle-free, as a night in Quito at the start of the trip and domestic flights to the Galapagos Islands are included in the price. Highlights of the 17-day cruise include spotting flamingos and sea lions at Bachas Beach, bird watching at Darwin Bay, seeing the volcanic landscapes of Bartolomé Island, hiking to the Sierra Negra Volcano, seeing iguanas at Fernandina Island, strolling the sands of Playa Espumilla, snorkeling at Kicker Rock, marveling at the huge Galapagos tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station, and much more. The shorter cruises visit various islands, and all voyages offer amazing wildlife spotting and fun activities.

The attentive staff members of the Yolita are waiting to greet you and help you make many fantastic memories. Reserve your dates by booking online and have a vacation to remember.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING TERMS - Learn more about what this means

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, 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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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • 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, German, French, 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

  • Length 35m
  • Beam 8m
  • Cruising speed 9 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
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Yolita Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 13 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anna Marie S
  • United States United States
It was an awesome experience - great guides, snorkeling, surprisingly good food, friendly crew and a larger than expected cabin.

swimming with sea lions, visiting the huge land turtles, snorkeling with the fish, watching the blue footed boobies in their courtship dance

Recommended for
snorkeling, island tours, food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Barbara B
  • United States United States
Full interactive immersion and relaxation in nature and comfort.

Alternating hiking and snorkeling activities, combined with fresh healthy and fulfilling meals, are expertly coordinated and managed. Julian's passion for sharing his knowlege and love of his native natural environment, the hospitality and dedication of the crew made this a truly wonderful experience.

Recommended for
The focus of this cruise was to enjoy and sustain the beauty and wonder of the nature of the Galapagos. In between activities the staff of Yolita II welcomed us to a clean, nourishing, hospitable and restful haven.l
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joyce M
  • Canada Canada
Excellent guide and overall experience of the Galapagos

Snorkeling with penguins, seal lions and sea turtles.

Recommended for
Guide, variety and number of activities, boat crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rubén S
  • Spain Spain
Amazing experience in Galapagos

We saw many animals very closely, both on the ground and in the sea. The itinerary was very well planned, and the guide was excellent. The group was great too, nobody created any trouble and everyone was willing to help each other.

Recommended for
Guide, animals, itinerary
  • 7.2 Good
  • Ian P
  • Bahamas Bahamas
Amazing experience and valued learning about the islands and its inhabitants

Seeing so many different species and learning so much about the islands; the number of bird species viewed and added to my life list; a professional and caring crew who took care of our every need, the rooms were exceptionally clean every day, little details mattered; expert guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the islands and its inhabitants; seeing so much of the archipelago, (we considered doing 2 weeks however I don't think we needed the extra time and would not have added much to the species diversity); we lucked out with an really interesting fellow participants from diverse backgrounds - hopefully made lifelong friends

Recommended for
The expert guiding, number of activities every day and the size of the group
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Robert E
  • Australia Australia
fantastic cruise around Galapagos islands

Abundance of wildlife on land and whilst snorkelling.

Recommended for
Snorkelling with turtles, sealions, sharks. Food was very good and generous servings. Friendly and helpful CEO and crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sara B
  • Australia Australia
Excellent Galapgos tour on Yolita

Snorkelling with turtles, manta rays, sharks, penguins, marine iguanas and sea lions and seeing all the amazing birdlife!

Recommended for
Wonderful professional Guide, excellent boat, perfect itinerary.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • kukhyun C
  • South Korea South Korea
Much better than my expectation

Learn how to get accustomed to snorkeling.

Recommended for
professional guide on birds and animals, snorkel, good companion among tourists
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Leah B
  • New Zealand New Zealand


Recommended for
Guide was excellent, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Food was good and lots of it. Activities were well paced.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jean denis L
  • France France
Good trip nice other clients

See the different animals

Recommended for
Well organize