Samba Galapagos

A graceful 78–foot motor yacht of European vintage

To experience the mystical isolation that shaped the life of the Galapagos, this sturdy, stately and very comfortable motor-vessel is your best choice. The SAMBA is a true European Dutch classic and the best in her class. A great ocean-going vessel with her specially designed high bow, she provides safe crossings and boasts a special stabilizing sail.
Her main salon and aft dining facilities make her socially versatile while top-side settees and a flush and ample forward deck provide great getaways or extra space for group activities such as stargazing, whale watching or simply sunbathing.
The SAMBA accommodates 14 guests, a perfect number to enjoy the magic of the Islands with privacy and flexibility. Its professional, experienced and friendly crew and naturalist guide are devoted to go the extra mile to make your journey a trip of a life time.
She is a graceful, top-quality craft and very environmentally friendly as well as socially responsible. She is locally owned and all the crew members are from the Galapagos. We are committed to redefine your idea of quality of experience and excellence of service.

Samba Galapagos 2015 itineraries

The Samba sails during 15 days around the archipelago in two segments of 8 days each, starting/ending on Tuesday. One around north and western islands, and the other around south and eastern islands. You may take the full 15-day cruise or one of the 8-day segments

8-day NW Itinerary
Day 1 Tuesday AM: Flight to Baltra / PM: Bachas beach - Santa Cruz Island (Indefatigable)
Day 2 Wednesday AM: Darwin Bay / PM: Prince Philip’s Steps (El Barranco) - Genovesa Island (Tower)
Day 3 Thursday AM: Punta Mejia / PM: Black beach - Marchena Island (Bindloe)
Day 4 Friday AM: Punta Albemarle / PM: Punta Vicente Roca - Isabela Island (Albemarle)
Day 5 Saturday AM: Punta Espinosa - Fernandina Island (Narborough) / PM: Urbina Bay - Isabela Island (Albemarle)
Day 6 Sunday AM: Elizabeth Bay / PM: Punta Moreno - Isabela (Albemarle)
Day 7 Monday: Asilo de La Paz & La Loberia - Floreana Island (Charles)
Day 8 Tuesday AM: Highlands - Santa Cruz Island (Indefatigable) / Baltra
8-day SE Itinerary
Day 1 Tuesday AM: Flight to Baltra / PM: Charles Darwin Research Station - Santa Cruz Island (Indefatigable)
Day 2 Wednesday AM: Punta Cormorant / PM: Post Office Bay & La Baronesa lookout - Floreana Island (Charles)
Day 3 Thursday AM: Punta Suárez / PM: Gardner Bay & Gardner Island - Española Island (Hood)
Day 4 Friday AM: Isla Lobos & Kicker Rock / PM: Punta Pitt - San Cristóbal Island (Chatham)
Day 5 Saturday AM: Barrington Bay - Santa Fe Island (Barrington) / PM: South Plaza Island & Punta Carrión
Day 6 Sunday AM: Sullivan Bay - Santiago Island (James) / PM: Bartholomew Island
Day 7 Monday AM: James Bay - Santiago Island (James) / PM: Rabida Island
Day 8 Tuesday AM: North Seymour Island / Baltra














Tourist Superior Class

14 Guests

Steel-hull sail boat

78 feet / 23,77 meters

18 feet / 5.48 meters

134 tons

Twin DAV diesel 280 HP-CUMMINS that only use a remarkable 6 gallons of diesel per hour

Two generators 21 & 12.5 kW for 110 V & 220V A/C and 12V & 24V D/C

2.500 miles

8.5 knots

1.500 gallons and water maker

Six air-conditioned double cabins and 1 exterior double bed cabin, all with A/C, private
bathrooms and hot water.

6 + Naturalist guide

Upper deck
Upper deck.

Main deck
Main deck.

Lower deck
Lower deck.