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Galapagos Islands Cruises

  • Samba Galapagos Cruise
  • Great Frigatebird
  • Samba motor sailor
  • Samba motor sailor
  • Samba cabin
  • Kicker Rock
  • Samba cabin
  • Samba alfresco dining
  • Samba dining room
  • Red-footed Booby
  • Samba dining room
  • Samba panga ride
  • Samba panga
  • Galapagos wildlife
  • Samba sundeck
  • Samba deck
  • Samba cabin
  • Samba motor sailor
  • Samba motor sailor


The Samba yacht is a real favourite of our past clients for its excellent itinerary and attractive style. The Samba runs an alternating Galapagos itinerary between the North & West islands and the South, East and Central - both itineraries proviide something for everyone - a highly recommended Galapagos cruise option!!! This yacht also has 3 kayaks available for use (1 double, 2 single).

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SAMBA Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 78ft, 24m
  • Beam:18ft, 5.5m
  • Speed: 8.5 knots cruising
  • Crew: 5 + guide
  • Level of guide: II or III
  • Capacity: 15 passengers


  • Snorkelling: equipment and wetsuit included.
  • Diving possible: no


  • Number of cabins: 6 twin cabins with double lower beds and single upper, 1 double cabin upper deck.
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Air conditioning: yes
  • Hot water: yes
  • Sundeck: yes
  • Other: indoor / outdoor dining areas


TUE Baltra, Santa Cruz: twin craters
WED Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
THU Marchena: Punta Mejia, Playa Negra
FRI Isabela: Punta Abermarle, Punta Vicente Roca
SAT Fernandina: Punta Espinoza, Isabela: Urbina Bay
SUN Isabela: Elizabeth Bay, Punta Moreno
MON Floreana: Asilo de la paz, Cerro alieri, Loberia
TUE Santa Cruz Twin Craters, Baltra
TUE Baltra, Charles Darwin station
WED Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Champion, Post office bay, Baroness lookout
THU Española: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
FRI San Cristobal: Isla lobos, Kicker Rock, Punta Pitt
SAT Santa Fe, South Plazas, Santa Cruz: Punta Carrion
SUN Santiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartolome
MON Rabida, Santiago: James Bay
TUE North Seymour, Baltra

The 15-day cruise is a combination of the above Galapagos itineraries. Please check carefully with our sales staff before booking to be sure which itinerary will apply to your Galapagos cruise date.

8 days $3,200
15 days $6,080

All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Cruise departure dates are available throughout the year; contact us for up to date availabilities and a price quote - discounts are often available!

Samba Deck plan

Important Note: We are more than happy to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking - just let us know. But please be aware that but the final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator so Happy Gringo cannot be held responsible if the operator decides to allocate you to an alternative cabin.


"what an incredible cruise - definitely worth every penny that we paid!" (Frank, UK)

"I travelled on the Samba yacht because I wanted to see EVERYTHING that Galapagos has to offer including Isabela - I was not disappointed!" (Harold Moore, UK)

"The Samba cruise was made as perfect and flawless as it was by the excellent crew and amazing guide who is truly passionate about the islands and was able to answer all of our questions. We chose the Samba because it went to Isabela and Fernandina islands and we are glad we did because they were among our favourite Galapagos visits. We would love to do it all over again!" (Ben Turner, UK)

"The Samba itinerary was amazing (we went to Genovesa and Marchena) and our guide Monica was extremely knowledgeable and professional. The Samba yacht crew made us feel confident and safe." (Velta Maria Savelis)

"Everything was just perfect - the Samba is a nice boat with great crew and good equipment, the food was also tasty and varied. We found everything on the boat exactly as you had promised to us." (Marcel & Esther Scherrer)

"We honestly think it could not be any better. Beautiful boat, the best guide you can have, a crew that commits to give you a lifetime experience, and the food was so good - so many different juices, so fresh, so abundant." (Ghislaine) Snoeren

"The Samba, both boat and crew, were fantastic. So was the food and the guide. Definitely recommendable to others." (Ellen Van der vorst)

"The service from the crew and chef were flawless throughout the 8 days cruise. They were very attentive and responded very quick on every request.  The guide was also good with full of knowledge on geography, history, fauna and flora of the galapagos." (Shaun Kim)

* Prices may increase if Galapagos yacht operators put prices up for certain popular dates (especially July / August)
or other Galapagos agencies sell their charter spaces to us at higher prices.

* All boat information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the yacht owner or Galapagos National Park authority.


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