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  • Encantada Motor Sailor
  • Encantada Motor Sailor


The Encantada yacht is one of our most recommended Galapagos cruise options! Extremely popular for it`s striking red sailing yacht style, attentive service, and original itinerary choices to match - as of 2012 there are also dive options on some of their 8day trips.

Although it is small our past Galapagos clients have always loved this boat!

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Encantada Motor Sailor

ENCANTADA Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 69ft, 21m
  • Beam: 17ft, 5.2m
  • Speed: 7 knots
  • Crew: 5 + guide
  • Level of guide: II
  • Capacity: 12 passengers

Snorkelling / Diving

  • Snorkelling: Equipment rental fee - $15 for 5 days, $25 for 8 days
  • Diving possible: immersions may be possible on Friday / Saturday of 8day trips - at extra cost.


  • Number of cabins: 5 twin cabins with bunk beds, 1 cabin with double bed
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Air conditioning: yes
  • Hot water: yes
  • Sundeck: yes
  • Other: TV/DVD, dining area, dive platform


SUN Baltra, Bachas Beach
MON plazas, Santa Fe
TUE San Cristobal: Leon Dormido, Isla Lobos, Interpretation Centre
WED Española: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay, Islets Gardner & Osborn
THU Floreana: Post Office Bay, Baroness Lookout, Punta Cormorant, Islet Champion
FRI Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, Baltra Airport
FRI Baltra, Charles Darwin Station
SAT Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip steps
SUN Bartolome, Santiago: Sullivan Bay
MON Santa Cruz: Bainbridge islet, Sombrero Chino, Black Turtle Cove
TUE North Seymour, Baltra Airport
TUE Baltra, Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill
WED Isabela: Wall of tears, wetlands, tortoise breeding centre
THU Isabela: Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay
FRI Fernandina: Punta Espinosa, Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca
SAT Santiago: Puerto Egas, Rabida
SUN Daphne, Baltra Airport

The 5 and 6 day Galapagos cruises can also be combines into longer itineraries - please ask our sales staff to explain before booking.

5 days
6 days
10 days
11 days $3180
15 days $4350

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!

Encantada 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.


"The Encantada yacht is small - definately among the smallest of the other Galapagos cruise yachts we saw - but very cozy. The crew were helpful, provided good food/drinks, and attended to every need that we had." (Jean Lee, USA)

"Both of us had a wonderful time and the whole Galapagos experience was amazing! The chef made delicious meals that catered especially for my food allergies, our guide had lots of experience and was funny and entertaining too, and the cosiness of being on a small yacht helped us to develop many new friendships." (Pamela Retamal, Australia)

"Our recent trip to the Galapagos was in my opinion EPIC ... ENCHANTING ... MAGICAL. The Encantada boat was the perfect craft to explore the islands." (Nick Harding)

"Fantastic. It was a real pleasure to land in wild places with only a dozen people - this is the advantage of a smaller yacht at Galapagos. The crew were very attentive to us and respectful of the wildlife, the food was varied, fresh and tasty, and the itinerary kept us busy and engaged. Highly recommended!"
(Kevin Kelly, USA)

"Great passengers, crew, boat, itinerary, nature, weather & destination. My 40th birthday could not have been more special and I will never forget being sung happy birthday in 7 different languages. Many thanks to all for making this such a special occasion!" (Simon Jones, UK)

"The Encantada is by far the prettiest boat in Galapagos - I would recommend the 8 day tour to anyone!" (Anne Plummer)

"The Encantada yacht was really great. The crew were friendly, and ran the yacht efficiently. Rooms were cleaned every morning whilst you were out on activities and the boat was given a good clean early every morning. The food was lovely, fresh and filling, and they were generous with their portions and with making snacks after our activities. Our guide was also great, very friendly and good humoured with very good knowledge of the islands, things always ran on time and without problem." (Marc Connell)

"We had a fabulous time on our trip! The boat was great, very clean and well maintained. The crew were brilliant and very friendly, they really made the trip so enjoyable. We would all definitely recommend it to others and enjoyed being on a smaller ship as it was more intimate and less crowded."(Amy Burkett)

"The boat was very nice and cosy (not super roomy but that is fine). I really enjoyed the fact that every day we had snorkeling. The food was varied and healthy. Overall I would rank this experience 9/10: unforgettable!" (Lorenzo Iseppi)

"The Encantada was exactly the right choice, had a very unique experience with great people on board. Enjoyed it very much!" (Mario Piechaczek)

* 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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