miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

SANTA CRUZ

FIRST CLASS

On 10th October 2015, the Santa Cruz II took up the baton from its legendary prodecessor, M/V Santa Cruz, and brought with it a chic new way to explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands in style and comfort.  This ship guarantees that the utmost care will be given to the Galapagos Islands by implementing the newest sustainable advances in sailing, thus protecting their delicate ecosystem.
With five spacious desks and gorgeous chic interiors designed by the distinguished ship designer, Richard Nilsson, the Santa Cruz II offers tours that are better than ever. Based on the principle of stylish simplicity, our new vessel guarantees its guests a luxurious ambience from which they can appreciate the breath-taking views of the enchanted islands.




The three decks of Santa Cruz II host 90 guests throughout 50 modern cabins. Guests may choose from a variety of options, which include single, double and family cabins. However, if they desire something more lavish, we also offer the exclusive Darwin Suites, which meet an exceptional standard of accommodation on the boat’s Panorama Deck. These suites provide guests with enhanced service, as well as particularly selected details such as a take-home Galapagos coffee table book and a tablet loan for each cabin.



When they are not exploring the islands’ treasures, guests can kick back in the elegantly designed communal spaces or viewing platforms. These include indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge bar, complete library, two sumptuous hot tubs overlooking the ocean and a gym.


The Santa Cruz II’s Gastronomy Director, Byron Rivera (a graduate of Cordon-Bleu), guides the preparations of our delectable and elegant Ecuadorian and international cuisine. Our menus predominantly feature fresh food such as fish from the surrounding waters, and locally grown fruit and vegetables. Guests have the option of enjoying these meals indoors in the tasteful Beagle Dining Room or outside in the fresh air on the Panorama Deck.


Santa Cruz  offers guests four, five and nine night Galapagos cruises, exploring the Northern, Eastern and Western Islands of the Galapagos. Throughout each of these excursions, seven of our remarkably knowledgeable naturalists will be available to guide visitors, along with an Expedition Leader who is responsible for ensuring that the outings fully exploit the wonders of the Galapagos. We adjust daily expeditions to the personal needs and interests of the guests, with activities ranging from land treks to free-of-charge aquatic activities such as kayaking, snorkelling with sea lions, and glass-bottom boat excursions. All of these are included within the limits of the Galapagos National Park.


On Santa Cruz II, each expedition will be accompanied by seven of exceptionally knowledgeable guides plus an Expedition Leader in charge of making the most of each day’s outings. Activities can be tailored to each guest’s personal interests and range from daily land expeditions to a host of aquatic activities free of charge, including ocean kayaking, snorkelling with sea lions and glass bottom boat expeditions – all of the options permitted by the Galapagos National Park.

We source as much of our food locally as possible – this means freshly caught fish and seafood and organically grown fresh vegetables and fruit, all prepared by a team passionate to provide sybaritic delights through Ecuadorean and international cuisine under the creative lead of our Gastronomic Director, a Le Cordon Bleu chef. Meals are served in the Beagle Dining Room and snacks are served after expeditions, whether in the bar, in the library or on the outdoor terrace, where you can take in the fabulous vistas and marine breezes of the Galapagos. A 24-hour coffee station located in the library provides free coffee, tea, and water.


We have an excellent staff camera with an underwater housing so that we can record guests’ thrilling adventures while in the ocean water. Expedition photos are displayed on the last night of the trip and are uploaded online so that visitors can view and share them as they please.



From the remote but wildlife-filled corners of the archipelago – Española, Fernandina, and Genovesa – to the landmarks of the Central Islands, our Galapagos tours on the Santa Cruz II’s itineraries take in the length and breadth of the Galapagos. Tailored to view as many of the islands’ Galapagos Big15 as possible while meeting National Park rules, all options provide explorers with a safe, active, fun, and educational experience. All include sea lions, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises. Use the chart below the map to see how many of the Galapagos Big15 you will see on each journey.

Combining the Eastern and Western Itineraries will allow visitors to see all of them!


FARES SINCE $ 3.400 up to $ 5.400

For more info and reservation please contact to: 

E- mail: ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com
Mobile or Whatsapp (593) 986588404 
Phone: (593) 2 604 2845

Skype: paiscanela 
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domingo, 22 de enero de 2017

GALAXY

FIRST CLASS


Enjoy your Galapagos holidays on board our First class cruise: Galaxy Yacht (smart Voyager Certification). On board this well-designed vessel, you can enjoy of complete days of explorations and adventure in an oasis of peace and tranquility.


Galaxy has 9 beautiful and comfortable double cabins for 16 passengers; 3 cabins are located in the upper deck, 3 in the main deck and 3 in the lower deck. Our physical capacity is for 18 passengers being this one advantage more to offer space and facility to accommodate single passengers, tour leaders, which creates on board a very personalized service.


Each cabin has private facilities: private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioned, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and high speaker.
Galaxy Yacht offers a spacious sun deck with a fantastic area to enjoy Galapagos’ landscapes, dinner area, lounge, bar and small library.


Our activities on board: hiking, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and animal watching. We provide free snorkel gear (mask, tube and fins) and kayaks to complete your adventure in the island.
You will find a bottle of water in your cabin the first day; you can use it and carry on when you land. This bottle can be refilled with fresh water from the dispenser placed in the lounge.


Lounge services: We offer a variety of table games, videos and books for your enjoyment. Be sure to return the books which you borrowed to the lounge at the end of your cruise. Returning them will offer enjoyment to passengers arriving after you.


Bar service: We offer a variety of sodas, cocktails, and liquors; please ask to the barman the list of drinks available on board and the prices, please do not forget to check your bill at the end of your cruise.

  • SAFETY BOX On board:  We offer a safety box in each cabin for your valuable belongings; please do not hesitate to use it and ask the crew members or your guide about it.

SMART VOYAGER CERTIFICATION FOR GALAXY YACHT: 
What it means to be a Smart Voyager? 


Through a demanding job an implementation of new practices, training of our staff and our commitment to reduce the negative environmental impact of tourism in the Galapagos Islands, we have been presented with the Smart Voyager certification, for:

Conservation of Ecosystems
Reduction of negative impacts caused by tourism activity
Decreased risk of introduction of exotic species
Continuing staff training programs
Waste management
Security
Quality management system


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type: First class steel – hulled motor yacht
Construction: Guayaquil 2006 – 2007
Length: 35 m
Beam: 7.60 m
Draft: 1.80 m
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 9 members + 1 bilingual guide
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Engines: 2 Caterpilar Motors 440 HP
Water capacity: 4.000 gallons
Diesel capacity: 6.000 gallons
Electric power: 110V and 220V


OUR CREW

They will your hosts during your journey on board Galaxy Yacht and make your stay an unforgettable experience. Delicious food, cozy areas, our bartender offers your yummy cocktails, staff always ready to help you, cooperative guides.

ITINERARY 

Discover the Galapagos Islands in our special itineraries for 4, 5 or 8 until 15 days!




CRUISE
UPPER/MAIN
LOWER
04 DAYS
$ 1.938,00
$ 1.841,00
05 DAYS
$ 2.598,00
$ 2.485,00
06 DAYS
$ 2.824,00
$ 2.688,00
08 DAYS
$ 4.476,00
$ 4.293,00




For more info and reservation please contact to:


GALAPAGOS GAY TOURS, DE LUXE
E- mail: ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com 
Mobile or Whatsapp (593) 986588404 
Phone: (593) 2 604 2845
Skype: paiscanela 
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sábado, 21 de enero de 2017

BELUGA

SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS



Embark upon our very spacious and comfortable “Superior First Class” motor yacht. With panoramic windows in the salon and great deck space, our Beluga yacht for the Galapagos is a fantastic way to cruise the islands in speed and style.


Equipped with the most modern safety and mechanical equipment, Beluga accommodates 16 passengers in 8 double cabins; one of these has an additional berth which becomes a triple room which is suitable for families.



Each cabin has their own private bathroom equipped with hot & cold water showers. Beluga is fully air-conditioned, has spacious social areas with all the comforts and facilities of a superior first class motor yacht: panoramic windows in the salon / dining area, and a large sundeck for relaxing, sightseeing or sunbathing.


The Beluga’s friendly and professional crew will make sure to fulfill our every need during your journey.

Crew: All crew are fully trained and certified. Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, 2 engineers, barman, and 4 sailors.

The Beluga is outfitted exclusively for the Galapagos Islands and has been awarded the Smart Voyager certification for adhering to conservation standards.

Beluga Galapagos cruise is also complies with all international maritime regulations and is SOLAS certified.



The Beluga is a fully air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable motor yacht. The salon is equipped with flat screen TV and DVD systems.

Category: Superior First Class
Capacity: 16 passengers
Length: 110 ft.
Beam: 23 ft.
Cruise Range: 12 knots cruising.
Type: Motor Vessel, Steel hull.



Mechanical Equiptment: Twin Scania Diesel Electronic 450 HP each, 3 Perkins generators for 110v and 220v, 2 reverse osmosis water makers, auto pilot system, sewage treatment plant.

Safety Equipment: VHF and DSC & HF DSC radios. DPIRB, SART, satellite tracking device, 2 GPS’s, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew.

Guest Accommodation: 8 Double cabins each with private bath. Hot / cold water showers. Security safe in each cabin.



Beluga offers the options of a 4 day, 6 day and 8 day itineraries that visit selected sites which are approved by the National Park; each of these is unique, rich and varied and offers the opportunity to experience the Galapagos up close and personal with a small group led by a highly experienced naturalist guide. The itineraries can be combined to form a 15-day itinerary that we highly recommend for those travelers that would like to have a complete, in-depth experience of the Galapagos Islands.



For more info and reservation please contact to:

GALAPAGOS GAY TOURS, DE LUXE

E- mail: ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com 
Mobile or Whatsapp (593) 986588404 
Phone: (593) 2 604 2845
Skype: paiscanela 
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CORAL I y II

FIRST CLASS 



Coral I or Coral II cruises to the Galapagos Islands combine the versatility and intimacy of a yacht with the comfort and space of a small ship.



The M/Y Coral I and the M/Y Coral II have a total of 18 and 11 cabins respectively. The Ocean View, air-conditioned cabins have lower beds and private facilities in which matrimonial, double or triple options are available. We have interconnecting doors suitable for families or friends traveling together. Each cabin includes: safe, entertainment system with LCD TVs, hair dryer, special bedding in each category, and remodeled furniture in each cabin. Our voltage is set for 110-220 volts/60 Hz.
The 36-passenger Coral I and the 20-passenger Coral II are sister yachts with ample sun and observation deck space, an outdoor jacuzzi and delicious cuisine. Three categories of cabins are roomy and comfortable but simple with private bathrooms, lower beds and portholes (Jr. Suites have view windows). The Corals offer a terrific value in Galapagos cruising.



We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime!



The Coral I and Coral II each operate the same four Galapagos cruise itineraries (two 4-day/3-night cruises and two 5 day/4 night cruises). When combined consecutively these cruises equal a 15-day/14-night Galapagos cruise with no repeated landing sites. The shorter itineraries can also be combined in various ways to create longer 8-, 11-, 12- or 15-day cruises.



For more info and reservation please contact to:


GALAPAGOS GAY TOURS, DE LUXE

E- mail: ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com 
Mobile or Whatsapp (593) 986588404 
Phone: (593) 2 604 2845
Skype: paiscanela 
Facebook: Galapagos Gay Tours



martes, 17 de enero de 2017

THE BEAGLE

FIRS CLASS SAILING CRUISE


The Beagle is named for the HMS Beagle, on which Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands during the historic voyage that led to his ground breaking theory of evolution, inspired to a great extent by his observations in this extraordinary archipelago.

A magnificent 105-foot twin screw steel-hulled brigantine with teak decks and beautifully designed interiors, The Beagle is a classic among sailing yachts in the Galapagos and one of the friendliest and most comfortable. She was built by Cubow Ltd. in Woolwich, England. She’s been a charter vessel in the Islands for over a decade and has been substantially refurbished and continually upgraded under her current ownership.


Due to our deep commitment to the preservation of these Enchanted Isles and to their increasing population, we abide by all National Park regulations and recommendations for tour operators. The Beagle has been awarded the Smart Voyager certificate, which is granted to tourist operations that adhere fully to sound conservation practices. We strive to use locally produced goods and services; beef, chicken and fish served aboard are all 100% local. We contribute annually to Cascajo, a local school on Santa Cruz Island and to various other community projects.




You will feel welcome immediately as you come aboard The Beagle, enjoying a sense of space for kicking back and relaxing between your unforgettable visits ashore. The saloon offers a small library of Galapagos literature, and a selection of games.

All around the wide decks, comfortable seating allows you to choose sunshine or shade for lounging and observation. There are yoga mats on board and ample space for stretching or calisthenics during free time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board with the exception of the day you visit Puerto Ayora, where you will enjoy a meal in the highlands of Santa Cruz. The cuisine blends Ecuadorian and continental fare and is served on deck or in the saloon. Coffee and tea are available on deck, as well as cold drinks including beer and a selection of wines and cocktails which you may purchase from a well stocked bar. Refreshing snacks, especially at teatime, round out your daily menu.


Travelers’ checks or US dollars (no credit cards) may be used for on board purchases; a running bar tab is recorded for each passenger and paid at the end of the cruise.


A friendly and highly professional crew of six will attend you while on board: captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer and your certified bilingual naturalist guide. The guide will accompany you to all visiting sites within the National Park, providing a wealth of information about the geological and human history of the Islands, in addition to his or her thorough knowledge about every aspect of their intriguing flora and fauna.


Below deck are six well-fitted air-conditioned cabins, each with a double lower bunk and a single upper, and a private bathroom with hot water shower and flush lavatory. A smaller seventh cabin, also air-conditioned and with en suite facilities, can accommodate one or two more passengers in its single bunks. The electric current on The Beagle is 110V in the cabins and 220V with UK plug adapter on the bridge.


Thanks to the exceptional features already described of this spacious and romantic motor sailboat, The Beagle is the perfect choice for family holidays, special interest groups, or for celebrating important events such as honeymoons and anniversaries. Being owner operated means hands-on attention to the needs and comfort of guests, as well as the meticulous maintenance of every aspect of the vessel herself.


In order to make their guests’ experience unforgettable and uniquely suited to individual preferences, The Beagle’s owners have undertaken whenever possible to earn special privileges and permits. For example, The Beagle is the only vessel with permission to snorkel in Fernandina, Punta Espinoza. Masks, fins and snorkels are available on board although we suggest guests bring their own equipment if possible for best fit and of course hygiene.

There are always four double kayaks aboard, and in recognition of its exceptional practices within the National Park, The Beagle was granted permission to carry up to eight double kayaks and to schedule special kayak tours with prior arrangement.


When you plan your cruise aboard The Beagle, you may request whatever extra details or food restrictions your individual circumstances require.

YOUR VISIT

There are daily flights to the airport on Baltra Island from the capital city of Quito, or from the main port of Guayaquil. Upon your arrival at Baltra airport, you will be met by your naturalist guide and taken directly to the harbor to board The Beagle.



The Beagle anchors at each island’s visiting sites and guests are taken to the landing point in a dinghy (zodiac). On the walks, visitors follow marked paths and are accompanied by a naturalist guide at all times. Some islands have excellent swimming beaches and snorkeling areas. The terrain is often rough and passengers are advised to be in good physical condition. Walking poles can be of great assistance for the uneven paths.



SPECIFICATIONS

105 ft. brigantine. 22ft. 
6 double cabins and 1 smaller double with private bathrooms & A/C.
Twin John Deere 235 HP (2004).
1 Koller 33 KW generator-220/110 V, 1 koller 23 kw generator-220/110 V, 
2-12/24 V Battery packs.
2 Furuno GPS Navigator Systems, 2 magnetic compasses, 1 EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 1 Boston Whaler dinghy, 1 inflatable Caribe dinghy, 2 double kayaks, 1 Elliot 20-person liferaft, 1 Shanghai 20-person liferaft, 1 cellular telephone (Movistar), 1 satellite telephone (Iridium), 2 Furuno radars (36 N/M), 1 Water Maker desalination plant, 1 70-band HF DSC radio (ICOM), 1 70-band VHF DCC radio (ICOM), 1 Hummingbird VHF radio, 2 portable VHF radios (ICOM), 2 bidirectional ACR radios, 1 vessel positioner (Hunter), 1 ZART ACR radar responder, 1 Furuno Navtex receiver (climate status), 1 Furuno echo-sounding fathometer (500m).

9 knots - 3,000 miles - 35 gallons per hour

CREW : Captain, helmsman, steward, cook, engineer and naturalist guide.


For more info and reservation please contact to:

E- mail: ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com 

Mobile or Whatsapp (593) 986588404 
Phone: (593) 2 604 2845
Skype: paiscanela 
Facebook: Galapagos Gay Tours