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

lunes, 16 de enero de 2017

MAJESTIC


MAJESTIC IS A PLEASURABLE WAY TO GET TO KNOW THE GALAPAGOS.



This first-class, motorized yacht is 35 meters (115 feet) long and is especially designed to sail through these islands. Its common areas and suites have large picture windows to assure you grand vistas of the seascapes as you cruise from destination to destination.




Throughout the expedition, you will dine on fine cuisine. At the end of a day of hiking and snorkeling, you can relax chat with your shipmates about your explorations in one of the spacious social areas. Up on the sundeck, you will have the opportunity to relax with a drink from the bar or soak in the Jacuzzi. As the yacht cruises to the next day’s destination, you’ll rest peacefully in one of the nine double cabins equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom with hot water.





Majestic offers excellent four-, five- and eight-day itineraries. On hand are certified naturalist guides to answer your questions and nine crewmembers to attend to your needs.



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 

domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

MARY ANE

FIRST CLASS SAILING CRUISE 


Launched in 1997, this elegant barquetine was designed specifically with environmentally friendly operations in mind and is certified by Smart Voyager.

The Mary Anne is the perfect ship for those who love to travel under sail;
Mary Anne  has 1000m2 of canvas with which she majestically takes to the waves.
Mary Anne  can accommodate up to 16 passengers in 12 double, tastefully furnished cabins. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water and all are designed with one double lower berth and a single upper berth. Two double cabins.


A large and truly romantic sailing ship, she navigates through the archipelago majestically under full sail. With spacious decks, experienced crew and passionate owners, she accommodates up to 16 guests, and was designed with environmentally friendly cruising in mind.


Accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck and each cabin features private bathrooms with hot water.


The spacious main and sun decks are comfortable places to have a drink in the lounge, read a book in the library or simply relax in a sun chair while enjoying the view. Both decks are ideal places for wildlife observation.


With a nine-member crew  plus a Galapagos Naturalist Guide on board, we assure you a high-end and educational cruise experience with many interesting wildlife encounters.


All guest accommodations are located on the Cabin Deck. The Main Deck is complete with the dining room, kitchen, library and entertainment center.

On the Sun Deck you will find open-air seating, kayak storage, the bridge and plenty of space for taking in the beautiful sights.

The vessel features a wood-panaled, confortable lounge area with a cozy bar and ample sun decks.


Due to its steel hull, tall masts and deep draft, the Mary Anne is one of the most stable vessels in the islands.

Travel with the Galapagos Cruise industry pioneers.

Elegant 3 mast barquentine that is the only of its kind on the Islands.

Navigating with full sails, you will enjoy travelling without the sound of engines, dolphins and whales are more likely to swim alongside.

Whether travelling alone or in a group, the Mary Anne can accommodate everyone, with 8 single cabins and no single supplement.



ITINERARY 


Saturday.
PM: Black Turtle Cove - Santa Cruz Island

Sunday
AM: Darwin Bay - Genovesa Island
PM: El Barranco - Genovesa Island

Monday
AM: Bartolome Island
PM: Sullivan Bay - Santiago Island

Tuesday
AM: Rabida Island
PM: Cerro Dragon - Santa Cruz Island

Wednesday
AM: Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
PM: Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz Island

Thursday 
AM: Plaza Sur Island
PM: Santa Fe Island

Friday
AM: Gardner Bay - Española Island
AM: Gardner Islet
AM: Osborn Islet
PM: Punta Suarez

SaturdayAM: Twin Craters - Santa Cruz Island & Baltra Airport.
 

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



jueves, 12 de enero de 2017

FRAGATA

FIRST CLASS YACHT 


The Fragata is a spacious and comfortable owner-operated motor yacht that accommodates 16 passengers in cozy double, matrimonial and single cabins, all decorated and equipped to provide guests a relaxing cruise in the Galapagos islands. Fragata welcomes you on board and invites you to discover the pristine habitat of the unique animals and primeval flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago


All of the comfortable cabins are carpeted and have private bathrooms with a toilet, shower with hot water, sink and vanity. The yacht’s amenities include ample dining room, spacious living room, bar, library with TV and DVD, music system, sundeck, and diving platform. The boat is fully air-conditioned with units in every cabin. The boat also has full snorkeling equipment and wetsuits available for rent upon request.



The boat and crew offer a relaxing atmosphere and attention to detail. The passengers are the first priority, and while the experience of the islands is the most important, we want to facilitate and enhance your Galapagos experience by providing a wonderful ambiance.


8 double cabins (matrimonial, twin and bunk beds) , private bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning, living room, tv, dvd, mini library, dining room,  bar, ample sundeck, complete snorkeling gear (mask, tube, fins).




With more than 20 years of experience, the fragata crew is here to assist you and make sure that your Galapagos experience is extraordinary. Eight crewmembers include: a highly qualified captain, a bilingual naturalist guide, chef, chef’s assistant, barman, engineer, and two sailors.


Our team of crew works together to guarantee safety, professionalism, and comfort, preserving the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos islands and simultaneously giving our passengers the best, most insightful and enjoyable experience possible.


Our boat complies with all international safety requirements.
Flight reservations with the local airline are automatically confirmed with purchase of the boat space.

SPECIFICATIONS

TYPE:                        MOTOR YACHT                            
L.O.A.:                       75 FT.
ENGINES:                 2 X 220 H.P. DETROIT DIESEL 6V-71
GENERATORS:        2 X 21 KVA KHOLER FOR 110 AN 220 VOLT; 12 AND                      
24 VOLT DC
SPEED:                      8 KNOTS CRUISING

 

NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
24 mile furuno radar, gps satellite navigator, echo sounder furuno 10ft, speed and distance log, compasses, barometer, clock.

2 tender with 15 hp outboard motor
life jackets, flares and signals
fire & smoke detector; complete fire system
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Kenwood SSB Radio; Kenwood VHF Radio

Yacht operator reserves the right to modify itineraries without previous notice due to Galapagos National Park regulations, wildlife and weather conditions or force majeure. All changes will be done taking into consideration safety and well being of the passengers as well as conservation of the islands.

RATES

4 Days / 3 Nights  - $ 1.555
5 Days / 4 Nights -  $ 1.935
8 Days / 7 Nights -  $ 3.060


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 

GOLONDRINA

TOURIST CLASS

The Golondrina is a spacious and comfortable motor yacht that accommodates 16 passengers in comfortable double cabins, all furnished and equipped to provide guests a relaxing cruise in the Galapagos Islands. The Golondrina welcomes you aboard and invites you to discover the unique animals pristine habitat and lush flora and fauna of the Galapagos Archipelago.


All of the comfortable cabins are carpeted and have private bathrooms with a toilet, shower with hot water, sink and vanity. The yacht’s amenities include ample dining room, spacious living room, bar, with TV and DVD, music system, sundeck. The boat is fully air-conditioned with units in every cabin.  The boat also has full snorkeling equipment and wetsuits available for rent upon request of each passenger.



The boat and crew offer a relaxing atmosphere and attention to detail. The passengers are the first priority, and while the experience of the islands is the most important, we want to facilitate and enhance your Galapagos experience by providing a wonderful ambiance.
Accommodation is in 8 double cabins(bunk-beds).



THE GOLONDRINA’S CREW
With more than 20 years of experience, the Golondrina’screw is here to assist you and make sure that your Galapagos experience is more than extraordinary. 



5 CREW MEMBERS INCLUDING CAPTAIN, ENGINEER, COOK, SAILOR, BILINGUAL NATURALIST GUIDE (ENGLISH-SPANISH).

Our team of crew works together to guarantee safety, professionalism, and comfort, preserving the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands and simultaneously giving our passengers the best, most insightful and enjoyable experience possible.

Our boat complies with all international safety requirements.



Flight reservations with the local airline are automatically confirmed with purchase of the boat space.
Yacht operator reserves the right to modify itineraries without previous notice due to Galapagos National Park regulations, wildlife and weather conditions or force majeure. All changes will be done taking into consideration safety and well being of the passengers as well as conservation of the islands.


RATES:

4 Days / 3 nights  - $ 1.065
5 Days / 4 nights -  $ 1.330
 8 Days / 7 nights -  $ 2.130 


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