La Pinta

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Why we like it

  • This comfortable yacht boasts some of the largest cabins in the Galápagos, all with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • La Pinta's week-long itinerary promises complete immersion in the unique environment of the Galápagos Islands, with wildlife encounters accompanied by expert guides
  • Facilities include a dining room and bars, and relaxed outside deck areas, including an observation deck towards the bow
  • The 'Young Pirates' programme ensures that children aged seven to 12 can enjoy the Galápagos experience at their own pace, through educational, children-only activities and special meals

A&K Top Tip

Great option for families with many interconnecting rooms and selection of activities for the whole family.

Guest Testimonial

Melissa Hookway could not have been more helpful and informative, from my initial enquiry about our planned destination, right through the detailed planning of our trip, changes to flight timings, provision of documentation etc. Absolutely excellent personal service and such inspiring enthusiasm. Can't praise her highly enough.

- JB, London



La Pinta is named after Abingdon Island in the north west of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the famous Lonesome George giant tortoise, the last surviving individual of an otherwise extinct species, and offers unparalleled space and excellent service.

The flagship vessel amongst the operator's fleet, La Pinta distils the wish lists of captains, expedition leaders and guests. With room for 48 guests, it is one of the most comfortable and well-equipped yachts operating in the area. Spacious outdoor areas are ideal for wildlife observation, as well as sun bathing, whilst the interiors are light and airy, with huge windows to open up the views. The cabins are spacious and comfortable - many can be joined to cater for families.

Tour highlights include visits to James Island, Fernandina, Santa Cruz and the Charles Darwin Research Station. There are many opportunities to hike, swim, snorkel, bird-watch and take great close-up photographs of the flora and fauna.

La Pinta anchors off-shore at two visitor sites per day. Passengers are divided into groups of a maximum of twelve people, each with its own naturalist guide. All guides are certified and speak fluent English.

On board, up to 48 guests enjoy a choice of 24 ample stateroom cabins, all with large windows providing breathtaking views of the ever-changing scenery. La Pinta is well suited to group travel, with six interconnected cabins and four triple cabins offering flexible and convenient accommodation for families. La Pinta's relaxed dining room is a real highlight, offering traditional Ecuadorian delicacies alongside classic European dishes. The sun deck is a perfect spot to look out for whales, dolphins and the varied birdlife when sailing between islands. Unwind here after an active day exploring the islands, whether in the Jacuzzi or relaxing with a cocktail watching the sunset. Weather permitting enjoy alfresco dining and evening barbecues


Useful info

Best time to be there

The Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.

Fly to

Quito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid flying time 13 hours

time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
 


Best time to be there

June to September is the best time to enjoy the Andes whilst the Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.

Fly to

Quito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid

flying time

13 hours

time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area


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