Ocean Spray

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Why we like it

  • Explore the Galapagos on this beautiful catamaran
  • All eight elegant cabins have private balconies
  • An expert on board bilingual naturalist guide
  • Enjoy a short four day introduction to the Galapagos or a 15 day epic adventure
  • Activities include: snorkelling, hiking, kayaking, birdwatching and incredible photograph opportunities

A&K Top Tip

Relax on board the spacious sundeck, complete with Jacuzzi, the perfect place to take in the incredible surrounding scenery.

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



The new catamaran Ocean Spray incorporates the very best of Galapagos expedition design. Its practical and elegant design provides comfort, superior speed, excellent stability and meets all the latest safety standards. The Ocean Spray offers generous, comfortable accommodation and the amenities of a larger boat while still preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel. All cabins on board are of a high standard and the modern and ample accommodation includes a huge sun deck with Jacuzzi and telescope and cruises offer al fresco dining. Each cabin has a well-appointed private bathroom with L'Occitane amenities, hot water, air conditioning and sleek modern design. All have ocean views with vast panoramic windows and some cabins also offer interconnecting facilities, ideal for families. This spacious catamaran accommodates 16 guests in 8 spacious cabins, all of which have comfortable private balconies with seating. All soft drinks and juices onboard are complimentary and you will be invited to a champagne reception on arrival as well as being offered a complimentary fruit basket in your cabin.

From your comfortable base aboard the Ocean Spray, you will be able to explore the best visitor sites in the islands. There are many opportunities to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak, bird-watch and take great close-up photographs of the flora and fauna. The Ocean Spray anchors off-shore at two visitor sites per day. Passengers are taken ashore as a single maximum group size of sixteen with your dedicated naturalist guide who is certified and speaks fluent English. On the islands you will follow marked trails, walking at a leisurely pace, with your guide explaining the unusual sights you see. You will spend 3 to 4 hours at each site, allowing plenty of time to explore the abundant wildlife. The snorkelling schedule allows several immersions during the cruise. The use of snorkelling equipment and wetsuits is complimentary. Most of the snorkelling activities take place before or after island excursions, so that you will not miss the hikes.


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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