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Cruise the Galapagos Islands in style

Cachalote I: Standard Motor Sailor

Join us for a Wildlife Adventure Cruise!


Cachalote I is one of the few motor sailors offering cruises in the Galapagos Islands and is ideal for those travelers who are enthusiastic about wildlife and enjoy being active. This traditional yacht offers an authentic, intimate and adventurous experience in the Galapagos Islands while providing the guests a first class service. Whilst most of the day time is spent exploring the islands and snorkeling in this National Park and Marine Reserve, there is also time to relax on deck while the boat cruises from one visitor site to the next.


Cachalote I is a comfortable and beautifully decorated yacht recently built in 2002 to meet all safety standards. Cachalote I accommodates 16 passengers in her 8 cabins: seven upper / lower berths and one matrimonial cabin with all private ensuite with hot/cold showers, and independent air conditioning units. There is plenty of deck space on three different wooden decks with seats and cushions to relax in the shade or sunbathe during the cruise.


While cruising through the Galapagos islands Cachalote’s guests have the opportunity to observe unique and abundant wildlife, walk along unusual volcanic terrain, snorkel with sea lions and marine turtles, and spot dolphins and whales from deck. Come, relax and have fun on our vessel!


For further information on booking a cruise on this yacht, please visit Enchanted Expeditions or Enchanted Adventures, the official representatives of the Cachalote I, and now in Florida Periplus Expeditions.


The Cachalote I has been awarded the “Smart Voyager Certification” for adhering to conservations standards and complies with all international maritime regulations and is SOLAS certified.

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Galapagos Islands

The Yacht Experience


Cruising through the Galapagos offers travelers the unique experience of visiting many areas of the archipelago that are only accessible by a live aboard boat. This really is the only way to truly appreciate the Galapagos wildlife, both on land and in the water. Each day guests awaken in a new part of the islands and disembark shortly after breakfast for the morning activities, which include a walk or hike on land followed by a snorkelling excursion. After lunch the boat moves to a new visitor site and during this time guests have the opportunity to rest and look for whales and dolphins from deck. Later in the afternoon the guests disembark for another nature walk, and perhaps another opportunity to snorkel and swim.


The Cachalote I is a 16 passenger yacht; this small exclusive group sizes ensures that our passengers are able to gain access to all the best visitor sites, some of which are closed to the bigger cruise ships.



Cachalote Itineraries

Cachalote I Itineraries


Cachalote offers the options of 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.


Great video made by one of our Cachalote guests!

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