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La Pinta - Galapagos Islands - photos of the ships cabins and sun deck

La Pinta - Galapagos Islands

La Pinta - Galapagos cruise - offers seven night luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands
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Ship Profile - La Pinta- Galapagos Island Tours

La Pinta, Galapagos based, began cruise operations in the Galapagos Islands in 2008. At full capacity, the ship carries forty passengers. The evaluation staff at Stanford Travel Systems have personnally toured the ship and give it an A+ rating. For elegance and spacious design, few ships in the Galapagos fleet can match La Pinto. Designed for travelers wanting refinement and comfort, all the cabins on this ship are suite size and well insulated for maximum privacy between cabins. Each cabin has a floor to ceiling windows allowing an unsurpassed view of the ocean and the Galapagos Islands beyond from the cabin itself. Below decks, there is a large and elegant dining area, and a very ample meeting and conference area. Above decks on the promenade area, is a large sun deck with outdoor bar and plenty of room for sun bathing or sight-seeing while under sail. This ship is fitted with stabilizers for comfortable cruising. La Pinta is a sleek, powerful yacht thus allowing for less travel time between the islands, more island visiting time, and an expanded itinerary.
The "Young Pirates" program on La Pinta offers a Galapagos cruise experience from a younger perspective for children from ages seven to 12. This program offers special "Children Only" activities and outings, special meals, with lectures and reading materials for young minds. The objective is to give children onboard the ship, a children's program, that offers entertainment and an education regarding the need to preserve and protect the Galapagos Island Archipelago.
Meals onboard La Pinta are relaxed and non-formal. Breakfast and lunch are ample buffets with choices of fresh fruit, juices, salads, cold cuts, sandwiches, and even vegetarian options. Dinners are always informal and give guests a chance to share the activities of the day. To see other Galapagos tours and cruises in the Galapagos Islands, visit the cruise planner.

Ship Type: Motor Yacht Category: Luxury Class
Ship Length: 207 feet Capacity: 48 Passengers
Ship Width: 39 feet Speed in knots: 12 to 14 knots

Equipment:
Navigation Equip.- Gyrocompass and Automatic Pilot with both radar, and GPS finders  
Safety Certificates- MARPOL, SOLAS, STCW, and ISM COD 12
Fire Detector - Both automatic and/or contolled from the bridge
Life jackets are located in each cabin
Two inflatable life rafts
Three inflatable landing zodiacs (pangas) and one glass bottom touring boat

Crew: A total of twenty four staff members plus a medical officer. Three naturalist guides onboard are mulit-lingual. Each guide is certified through the Galapagos National Park and offer years of experience and the passion to offer this unique environment to the world.
 
La Pinta Cabin Facilities:
La Pinta comes with a choice of 24 beautifully appointed ourside cabins. Each cabin has two twin beds that may convert to a queen size bed. Cabin size is 175 square feet or sixteen square meters. Six of the cabins are connected for the ease of families traveling together. Each cabin is air conditioned and has a private bathroom. There are four triple cabins of approx. 236 square feet (22 square meters) for families or travelers needing triple accommodations. Bathrooms have all the amenities including hairdryer and lots of soft towels.

Pricing for La Pinta- Galapagos Islands

Year Round:
Naturalsit Cruises
Peak Season
 
Price per person - double cabin
$4,456
Add $200
 
Single Cabins
$6,984
Add $200
 
Please Note: Price listed per person. These prices are subject to change without notice. Prices shown in U.S. dollars. Charter rates available on request. Inquire about prices for the "Young Pirates " children's program. Chilren under the age of twelve, receive a 25% discount below the adult rate. One child per cabin is eligible at this rate. The peak season is April 3 to 10 and December 25 to January 2nd. Please Note: A Galapagos fuel surcharge may apply for cruise departures in the Galapagos Islands.

Itinerary - La Pinta- Yacht Galapagos Islands

Seven Night Cruise Friday to Friday
Friday
AM
Fly from Quito or Guayaquil to BaltralIsland and board the ship
PM
Visit to Isla Lobos and Playa Ochoa
Saturday
AM
Visit to North Seymour Island - noted for seabirds
PM
Visit to Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz - iguanas
Sunday
AM
Visit to Post Office Bay on Floreana Island
PM
Visit to Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island
Monday
AM
Visit to Punta Moreno - Isabela Island
PM
Visit to Punta Espinosa on Fernandina Island
Tuesday AM Visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz


PM Visit to Charles Darwin Station in Puerto Ayora
Wednesday AM Visit to Bartolome Island - snorkeiing and penguins
  PM Visit to Rabida Island
Thursday AM Visit to Gardener Bay on Espanola Island
  PM Visit to Punta Suarez on Espanola Island - seabirds
Friday AM Return to San Cristobal Island
Departure Dates
Year-Round Departures
7 Night - Friday to Friday
La Pinta Tours in the Galapagos Islands Are Year Around
The Galapagos Islands enjoy a mild sub-tropical climate, allowing Galapagos cruise ships to operate on year round. Temperatures are defined almost entirely by ocean currents and the trade winds. In general. From December to May will be warm and sunny; and from June to November will be cool with a breeze in the afternoon. The temperature chart below is useful to plan your Galapagos vacation! * Temperature values are given in Fahrenheit.
Temperatures
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Max. Air Temp
84
86
88
86
82
78
76
74
76
77
78
80
Min Air Temp
70
74
74
72
72
68
66
64
62
64
66
68
Avg.Sea Temp
74
76
76
76
74
74
72
66
68
70
72
74
Avg. Rainfall
1
1
2.0
1.5
0.75
0.25
0.5
0.25
0.5
0.25
0.5
0.5

Deck Plan for the La Pinta Yacht- Galapagos Islands

Deck Plan of La Pinta with double and triple stateroom cabins in the Galapagos Islands - Galapagos cruise
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