Integrity Galapagos Yacht
A luxury motor yacht accommodating just 16 passengers, the Integrity Galapagos Yacht offers a luxurious and private option for exploring this fascinating archipelago. Combining a luxurious ship with expert guiding and exploring the inner & outer islands.
At a Glance
Luxury motor yacht exploring the diverse Galapagos Islands
Accommodates just 16 guests ensuring a very private and exclusive experience
Stabilisers ensure a smooth journey on board
Cruises commence on Santa Cruz, allowing guests to visit more of the outer islands
Highly experienced naturalist guides
Join a set departure or book the yacht exclusively
The small size of the Integrity allows you to explore sites that the larger ships can't accessScott Dunn team
The Integrity Galapagos is a 141 foot luxury motorized yacht, ideal for exploring the inner and outer islands of the Galapagos archipelago. Accompanied by expert guides, you can enjoy an 8 or 11 day itinerary in the Eastern or Western Islands, or hire the yacht exclusively if you prefer. The yacht is much smaller than most, accommodating just 16 passengers, allowing it to access sites that the larger 50 or 100 person ships cannot reach. So as well as offering a much more private and personal experience, you can really make the most out of your explorations of these fascinating islands.
The on-board naturalist guides are experts in their field, with an average of 15 years guiding experience and chosen by Bill Roberson who's lived and worked as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos for more than 40 years. You'll be in excellent hands to learn all about the fascinating geology, flora, fauna and marinelife that attracts visitors to these islands.
Unlike many other cruises in the Galapagos, the Integrity departs from the "main" island of Santa Cruz, rather than having to loop back halfway through the itinerary - this means you can start in the hustle and bustle and then set off to explore the more remote and wild locations, and allows you to reach further afield, too.
There are seven staterooms with king, twin or queen beds, a single cabin, and a spacious owner's suite. All have large picture windows (no portholes in sight) so you can enjoy the views of the islands and making the staterooms really light and airy. The rest of the ship is luxuriously appointed, with a stylish salon lounge, bar and dining room. Outside you can unwind on the sun deck, soak in the hot tub and stargaze in the evenings, or head to the viewing platform at the bow, a great spot for watching dolphins surf in the bow waves. There's also Rolf's Roost, in front of the pilot house, a circular lounge area where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks or look out for whales from its elevated position.
There are seven staterooms on the yacht - six 150 ft² staterooms with either a king size bed or two full-sized twin beds, one 150 ft² queen room, one 120 ft² single room and a luxurious 350 ft² owner's suite. The staterooms all have a large picture window (no portholes on this ship!), climate control, ensuite bathroom with full sized shower, sink and toilet. The owner's suite has a king sized bed, all the facilities of the staterooms and a lot more besides. It spans the main deck from port to starboard and you'll enjoy unforgettable views from the picture windows on both sides of the ship.
Location & Directions
The Galapagos archipelago consists of 19 volcanic islands and 40 islets, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.
When to go
There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation.
From December through to May the water and the air are warmer, but this is the rainy season. It drizzles almost daily for a short period of time. Ironically, this is also the sunniest time of year.
June through November, the Humboldt Current makes it way up to the Galápagos from the southern end of South America. The current brings cold water and cold weather, but it also brings water rich in nutrients and plankton, which attracts fish and birds. During this season there always seem to be clouds in the air, but it rarely rains. It's also quite windy, and the seas tend to be rougher.