Type: Motor Catamaran
Category: First Class
Length: 90.50 ft / 27.60 m
Beam: 36.08 ft / 11 m
Main Engines: 2 x John Deere IMO 300 HP each
Electric System: 2 x 50 kw generators (IMO) (110v and 220v. AC)
Speed : 10 knots
Water Capacity: 3000 gal. plus water maker with capacity of 1000 gl/ day
Diesel Capacity: 2000 gallons
Material Construction: Fiber Glass
Interiors: wooden flooring
Exterior: Teakwood flooring
Navigation & Safety Equipment: One 48 miles Radar; Echosounder; GPS; One VHF radio; Epirb; Magnetic compass; 2 Rigid life rafts for 15 passengers eah; 30 SOLAS life jackets; fire & smoke detectors; complete fire system; 2 Zodiac rafts for 10 persons each. Safety equipment complies with international Coast Guard regulations.
Accommodation: 16 passengers, 6 standard cabins, 2 matrimonial cabins, 4 with twin beds in the main deck and 2 suites in the upper deck.
The Motor Catamaran Galapagos Journey I (Also known as M/C Anahi) is a 16 passenger yacht cruising in the Galapagos Islands. Built in 2006, this modern vessel was built according to the highest standards of luxury and comfort. Cruises aboard the M/C Journey I ensure the comfort of a stable, spacious, luxurious and fast catamaran built for Galapagos travel. Galapagos Cruises aboard the Journey appeal to travelers seeking a high end cruise at an exceptional value.
M/C Journey I Review
Read our detailed review of the Journey I with a complete yacht description including deck plans and a photo gallery. An AdventureSmith Explorations crew member has been aboard the Journey I in the Galapagos Islands. Please read our Journey I review below then contact our Galapagos cruise experts to compare the Journey I with other Galapagos yachts and cruises.
Journey I Catamaran Benefits
Quite a few catamaran style yachts have entered the Galapagos cruise market in recent years. The Journey I is typical among these with several advantages of cruising the Galapagos on board a catamaran. Benefits include:
* Smoother Ride: Catamaran yachts will offer you a smoother ride in rough water due to the dual hull design and the construction's parachute effect as the boat crosscuts the waves. Air trapped between the hulls cushions the impact of re-entry.
* Stability: Load levels on a Galapagos catamaran can be up to 20% greater than a similar sized monohull. Catamarans are more stable. The footprint is wider, helping to negate the effects of rolling seas.
* More deck space: A Galapagos catamaran is wider than a monohaul yacht offering additional deck space and sun bathing areas.
* Environment friendly: All Galapagos catamarans have less hull resistance in the water, resulting in greater fuel efficiency.
* Access to remote areas of the Galapagos Islands: The catamaran's shallow draft design allows access to waterways that most conventional hulls cannot navigate.
Journey I Meals and Service
Meals aboard the Journey I are a culinary treat. The chef prepares fine international and local dishes using high quality, fresh ingredients. Dinner entrees typically include the choice of meat, poultry or seafood. Options are also available for vegetarians and individuals with other dietary needs. Salads are freshly tossed and fresh fruit is always available. They Journey also features a selection of wines from around the world and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available.
Journey I Crew and Guides
The Galapagos Journey I has a high crew to guest ratio with 11 crew members for 16 passengers. She cruises with nine friendly crew members and a professional cruise director ensuring a high level of customer service. Each crew member has several years of experience and they all offer friendly attentive service. The crew’s motto on board the Journey I is to admire the survival of the fittest without having to endure it.
An experienced, English speaking Naturalist Guide trained and licensed by the Galapagos National Park Service will also be on board to reveal the many wonders of the Galapagos Islands. The guides have several years of experience and a strong passion for sharing their knowledge of the wildlife, biology, geology and natural history of the islands. The guide is also obsessed with the conservation of the Islands and is very strict enforcing Galapagos park guidelines and rules. The guide is eager share his/her knowledge, giving on-sight briefings during shore excursions as well as evening lectures.
After a full day of island visits the naturalists often present informal lectures. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the islands wildlife, geology, marine life, biology, and other topics. Evening briefings are also a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers and share anecdotes from the day’s activities.
Journey I Shore Excursions
A typical island visit includes a nature hike, zodiac ride, snorkeling or kayaking and time to relax on the beach. Throughout these activities, the naturalist guide will bring out the best of the Islands, sharing knowledge and fun facts about the Islands natural history. The Journey is also equipped with free kayaks and snorkel equipment, with wetsuits to rent (price depends on duration).
Journey I Common Areas and Amenities
The M/C Galapagos Journey I is a very spacious yacht with larger than average inside and outside common areas. The spacious lounge and dining room have large view windows, wood floors and a modern atmosphere. There is an on board “book nook” library and a small TV room with a flat screen monitor and DVD player with films and videos about the Galapagos Islands.
The Journey features lots of open deck space allowing guests to make the most of the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands. The upper deck is partially covered and features a outdoor bar, al fresco dining area and a Jacuzzi. The Jacuzzi is great after snorkeling. The sun deck is also partially covered and features lounges to relax. With 360 degree views this is the best place to watch for whales and dolphins.
The M/C Galapagos Journey I carries state of the art navigation and communication equipment on board.
Journey I Cabins
The Galapagos Journey I offers comfortable accommodations in 8 double cabins each with individual climate control systems and feature private bathroom facilities with full shower, hot water, view windows that open (not portholes), hairdryers, a lock box, 110/220 volt outlets and a closet. Standard cabins measure about 150 square feet are located on the main deck. 4 standard cabins have twin beds while 2 standard cabins (cabins 5 & 6) can be converted to either two twin beds or one double bed. 2 suite cabins measure193 square feet and are located on the upper deck with spectacular forward facing windows and double beds.