The 16-passenger Galapagos Grace was a wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis to Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, and it was on board this vessel where they spent their honeymoon getaway. Cruise back in time and lie back in luxury as you enjoy one of the finest cruises available in the Galapagos Islands. The Grace boasts a high crew-to-passenger ratio, spacious cabins and stylish lines. The carefully selected professional and friendly naturalists aboard are the most knowledgeable in the region, with an average of 15 years of experience guiding on the Islands. Travelers comment that the service on board this ship, coupled with the true feeling of a safari experience, is unlike anything that is currently offered in Galapagos.
Experience the full spectrum of Galapagos wildlife that made the Islands famous and inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Many Galapagos cruises avoid the long navigations to save costs, but the Grace believes that a true Galapagos experience involves visiting the most remote islands as well. Amongst these is Genovesa, or Tower Island, found far north on the archipelago. Visit this “Island of Birds” and be amazed at the variety of bird life that inhabits this partially submerged volcano.
Galapagos Grace Cruise Itineraries
There are two unique 8-day/7-night Galapagos Grace itineraries to choose from. One titled "Following Darwin's Footsteps" and one called "Beyond Darwin's Footsteps."
For your assistance we have put together a handy guide:
How to choose your Galapagos Cruise
Yacht descriptions, deck plans Grace
Following in Darwin’s Footsteps 8 days/7 nights
Day 1 - SAT - Baltra to Whaler's Bay (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 - SUN - Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
Day 3 - MON - Phillip's Steps & Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
Day 4 - TUE - Punta Espinosa (Fernandina) & Urbina Bay (Isabela)
Day 5 - WED - Tagus Cove & Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)
Day 6 - THU - Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer's Cove & James Bay (Santiago)
Day 7 - FRI - Darwin Station & Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz)
Day 8 - SAT - Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)
Following in Darwin’s Footsteps Itinerary Details
Beyond Darwin's Footsteps 8 days/7 nights
Day 1 - SAT - Isla Lobos & Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)
Day 2 - SUN - Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay (Espanola)
Day 3 - MON - Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Day 4 - TUE - Dragon Hill & Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
Day 5 - WED - Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) & Chinese Hat
Day 6 - THU - Rabida & Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
Day 7 - FRI - Pinnacle Rock (Bartolome) & North Seymour
Day 8 - SAT - Mosquera Islet & Disembark Baltra
Beyond Darwin's Footsteps Itinerary Details
For yacht descriptions and deck plans visit Grace
GALAPAGOS CRUISE INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:
For your convenience we offer an Inclusive Package with three nights hotel accommodations in Quito or Guayaquil, all airport/hotel transfers, Galapagos flights, Galapagos National Park entrance fees and taxes, Galapagos migration card and your Galapagos cruise. View details of our Galapagos Cruise Inclusive Package
Travelers not interested in our inclusive package must purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with their Galapagos cruise.
GALAPAGOS CRUISE CUSTOM PACKAGE:
If you are booking a cruise-only program our experts can assist with hotels, transfers, flights and tours. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations about customizing your tour or the possibilities of combining this trip with our Mainland Ecuador
and Peru: Machu Picchu
extensions. We are Galapagos cruise and Ecuador travel experts and our staff can help you customize the perfect Galapagos cruise or Ecuador tour package.
We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Call today to learn more about Grace Galapagos small ship cruises.
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