South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Isabela II Galapagos Cruises

Cruise to the Galapagos Islands aboard the 40-passenger Yacht Isabela II, one of the most luxurious motor yachts in the Galapagos Islands. The yacht Isabela II offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure of the Galapagos Islands. 

Isabela II offers the efficiency and intimacy of a smaller yacht yet retains the luxury and amenities of a small ship cruise. She is the perfect size for travelers seeking the ultimate in comfort and adventure. Three expert naturalists lead daily hikes and snorkeling, to point out finches, boobies, sea lions, tortoise and more incredible Galapagos wildlife. On board the Yacht Isabela II expect excellent service, comfortable cabins, fine dining, sundeck bar, hot tub, snorkeling and a glass-bottom boat. 

Isabela II operates three Galapagos cruise itineraries (one 7-day cruise and two 5-day cruises), which can be combined in various ways to create longer 9-, 11- or 15-day cruises. View the Itinerary for more details, and contact our Galapagos small ship cruise experts for the inside scoop on which route is best for you. AdventureSmith Explorations’ award-winning crew has personal experience sailing in the Galapagos Islands and can recommend the best options to suit your travel interests and timeline. 

The 7-day Isabela II Northern Galapagos Itinerary is unique among Galapagos small ship cruise itineraries because it visits the birder’s paradise of Genovesa as well as the western islands of Isabela and Fernandina in only 7 days. Begin in San Cristobal, cruise to Genovesa and Santiago, then head west to Fernandina and Isabela, then back to the central islands of Rabida and Santa Cruz before disembarking at Baltra. The Isabela II Northern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Central or Southern Island Cruises to create trips of 11 or 15 days in length. 

The 5-day Isabela II Central Galapagos Itinerary visits the islands of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, Bartolome and Santiago. Begin with lunch in the Santa Cruz Highlands and explore the Charles Darwin Research Station, a perfect introduction to the wildlife and ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy an evening embarkation to begin this exciting 5-day small ship cruise. The Isabela II Central Islands Cruise can be combined with the Northern or Southern Island Cruises to create trips of 9, 11 or 15 days in length.

The 5-day Isabela II Southern Galapagos Itinerary begins with lunch at the Santa Cruz Highlands and a visit to the Charles Darwin Station. After evening embarkation, spend the next 5 days cruising the exciting southern islands of Floreana, Espanola and San Cristobal.  The Isabela II Southern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Central or Northern Island Cruises to create trips of 9, 11 or 15 days in length.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Galapagos cruises.