- 48 guests
- crew members
- 27 crew members
- 209 feet
- 41 feet
- cruising speed
- 10 knots
La Pinta offers a sophisticated, upscale travel experience for 48 guests in 24 cabins that combines modern design, spacious rooms and gourmet cuisine, with top adventure. The ship offers a wide variety of aquatic activities including snorkeling, kayaking and rides in a glass-bottom boat. She’s a distillation of the wish lists generated by captains, expedition leaders, hotel managers and guests over many years.
La Pinta Review
AdventureSmith Explorations’ La Pinta review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Galapagos experts have been aboard La Pinta firsthand. Please read our La Pinta review below then contact our experts to compare La Pinta with other small cruise ships, yachts and catamarans offering Galapagos cruises.
Choose La Pinta because she has some of the largest cabins offered in the Galapagos. She is an ideal yacht for Galapagos family cruises, with interconnecting cabins available, fantastic activities and engaging natural history guides. A gorgeous 209-foot expedition yacht, La Pinta offers a relaxed yet lavish expedition atmosphere, with plush cabins, large view windows, the highest standards of service, the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes.
Sustainability Aboard La Pinta
The La Pinta has been awarded a SmartVoyager accreditation due to her sound environmental, social and safety practices. This certification is awarded by the Rainforest Alliance, along with its Ecuador-based partner group Conservación y Desarrollo (C&D), to tour operators in the Galapagos Islands who meet a set of strict conservation standards. The goal of SmartVoyager members is to continually search for the best environmental practices available; permanently train staff on how sustainability works; and to continue to emphasize the importance of environment and wildlife conservation, natural resources management, and the well-being of workers and local communities.
Common Areas Aboard La Pinta
La Pinta is equipped with complimentary kayaks, snorkel gear, a glass-bottom boat and wetsuits for guests’ enjoyment. She boasts an indoor gym, doctor’s office, boutique, laundry area, hot tub, outside sky bar and complimentary internet and WiFi (though connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth). Panoramic windows and outside decks ensure the greatest intake of the Galapagos Islands while relaxing in cabins, the sundeck, lounge or library.
Dining Aboard La Pinta
A gastronomy director ensures meals are a delightful arrangement of the best international cuisine and traditional Ecuadorian dishes. Breakfast and dinner are offered in the dining room on the Main Deck at intimate tables with plush seating. Lunch is served at the Outside Sky Bar and drinks are readily available at the Outside Sky Bar and Observation Lounge & Bar.
Activities Aboard La Pinta
Daily activity options include snorkeling, sea kayaking, riding in pangas, hiking, swimming and observing the ocean via a glass-bottom boat. Wetsuit rentals are included with La Pinta cruises. The convenient aft platform makes accessing the islands seamless, as does the ability to board La Pinta at sea level. Glass-bottom boats are thoughtfully designed to enhance guest experiences with shaded hand rails and a shaded canopy. A hot tub, wellness area and onboard medical officer ensure true ease of mind. A medical officer is permanently on board and available 24/7.
Families & Children Aboard La Pinta
La Pinta is considered the ideal yacht for families traveling together, with many connecting cabins. A special feature La Pinta offers for its young travelers is a program called Young Pirates, where kids can enjoy specially designed menus, earlier dinner hours, recreational material and a Galapagos booklet full of fun and trivia.
Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard La Pinta
La Pinta boasts some of the largest cabins in Galapagos expedition vessels, with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, relaxing chairs and private bathrooms. There are 20 Luxury Cabins and 4 Luxury Plus Cabins located on the Cabin Deck. All cabins have beds that can be configured as two twins or joined as matrimonial beds according to guests’ needs (with the exception of cabin 312 which is only available with a matrimonial bed). A total of 4 cabins can be interconnected for friends or families traveling together. Bedding is fine cotton, down duvets and soft pillows. Bathrooms have all the amenities, hair dryer and plenty of plush towels.