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Camila

A luxury trimaran offering cabins with balconies and one of the smoothest rides in the Galapagos.

Overview

Launched in 2018, the Camila is a luxury trimaran yacht, hosting up to 16 passengers for cruises through the Galapagos Islands. Voyages of four days or more aboard this 125-foot yacht are unique opportunities for up-close encounters with the Galapagos’ most famous species.

Life Aboard The Camila Trimaran

The Camila has all the hallmarks of a luxury cruise ship, including top-notch service, delicious meals, and modern amenities. However, the Camila is primarily a place to relax and revel in the joy of finally being in the Galapagos. The ship is outfitted with comfortable furnishings that invite you to sink in and stay awhile.

Every room features décor in bold shades that look at home against the Galapagos archipelago’s blue waters. Eight amply-sized staterooms, adorned with dramatic murals of underwater scenes, provide peaceful spots for a midday nap and a good night’s sleep. There are lounge chairs for sunbathing on the sun deck and a Jacuzzi for long soaks after action-packed days.

An indoor lounge provides a respite from the sun. In the dining room, settle in for a long chat with your fellow travelers over local and international cuisine prepared by the ship’s chef. Vegan options are always available on board, with kosher meals available upon request. Eleven crew members are on hand to assist in everything you need during your cruise.

Excursions From Your Camila Cruise

The Camila offers four distinct itineraries to suit a range of travelers. The four- and five-day are ideal for sampling some of the highlights of the Galapagos Islands. On a short-and-sweet four-day cruise, you will hit Lobos Island to see the colonies of sea lions that play on the rocky shores. Later, hike on Espanola Island to watch as a blowhole shoots ocean water into the air.

On the five-day route, a stop at Bartolome Island provides a chance to hike to a lookout point over Sullivan Bay. Then, visit Rabida Island to snorkel with tropical fish near the red gravel beach and see pink flamingoes at the black lagoon. Two different eight-day cruises are deep dives into the ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands for wildlife lovers.

One version features stops on Fernandina and Isabela Islands to see mola-mola sunfish, visit the nesting colony of Flightless Cormorants, hike in a mangrove forest, and look for penguins. The other version of the eight-day route includes stops on Española and Genovesa Islands. During these stops, you will watch sea lions and mockingbirds play and hike to tide pools while watching for red- and blue-footed boobies. No matter which cruise you opt for, every excursion is led by a Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide.

Trimaran Design For Increased Comfort

The Camila is a motorized trimaran with three hulls, including a large middle hull and a smaller one to each side. This design, unique in the Galapagos, ensures that the Camila is a sleek, fast ship that can navigate quickly between islands. However, even at her top speeds of 11 knots, three hulls ensure that the Camila has extra stability. With less ocean motion and no hull vibration, you will enjoy a smooth sail and restful nights.

A cruise aboard the Camila is a must for every wildlife lover and bird watcher. From iguanas and giant tortoises to stingrays and yellow warblers, the Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most fascinating wildlife on the planet, and the Camila is a comfortable and convenient way to see them all.

Itineraries & Prices

1 / 4
4-Day
5-Day
8-Day
8-Day

4 Day / 3 Night - San Cristobal & Española

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/T Camila. The guide and crew will greet you and show you to your accommodations upon your arrival. Afterward, the guide and cruise manager will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols, different areas of the vessel, and the normal routine of the itinerary.

PM: Lobos Island is aptly named after the many sea lions that reside here resting and playing along the rocky shores. It is also home to many different birds like pelicans, frigate birds and their nests, yellow warblers, and more. Within the small channel, the waters are very clear, making it easy to find sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, and perhaps even white-tipped sharks.

Camila’s 4-Day Itinerary Day One - Frigate Bird Sighting.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
1 / 4

Pitt Point & Witch Hill

AM: When arriving at Pitt Point, it will feel almost like you’ve landed on an extraterrestrial planet. You can see the many different developments over time of how volcanic activity formed this island. A hike up to the top beholds stunning views of the surrounding waters. Watch out for blue-footed boobie nests on the ground and keep an eye out for the red-footed boobies nesting in the trees once you reach the top of the island.

PM: Passing by on a panga your guide and crew will show you amazing rock formations formed by the passing of time and erosion of the sea. You’ll finally arrive at a beautiful white sandy beach to spend the time swimming or basking in the sun. Frolic with sea lions who may swim by playfully or take a walk down the entire beach and back. 

Camila’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Two - Visiting San Cristobal Beach.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
2 / 4

Suarez Point & Gardner Bay/Osborn Islet

AM: This is the only nesting site in Galapagos where the Waved Albatross nests. They come back only once a year to meet the same mate, year after year. They spend the rest of the year at sea. Apart from these amazing birds are the Galapagos Hawks that can be seen and the amazing formations and blowhole on the other side of the island, reached by a hike.

PM: Gardner Bay is an excellent place to see sea lions lounging on the beach while mockingbirds get up close to see if they can steal water or crumbs. The mockingbirds have no fear of walking on your things or landing very close to you. It is so important not to feed or touch the animals. It can disrupt their normal behaviors and threaten their future.

Camila’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Three - Spotting Baby Sea Lions.
Location
Española
Day
3 / 4

Disembarkation

AM: Bachas beach has beautiful green and blue waters that contrast along the surf of the black lava shores. In the air, various shorebirds fly searching for food. On the shore, you can explore the dunes and find a saltwater lagoon with greater pink flamingos. The only visit you will have on this day is to the Interpretation Center.

Afterward, you will have time to gather your belongings before you will be transferred to Baltra airport for your departure flight.

Camila’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Four - Visiting Bachas Beach.
Location
Santa Cruz - Baltra
Day
4 / 4
1 / 4

5 Day / 4 Night - Genovesa & Central Islands

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/T Camila. The guide and crew will greet you and show you to your accommodations upon your arrival. Afterward, the guide and cruise manager will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols, different areas of the vessel, and the normal routine of the itinerary.

PM: Bartolome Island is well known for its incredible remnants of volcano cones and distinct terrain such as Pinnacle Rock. A hike will lead you up to the top of a lookout point to see all of Sullivan Bay. You might be able to see lava lizards and various sea birds flying above.

Camila’s 5-Day Itinerary Day One - Bartolome Island.
Location
Baltra - Bartolome
Day
1 / 5

Rabida Island & Egas Port

AM: Rabida Island is quite different from others as it has a very distinct and red fine gravel beach due to the iron content. Snorkeling can be done here with spectacular sights of tropical fish. Visitors like to walk along the beach taking in the sights and also visiting the black lagoon with pink flamingos.

PM: Egas Port is also known as James Bay, it is home to Galapagos hawks, lava lizards, and the trails lead to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools full of fauna. Fur seals, different from the common sea lions can also be seen here.

Camila’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Two - Rabida Island.
Location
Rabida - Santiago
Day
2 / 5

Darwin Bay & Prince Philip’s Steps

AM: Darwin Bay holds a white-sand coral beach leads the way to a hiking trail through mangroves filled with many different species of land birds and other famous species like blue-footed and red-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls. Towards the end of the hike are tidal pools where you can find sea lions swimming playfully and finally a spectacular view off a cliff.

PM: El Barranco is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. It is an extraordinary sight on the flatter area of the island in Darwin’s Bay. Be prepared to make your way up a rocky crevasse, then enjoy the easy trail to spectacular views. This is one of the few visitor sites where all three boobie species can be seen, as well as the short-eared owl.

Camila’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Three - Red-Footed Boobies.
Location
Genovesa
Day
3 / 5

Mosquera Islet & Santa Cruz Highlands

AM: Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour lays a reef made of coral known as Mosquera Islet. This was the result of volcanic uprising making the islet only 160 meters across at its narrowest width. It has one of the largest populations of sea lions and is home to many shorebirds. On occasion, orcas can be seen hunting off the shoreline.

PM: The highlands are located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters. This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes, and wildlife. A great contrast to the molten lava harden beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen. It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches, and many other species.

Camila’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Four - Giant Tortoise.
Location
Mosquera - Santa Cruz
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: Explore the rocky coast of North Seymour passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava expelled from the ocean floor, carrying with it layers of sediment uplifted by the tectonic activity. The island is mostly characterized by arid vegetation. The only visit you will have on this day is to the Interpretation Center.

Afterward, you will have time to gather your belongings before you will be transferred to Baltra airport for your departure flight.

Camila’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Five - Blue-Footed Boobies.
Location
North Seymour - Baltra
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

8 Day / 7 Night - Central & Genovesa 'B'

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/T Camila. The guide and crew will greet you and show you to your accommodations upon your arrival. Afterward, the guide and cruise manager will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols, different areas of the vessel, and the normal routine of the itinerary.

PM: Lobos Island is aptly named after the many sea lions that reside here resting and playing along the rocky shores. It is also home to many different birds like pelicans, frigate birds and their nests, yellow warblers, and more. Within the small channel, the waters are very clear, making it easy to find sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, and perhaps even white-tipped sharks.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day One - Embarkation.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
1 / 8

Pitt Point & Witch Hill

AM: When arriving at Pitt Point, it will feel almost like you’ve landed on an extraterrestrial planet. You can see the many different developments over time of how volcanic activity formed this island. A hike up to the top beholds stunning views of the surrounding waters. Watch out for blue-footed boobie nests on the ground and keep an eye out for the red-footed boobies nesting in the trees once you reach the top of the island.

PM: Passing by on a panga your guide and crew will show you amazing rock formations formed by the passing of time and erosion of the sea. You’ll finally arrive at a beautiful white sandy beach to spend the time swimming or basking in the sun. Frolic with sea lions who may swim by playfully or take a walk down the entire beach and back. 

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Two - Pitt Point Landscape.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
2 / 8

Suarez Point & Gardner Bay/Osborn Islet

AM: This is the only nesting site in Galapagos where the Waved Albatross nests. They come back only once a year to meet the same mate, year after year. They spend the rest of the year at sea. Apart from these amazing birds are the Galapagos Hawks that can be seen and the amazing formations and blowhole on the other side of the island, reached by a hike.

PM: Gardner Bay is an excellent place to see sea lions lounging on the beach while mockingbirds get up close to see if they can steal water or crumbs. The mockingbirds have no fear of walking on your things or landing very close to you. It is so important not to feed or touch the animals. It can disrupt their normal behaviors and threaten their future.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Three - Galapagos Albatross.
Location
Española
Day
3 / 8

Bachas Beach & Pinnacle Rock

AM: Bachas beach has beautiful green and blue waters that contrast along the surf of the black lava shores. In the air, various shorebirds fly searching for food. On the shore, you can explore the dunes and find a saltwater lagoon with greater pink flamingos. The only visit you will have on this day is to the Interpretation Center.

PM: Bartolome Island is well known for its incredible remnants of volcano cones and distinct terrain such as Pinnacle Rock. A hike will lead you up to the top of a lookout point to see all of Sullivan Bay. You might be able to see lava lizards and various sea birds flying above.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Four - Bachas Beach Landscape.
Location
Santa Cruz - Bartolome
Day
4 / 8

Rabida Island & Egas Port

AM: Rabida Island is quite different from others as it has a very distinct and red fine gravel beach due to the iron content. Snorkeling can be done here with spectacular sights of tropical fish. Visitors like to walk along the beach taking in the sights and also visiting the black lagoon with pink flamingos.

PM: Egas Port is also known as James Bay, it is home to Galapagos hawks, lava lizards, and the trails lead to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools full of fauna. Fur seals, different from the common sea lions can also be seen here.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Five - Rabida Island Beach.
Location
Rabida - Santiago
Day
5 / 8

Darwin Bay & Prince Philip’s Steps

AM: Darwin Bay holds a white-sand coral beach leads the way to a hiking trail through mangroves filled with many different species of land birds and other famous species like blue-footed and red-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls. Towards the end of the hike are tidal pools where you can find sea lions swimming playfully and finally a spectacular view off a cliff.

PM: El Barranco is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. It is an extraordinary sight on the flatter area of the island in Darwin’s Bay. Be prepared to make your way up a rocky crevasse, then enjoy the easy trail to spectacular views. This is one of the few visitor sites where all three boobie species can be seen, as well as the short-eared owl.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Six - Prince Phillip's Steps Excursion.
Location
Genovesa
Day
6 / 8

Mosquera Islet & Santa Cruz Highlands

AM: Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour lays a reef made of coral known as Mosquera Islet. This was the result of volcanic uprising making the islet only 160 meters across at its narrowest width. It has one of the largest populations of sea lions and is home to many shorebirds. On occasion, orcas can be seen hunting off the shoreline.

PM: The highlands are located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters. This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes, and wildlife. A great contrast to the molten lava harden beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen. It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches, and many other species.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Seven - Galapagos Sea Lion.
Location
Mosquera - Santa Cruz
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: Explore the rocky coast of North Seymour passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava expelled from the ocean floor, carrying with it layers of sediment uplifted by the tectonic activity. The island is mostly characterized by arid vegetation. The only visit you will have on this day is to the Interpretation Center.

Afterward, you will have time to gather your belongings before you will be transferred to Baltra airport for your departure flight.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Eight - Disembarkation.
Location
North Seymour - Baltra
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

8 Day / 7 Night - Isabela, Fernandina & Central ' A'

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/T Camila. The guide and crew will greet you and show you to your accommodations upon your arrival. Afterward, the guide and cruise manager will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols, different areas of the vessel, and the normal routine of the itinerary.

PM: Southeast of Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay shows off an interesting lava field with a geologically young flow from 1897. Because the rocks are black and formed of lava, it can get quite hot. Appropriate footwear is required for this visit to protect your feet.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Baltra - Santiago
Day
1 / 8

Vicente Roca Point & Espinosa Point

AM: Isabela Island is the largest of all the Galapagos islands. It is most famously known as the island shaped like a seahorse. While in the panga, keep an eye out for the magnificent mola-mola sunfish!

PM: Between the Bolivar Channel dividing Isabela and Fernandina Islands lies Espinosa Point. The highlight of this visit is the nesting colony of the Flightless Cormorant. Also seen at this site is the incredible remnants of solid magma, but watch your step for the many marine iguanas known to crowd the area.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Two - Marine Iguana.
Location
Isabela - Fernandina
Day
2 / 8

Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay

AM: If you like historic remnants, then you will enjoy finding what was left behind by pirates and sailors in the 1800s. This site was one of their preferred pit stops while traveling the seas. The hike here will provide incredible views of the cove and on the other side the mangrove forest where the last 35 pairs of Mangrove finches thrive.

PM: Millions of years ago, Urbina Bay was once laying on the ocean floor. Volcanic uplifts caused it to rise and now it is occupied by sea lions, land iguanas, and flightless cormorants. It is a great place to enjoy some free time on the beach or the guide may suggest a hike.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Three - Land Iguana Sighting.
Location
Isabela
Day
3 / 8

Elizabeth Bay & Moreno Point

AM: This bay is found on the eastern coast of Isabela Island alongside many other islets. These parts are visited by panga and on the rocky shores, Galapagos penguins can be seen. There is a large abundance of marine life that can be seen in the clear waters. It is great for snorkeling.

PM: The beautiful rocky shores of Moreno Point offers a plethora of birds to be seen. It is truly a birders delight. The main attraction is the coast lagoons where white-tipped sharks can be seen. In addition to the magic are the panoramic views of Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcanoes.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Four - Galapagos Penguin Sighting.
Location
Isabela
Day
4 / 8

Charles Darwin Station & Santa Cruz Highlands

AM: The Charles Darwin Research Station is one of the Galapagos Island’s most important sites for visitors. It is a research facility that has an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens carefully preserved. It also acts as a biological research station and active breeding center operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation.

PM: The highlands are located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters. This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes, and wildlife. A great contrast to the molten lava harden beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen. It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches, and many other species.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Five - Charles Darwin Research Center.
Location
Santa Cruz
Day
5 / 8

Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island

AM: Santa Fe is home to the endemic Santa Fe iguana. The island was created by a volcanic uplift that now hosts a forest of Opuntia and Palo Santo trees. It is a picturesque island with two different trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint and the other leading to a small beach.

PM: South Plaza is a small island with cliffs, that were formed many years ago by rising lava. It is home to one of the largest sea lion colonies, as well as colorful land iguanas. The most characteristic plant on the island is the Sesuvium that turns bright red during the dry season, creating contrast on the island. The amazing colors of the turquoise waters against the black lava create a setting for amazing photography opportunities.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Six - South Plaza Landscape.
Location
Santa Fe - South Plaza
Day
6 / 8

Post Office Bay & Devil’s Crown/Cormorant Point

AM: At Post Office Bay ask the Cruise Manager for one of our complimentary postcards to write a message and address it home. Leave it in the barrel used before by pirates and sailors. While your there, see if there are any other postcards you can take home with you to send to fellow travelers who have already left their messages! 

PM: Just off of Floreana Island is a fantastic snorkeling site known as Devil’s Crown. Various tropical fish species can be seen, even Galapagos sharks or white-tipped sharks. Sea lions can be seen hunting for fish or playing through schools of hundreds of fish in circles, it is quite the sight to see. Cormorant point on Floreana Island is a great place to see one of the places where flamingos live in saltwater lagoons. Walking along the trail after the lagoon leads to a hidden beach great for walking in the soft sand. Watch your feet if walking in the water, stingrays love to hang out here as well.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Seven - Post Office Bay.
Location
Floreana
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: At the interpretation center you’ll find many different exhibits on information about the natural and geological history of the Galapagos Islands. It first opened in 1998 to help enforce the efforts of wildlife protection and the natural environment through means of population and tourist control. The only visit you will have on this day is to the Interpretation Center. Afterward, you will have time to gather your belongings and then the guide and cruise manager will thank you for your time. 

Afterward, you will have time to gather your belongings before you will be transferred to San Cristobal airport for your departure flight.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Eight - Disembarkation.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

Accommodations

Social Areas

BBQ Area
Bridge
Cabin
Dining Area
Lounge
Private Balcony
Private Balcony
Sun Deck
Tables set up for bbq dinner on Camila
Officer on the bridge on Camila
Cabin interior on Camila
Dining area with purple chairs
Lounge with panoramic windwos
A table on the balcony
Sitting area on the balcony
Chairs on the sun deck

Suites & Cabins

Camila's Stateroom Cabin. Camila's Stateroom - Balcony. Camila's Stateroom Cabin - Bathroom.

Stateroom

Guests
2
Size
29 m² / 312 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

The Staterooms feature an ensuite living room for guests as they take in the scenery from the large panoramic windows. Each room comes with a private balcony beautifully designed for guests to unwind. The private bathrooms have biodegradable L'Occitane toiletries, body wash, and hand towel.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Camila deck plan

Features

  • Cabins with balconies
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Lecture room
  • Kosher Meals

Equipment

  • Snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuits
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details