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Eco Galaxy

Sustainable cruises and exceptional eco-friendly adventures that help support local foundations.

Overview

The 16-passenger M/C Eco Galaxy, built in 2015, is designed to maximize the passenger’s experience and minimize the impact on the Galapagos Islands’ ecosystem. The 8-member crew delight guests with a superior cruise, complete with luxurious interiors and three itineraries full of leisurely adventures.

Life Aboard The M/C Eco Galaxy

The 101-foot, 8-cabin catamaran has a family-friendly atmosphere that allows guests of all ages to feel at home. Adults will love the bar, which serves expertly crafted regional and international cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Be sure to pick up your favorite on the way to the outdoor solarium. Then, sit back in a lounge chair, revel in the 360-degree views, and savor this moment in the Galapagos.

Younger cruisers will enjoy the indoor salon, which features a toy box, a small library, and the all-new Mydas App, which offers onboard entertainment such as movies, digital books, and educational material on the gorgeous Galapagos Islands. Meals are a treat for everyone, thanks to both a la carte and buffet options created from locally sourced ingredients. Meals suited to vegan, gluten-free, and other special diets are available on request. If you need a bit of a pick-me-up, the coffee bar is always open. No matter where you roam aboard the M/C Eco Galaxy, you will find sophisticated style and excellent service, which encourages tranquility and relaxation.

All of this luxury happens during a climate-friendly cruise. The M/C Eco Galaxy is equipped for low fuel consumption and utilizes biodegradable bath and cleaning products. The ship was awarded the Smart Planet Certification in recognition of excellent environmental practices and preservation of the Galapagos Island’s ecosystem.

Excursions From Your M/C Eco Galaxy Galapagos Cruise

The Galapagos archipelago is made up of 127 islands. How do you choose which fabulous locations to explore? The M/C Eco Galaxy catamaran team breaks the area down into three zones, with each featured in its own itinerary. Choose one and experience all the Galapagos’ wildlife wonders without becoming overwhelmed by trying to pack too much into one vacation. On the five-day northern route, head up to Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. There you will land on a coral beach, take a walk along a mangrove forest, see a colony of frigate birds and take a swim in the bay.

During the six-day cruise to the western islands, explore Fernandina Island. This extremely fragile area is home to a volcano and large colonies of marine iguanas. Opt for the six-day southern route, and you will stop at Espanola Island, where you may be lucky enough to see the mating dance of the blue-footed boobies. Whichever itinerary you select, you will witness natural beauty that few are privileged to see.

Extra Fun From The M/C Eco Galaxy Catamaran Galapagos

The crew of the M/C Eco Galaxy is determined to ensure your holiday is filled with every eco-adventure you desire. On top of two daily excursions, the ship is packed with equipment to fuel your fun in the sun. Snorkeling gear, wet suits, paddleboards, and kayaks are all at your fingertips. Not only will you have bonus adventures, but there’s also no need to lug your personal snorkel and mask in your luggage.

Between chic accommodations and leisurely adventures, there is so much to enjoy. This boat pulls out all the stops, so there is an app to organize all your itineraries, educational information about the area, and a selection of movies and books to enjoy onboard. They really have thought of everything!

Itineraries & Prices

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5-Day
6-Day
6-Day

5 Day / 4 Night - Northern Islands 'A'

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Today you begin your experience at San Cristobal Airport. Here you will be received and transferred to the cruise port. A small ride will follow as we welcome you onboard the EcoGalaxy Catamaran. This will be followed by a welcome drink and your first delicious lunch on board.

PM: At Lobos Island this afternoon we enjoy a panga ride, swimming, and snorkeling. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigate birds, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. We will return on board for dinner.

Eco Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day One - Embarkation.
Location
San Cristobal - Lobos
Day
1 / 5

Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion at Santa Fe. Activities on this day include hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. At 24 km2 and 60m above sea level, this central island is a unique place to visit. It has an incredible bay with turquoise water, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. You will see colonies of seals while hawks fly overhead. This island is home to one of two species of land iguanas found in the Galapagos. Their main food source is the leaves and fruit of the large cacti found here. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, and land doves are frequently seen here too. The bay is an excellent place to swim and snorkel - marine tortoises, rays, sea lions, and tropical fish are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages are waiting for you aboard the ship. Lunch will be served afterward.

PM: South Plazas: two small islands created by the uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here, nesting during the warm season. The hike runs along an extraordinary cliff where seabirds nest. There are approximately 1,000 sea lions located on the south side of Plazas Island.

Eco Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Two - Hiking.
Location
Santa Fe - South Plaza
Day
2 / 5

North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion at North Seymour. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava and many marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period are found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions. In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigate birds of the Galapagos. Return to EcoGalaxy. Lunch will be served on board.

PM: This afternoon we visit Mosquera Islet, located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. Here, we find the largest sea lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds. Dinner will be served after our return to the EcoGalaxy, for the evening voyage.

Eco Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Three - Sea Lion Colony.
Location
North Seymour - Mosquera
Day
3 / 5

Darwin Bay & Prince Phillip's Steps

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion. At Darwin Bay, we enjoy short walks, photography, swimming, and snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the northern region of the Galapagos. Our landing in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigate birds, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and masked boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finches. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available before lunch on board.

PM: This afternoon we take a walk at Barranco - also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. During our journey, we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate birds, red-foot boobies, masked boobies, doves, and finches. Dinner will be served back on board the ship.

Eco Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Four - Frigate Birds.
Location
Genovesa
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our final excursion. At the Santa Cruz Highlands, we go trekking and will find giant tortoises in their natural habitat; this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend the use of athletic shoes, long pants, a raincoat, a hat, and sunblock.

After your morning excursion, you will disembark from the EcoGalaxy, and be transferred to Santa Cruz airport to catch your departure flight.

Eco Galaxy’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Five - Disembarkation.
Location
Santa Cruz
Day
5 / 5
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6 Day / 5 Night - Eastern & Central Islands 'C'

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Today you begin your experience at Baltra Airport. Here you will be received and transferred to the cruise port. A small ride will follow as we welcome you onboard the EcoGalaxy Catamaran. You will receive a welcome drink as you arrive onboard, followed by your first delicious lunch with us on the EcoGalaxy.

PM: Bachas Beach is located in the northern part of Santa Cruz Island. The site was named during World War II when the American army left two barges on the beach. The early colonists couldn’t pronounce barges correctly, so they called the area “Bachas”.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary C Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Baltra - Santa Cruz
Day
1 / 6

Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion. Sullivan Bay: wet landing and hiking. All roads and the island are composed of lava flows that are still virtually without erosion, covering an extensive area, including lava pahoehoe or cords, hornitos, and mollugo, which grows in the lava. Snacks and refreshing beverages await you before lunch is served.

PM: Bartolome Island activities on this island include walking, swimming, snorkeling, and photography. We will follow a path to the top where we can observe pioneering plants. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will take a path through mangrove swamps and dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle. Dinner will be served back on board.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary C Day Two - Snorkelling with Sea Lions.
Location
Santiago - Bartolome
Day
2 / 6

Santa Cruz Highlands & Charles Darwin Station

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion. Our first visit is to the Highlands of Santa Cruz, where we go trekking and see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat; this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend using athletic shoes, long pants, a raincoat, hat, and sunblock. Lunch is served after we return on board. 

PM: Charles Darwin Station is located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island. We will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on various islands are maintained here in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. This is where Lonesome George lived, the famous last survivor of the species of giant tortoise found on Pinta Island. Dinner will be served when we return on board.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary C Day Three - Hiking Excursion.
Location
Santa Cruz
Day
3 / 6

Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown & Post Office Bay

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion. Punta Cormorant: wet landing, snorkeling, and short trek. This point is located on western Floreana Island, and it is famous for its dark green beach (due to a large number of olivine crystals). You can see many marine invertebrates here, as well as sea lions, sea iguanas, frigate birds, and pelicans. 

At Devil’s Crown, the activities here include a panga ride and optional swimming. Enjoy a panga ride around a small island, a satellite islet of Floreana Island. Here, we will find a group of rocks that resemble a crown due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to snorkel (shallow diving) in and around the crown. Excellent visibility allows guests to admire a great variety of fish and sea animals. We follow our morning with lunch back on board.

PM: Post Office Bay activities include a short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and an explanation of the mail system. Post Office Bay is located on the north side of Floreana Island. Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to be used as a post office for the whaling fleets that stopped at the Galapagos Islands. You can leave postcards to your friends and relatives here and/or pick up mail to deliver. Back at the ship, delicious snacks and beverages await before dinner.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary C Day Four - Galapagos Pelican Sighting
Location
Floreana
Day
4 / 6

Suarez Point & Gardner Bay

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion at Suarez Point. Activities include walking and sight-seeing; we recommend athletic shoes, a hat or cap, and sunscreen. There is no color more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island than that of the blue-footed boobies. These birds have an impressive form of “greeting,” and it is a real thrill to see their mating dance. The blue-footed booby can be seen on several islands, as nesting grounds and food are located along with several coastal locations.

The albatross, an aristocratic bird weighing up to four kilograms, can be observed here. This is one of the largest birds of the islands, with approximately 12,000 couples nesting on Espanola Island and a smaller number nesting on Silver Island, near mainland Ecuador. This species is considered endemic to this island. During our walk, we will observe these fantastic birds while taking in the beautiful landscapes offered by this island. It is important to note that albatrosses will not be seen between January and March (non-breeding season). We will also see colonies of marine iguanas, masked boobies, finches, mockingbirds, and seagulls endemic to the islands. Our walk will be along lava rock, where we will be able to see lava tubes and red mangroves. Delicious snacks and fresh beverages are waiting for you on the ship before lunch is served.

PM: This afternoon we visit Gardner Bay for a short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and observation of a seal colony. The sea lion is one of the animals that receive a lot of attention from visitors in the Galapagos. They are curious and playful, loving, and lazy! We are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun in Gardner Bay. In addition to observing these fascinating animals, we will be able to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, a diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas, etc. while snorkeling. We will return to the ship and sail to Gardner and Osborn Islets. Dinner will be served back on board the EcoGalaxy.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary C Day Five - Exploring the Galapagos Islands.
Location
Española
Day
5 / 6

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, our first visit is to the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal. This modern and sophisticated architectural space was designed for the natural interpretation of the Galapagos. You will learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, the evolution of species, the history of human settlement, and complex systems and management models.

After your morning excursion, you will disembark from the EcoGalaxy, and be transferred to San Cristobal airport to catch your departure flight.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary C Day Six - Disembarkation.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
6 / 6
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6 Day / 5 Night - Western Islands 'B'

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Today you begin your experience at Baltra Airport. Here you will be received and transferred to the cruise port. A small ride will follow as we welcome you onboard the EcoGalaxy Catamaran. You will be welcomed on board with a beverage and lunch waiting for you.

PM: Charles Darwin Station is located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island. We will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on various islands are maintained here in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. This is where Lonesome George lived, the famous last survivor of the species of giant tortoise found on Pinta Island.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary B Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Baltra - Santa Cruz
Day
1 / 6

Tintoreras & Moreno Point

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion at Tintoreras. Located in the bay of Puerto Villamil, this small island, surrounded by calm, turquoise waters, has an easy trail with stunning landscapes and fauna. Along the trail, we will see large numbers of marine iguanas basking in the sun, lava lizards, herons, gulls, and sea lions. In the coves, it is easy to find sea turtles, rays, and even penguins. Among the many inlets and channels along the coast, we sometimes see white-tipped reef sharks. Following the excursion, we will return to the boat for lunch and sail to our next destination.

PM: After lunch, we will disembark at Moreno Point, which is located near Elizabeth Bay on the west coast of Isabela Island. The plethora of birds seen during a dinghy ride along the striking rocky shores or a hike along a path through lava rocks leading to tide pools and mangroves, create a birdwatcher’s delight. Green sea turtles and white-tip sharks can be spotted in the pools. Afterward, dinner will be served on board.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary B Day Two - Marine Iguana Sighting.
Location
Isabela
Day
2 / 6

Elizabeth Bay, Red Mangrove Cove & Urbina Bay

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion. Located along the west coast of Isabela, Elizabeth Point is a marine visitor site and is one of the island’s biggest breeding sites for penguins. We will also pay a visit to Red Mangrove Cove. Brown pelicans, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, and sea lions are often seen here. Lunch will be served on board afterward.

PM: Urbina Bay is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano, between Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. The trail length this afternoon is around 3.20 km; during this walk, we will observe land iguanas, hawks, and tortoises. It is also possible to see red and blue lobsters. Dinner will be served back on board the ship. 

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary B Day Three - Panga Ride.
Location
Isabela
Day
3 / 6

Espinoza Point & Vicente Roca Point

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion on Fernandina Island. Fernandina is the third largest island in the Galapagos and has only one visiting site - Espinoza Point. Famous for the large colonies of marine iguanas and the home of the flightless cormorant, the Galapagos penguin, snakes, and more. From Espinoza Point, we can admire the beauty of Fernandina Island and its volcano, which last erupted in May of 2005. Fernandina is the only island that doesn’t have mammals, and the open areas are very fragile. January to June is the nesting period of the marine iguana, and so we take great care while walking here. Lunch on board will follow our morning excursion.

PM: Vicente Roca Point on Isabela is a large bay with spectacular sea life, made up of two separate coves. Keep an eye out for seahorses, sea turtles, and the fascinating mola-mola (sunfish). Dinner will be served back on board.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary B Day Four - Galapagos Penguin Sighting.
Location
Fernandina - Isabela
Day
4 / 6

Egas Port & Rabida Island

AM: We begin the day with breakfast before our first excursion at Egas Port, where we find a beautiful black sand beach. To the south of the beach is Pan de Azucar Volcano, whose volcanic deposits have contributed to the formation of the black sand beach. The crater of this volcano contains a saltwater lake that dries up during hot weather. Between 1928 and 1930, explorations to develop a salt mine were carried out, but it was decided that a mine was not feasible. The workers’ use of endemic woods also damaged the environment and the development was scrapped. Descent down into the salt mine is not allowed. Lunch will be served before our afternoon activities. 

PM: The visitor site, located on the east coast of Rabida Island, consists of a red sand beach, a coastal lagoon behind the beach, and a loop trail approximately 1.1 km in length. The red color of the rocks and sand on the beach is due to the interaction of the very porous volcanic material with environmental factors. Rain, saltwater, and the sea breeze act as oxidizing agents creating a red color. The scenery, arid zone vegetation, and the presence of native and endemic species add to the beauty of this island. Dinner will be served back on board.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary B Day Five - Rabida Island.
Location
Santiago - Rabida
Day
5 / 6

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, our first visit is to Black Turtle Cove, which is situated in the northern region of Santa Cruz. This bay is surrounded by mangroves and is accessible only by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe refuge for marine life. Black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.

After your morning excursion, you will disembark from the EcoGalaxy, and be transferred to Santa Cruz airport to catch your departure flight.

Eco Galaxy’s 6-Day Itinerary B Day Six - Disembarkation.
Location
Santa Cruz
Day
6 / 6
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Aft
Bar
Boutique
Dinning
Entertainment
Entrance
Happy Hour
Lecture Lounge
Map Room
Meals
Observation Deck
Sundeck
People looking at sunset
Indoor bar
Boutique onboard
Dinning room
Entertainment room
Entrance door
Ladies with drinks
People listening to the Lecture
Large map on display
People sharing a meal
Observation Sun Deck
Sundeck

Suites & Cabins

Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Honeymoon. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Bathroom. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Bathroom. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Bathroom. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Bathroom Amenities. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Twin. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Twin. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Double. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Double. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Double. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Twin. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Twin. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Twin. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Triple. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Triple. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Honeymoon. Eco Galaxy's Stateroom - Double.

Stateroom

Guests
3
Size
20-22m² / 215-236 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

These air-conditioned cabins feature large wardrobes, a telephone for internal communications, and a safe bathrobe. The hot shower bathrooms come with great amenities, including an eco-friendly shampoo, body wash, and a hairdryer. For large traveling families or friends, you can choose the interconnected cabins.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Eco Galaxy deck plan

Features

  • Air conditioning

Equipment

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