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Galapagos Horizon

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

Overview

Launched in 2022, Galapagos Horizon is a luxury trimaran yacht – the only trimaran in the Galapagos Islands in fact – hosting up to 16 passengers on smooth-sailing cruises through the Enchanted Isles. 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 On Board

Galapagos Horizon has all the hallmarks of a luxury cruise ship, including top-notch service, delicious meals, and modern amenities. However, this boutique trimaran is primarily a place to relax and revel in the joy of exploring 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.

Exciting Excursions

The Galapagos Horizon trimaran 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 Española 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 Galapagos Horizon 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 she 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 vessel has extra stability. With less ocean motion and no hull vibration, you will enjoy a smooth sail and restful nights.

A cruise aboard the Galapagos Horizon 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 this tremendous trimaran is a comfortable and convenient way to see them all.

Itineraries & Prices

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4-Day
5-Day
8-Day A
8-Day B

4 Day - San Cristobal & Española Islands

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Galapagos Horizon. 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: The Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center was opened in 1998 as a phase of the project “Interpretation and Environment Education Project.” Visitors enjoy expositions on natural history, human history, and conservation. The conservation efforts represent the movement to protect the wildlife and natural environment through means of population and tourist control. The Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center has an outdoor stadium, audio-visual equipment, and meeting rooms.

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

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
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5 Day - Genovesa & Central Islands

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Galapagos Horizon. 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: Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin.

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 & El Barranco

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
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8 Day - Southern & Central Islands

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Galapagos Horizon. 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: Visit The Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center, it was opened in 1998 as a phase of the project “Interpretation and Environment Education Project.” Visitors enjoy expositions on natural history, human history, and conservation. The conservation efforts represent the movement to protect the wildlife and natural environment through means of population and tourist control. The Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center has an outdoor stadium, audio-visual equipment, and meeting rooms.

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

Pitt Point, Witch Hill & Kicker Rock

AM: Situated on the northeastern tip of the island, hosts frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed and red-footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds. This site is also great for snorkeling and scuba diving.

PM: This eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.

The striking Kicker rock formation is located a couple of hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, circumnavigation and dinghy rides allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Five - Charles Darwin Research Center.
Location
San Cristobal
Day
2 / 8

Suarez Point, Gardner Bay & Islet

AM: This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities.

PM: Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkeling.

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

Bachas Beach & Bartolome Island

AM: Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest off the beach.

PM: Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin.

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

Rabida Island & Egas Port

AM: Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago and a great snorkeling site. Its famous maroon sandy beach and stunning lookouts provide wonderful landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, large-billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.

PM: Also known as James Bay, Egas Port is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur sea lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary A Day Two - Marine Iguana.
Location
Rabida - Santiago Island
Day
5 / 8

Darwin Bay & El Barranco

AM: This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view off a cliff.

PM: Also known as Prince Phillip's Steps, El Barranco’s steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.

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

Mosquera Islet, Santa Cruz Highlands & Tortoise Breeding Center

AM: Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour, this reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) is only 160 meters across at its narrowest width. This island has one of the largest populations of sea lions and is home to many shorebirds. There have been occasional reports at this site of orcas feeding on sea lions.

PM: The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of turtles interact with one another and many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years old and strong enough to survive on their own.

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

Disembarkation

AM: Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds are abundant on North Seymour Island. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.

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 A Day Eight - Disembarkation.
Location
Baltra
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

8 Day - Northern, Western & Central Islands

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Galapagos Horizon. 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: A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. Hunt and peck over the two distinguished types of lava, pahoehoe and 'a'a, for signs of plant life that have managed to emerge over the past 100 years since the most recent volcanic explosion. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal!

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

Vicente Roca & Espinosa Point

AM: Located on the northwestern coast of the island and comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola mola (sunfish) may be spotted here. This bay is great for diving and snorkeling.

PM: No foreign species have ever invaded Fernandina Island, and therefore it is one of the world's most pristine island ecosystems. The volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the landspace with lava fields reaching the ocean. The island's highlight features the flightless cormorant nesting site. This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk.

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

Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay

AM: Tagus Cove is located across from Fernandina Island near the Bolivar Channel dividing the two islands. This spot has been frequented by ships since the 1800s using the area as an anchorage site. Trails winding by Lake Darwin up to a ridge display wonderful views. Punta Tortuga, just north of Tagus Cove, is another lovely beach surrounded by mangroves.

PM: Urbina Bay is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano on the west coast between Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay. This area experienced a major uplift in 1954 causing the land to rise over 16 feet. The coast expanded half a mile out leaving marine life stranded on the new shore. This area is also a great place for snorkeling.

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

Elizabeth Bay & Moreno Point

AM: Elizabeth Bay is located on the east coast of Isabela Island. The bay contains many islets which can be visited by dinghy. Penguins and blue-footed boobies can be spotted on the rocky islets. With an abundance of marine life and clear water, the area is perfect for snorkeling and viewing schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps even sharks.

PM: Moreno Point 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 path through lava rock leading to tide pools and mangroves create a birdwatcher’s delight. In the tide pools, green sea turtles or white-tip sharks can be spotted.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Four - Bachas Beach Landscape.
Location
Isabela Island
Day
4 / 8

Tortoise Breeding Center & Highlands

AM: The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of turtles interact with one another and many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years old and strong enough to survive on their own.

PM: Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a deep green contrasting beautifully with much of the dry, lower islands. The dominant vegetation in the highlands is the forest of Scalesia trees creating the lush green color. The lava tubes, over half a mile long, are underground and walking through them is a unique, surreal experience.

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

Post Office Bay, Devil's Crown & Cormorant Point

AM: In the 18th century whalers passing through the islands placed a wooden barrel on Floreana Island for use as an unofficial mail box. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

One of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos, this volcanic crater has been eroded by the waves leaving the northern and southern sides poking out of the water. The coral reef in the middle is perfect for attracting marine life. Snorkelers enjoy the variety of marine life and exciting currents that rush through the crown creating an exhilarating experience.

PM: This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts and white-cheeked pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The “Green Beach” named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the “Four Sand Beach” composed of white coral.

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

Santa Fe & Lobos Island

AM: Santa Fe (Barrington) is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island’s northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.

PM: The name of this island means "Sea Lion Island." This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, frolicking, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins. This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see blue-footed and Nazca boobies.

Camila’s 8-Day Itinerary B Day Seven - Galapagos Sea Lion.
Location
Santa Fe - San Cristobal
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: “David Rodriguez” Breeding Center, this is a new visitor site in the northeast part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In the Breeding Center, you will be able to admire the hatchling turtles from their birth until the are 120 days old when the grown turtles are taken to their natural habit.

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
San Cristobal
Day
8 / 8
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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.
8 Cabins

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