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.
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.
Suites & Cabins
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.