Never satisfied with the status quo, the Isabela II provides a little something extra in every aspect of the passenger experience. Measuring in at 183 feet with 20 cabins for up to 40 guests, the Isabela II is a first-class luxury ship offering cruises through the Galapagos Islands.
Life Aboard The Isabela II Galapagos Cruise Ship
Welcome to your home in the Galapagos. What will you do while aboard? The choices are nearly endless, thanks to a large number of spacious decks and public spaces. Start at the alfresco lounge to catch your first glimpses of the birds and sea life of the Galapagos as the ship casts off. This is the perfect time to pick up a cold drink at the outdoor bar and toast to the one-in-a-lifetime experiences that will come in the days ahead. Then, relax in the hot tub while you work up an appetite for the evening meal.
The menu was conceived by the ship’s La Cordon Bleu-trained Gastronomic Director, and you will dine on gourmet dishes made from organic, top-quality ingredients. After dinner, spend the evening lounging in the entertainment room, work off the meal in the fitness room or participate in a stargazing program.
If you must check your email, or if you want to share a photo of yourself with the tortoise you met on the day’s excursion, there is WIFI in the public spaces and the business center. Before you disembark for the last time, be sure to stop by the ship’s boutique and take home a treasure.
No matter what you do aboard, you can feel good about the ship’s commitment to sustainability. The Isabela II is a low-fuel consumption ship that protects the Galapagos’ water through the usage of onboard wastewater treatment and water desalination.
Excursions From Your Isabela Galapagos Cruise
The Isabela II has perfected three itineraries around the archipelago, including two five-day cruises and a seven-day option. In addition to hitting the most popular sites on the Galapagos, you will have the privilege of visiting several exclusive sites.
Each itinerary is designed to help you have a personal experience with the islands’ diverse wildlife, including the Big 15 species. Imagine yourself snorkeling with penguins on Bartolome Island, observing sharks off Santa Fe, or spying marine iguanas on Santiago Island. Fill your days with glass-bottom boat rides, birdwatching hikes, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
More Guides For More Exploration
The Galapagos National Park requires a minimum of one naturalist guide per 16 guests, making that the standard ratio found on many ships in the region. True to their philosophy of maximizing the passenger experience, the Isabela II improves on this ratio. The guide-to-guest ratio on this ship hovers around 1:11.
Beyond the numbers, what is the benefit for you? Additional guides allow you to explore the Galapagos in smaller groups. You will have more personalized attention, more time for discussions, and more up-close animal encounters. The difference could be you photographing a penguin wadding across the shore or standing behind someone else while they snag the shot.
The experienced, close-knit crew of the Isabela II, including top-ranking Naval officers, is dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service. A cruise aboard the Isabela II is ideal for travelers who value attention to detail, blended with comfort and personal encounters with the Big 15 species of the Galapagos.
Suites & Cabins
The air-conditioned standard Cabins feature a picture window, multiple electrical outlets, a reading lamp, and an in-room safe designed to ensure the guests' comfort. The hot shower bathrooms come with the necessary amenities, including a hairdryer.
Guests enjoy this sizeable air-conditioned room with an in-room safe and multiple electrical outlets and reading lights. The private bathrooms come with hot showers and all the necessary amenities. The Picture window is big enough to allow the cool breeze of the rainforest climate.
The incredibly spacious cabins are ideal for small families. The room features a standard picture window, a safe deposit box, reading lights, and numerous electrical outlets. The Private bathrooms come equipped with amenities, including a hairdryer for guests to look and feel great.
The owner's cabin is air-conditioned. With the numerous electrical outlets, your gadgets are well sorted. The private bathrooms have a hot shower and all the necessary amenities to have a relaxing shower. With the standard window, you can enjoy natural light.