Private yacht charter

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For a family or group of friends, consider chartering a luxuriously modern catamaran vessel for up to 16 passengers, spending days on shore visiting the islands and evenings at sea on deck with a barbeque.

There is no better way to spend quality time with your busy family and friends than gathering the group together for a very special family holiday of a lifetime.

Perhaps you are celebrating a special birthday or anniversary and want to draw your closest friends and family together for the ultimate journey to remember. Whatever the occasion, we can advise you on exactly which of the small yachts and catamarans will suit you and your party.

The majority of our favourite yachts and catamarans that operate in the Galápagos Islands are small and therefore absolutely ideal for chartering privately. They offer wonderful spacious accommodation for 12-16 guests, although we can of course suggest larger boats for bigger groups.

A dedicated crew and your own specially-selected naturalist guide will accompany you on your odyssey around the Islands, exploring the remote islands of the archipelago and experiencing one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife havens.

We can arrange to privately charter one of these small yachts for you and your party, fly you out to the islands from the mainland (including by private charter if you wish) and arrange all the documentation and National Park permissions required for your wonderful wildlife journey.

We’ll chat to the chef and the ship’s director beforehand and make sure they have your favourite tipple onboard, cater to any special requests or simply arrange delicious barbeques al fresco on deck whenever you want.


We will make sure you have exactly the right size wetsuits waiting for you onboard and there is snorkelling gear and sea kayaks ready to explore the incredible waters of the Galápagos archipelago.

We’ll make sure one of our favourite expert naturalist guides is booked exclusively for you and arrange all the little details before and after your cruise to make sure your Galápagos vacation is out of this world.

Equally, if you and your friends are keen photographers and you are planning your Galápagos holiday well in advance, we can arrange for one of our favourite professional wildlife photographers to join you onboard for your very own private Galápagos photo safari. They will spend time with you showing you how to capture breath-taking shots for your family album.

When you have finished exploring the islands by privately chartered cruise vessel, we can also recommend some fantastic properties on the main island of Santa Cruz also for private exclusive use as a chance to unwind on ‘terra firma’ overlooking the ocean before you fly home.

Or we can of course add to the adventure with stays in small private haciendas in the highlands of Ecuador or rainforest lodges in the Amazon Basin. Just let us know your dream and we can help to make it a reality.

Having personally been onboard most of the vessels we recommend, we are perfectly placed to talk you through the details of the facilities and suites, and ensure your private Galápagos charter gives you and your party the most unforgettable memories.

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