A supremely comfortable luxury Galapagos yacht, the Stella Maris is undoubtedly among the best boats around. Fully available for private charter, highly exclusive and very easy on the eye, this is a fine boutique vessel that squeezes a lot of mod-cons and amenities into its communal spaces and cabins alike, from iPod docks to a deluxe walk-in shower, complimentary stand-up paddle boards and a fantastic restaurant to boot. The result is a chic and luxurious Galapagos boat equipped with a Jacuzzi and kayaks that, although it feels more grown up than most, is perfectly family-friendly too.
FINE DINING ONBOARD THE STELLA MARIS
Of the many highlights during a Galapagos Island tour aboard the Stella Maris, their fantastic gourmet restaurant certainly stands out. Here, whether al fresco on the deck during sunset or inside the dining room itself, fine dining cuisine of fresh seafood, Ecuadorian-inspired dishes, locally sourced ingredients and a specialized menu for vegetarians can be savored, day after day throughout your cruise. Such a gastronomic experience goes a long way to making the whole experience entirely memorable, as changeable menus and paired wine–sometimes an outdoor BBQ just for fun–make returning to the Stella Maris after every day of wildlife excursions even more exciting.
CHIC DÉCOR AND DESIGN
Stella Maris’ distinctively fashionable décor and interior design can’t be overlooked either. Inside each cabin, for example, expect plush beds and thickset patterned rugs, cream and honeycomb hues plus modern en suite bathrooms complete with an inviting walk-in rain shower. Then, elsewhere around the ship it’s all white sofas, perfectly polished decking and dark wood sun loungers, not to mention a stylish bar area and dining room that would not look out of place in any top restaurant.
IDEAL FOR Couples with children or teens, and anyone seeking pure Galapagos luxury on a private yacht.
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Day to Day Itinerary
Itinerary DetailsDay 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - Isla Lobos
San Cristobal Arrival
San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.
Day 2 - Pitt Point - Cerro Brujo
San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.
San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.
Day 3 - Gardner Bay - Suarez Point
Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.
Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.
Day 4 - Cormoran Point - Post Office Bay
Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.
Post Office Bay
Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
Day 5 - North Seymour Island - Bartholomew Island
North Seymour Island
North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.
Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.
Day 6 - Prince Phillip Steps - Darwin Bay
Prince Phillip Steps
Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.
Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.
Day 7 - South Plaza - Santa Fe Island
South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.
Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.
Day 8 - El Chato - Los Gemelos - Baltra Departure
Santa Cruz Island: El ChatoA reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.Los Gemelos
Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Itinerary DetailsDay 1 - Baltra Arrival - Charles Darwin Station
Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
Charles Darwin Station
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.
Day 2 - Sombrero Chino - Rabida Island
Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.
Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.
Day 3 - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Puerto Egas
Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.Buccaneer Cove
Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.
Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.
Day 4 - Espinosa Point - Tagus Cove
Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.
Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.
Day 5 - Elizabeth Bay - Moreno Point
Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.
Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.
Day 6 - Las Tintoreras - Wetlands - The Wall of Tears - Tortoise Breeding Center
Isabela Island: Las TintorerasA short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.Wetlands
Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species.
The Wall of Tears
Isabela Island: The Wall of TearsIsabela was a penal colony. Prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.Tortoise Breeding Center
Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding StationCreated to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species.
Day 7 - El Chato - Highlands - Tortuga Bay
Santa Cruz Island: El ChatoA reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.Highlands
Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.
Santa Cruz Island: Tortuga BayA pristine location with a beautiful white-sand beach. It´s a great place for swimming and even surfing.
Day 8 - Interpretation Center - San Cristobal Departure
San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.San Cristobal Departure
San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.