Rating: Luxury Price from: Â£3,575pp for 6 days
Sea Star Journey is a new yacht incorporating style, space and luxury. With a maximum of just 16 passengers, Sea Star Journey has a intimate atmosphere complemented by her friendly, helpful crew.
There are eight suites including one luxury suite, each with private bathroom, minibar, TV and air conditioning. All have large panoramic windows to make the most of the views of the islands. These can be opened for a cooling breeze.Guest amenities include a living area, mini library and video library.
There is an indoor dining area and guests can also enjoy meals al fresco on the terrace. There is ample deck area, with a solarium and shaded area, sun loungers and 2 jacuzzis. Grand Odyssey also has a mini spa offering various treatments and massages. Snorkelling equipment and kayaks can be used by passengers free of charge, and there is a glass-bottom boat for viewing marine life.
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Sea Star Journey is a 138 foot motor yacht with a maximum speed of 12 knots.
Cabins: Sea Star Journey has 8 suites accommodating a maximum of 16 passengers. All are spacious and have picture windows, private bathroom, air conditioning, minibar and television. There are inter-connecting suites for families.
Facilities & Crew: Sea Star Journey has lots of social spaces including a saloon, library with videos and books and a dining room and bar with an outdoor eating area. She also has a large sundeck with both shaded and uncovered areas, 2 jacuzzis, sun loungers and a cocktail bar. There is a mini spa offering therapies and massage. She carries snorkelling equipment, sea kayaks and a glass-bottom boat, free for passenger use. Sea Star Journey has a crew of 10 plus a naturalist guide.
Itineraries: Sea Star Journey offers 5, 6, 10, 11 and 15-day itineraries.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Sea Star Journey offers dedicated family departures.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
"Some parts of the vessel are getting slightly worn - furniture in the suite, and the air conditioning in some parts of the boat. Food rather "canteen"-like, but probably to be expected on a boat of that size. Otherwise, all great - and the crew were brilliant.Note from Tribes: This vessel is being refurbished in August 2015 and we are sure these points will be addressed by the owners."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499