Archipell I and II
The Islands of the Galapagos
Rating: Prestige Price from: £3,115pp for 8 days
- Accommodates 16 passengers
- Air-conditioned private cabins
- Plenty of communal areas to relax
- Delicious international and Ecuadorian cuisine
- Bilingual naturalist guide
Archipell I and II overview
The Archipell I and II are two identical catamarans, built in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Both have 8 large cabins on the main deck, 2 cabins fitted with double beds and 6 with twin beds. All cabins have large windows admitting lots of light and letting you enjoy views of the ocean and islands, and are equipped with private shower rooms and air conditioning.
Communal areas include a spacious dining room and bar with an exterior terrace, and a lounge with plenty of seating, TV, DVD player and selection of reference books. There is shaded deck space for relaxing and dining, as well as a sundeck where you can top up you tan as you cruise between the islands in comfort.
During your cruise you are offered twice daily excursions to explore the flora and fauna of the Galapagos, led by a knowledgable naturalist guide. In addition, both catamarans carry snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks, to enhance your Galapagos experience.
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Archipel I & II are identical 88 foot motor catamarans with a cruising speed of 11 knots.
Cabins: Archipel I & II have 8 outside cabins, all with geberously sized windows and private bathrooms. Cabins are air conditioned. Each catamaran takes a maximum of 16 passengers.
Facilities & Crew: Archipel I & II both have a comfortable dining room, lounge with TV and DVD, stereo and internet access, bar and library. Outside there is an observation deck and spacious sundeck with chairs and sun loungers and a bar. They carry snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks, free for passenger use. Archipel I & II each has a crew of 9 plus a naturalist guide.
Itineraries: Archipel I & II offer 5, 8 and 11-day itineraries.
Children: Children of 8 years and over are welcome.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
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2 reviews from
Ms. Karen Mancini
"Even if I had to abandon ship, the ship was only average. It was old and tired and the condition just average. In our cabin the air conditioning was broken and the bed wet, but they fixed it more or less straight away, which was good. The food (I didn't eat for two days) but my husband said it was ok, average. The most disappointing thing was the staff, they were really not very friendly. No one spoke English and it was as if they were just "putting-up" with us. Also the captain never introduced himself which I was really surprised about, that I found just rude! "
"I cannot fault anything with Archipel I - fantastic itinerary, superb crew, wonderful (and plentiful) food, excellent guide. Cabins were fairly small but with adequate space for luggage, clothing etc. and the only time we spent in the cabin was to sleep and shower. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this boat for anyone visiting the Galapagos and would very happily get on the next flight to Baltra to sail on her again!"