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La Pinta

The Islands of the Galapagos

Rating: Luxury    Price from: From £5145pp for 7 days

La Pinta overview

La Pinta is a 207 foot motor yacht offering stylish yet informal accommodation cruising around the Galapagos Islands. There are 24 well appointed twin or double outside cabins which offer space not found on many of the yachts cruising the Galapagos Islands. 4 of these are slightly larger and have a sofa bed to accommodate a 3rd passenger, while 6 of the rooms are interconnecting, ideal for family groups. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning and private bathroom. Other amenities include a 'phone, safe, wardrobe and connections for ipod, MP3 and MP4 players.
La Pinta has ample public areas on the main deck and the sun deck, including a dining room, salon-bar, observation lounge and natural history library. There is a conference room where the daily briefings from the naturalists guides are given. La Pinta features state of the art interpretation equipment. This includes communication between naturalists and guests via wireless receiver and earphone, and equipment for submarine interpretation.
Other onboard facilities include a boutique and gym. Outside there is a generous sundeck with a jacuzzi and a bar. La Pinta has snorkelling equipment, wet suits, a glass bottom boat and kayaks for passenger use. There is also a kid's club, 'Young Pirates', which arranges activities and special meals for children aged 7 to 12.


Operates: All year. 

Class: Luxury. 

Specifications: La Pinta is a 207 foot expedition cruise ship with a maximum speed of 12-14 knots. 

Cabins: La Pinta has 24 cabins accommodating a maximum of 48 passengers. All have private bathrooms, closet space, telephone and connections for ipods, MP3 and MP4 players . Cabins are air conditioned and have large picture windows. There are many inter-connecting cabins, useful for family groups.  

Facilities & Crew: On the main deck there is a dining room serving Ecuadorian and international cuisine, a reception area and boutique. The boat deck houses the library, conference room, exercise room, observation lounge and bar as well an outdoor bar, sun deck and Jacuzzi. There is WiFi internet access in designated areas. She carries snorkelling equipment, short wet suits (for use between June and December), sea kayaks and a glass bottomed boat, free for passengers to use. The ship is air conditioned throughout. There is a crew of 25 plus including a doctor plus 3 naturalist guides. 

Itineraries: La Pinta offers 4, 5 and 8-day itineraries. 

Children: Children of all ages are welcome and there is a Young Pirates programme aimed at children aged 7 to 12 years 

Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.

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Susanna S. (29/01/2020)

"La Pinta has just been renovated, and it was a joy to be aboard. We spent four nights/five days exploring the northern islands of the Galapagos archipelago. The cabin was spacious with a large (non-opening) floor to ceiling window. The en suite bathroom, though compact, was modern. The whole expedition was run like a well-oiled machine, and yet still remained personal. There is a lot of getting on and off the ribs to visit the islands, so guests need to be reasonably fit and agile. The staff and guides cannot do enough for you. Although short, it was a very intense cruise with two or three activities a day (always with a rest time at some point). Everything has been thought of: snorkelling gear, life jackets every time you're on the rib, walking poles for trekking, even metallic water bottles to reduce plastic waste. Details of each day's activities are posted on screens. The lounge area is spacious. The upper deck has a lovely canopied area for meals al fresco. The food especially the buffet breakfast and lunches was a very high standard. There were often little snacks to be hand on return from a visit or snorkelling. The guides were enthusiastic and passionate about the Islands and their preservation. This experience has spoiled me for all future expeditions!!"

Mrs. Donna McGrath
"A very comfortable way to cruise the islands! The rooms were spacious, comfortable and "refreshed" several times a day. The food was delicious at all mealtimes and lunch on deck was a real treat. The bar team were very attentive, ensuring that we had drinks and nibbles on return from our trips. We didn't want for anything whilst on the boat. "



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