Rating: Luxury Price from: Â£4,460pp for 8 days
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Ocean Spray is a 113 foot motor catamaran with a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Cabins: Ocean Spray has 9 cabins, accommodating a maximum of 16 passengers. All have private bathrooms and balconies.
Facilities & Crew: Ocean Spray provides generous accommodation for passengers with a dining room and bar and buffet area and a lounge on the main deck. On the upper deck there is an outside bar and seating area, ideal for al fresco dining. The spacious sundeck has sun loungers, a jacuzzi and a shaded seating area. She carries snorkelling equipment and wet suits, free for passenger use. The crew consists of the captain, first mate, sailor, 2 engineers, chef, sous chef, barman, housekeeper, quality control manager and naturalist guide.
Itineraries: Ocean Spray offers 4, 5, 6, 8 and 15-day itineraries.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
"Very friendly staff who did all they could to make us feel special. Great food, lovely accommodation. Eating barbecued prawns for lunch on deck was a particular food highlight. Thought we might get a bit bored spending 8 days on a boat but we went hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and on dinghy rides with three full activities a day - never a dull moment. And they greet you with warm towels when you get back on board after snorkeling! Loved the towel sculptures left on the bed when they changed the room towels - penguins wearing sunglasses the best."