Rating: Tourist Price from: From £3195pp for 8 days
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Samba is a 78 foot motor sailing yacht with a cruising speed of 8.5 knots.
Cabins: Samba accommodates a maximum of 14 passengers in 7 cabins, all with an en-suite bathroom with a shower. 6 of the cabins are air conditioned.
Facilities & Crew: Samba has a dining room and salon area, leading out to an al fresco dining deck. She has a TV, DVD and stereo system plus a small library of reference books. There is a small bar. There is a good sized sun deck with sun loungers. Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits is available and free for passengers’ use. The crew consists of the captain, 2 sailors, engineer, chef and a naturalist guide.
Itineraries: Samba offers 8 and 15-day itineraries.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome on Samba.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
"Absolutely loved the ship. The crew must have loved it too as they were very protective of it and kept it in a pristine condition. First class service and the food was just out of this world! Shame I can't remember the name of the chef now but the meals he produced were to die for! Never in my whole life I loved the food so much. Every single dish was just perfect. The lovely chef even prepared separate dishes for me as I have dietary restrictions. Unfortunately I was taken ill at the end of the trip but the ship owner dealt with that situation perfectly. The ship took me to Santa Cruz island. The owner arranged hotel and taxi for me, met me at the doctor's and helped me to get my antibiotics. First class care! The hotel Villa Laguna even upgraded my room for the second night to make my stay more comfortable! I couldn't recommend Samba more. Absolutely loved the whole experience and terribly miss the extraordinary cuisine!"