Rating: Prestige Price from: From £3920pp for 8 days
Treasure of the Galapagos is a spacious catamaran with en-suite cabins and a large master suite all with private balconies. Social areas are arranged over three decks providing ample indoor and outdoor space in which to relax between trips ashore led by the naturalist guide to experience the unique wildlife of the Galapagos.
Cabins, a mix of twins and doubles, are roomy with lots of built in storage space including a wardrobe and dressing table. Rooms benefit from floor-to-ceiling windows making them light, and each has a door leading out to a small balcony with a couple of chairs for quiet refelction and relaxation. The bathroom has a shower cubicle, hand basin, toilet and a supply of toiletries. There is one suite with extra space for a sofa and table. Cabins and the suite are on the main and upper decks.
The main deck houses the lounge-diner which spans the full width of the vessel with windows on both sides. Sofas and chairs are arranged around a coffee table, and there's a selection of reference books for you to browse through. Glazed doors lead to the open air reception area. Above this, on the upper deck, is a shaded siting-cum-dining area from which steps lead up to the sundeck with an open area for sunbathing, a hot tub and a covered area with a bar.
Operates: All year
Class: Superior yacht
Specifications: Treasure of the Galapagos is a motor catamaran with a maximum speed of 12 knots.
Cabins: Treasure of the Galapagos has eight cabins and a master suite arranged over two decks. All are en-suite and air conditioned and have a private balcony. Cabins are 20sqm and the master suite is 40sqm. The maximum capacity is 16 passengers.
Facilities & Crew: Communal areas comprise a lounge, library, dining room and bar on the main deck. There is outdoor seating on the upper deck and a mix of sunny and shaded areas on the sundeck with loungers and chairs. There's a bar on the sundeck. Snorkelling equipment is provided free of charge and wetsuits can be hired. She has a crew of nine plus the bilingual naturalist guide.
Itineraries: Treasure of the Galapagos offers two five-day cruises and one seven-day cruise.
Children: Children are welcome.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
"Lovely boat, good staff, nice food. Our toilet was quite smelly (not us!) and blocked up occasionally which we reported but others also had the same issues. The smell didn't improve. "