Galapagos expedition cruises


Archipell 1 and 2 are indentical catamaran motor yachts that sail together. Each has 8 well-appointed double cabins.

Class: First Class - Small
Style: Motor catamaran
Passengers: 16 maximum
Length: 27 ft
Cruising speed: 20 knots

Cabin prices: ££,

Introducing 'Archipell'

Archipell 1 and 2 are comfortable mid-range boats.

Each boat has a capacity of 16 passengers with one naturalist guide for each boat.

The route the two boats follow gives a good general view of the islands, depending which itineraries you choose.

The route is divided into 4 short itineraries that can be combined to make cruises of 3, 4 , 7, 10, 11 or 14 nights. So each 7 night cruise has one changeover day within it, the 10 and 11 night cruises have 2 changeover days, and the 14 night cruise has 3 changeover days.

Catamarans generally provide good levels of space and a comfortable stable ride.


Archipell offers 4 itineraries which can be taken individually or combined, making 16 possible cruise choices.

Contact us for availability and special offers.

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Starts on alternate Mondays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at San Cristobal Airport
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado Tortoise Breeding Centre
2South Plaza
Santa Fe
3Puerto Velasco Ibara
Champion Islet
Puerto Velasco Ibara
Asilo de la Paz
La Loberia (Floreana Is)
Puerto Velasco Ibara
4Puerto Ayora
Charles Darwin Research Station
Puerto Ayora
Depart from Baltra Airport
Itinerary map for Archipell 'A4' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Galapagos hawk
Swallow-tailed gull
Green Sea Turtle
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion

On board 'Archipell'


Archipell cabin Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 8

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed


Archipell deck Lower deck

Lower deck

(Deck level: 3)

Archipell deck Main Deck

Main Deck

(Deck level: 2)

Archipell deck Sun Deck

Sun Deck

(Deck level: 1)

The Archipel has 8 large, beautiful, spacious double cabins at its main deck with a view to the sea, a private bathroom, hot water, closet and safe, a comfortable dining room and two bars (interior and exterior), library, air conditioning, TV, DVD, stereo, mobile, first aid equipment, ice maker, water purifier, spacious sundeck with chairs for sleeping and relaxing.

SNORKEL EQUIPMENT: Mask, tube and fins are free for use.
WET SUIT: Only for rent
PAYMENT ON BOARD:Expenses on board can be paid in United States dollars notes from USD 50, - or USD 20, - but not USD.100, -. Credit Cards are not accepted.
DIVING: Not available.
SEA KAYAKS: 4 sea double kayaks are free for use
CREW: 7 + Naturalist bilingual guide.

Maximum number of passengers


Naturalist guides


Crew members


Overall length (ft)


Cruising speed


Gross tonnage


Other technical information

TECHNICAL INFO: Length 26,80m., Beam 10,80m., cruising speed 10 knots., 2 Cummins 240 HP engines, 2 generators for 110/220V.

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

Customer reviews for Archipell


Food and facilities satisfactory


Very good excursions, excellent food onboard, facilities good.

Sailings for 'Archipell'

Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This protects you from currency fluctuations. You also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers available now.

Cruise Start date End date Nights Standard twin & double cabin