Galapagos expedition cruises


The Beluga is a small, comfortable motor yacht accommodating a maximum of 16 passengers in its 8 double cabins.

Class: First Class - Small
Style: Motor yacht
Passengers: 16 maximum
Length: 110 ft
Cruising speed: 12 knots

Cabin prices: ££,
Service rating: 80
Guides rating: 80
Cabins rating: 80
Smoothness at sea: 80

Introducing 'Beluga'

All of Beluga's 8 double cabins have their own private bathroom equipped with hot & cold water showers. Beluga is air conditioned throughout and has spacious social areas including a lounge/dining area equipped with panoramic windows, and a sundeck on the upper deck.

Beluga offers 2 itineraries which can be taken individually or combined, making 9 possible cruise choices.

Contact us for availability and special offers.

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Starts on alternate Fridays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at Baltra Airport
Highlands of Santa Cruz
Charles Darwin Research Station
Puerto Ayora
2Punta Cormorant
Devil's Crown Rocks
Post Office Bay
3Puerto Villamil
Sierra Negra Volcano
Puerto Villamil
4Punta Moreno
Elizabeth Bay
5Urbina Bay
Tagus Cove
6Punta Espinoza
Punta Vicente Roca
7Puerto Egas (James Bay)
La Playa (Bartolome Is)
8North Seymour Island
Baltra Quay
Depart from Baltra Airport
Itinerary map for Beluga 'Fernandina' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Blue-footed booby
Magnificent frigatebird
Great frigatebird
Flightless cormorant
Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Galapagos hawk
Swallow-tailed gull
Lava gull
Galapagos penguin
Sea turtles
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion
Fur seal
Lava formations
Lava tubes

On board 'Beluga'


Beluga cabin Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 7

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Beluga cabin Standard Cabin plus one

Standard Cabin plus one

Number of cabins of this type: 1

Bed configuration: twin beds, plus upper bed


Beluga deck Upper Deck

Upper Deck

(Deck level: 3)

Beluga deck Main Deck

Main Deck

(Deck level: 2)

Beluga deck Lower Deck

Lower Deck

(Deck level: 1)

Beluga's upper sun deck is ideal for sunbathing, relaxing and reading and for those who prefer to be in the shade, there is another covered lounge at the bow of yacht where you can enjoy the views while cruising.

There are two dining rooms that each seat 8 guests, as well as another lounge area with panoramic windows, flat screen TV and DVD.



There is a flat screen TV and DVD player in the communal lounge area.

Maximum number of passengers


Naturalist guides


Crew members


Overall length (ft)


Cruising speed


Gross tonnage


Other technical information

Capacity : 16 passengers

Length : 110feet / 33.5 m

Beam : 23feet / 7 m

Cruising Speed : 12 knots

Crew: 10 ( including Captain, 2 engieneers, 4 sailors, cook, barman and mulitilingual naturalist guide)

Type : Motor Vessel steel hull

Navigation and Safety Equipement : Twin Scania Diesel Electonic 450HP each, 3 Perkins generators for 110v and 220v, 2 reverse osmosis water makers, auto pilot system, sewage treatment plant. VHF and DSC & HF DSC radios, DPIRB, SART, Satellite tracking device, 2 GPS's, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew.

Cruising Range : 1,200 nautical miles


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

Customer reviews for Beluga


Darwin the guide was outstanding. The food was excellent.

Sailings for 'Beluga'

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.

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