Galapagos expedition cruises

La Pinta

Named after a remote Galapagos island, La Pinta is a 207ft motor yacht which has been renovated to provide high-end facilities.

Class: Luxury
Style: Expedition cruise ship
Passengers: 48 maximum
Length: 209 ft
Cruising speed: 10 knots

Cabin prices: ££££
Service rating: 80
Guides rating: 100
Cabins rating: 100
Smoothness at sea: 100

Introducing 'La Pinta'

A generously-equipped top range class motor yacht with 24 cabins which can accommodate up to 48 guests. All cabins are located on the same deck and all have floor-to-ceiling windows, providing great views of the sea.

Communal areas on the boat include an indoor dining room, spacious outside sundeck with bar area (where some meals served), a jacuzzi, a conference room, and an exercise room.

La Pinta offers 3 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
Baltra Quay
North Seymour Island
2Punta Vicente Roca
Punta Espinoza
3Urbina Bay
Tagus Cove
4Rabida Island (Red Beach)
Cerro Dragon
5Puerto Ayora
Charles Darwin Research Station
Highlands of Santa Cruz
Puerto Ayora
6Post Office Bay
Punta Cormorant
Champion Islet
7Baltra Quay
Depart from Baltra Airport
Itinerary map for La Pinta 'Western Islands' 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
Lava formations
Lava tubes

On board 'La Pinta'


La Pinta cabin Luxury Cabin

Luxury Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 20

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

La Pinta cabin Luxury Plus Cabin

Luxury Plus Cabin

Number of cabins of this type: 4

Bed configuration: twin beds or a double bed, with extra sofa bed


La Pinta deck Boat Deck

Boat Deck

(Deck level: 3)

La Pinta deck Cabin Deck

Cabin Deck

(Deck level: 2)

La Pinta deck Main Deck

Main Deck

(Deck level: 1)

La Pinta is one of Metropolitan Touring's newest yachts and can accommodate up to 48 guests in a comfortable and spacious glass-bottom yacht.

Meals are served in either the dining room on the Main Deck or al fresco at the Sky Bar on the Boat Deck. Further communal areas include a well-stocked Natural History Library with cosy airmchairs, and Observation Lounge and Bar and ample space to soak up some sun on deck. The boat also has an Exercise Room and a jacuzzi.


According to National Park regulations, kayaking is only permitted at certain sites. Kayaking is one of the best ways of experiencing Galpagos' wildlife.

Lectures and briefings

The expedition leader and the guides will offer Natural History Lectures, a schedule will be provided.


An optional activity for those who wish to participate, all snorkling equipment is available on board on a first come first served basis.


Maximum number of passengers


Naturalist guides


Crew members


Overall length (ft)


Cruising speed


Gross tonnage




Other technical information

Capacity: 48 passengers

Length: 209 feet / 63.7 m

Draft: 12 feet / 4 m

Beam: 41 feet / 12.5 m

Gross Tonnange: 1,438.32

Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Crew: 27 (including 4 x naturalist guides and a medical officer)

Year of reconstruction: 2007

Type: Motor Yacht

Propulsion: 2 DEUTZ Model SBA 8M 1275 hp

Navigation and Safety Equipement: Gyrocompass, automatic pilot, radar and GPS, Inmarsat C, Internet Satelital, Safety Certificates: SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, ISM CODE 12, Life Jackets in each cabin, inflatable life craft 2 x 50-man and 6 x 25-man landing Craft: 4 Pumar inflatable + glass bottom boat




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

Customer reviews for La Pinta


Very impressed with the arrangements, service etc. It was all a great experience. Excellent.


Cabin had a lot of engine noise and a very smelly bathroom


Excellent. We were very pleased with info regarding boats etc before booking.


Sailings for 'La Pinta'

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 Luxury Cabin Luxury Plus Cabin