Galapagos expedition cruises


Samba is a 78ft motor-yacht with 7 cabins, accommodating up to 14 guests in comfortable, simple surroundings.

Class: Superior Tourist Class
Style: Motor yacht
Passengers: 14 maximum
Length: 78 ft
Cruising speed: 8 knots

Cabin prices: ££,
Service rating: 80
Guides rating: 80
Cabins rating: 60
Smoothness at sea: 60

Introducing 'Samba'

The family-run Samba's 7 cabins - 6 air conditioned double cabins and 1 exterior double cabin, all have private bathrooms with hot water. The communal area provide guests with space to relax both inside and outside and are often used for dining.

The boat also has a mini-library and a small bar where guests can order a range of drinks and cocktails.

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

Contact us for availability and special offers.

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Starts on alternate Tuesdays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at Baltra Airport
Baltra Quay
Mosquera Islet (Land)
2Darwin Bay
Prince Philip's Steps
3Punta Mejía
Playa Negra
4Albemarle Point
Punta Vicente Roca
5Punta Espinoza
Urbina Bay
6Elizabeth Bay
Punta Moreno
7Puerto Velasco Ibara
Asilo de la Paz
Puerto Velasco Ibara
La Loberia (Floreana Is)
8Puerto Ayora
Highlands of Santa Cruz
Depart from Baltra Airport
Itinerary map for Samba 'Standard 2019 North and West' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Galapagos penguin
Red-footed booby
Masked booby
Great frigatebird
Flightless cormorant
Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Galapagos hawk
Swallow-tailed gull
Storm petrels
Green Sea Turtle
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion
Fur seal
Lava formations

On board 'Samba'


Samba cabin Standard Exterior

Standard Exterior

Number of cabins of this type: 1

Bed configuration: double bed only

Samba cabin Standard


Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration: twin/double bed, plus upper bed


Samba deck Upper Deck

Upper Deck

(Deck level: 3)

Samba deck Main Deck

Main Deck

(Deck level: 2)

Samba deck Lower Deck

Lower Deck

(Deck level: 1)

On the Upper Deck, guests can relax in the sun on the sunloungers and cushions provided by the boat.

Below deck, guests are able to relax in the lounge and watch television.


Kayaking can be arranged as an addtional activity.


Maximum number of passengers


Naturalist guides


Crew members


Overall length (ft)


Cruising speed


Gross tonnage



Other technical information

Capacity: 14 passengers

Length: 78 feet / 23.77 m

Beam: 18 feet / 5.48 m

Gross Tonnage: 134

Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots

Crew: 8 (including naturalist guide)

Type: Steel-hull Motor Yacht with steadying sails

Propulsion: Very efficient Twin DAV diesel 280 HP-CUMMINS that only use a remarkable 6 gallons of diesel every hour

Generator Output: Two generators 21 & 12.5 kW for 110 V & 220V A/C and 12V & 24V D/C

Navigation and Safety Equipement: Furuno Navnet Radar, Plotter andSonar, GPS, VHF & SSB radios, two tenders with 4-cycle outboard motors. One self-contained 20-passenger life raft, EPIRB (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon), two bi-directional VHF emergency-radios, one VHF (Motorola) wide-range radio, VHF and HF radios and one cell-phone communication system, life jackets, fire extinguishers, safety smoke and fire detectors and overhead sprinkler systems, A.B.C fire-control system and CO2 bank for the engine room.

Cruising Range: 2,500 nautical miles


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

Customer reviews for Samba




Perfection - nothing could be improved. Such a personal touch.  I was really shocked and pleased that they booked me a cake and gave us a lovely bottle of champagne for my birthday.

Sailings for 'Samba'

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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