South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Calipso Galapagos Cruises

The 16-guest Calipso yacht cruises the Galapagos Islands with bright and breezy spaces and a sundeck Jacuzzi, on 4-, 5- or 8-day itineraries. Choose between two 8-day cruises: a dive-focused itinerary or a classic naturalist cruise itinerary. Travelers short on time can consider the abbreviated 4- or 5-day itineraries which are each a smaller portion of the full 8-day naturalist cruise. And those wanting the complete experience—naturalist cruise AND liveaboard dive cruise—can have it all by combining back-to-back itineraries.

The 8-day Naturalist Cruise operates round-trip from San Cristobal and visits Bartolome, Santiago, Chinese Hat, Fernandina, Isabela, North Seymour, South Plaza, Floreana, Santa Fe and Santa Cruz islands. The 5-day Naturalist Cruise offers the first 5 days of the 8-day itinerary, and the 4-day Naturalist Cruise features the final 4 days of the 8-day itinerary. Each Naturalist itinerary invites travelers to experience the enchanted archipelago’s classic visitor sites through snorkeling, nature walks and panga rides.

The 8-day Dive Cruise operates round-trip from San Cristobal and aims to visit Lobos, Santa Cruz, Baltra, Wolf, Darwin, Isabela, Fernandina and Santiago islands. Galapagos is considered the best pelagic diving on the planet as it includes the infamous islands of Darwin and Wolf, in the world’s largest shark biomass of 12.4 tons per hectare (2.47 acres). But with strong currents, this region’s dive sites are only accessible to experienced divers with the proper qualifications (inquire for details).

The range of itinerary options offered by Calipso ensures there is something for every style of Galapagos traveler. However, you can set your own agenda by booking this dive-equipped yacht as one of our private Galapagos yacht charters for your group of 16 or fewer.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Galapagos cruisesGalapagos trips and other Galapagos diving options.