South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Isabela II Galapagos Cruises

Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard the 40-passenger Yacht Isabela II, one of the most upscale motor yachts in the Galapagos Islands. The yacht Isabela II offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure of the Galapagos Islands. 

Isabela II offers the efficiency and intimacy of a smaller yacht yet retains the amenities of a small ship cruise. She is the perfect size for travelers seeking the ultimate in comfort and adventure, and offers family cabins that make her a great option for Galapagos family cruises. Three expert naturalists lead daily hikes and snorkeling, to point out finches, boobies, sea lions, tortoise and more incredible Galapagos wildlife. On board the Yacht Isabela II expect excellent service, comfortable cabins, fine dining, sundeck bar, hot tub, snorkeling and a glass-bottom boat. 

Isabela II operates three Galapagos cruise itineraries (one 7-day cruise and two 5-day cruises), which can be combined in various ways to create longer 9-, 11- or 15-day cruises. View the Itinerary for more details, and contact our Galapagos small ship cruise experts for the inside scoop on which route is best for you. AdventureSmith Explorations’ award-winning crew has personal experience sailing in the Galapagos Islands and can recommend the best options to suit your travel interests and timeline. 

Highlights of the 7-day Isabela II Central Galapagos Itinerary include San Cristobal Island’s colossal giant tortoises at Cerro Colorado and a bevy of different booby species at Punta Pitt; Espanola Island’s magnificent views and wildlife from mockingbirds to colorful marine iguanas; Floreana Island’s historic Post Office Bay and green beach of Cormorant Point; Isabela Island’s young lava formations at Punta Moreno; Fernandina Island’s fascinating mangroves; and North Seymour Island’s beauty.

Highlights of the 5-day Isabela II Northern Galapagos Itinerary include Santa Cruz Island’s Highlands; Santiago Island’s sleepy fur seals and marine iguanas; the sandy beach of Chinese Hat; “Bird Island,” Genovesa’s remote colonies of nesting birds, including the rare red-footed booby; and Santa Fe’s Galapagos hawk, sea lions, rays, and sharks.

Highlights of the 5-day Isabela II Western Galapagos Itinerary include exploring Santa Cruz Island’s lush vegetation of the Highlands, world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station and Dragon Hill’s dusty-yellow land iguanas; Bartolome Island’s panoramic views and Sullivan Bay’s white coral sand beach and dramatic lava field; Isabela Island’s wildlife at Punta Vicente Roca; and Fernandina Island’s pristine environment, where life has evolved in its natural state.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Galapagos cruises and Galapagos trips.