Monserrat boat in Galapagos with blue hull, white upper decks & 4 guest decks sitting beside Kicker Rock on a sunny day.
Forward-facing small teak deck with 2 padded chairs facing blue sea & small volcanic islands on Monserrat boat in Galapagos.
Tables set for outdoor dining under a blue awning near sun-soaked chaise loungers aboard Monserrat boat in Galapagos.
2 long rows of padded blue couches face each other with a small glass coffee table in between & view windows on Monserrat boat.
Upper Deck Cabin on Monserrat boat in Galapagos with matrimonial-size bed in white, beige accents & big view window.
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Monserrat

capacity
16-20
year built
2005
remodeled
2021
crew members
9
length
91 feet
beam
22 feet
cruising speed
12 knots
flag
Ecuador

Please note that starting in April 2025 Monserrat becomes a 16-guest ship with two dedicated solo cabins. Her 2 naturalist guides will remain, creating a generous 8:1 guest-to-guide ratio.

Purpose-built for cruising the Enchanted Isles, Monserrat is a first-class vessel ready to make your Galapagos vacation unforgettable. Her namesake is the Virgin of Montserrat, patroness of Spain’s Catalonia and protector through sea journeys. And her attentive crew and 2 naturalist guides are focused on safety, exploration, comfort and fun.

Monserrat Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Monserrat review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our small ship cruise experts have been aboard nearly every first-class Galapagos cruise ship. Please read on to learn more about the Monserrat then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare this yacht with other small cruise ships and yachts offering private Galapagos yacht charters.

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Choose the Monserrat for her uncommon 10:1 guest-to-guide ratio. Couple that with her no-frills atmosphere and intimate size, and she offers an affordable, group- & charter-friendly option to explore the archipelago.

Onboard Facilities

The Monserrat in Galapagos is built around comfort, safety and concern for the environment. Various outdoor and indoor social spaces invite guests to relax and share stories between active off-ship explorations. Without internet connectivity, guests are encouraged to unplug and truly unwind.

Outdoor Common Areas

The Sun Deck of the Monserrat boat in Galapagos features sun-soaked chaise loungers and side tables, as well as a shaded area for al fresco dining and sun-sheltered unwinding. The Upper Deck features an open bridge, ripe for interactions with your friendly captain and first mate. Forward of the bridge is a teak deck with plush chairs featuring a commanding view of where Monserrat in Galapagos is headed—ideal for a quiet moment.

Indoor Common Areas

The Main Deck Lounge on Monserrat in Galapagos features wall-to-wall seating on inviting couches, wraparound view windows and a flat-screen TV for entertainment, educational lectures and daily guide briefings.

Dining & Bar

A cozy dining room blends seamlessly with the welcoming bar and coffee/tea station. Four large booths seat all guests at once in an unassigned fashion, encouraging guests to learn more about their fellow travelers on board. Chiseled wood benches contrast with light wood accents and modern recessed lighting for an intimate and elegant setting.

The menu on board Monserrat in Galapagos features Ecuadorian and international dishes created by the chef and his assistant. Hot and cold snacks await upon returning to the ship after the morning and afternoon excursions. The barman/waiter keeps fruit juice, cold beer, and a selection of wines and spirits stocked.

Breakfast is buffet-style with various options to start the day, including fruit, cereal, milk, yogurt, meats, sausages, eggs, and a selection of breads and cheeses. Lunch is also served buffet-style. Dinner is plated with two options of salads, meat, fish or chicken. Vegetarian and other special diets can often be accommodated with advance notice.

Activities & Expeditions

On board the Monserrat boat in Galapagos, guests can enjoy select movies and Galapagos films on the Lounge’s TV with DVD player. Reference books and family board games are also available. The off-ship excursions are the highlight of any cruise aboard Monserrat, with daily opportunities to hike, swim, snorkel and explore with a naturalist guide. The ship carries four double kayaks, one single kayak and two stand-up paddleboards.

Cabins & Monserrat Deck Plan

Each of the 10 comfortable cabins aboard Monserrat in Galapagos comes equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, toiletries and three towels per guest (bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth); air conditioning; bedside table; under-bed drawers and closet measuring roughly 31x23x70 inches (80x60x180cm). Electrical outlets offer 110-watt voltage for dual, flat-pronged plugs; three-pronged, grounded plugs will require an adapter. None of the cabins interconnect, but Lower Deck twin cabins can be booked for triple occupancy via an available third twin (bunk) bed.

Lower Deck Cabin on Monserrat with matrimonial-size bed in white linens, beige accents & small, rectangular water-line window.
Lower Deck Cabin

4 Lower Deck cabins with a porthole: 2 fixed twin bed cabins (13.7 x 7.6 ft including bathroom) & 2 fixed matrimonial bed cabins (pictured, 14.5 x 6.6 ft including bathroom). Twin cabins offer a bunk bed for triple occupancy.

Upper Deck Cabin on Monserrat boat in Galapagos with matrimonial-size bed in white, beige accents & big view window.
Upper Deck Cabin

6 Upper Deck cabins with a view window: 5 fixed twin bed cabins & 1 fixed matrimonial bed cabin (pictured). All Upper Deck cabins measure 12.7 x 7.1 ft, including bathroom.

Deck plan of Monserrat boat in Galapagos with 4 guest decks, 4 lower-deck cabins, 6 upper deck cabins & various social areas.
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