year built
159 feet
28 feet
10 feet
cruising speed
10 knots

A vessel of great character, the M/Y Passion offers her 14 Galapagos Island guests a sense of refinement and exclusivity while providing all the modern passenger comforts. Originally built in 1989 as a private luxury yacht, she has been refurbished to enhance her onboard experience for individual travelers, small groups and charters.

Passion Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Passion review includes a detailed description of the yacht including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Galapagos experts have been aboard Passion firsthand. Please read our Passion review below then contact our experts to compare the Passion with other small cruise ships and upscale yachts offering Galapagos luxury cruises and private Galapagos yacht charters.

Choose this ship for her one-to-one guest-to-guide ratio and for a luxurious Galapagos experience. Passion is revered for her open spaces, offering four decks for only 14 guests and at least one bathtub in nearly every cabin. She also is unconventional in that she is solidly built of marine steel instead of the more common fiberglass and has two electronic stabilizers that keep her a comfortable and safe option for Galapagos travelers.

Common Areas Aboard Passion

Motor Yacht Passion is one of the largest charter yachts in the Galapagos, boasting a length of 159 feet spread over four decks. She has generous space for her 14 passengers, with ample interior and exterior social areas including a panoramic sky lounge with bar and sliding glass doors and a separate dining room. The Passion has an impressive 2,000-plus square feet of fine teak wood decking, with a secluded sun deck featuring lounge chairs and a Jacuzzi.

Dining Aboard Passion

The first-class galley produces gourmet cuisine of international standards, with a stainless steel galley kitchen and walk-in freezer facilitating a great variety of dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served al fresco if the weather allows, to enjoy the amazing views of the Galapagos Islands where sunsets and moon rises are stunning. Water, coffee, tea and natural juices are all available on board, and vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Crew & Guides Aboard Passion

With a service ratio of one crew member per guest, she ensures a service second to none. Guiding is in English and Spanish, with supplement options of German, French and Italian. Every guide aboard has level 3 guiding certifications, making them experts in their field and one of the first lines of conservation on the islands. The crew members know the seas and islands well, as many are Galapagos natives.

Activities Aboard Passion

Kayak through mangrove forests alongside iconic wildlife and snorkel to get up-close encounters with underwater treasures. Kayaks, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included. Massages (additional fee) are available upon request.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Passion

There are five spacious staterooms and a Master and VIP Suite. All cabins are fully air-conditioned with amenities like hair dryers, high-definition TV systems, 110/220 volt outlets and USB chargers. Light laundry service is available (additional fee).