Aerial of port side and bow of Sea Star Journey luxury yacht in the Galapagos Islands
Sundeck couches with beige and blue pillows aboard Sea Star Journey Galapagos small yacht.
Sundeck chaise loungers with beige and blue pillows plus central hot tub aboard Sea Star Journey Galapagos small yacht.
Lounge area with chairs and pillows lining large window viewing the ocean aboard Galapagos small ship Sea Star Journey
Main Deck Suite aboard Sea Star Galapagos small ship with white and cream decor, two chairs and table with balcony.
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Sea Star Journey

16 guests
year built
135 feet
26 feet
6 feet
cruising speed
12 knots

Please note that the Sea Star Journey is not actively sailing any cruises listed with AdventureSmith Explorations. Contact us for current information on this ship and comparable options, or browse all of our small Galapagos cruise ships to filter by ship size and ship type.

M/Y Sea Star Journey (formerly the Grand Odyssey) is one of the most spacious yachts cruising in the Galapagos Islands. She carries 16 passengers in 7 sizable Galapagos Suites and 1 Sea Star Suite, all of which are equipped with panoramic windows to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the islands. Her spacious sun deck, with two Jacuzzis and an outdoor grill, is one of the largest in the archipelago.

Sea Star Journey Review

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

Choose the Sea Star Journey if you are looking for a modern and comfortable cruise in the Galapagos Islands at a competitive price. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 she was awarded the World Travel Award for South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise and was featured in National Geographic Traveler’s Luxury Collection for 2017.

The Sea Star Journey complies with local and international safety regulations and sustainable practices to protect the fragility of the Galapagos archipelago. An extensive renovation in 2017 remodeled every bathroom and added private balconies to the Main Deck cabins, enabling guests to experience the Galapagos Islands in a private setting. In 2015, she was outfitted with brand-new engines, offering less noise, smoother navigation, a speed improvement of 2 knots and better fuel efficiency.  

Common Areas Aboard Sea Star Journey

The spacious yacht offers a large solarium with shaded and uncovered areas, two Jacuzzis and comfortable sun loungers. Social areas include a salon, library and video library and a play zone for kids (during family departures). Snorkeling equipment and eight twin sea kayaks are included aboard, as is a new glass-bottom boat.

Dining Aboard Sea Star Journey

Local and international dishes are specially designed by the onboard chef who utilizes novel culinary techniques with traditional South American flavors and textures, as well as farm-to-table products creating a unique and decadent dining experience. The Sea Star Journey’s chef has been studying with top Ecuador chefs to create authentic and high-quality dishes that represent the best Ecuador has to offer. Meals are served buffet style.

An outdoor grill may allow for a BBQ on deck, as well. An intimate private dining experience may be available for two on the back deck by first-come, first-serve reservation upon arrival on board (additional cost may apply). The well-stocked bar offers soft drinks, juices, beer, wine, premium liquors and cocktails. Coffee, tea and water are available anytime in the dining room. Specific food restrictions may be accommodated if notified prior to sailing.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Sea Star Journey

M/Y Sea Star Journey features seven spacious Galapagos Suites and one Sea Star Suite, all equipped with panoramic windows; premium linens; and private bathrooms that feature biodegradable amenities, hot/cold water and air conditioning with independent controls. Choose between two twin beds or one faux king bed or connected suites for families with sofa beds for children. Triple occupancy for both adults and children can be accommodated on the Upper Deck.

Spacious room with balcony and table and chairs with king size bed
Galapagos Suite Main Deck Balcony

The 4 Main Deck Galapagos Suites are each approximately 270 square feet with a private balcony. Each suite’s 2 twin beds can be converted into 1 king bed.

Two twin beds aboard Sea Star Galapagos small ship with natural light flowing in from window.
Galapagos Suite Upper Deck

The 3 Upper Deck Galapagos Suites are each approximately 270 square feet and have no balcony. Each suite’s 2 twin beds can be converted into 1 king bed.

King size bed with desk and chairs in the background
Sea Star Suite

Located on the Upper Deck, the Sea Star Suite includes a king bed, large sitting area with desk and is approximately 375 square feet.

Deck plan detailing Main Deck, Upper Deck and Sun Deck aboard Sea Star Journey luxury yacht in the Galapagos Islands
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