MIDRANGE YACHTS

Grand Daphne

Daphne Yacht Galapagos. In 2004 the yacht was rebuilt and a suite and a spacious sundeck was added to it. On the sun deck you can work on your tan while watching the frigate birds glide on the upwind of the boat.

With our cruise you will be exploring many of the different islands of the archipelago, in a way that we believe is the best for experiencing the magnificent Galapagos nature, flora and fauna, and of course its famous endemic animals – all first-hand and up close.

Key Features:

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Private bathrooms with hot and cold water
  • Smart voyager certificate
  • Newly renovated
  • Snorkeling equipment available for rent

Overview:

Built in 1997 and remodelled in 2004, the Daphne features a restaurant and bar, a small library, TV/VCR room, solarium, spacious sundeck, and full air-conditioning. In addition to the seven standard twin rooms, there is now a deluxe queen suite with a personal TV. All rooms feature private bathrooms with hot and cold water, and air-conditioning.

With first-class service, professional crew members, and an experienced naturalist guide, the Daphne has become a popular choice for many who desire a first-rate Galapagos experience without sacrificing their savings.

Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: Captain, naturalist guide, first mate, engineer, sailor, barman, chef and assistant chef.

Technical Information

Length: 70 ft.
Beam: 20 ft.
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Electrical power supply: 110V – 220 V

Security: All crew members have been trained on the ISM standards for safety at sea.

Safety Equipment

  • Inflatable rafts for 26 passengers
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)
  • Life jackets
  • First Aid and DAN oxygen equipment
  • Smoke and fire alarm sensors
  • Fire extinguishing system and equipment

Engines

  • 250HP Caterpillar engines (2)
  • Electrical generators (Onan 25kw and Perkins 45kw)

Water Capacity: Desalinization plant for 3.200 gallons

Diesel: 2.400 gallons

Navigation Equipment

  • GPS Satellite navigation
  • Radar – Furuno 36 miles
  • Depth sounder – Furuno
  • Marine Radio HF and VHF
  • SSB Rescue equipment

8-day Galapagos Itinerary “A”

Wednesday-Wednesday:
WEDAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Bachas Beach A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.
THUAmNorth Seymour Island Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.
PmBartholomew Island Visit the Pinnacle Rock and the white-sand beach: the best area to get photos of Galápagos penguins.
FRIAmSantiago Island: Espumilla Beach Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.
Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.
PmSantiago Island: Puerto Egas Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.
SATAmIsabela Island: Tagus Cove An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.
PmFernandina Island: Espinosa Point A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.
SUNAmIsabela Island: Elizabeth Bay As enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.
PmIsabela Island: Moreno Point Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.
MONAmIsabela Island: Las Tintoreras A short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.
Isabela Island: The Wall of Tears Isabela was a penal colony. Prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.
PmIsabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano On the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.
TUEAmSanta Cruz Island: Dragon Hill A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Carrion Point A lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.
WEDAmSanta Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.
Baltra Airport

8-day Galapagos Itinerary “B”

Wednesday-Wednesday:
WEDAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Bachas Beach A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.
THUAmFloreana Island: Post Office Bay A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
PmFloreana Island: Cormorant Point Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.
FRIAmEspañola Island: Suárez Point Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.
PmEspañola Island: Gardner Bay Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.
SATAmSan Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.
San Cristobal Island: Leon Dormido This island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.
PmSan Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos.
SUNAmSanta Fe Island A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen
PmSouth Plaza Island South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.
MONAmGenovesa Island: Darwin Bay A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.
PmGenovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.
TUEAmSantiago Island: Sullivan Bay Thelava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.
PmRábida Island A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.
WEDAmSanta Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.
 Baltra Airport

5-day Galapagos Itinerary “B”

Saturday-Wednesday:
SATAmSan Cristobal Island Arrival to airport where your trip will begin. San Cristobal is the first island in the Galapagos that Charles Darwin visited.
PmSan Cristobal Island: Leon Dormido This island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.
San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos.
SUNAmSanta Fe Island A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen
PmSouth Plaza Island South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.
MONAmGenovesa Island: Darwin Bay A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.
PmGenovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.
TUEAmSantiago Island: Sullivan Bay Thelava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.
PmRábida Island A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.
WEDAmSanta Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.
Baltra Airport

4-day Galapagos Itinerary “B”

Wednesday-Saturday:
WEDAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Bachas Beach A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.
THUAmFloreana Island: Post Office Bay A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
PmFloreana: Cormorant Point & Devil’s Crown A saltwater lagoon favourite of flamingos plus the Galapagos’ best snorkeling site.
FRIAmEspañola Island: Suárez Point Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.
PmEspañola Island: Gardner Bay Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.
SATAmSan Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.
San Cristobal Island: Isla Lobos This small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores
San Cristobal Airport

15-day Galapagos Itinerary “A+B”

Wednesday-Wednesday:
WEDAmBaltra Island Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Bachas Beach A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.
THUAmNorth Seymour Island Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.
PmBartholomew Island Visit the Pinnacle Rock and the white-sand beach: the best area to get photos of Galápagos penguins.
FRIAmSantiago Island: Espumilla Beach Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.
Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.
PmSantiago Island: Puerto Egas Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.
SATAmIsabela Island: Tagus Cove An opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.
PmFernandina Island: Espinosa Point A narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.
SUNAmIsabela Island: Elizabeth Bay As enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.
PmIsabela Island: Moreno Point Beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.
MONAmIsabela Island: Las Tintoreras A short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.
Isabela Island: The Wall of Tears Isabela was a penal colony. Prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment.
PmIsabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano On the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.
TUEAmSanta Cruz Island: Dragon Hill A hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Carrion Point A lagoon with beautiful turquoise water where you can see a variety of fish, rays and white-tip reef sharks.
WEDAmSanta Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station An organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.
PmSanta Cruz Island: Bachas Beach A swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.
THUAmFloreana Island: Post Office Bay A white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.
PmFloreana Island: Cormorant Point Cormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.
FRIAmEspañola Island: Suárez Point Suárez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.
PmEspañola Island: Gardner Bay Gardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.
SATAmSan Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo A beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.
San Cristobal Island: Leon Dormido This island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.
PmSan Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center A series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos.
SUNAmSanta Fe Island A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen
PmSouth Plaza Island South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.
MONAmGenovesa Island: Darwin Bay A coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.
PmGenovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.
TUEAmSantiago Island: Sullivan Bay Thelava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.
PmRábida Island A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.
WEDAmSanta Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.
 Baltra Airport

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