Samba Motor

Samba Yacht , Motor Sailor, Galapagos Islands Ecuador. The Samba Motor Sailer yacht is  one of the favourite of our past clients for its excellent itinerary and attractive style. The Samba runs an alternating Galapagos itinerary between the North & West islands and the South, East and Central. The Samba is highly recommended Galapagos cruise option! This yacht also has 3 kayaks available for use.

Facilities & Accommodation

‘Samba’ was originally built in Holland 1966 as a luxury private yacht, following renovations in 1994 she now provides a charming method to explore the Galapagos Islands.

An all Galapagos born crew with naturalist guide will navigate you amongst the islands whilst relaying knowledge acquired over a lifetime.

Elegant open plan dining/saloon area with TV, sound system and small bar lead through to an additional outdoor dining area on the stern deck.

Benefit from the privacy and flexibility of just 14 guests, accommodated in 7 classically designed cabins. All of which feature air conditioning and private bathrooms with hot showers.

The beautiful teak deck provides ample space to lye back in the sun loungers or take a seat on the observation deck for unobstructed views.

  • Air Conditioning and Private Bathrooms with Hot Showers
  • Teak Deck with Observation Area
  • Saloon with Bar, TV and Sound System


L.O.A.: 78 feet

Beam: 18 feet

Capacity: 14 passengers and 6 crew

  • Twin DAF diesel engines 220 HP
  • Twin generators 21 KW for 110 & 220 AC, 12 & 24 volt DC
  • Furuno radar
  • Depth sounder
  • GPS
  • Life raft
  • VHS & SSB radios
  • 2 tenders & outboards
  • Color TV
  • Video equipment.

Speed: 9 knots

Range: 2,500 miles

Sails: steadying sails

Water: 1500 gallons plus water maker

Crew: Licensed High Seas Captain, mate, cook, mechanic, 1 sailor, Multilingual National Park licensed naturalist guide II or III

TUEBaltra, Bachas
WEDGenovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
THUMarchena: Punta Mejia, Playa Negra
FRIIsabela: Punta Abermarle, Punta Vicente Roca
SATFernandina: Punta Espinoza, Isabela: Urbina Bay
SUNIsabela: Elizabeth Bay, Punta Moreno
MONFloreana: Asilo de la paz, Cerro alieri, Loberia
TUESanta Cruz Twin Craters, Baltra


TUEBaltra, Charles Darwin station
WEDFloreana: Punta Cormorant, Champion, Post office bay, Baroness lookout
THUEspañola: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
FRISan Cristobal: Isla lobos, Kicker Rock, Punta Pitt
SATSanta Fe, South Plazas, Santa Cruz: Punta Carrion
SUNSantiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartolome
MONRabida, Santiago: James Bay
TUENorth Seymour, Baltra

The 15-day cruise is a combination of the above Galapagos itineraries. Please check carefully with our sales staff before booking to be sure which itinerary will apply to your Galapagos cruise date.