YACHT ISABELLA II

The Galápagos Islands are special and you want a special yacht in which to explore this “living laboratory of evolution”. Our Yacht Isabela II, accommodating 40 guests, promises an intimate experience of this unique world.

The Isabela II offers enriching wildlife encounters whether amid the islands’ haunting volcanic landscapes or beneath the waves of its marine reserve, all in the company of passionate, dedicated and expert naturalist guides. The islands’ marine life can be appreciated with a snorkel and mask, paddling a kayak or aboard our glass-bottom boat.

On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service and excellent facilities, including a Jacuzzi, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks and sunbathing. Her crew has remained virtually unchanged for years, their dedication, attention to detail and passion for service touching every one of her guests.

 

OVERALL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate Galápagos experience (only 40 guests) with a strong sense of expedition culture on board.
  • Perfect for small groups and special interest departures
  • The crew has remained virtually unchanged for years...

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Glass-bottom boat for people who don’t want to snorkel (only very few other operators have them).
  • Free use of sea kayaks

YACHT AND
PASSENGER SAFETY

  • Permanent doctor (MD Officer) on board, giving free consultations.
  • Latest generation GPS navigational and nautical safety...

CABIN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Glass-bottom boat for people who don’t want to snorkel (only very few other operators have them).
  • Free use of sea kayaks

YACHT PLUSES

  • Al fresco dining.
  • Jacuzzi.
  • Sun deck & bar...

OUR STAFF

  • Our Expedition Leaders on board are selected Naturalist Guides who have been raised to the same hierarchical level as the yacht’s Hotel Manager. This means the expedition experience is given the same relevance and importance as other aspects of the expedition....

OUR OPERATION

  • All itineraries cover the highlights of the archipelago in a balanced way, designed with natural history interpretation very much in mind during the 2012 itinerary changes....

OUR FLEET’S ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

  • We firmly believe in treading lightly in the pristine environment of the Galápagos Islands and have pioneered various social responsibility projects in the archipelago since the 1960s.

SHIP

  • Electronically-controlled injection electricity generators.
  • Water-treatment plant for sewage water.
  • 4-stroke outboard motors...

SERVICE (hotel operations)

  • Food & Beverage.
  • Organic Refuse & Garbage: we carefully separate organic refuse from other materials and then liquefy all these organic materials and dispose of just liquids in National Park-designated areas....

HOTEL

Swissotel Quito is one of the city's top five-star luxury hotel, conveniently located in the Floresta neighbourhood of Quito – both a commercial and residential area,only at 25 minutes of Mariscal Sucre International Airport.

Each of Swissotel Quito's 232 elegant guest rooms and 43 executive apartments are air-conditioned and feature modern design. Luxurious amenities include state-of-the-art technology and a free internet connection. Executive rooms and the Swiss Executive Club lounge provide additional luxury and exclusivity.

 


 

NOV 25 – ARRIVE TO SWISSOTEL & CHECK IN. KOSHER DINNER 20:00 ACCOMMODATION IN BUSINESS ADVANTAGE ROOM.
NOV 26 – 06:00 KOSHER BREAKFAST IN HOTEL. 06:45 TRF TO AIRPORT. 09:25 FLIGHT TO GALAPAGOS.
NOV 26-30 – GALAPAGOS CRUISE ON BOARD THE ISABELA II YAHCT
NOV 30 – TRF TO AIRPORT AT 06:30. 08:00 FLIGHT TO QUITO. ARRIVE TO QUITO & TRF TO HOTEL. FREE IN HOTEL. 18:30 SHABBAT SERVICE & DINNER. ACCOMMODATION IN BUSINESS ADVANTAGE ROOM.
DIC 01 – SHABBAT SERVICES & MEALS IN SWISSOTEL. ACCOMMODATION IN BUSINESS ADVANTAGE ROOM.
DIC 02 – KOSHER BREAKFAST IN HOTEL.

**END OF SERVICES**     **OPTION FOR DAILY TOURS BEFORE OR AFTER CRUISE DATE.

 

OUR ITINERARIES INCLUDE | THEY DO NOT INCLUDE | IMPORTANT NOTES

Shore excursions
Accommodation
All meals
Bilingual naturalist guides
Conferences and lectures
Visits to the islands mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation to / from the airport in Galapagos
Snorkelling equipment
Internet and WiFi (intermittent and low-bandwidth).

PHOTO GALLERY

KOSHER

INSPECTIONS | PRODUCTS

TESTIMONY

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary with a trip to the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest yet were unsure how to manage kosher food and Shabbat. We were lucky enough to find Offir through an internet search, and from the moment we made contact with him, we saw that we would be taken care of. His services extended way beyond finding us a beautiful cruise ship and arranging to send kosher food there and to the lodge in the Amazon. He personally arranged our Shabbat accommodations, set up all hotel/airport transfers and found us a tour guide for the free time between. Offir met us at our hotel the evening we arrived and brought with him additional food and patiently answered all of our questions. He checked up on us during our stay to insure that each detail went smoothly and we felt that he would be there for us if any issues came up. It is hard to imagine how we could have managed this trip without his help. We are so grateful to Offir for all his help in making our vacation the trip of a lifetime!

Kenny and Rachel Cohen


"Ecuador Nature took care of every detail of our trip. We booked the trip at the last minute and thanks to Offir’s expertise, everything went smoothly. Every accommodation was fantastic and no detail was left to chance. He gave us a lot of personal attention and even arranged for special dietary accommodations for our family. We had the trip of a lifetime!”

Nancy and David (Harrison, NY)

CONTACT

Phone: 593 222 2341
Whatsapp: 593 9 9964 7021
Quito-Ecuador