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Cachalote Explorer

Cachalote Explorer

A sturdy stable vessel with great itineraries working with excellent naturalist guides

First Class26.8m (88 feet)168

Category: First Class

Length: 26.8m (88 feet)

Guests: 16

Cabins: 8

The Cachalote Explorer, originally a fishing boat built in 1988 in Vancouver, is a spacious motor yacht converted to a passenger yacht in the early 2000’s and was relaunched in Galapagos in August 2018. Although it doesn’t look particularly sleek, the fact that it was built for the rough waters of the Canadian West Coast means this will provide a smoother than normal ride for boats of this size in Galapagos. The Cachalote Explorer is operated by a very good local company with strong itineraries and works with excellent naturalist guides which is really what sets it apart from other yachts in this category and why we rate it. Crew are very friendly and helpful. Eight cabins all with air conditioning, private bathrooms and hot showers.


Cachalote Explorer - Tower 8 day Itinerary

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Cachalote Explorer - Fernandina 8 day Itinerary

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TV/Media Player, Bar, Lounge Area, sundeck, air conditioning throughout, private bathrooms, hot showers



8 Plus naturalist guide


2 Single kayaks, Snorkel gear and wet suits available


  • Length: 26.8m (88 feet)
  • Beam: 7.31m (24 feet
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  • Speed: 8 knots
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Year of construction: 1988 Type: Standard First-Class Motor Vessel Main engines: 1 main Caterpillar Engine Exterior: Steel Hull Safety & Navigation: VHF (DSC) & HF (DSC) radios. EPIRB, SART, Hunter satellite tracking device, 2 GPS’s, 2 radars, depth sounder, flares, basic first aid kits, 2 tenders with outboards, fin keels for extra stability, flotation rings, life rafts with surplus capacity for all passengers and crew, fire alarm system.


Accommodation: Upper Deck: Cabin 1: Lower Queen / upper single Cabin 2 Lower Queen / lower single / upper single Lower Deck Cabin 3: Lower Double / upper single Cabin 4: Lower Double / upper single Cabin 5: Queen bed Cabin 6: Queen bed Cabin 7: Lower double / upper single Cabin 8 : Lower double / upper single


2020 Prices start at US$3000 per person for a 6 day cruise (GB£2362) The Cachalote Explorer is available to charter Discounts available for groups Easter, Christmas and New Year have a $200 surcharge 50% single supplement 50% discount for children under 12 years Including all accommodation, food, services of a top class naturalist, $20 Galapagos Migration Card. Excluding flight to Galapagos, $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee, bottled and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses
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