M/S The Samba

Fantastic itinerary, great value, graceful yacht, lovingly maintained by local owners.

Category Length Guests Cabins
Mid-Range 78feet / 23 meters 14 7

Category: Mid-Range

Length: 78feet / 23 meters

Guests: 14

Cabins: 7

A European classic yacht and the best in her class. Although a little smaller than other yachts we work with (which is reflected in the price), the Samba is an excellent option and one of our favourite yachts. With a maximum of 14 guests on board she provides a very intimate encounter with nature. An ocean going vessel with a specially designed high bow and stabilising sail, this yacht is very tastefully decorated, has a great outdoor area for eating and is lovingly kept by her owners, one of whom regularly guides on board the yacht (and is excellent!). The yacht has a great crew, is locally owned and operated in a very environmentally friendly as well as socially responsible way.

Start planning your Galapagos Holiday of a lifetime by calling Rachel now on 01482 887 453

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The Samba has two superb 8 day itineraries. In terms of which of the two 8 day itineraries is best – the Central and Southern, or the Northern and Western option - we think they are both equally good! However if you have a particular interest in birds or reptiles and depending on the time of year of your visit, one could have the edge over the other – but we can help advise on this. Below are PDF’s of the two different 8-day itinerary options, and below these is the full 15 day itinerary.


Samba - 8 day Central and Southern Islands

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Samba - Northern and Western Islands

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Deck Plan/Spec


Samba is a fully air-conditioned. The salon is equipped with flat screen TV and DVD systems.


  • Length: 78feet / 23 meters
  • Beam: 18 feet / 5.4 meters
  • Draft:
  • Tonnage:
  • Range: 2,500 miles Electric
  • Speed: 8.5knots average
  • Electric Power Supply: 110V & 220V (A/C)


Captain, mechanic, Chef, two helmsmen/sailors and bilingual naturalist guide.


Snorkel equipment and wet suits free.


  • Twin DAV diesel engines 220 HP
  • 2 generators each of 21 & 12.5KW for 110V & 220V A/C and 12V & 24V D/C
  • Furuno radar, GPS
  • VHS & SSB radios
  • 2 tenders with outboard motors
  • color TV and video equipment One self-contained 20-passenger life raft
  • EPIRB (Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon)
  • Two bi-directional VHF emergency-radios
  • VHF (Motorola) wide-range radio
  • VHF and HF radios and one cell-phone communication system
  • Safety smoke and fire detectors and overhead sprinkler systems, A.B.C fire-control system


6 double cabins with upper and lower birth beds and 1 exterior double bed cabin all with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning.


2025 prices start at GB£4,000 (US$5,000) per person for an 8 day cruise
  • Samba is available to charter
  • Child discount 30%
  • Single supplement 40%
  • Free snorkel and wet suit hire for all guests
  • Discounts available for groups
  • Including all accommodation, food, services of a top class naturalist, $10 Galapagos Migration Card.
  • Excluding flight to Galapagos, $200 Galapagos National Park entrance fee, bottled and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses
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