Haugan Cruises’ Ocean Spray, a 34-metre luxury catamaran, is an ideal vessel to explore the magic of the Galapagos. Snorkel with penguins, turtles and diving cormorants. Visit coves teeming with marine iguanas and birdlife. The legendary abundance and accessibility of wildlife of the Galapagos, together with its engaging history and overall global significance, will impress even the most experienced traveller on The Great Global Bucket List.
Length of Trip : 8 - 15 day cruises
Huagan Cruises's Ocean Spray (and sister boats) are among the finest small boats operating in the Galapagos. Click here for their latest pricing and promotional specials.
Best time to go : The Galapagos welcomes visitors year-round, although it does get busier in January and December, and from June to August
Wheelchair friendly : Call Haugan Cruises to make arrangements.
Family friendly : Recommended for children over 7
Where to eat :
All meals are served on-board, with vegetarian options. Balu does a sensational fish BBQ! Dining is served buffet style.
Official Site :
Learn more about the Ocean Spray here.
World Expeditions offers many options to cruise the magical Galapagos Islands
Where to Stay :
Rooms onboard the Ocean Spray are large and spacious. In Quito, I spent the night at the Viejo Cuba at found it well-priced, clean and central.
When staying in Quito, we recommend the Swissotel Quito.
Getting There :
Visitors typically fly into Quito or Guayaquil and then catch the connection directly to Baltra Island. Cruise representatives meet you on the ground to facilitate the quick transfer to the waiting Ocean Spray. You might need to spend a night either in Quito or Guayaquil on your inbound/outbound journey.
Note from Robin :
Snorkel gear is provided, and it's snorkelling that is the absolute highlight. Even if you haven't got your water legs, staff are patient and will help you get your feet wet, and your eyes amazed at the turtle/sea lion action. Definitely head up on the outer deck if the stars are blazing! I didn't get seasick at all (and I do get seasick!) but bring the patch just in case.