M/Y Grace's stellar past includes ownership by millionaire tycoons like Sir George Tilley and Aristotle Onassis, a brief stint in the British navy and the vacation home of guests recognized worldwide, including Winston Churchill. Built by Camper & Nicholson, this yacht has traversed the waters of this world under many names, but has been rechristened with a name that takes her back into her history, to the very best of her times. Named after her late owner, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, the name is a representation of her elegance, beauty and prestige.

Grace is the ideal yacht for the traveler who seeks a true explorer experience, complemented with excellent service, superb accommodations and excellent dining. All who travel aboard this yacht will be part of a unique mission: to bring to life the natural living legacy of the islands through an experience unlike any other in Galapagos.

Grace is outfitted to allow for a variety of cruise styles: for individual passengers, private charters, family departures, and active departures that include more kayaking, snorkeling and hiking.

Grace features a main salon equipped with a bar, TV/Video system and stereo system, Jacuzzi, and sea kayaks. Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available for use (currently at no charge.) SCUBA diving is available on an "occasional" basis on certain dates. For meals, served buffet style, passengers can choose to eat inside, in the interior dining room or outside at the al-fresco dining area. Meals are wholesome with a variety of menus, with tropical exotic fruits always available. The sundeck has a bar and plenty of space. Guests can also relax in the front of the boat where the jacuzzi and sun chairs are located.


Departures: Saturday, weekly, all year

8 Day cruises only

Rates, per person, double occupancy


2017 Rates, seasonal

Cabins Regular Season: Jan 1-Aug 26 & Dec 11-31 Fall Season: Aug 27-Dec 10
CAROLINA DECK: Deluxe staterooms C3 & C4 $6,390 $5,450
CAROLINA DECK: Premium Staterooms C1, C2 & C5 $6,750 $5,750
ALBERT DECK; Suites A2 & A3 $7,150 $6,100
ALBERT DECK: Master Suites A1 & A4 $7,650 $6,500

Included: all meals, guides and activities throughout cruise; soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea; use of snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) and wetsuit

Additional Fees & Discounts:

Galapagos Airfare, round-trip (from Quito or Guayaquil): $540 to $620, depending on the routing and season, and subject to change

Galapagos Park Fee & Entry Card: $124 per person

Single Supplement: 75% Surcharge for suites; 50% surcharge for all other cabins. (100% surcharge during Holiday Season: Christmas  & New Years)

Holiday Surcharge: $520/person (Christmas and New Year's weeks)

Children's Discount: 15 years and under receive 15% discount on cruise rate, maximum 3 children discounts per family. Discounts not applicable for departures on or between Christmas & New Years; not available during Fall Season.

8-Days, Itinerary B, "Beyond Darwin's Footsteps."  Please contact Andean Treks for current itineraries, as they vary every two weeks, and are subject to change.


Day 1: Saturday

Morning: Arrive Baltra Airport

Afternoon: Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat)


Day 2: Sunday

Morning: Santa Fe Island

Afternoon: South Plazas Island


Day 3: Monday

Morning: Tower (Genovesa) Island: Prince Phillip's Steps

Afternoon: Tower: Darwin Bay Beach


Day 4: Tuesday

Morning: Fernandina (Narborough) Island: Punta Espinosa

Afternoon: Isabela (Albemarle) Island: Urbina Bay


Day 5: Wednesday

Morning: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

Afternoon: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca


Day 6: Thursday

Morning: Santiago Island: Playa Espumilla or Caleta Bucanero

Afternoon: Santiago Island: James Bay 


Day 7: Friday

Morning: Santa Cruz (Indefatigable) Island: Charles Darwin Research Station

Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands Tortoise Reserve


Day 8: Saturday

Early Morning: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Centre

Late Morning: Depart for Mainland Ecuador


Included in the cruise cost:

All meals on board & non-alcoholic beverages; all services throughout the cruise; snorkeling gear & wetsuits

Not included:

Air tickets to and from Galapagos; Galapagos National Park entrance fee and entry card ($124); bar consumption on board; gratuities & tips to crew and staff; fuel surcharge if applicable

Length: 145 feet

Beam: 22 feet

Type: Motor yacht

Safety: EPIRB; ISM certified. All emergency equipment is SOLAS certified. Meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard Regulations

Crew: 10 plus up to 2 naturalist guides & 1 cruise director

Speed: 12 knots cruising

Nine spacious staterooms of up to 18 square meters (194 square feet) with private bathrooms, individual climate controls, safe boxes, telephones and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Four cabins are located on the Sun Deck: 2 with Queen beds and 2 with twin beds. Five decks on Lower Deck, 2 doubles and 2 twins. Cabins are light and airy, handsomely decorated with all the amenities.

Quick Facts

  • 8 Days only
  • 18 passengers
  • Saturday departures
  • 145 feet long
  • Motor yacht
  • Naturalist, family, active, occasional diving, private charters

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