The Isabela II is an excellent choice for passengers who seek luxury in a larger yacht. Isabella II offers the most in-depth itineraries, allowing guests to enjoy all the flora and fauna that the Galapagos are famous for. The yacht is fully air-conditioned.
Isabela II accommodates 40 passengers in 20 splendid outside twin cabins on the cabin deck, and one owner''''''''s cabin on the main deck. All cabins are spacious and have private bathrooms. 16 cabins have twin beds, 2 cabins have double beds for either single or double occupancy, 2 cabins have double beds plus a single bed for double or triple use, and 1 owners cabin with double bed. No children under 6 years old are allowed.
The cuisine is a delicious combination of Ecuadorian and continental specialties.
Its 3 decks (main, cabin deck and sun deck) offer the amenities of a larger vessel, including bar-salon, dining room, comfortable lounge, reading room and library, boutique and sun deck. The vessel''''s bar and lounge is a popular gathering place; drinks are set out there for passengers as they return from excursions in the islands. The library contains a variety of books on Galapagos and Ecuador, as well as excellent nature and conservation videos. The sun deck is comprised of a bar with ample outdoor seating, an observation area for whale and dolphin watching, a Jacuzzi and a solarium.
There are 3 trained naturalist guides onboard to ensure small groups. In addition there is a crew of 24.
•Bar - Lounge, Boutique
•Multimedia natural history lectures
•Digital camera and underwater housing
•Glass bottom boat as an alternative to snorkelling to observe diverse Galapagos marine life
•Reading Room & Natural History Library
•Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications
•Air conditioned throughout
•Wet suits for snorkeling in cooler waters
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Laura, thanks for checking on the cruise. It went very well and we have very good memories (and hundreds of photos!) Alex, our guide was very knowedgable and pleasant. I think that he has a good sense of the animals and vegetation and the area and we learned a lot from him. I would recommend that you continue to use him. The staff of the ship was very good. They kept things clean and organized and were pleasant to deal with. The food was excellent and I commend the chef for his creativity and........ Jim C, USA