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The 14 passenger Samba is a graceful, non-obtrusive vessel - it doesn't impose itself on the Galapagos landscape you are out there to experience. It's ideally suited to take you on a journey of exploration and introspection.  The guides' focus is on nurturing a state of mind which encourages you to engage more fully with your natural surroundings.  One cabin has a double bed, while the others have an extra-wide lower bunk, which can accommodate a cozy couple, plus a single upper berth.  The steel-hulled yacht is air conditioned and all cabins have private bathrooms.  There's an indoor salon and one outdoor dining area astern. 

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North West

Length 8 days

Departs on Tuesday
From: Baltra Island Airport

Ends on Tuesday
At: Baltra Island Airport

Overall site Rating: 68%
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Wildlife Sightings
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  • check Flightless cormorant
  • check Fur seals
  • check Galapagos hawk
  • check Galapagos penguin
  • check Giant tortoise in the wild
  • check Land Iguana
  • check Nazca booby
  • check Rays
  • check Red-billed tropicbirds
  • check Red-footed booby
  • check Scalesia forest
  • check Sea lions
  • check Sea turtles
  • check Sharks
  • check Vermillion flycatcher
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South East

Length 8 days

Departs on Tuesday
From: Baltra Island Airport

Ends on Tuesday
At: Baltra Island Airport

Overall site Rating: 64%
public Iconic species
pets Biodiversity
photo Striking vistas
beach_access Beach quality
pool Snorkeling quality

About site rankings

Wildlife Sightings
  • check Flamingo
  • check Galapagos hawk
  • check Galapagos penguin
  • check Giant opuntia cactus forest
  • check Hybrid land/marine iguana
  • check Land Iguana
  • check Mockingbirds
  • check Nazca booby
  • check Rays
  • check Red-billed tropicbirds
  • check Red-footed booby
  • check Sea lions
  • check Sea turtles
  • check Sharks
  • check Waved albatross
Ship class / budget
Propulsion
Hull Type
Passenger capacity
CABIN DETAILS
Has bunk beds only
Has interconnecting cabins
Cabins with a private balcony
Soap and shampoo provided in the cabins
Hairdryers provided in the cabins
Air conditioning controllable in each cabin
SHIP AMENITIES
Has internet access
Outdoor dining possible
Scuba diving outings can be arranged as part of the normal itinerary
Kayaks On Board
Mask, snorkel and fins free of charge
Provides wetsuits free of charge
Has a jacuzzi / hot tub on board
Has exercise room or exercise machines
Has a glass bottom boat
Some cabins are on the same deck as the dining room
Has a medical professional (certified doctor or nurse) on board
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Discounts for children / teens
Has dedicated Family departures
Minimum age for children
Solo passenger friendly
Tall person friendly
Reduced mobility friendly

Overall Rating:
5 stars

Based on the averages of 3 reviews.

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Anne Colgate wrote:

Seeing the amazing flora and fauna of the Galapagos. Learning about everything we were seeing from Luis. Getting on an island and walking every day. Snorkeling. The captain took me under his wing and snorkels with me everyday. I wish some of our walks had been longer, I felt some of our walks were shortened. The Galápagos Islands speak for themselves and it was a wonderful experience. We really liked the small ship and small number of guests. The crew were friendly, kind and helpful. I'd go again

Cruise Date: 06 June 2017 for 7 days.
Reviewed on 20 Jun 2017

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Richard Skok wrote:

We were lucky enough to enjoy a cruise on the Samba on our honeymoon and it was a truly once in a lifetime experience. The planning is immaculately prepared with care so every day is full to the brim with amazing snorkelling, kayaking, wildlife and island trips. Each day seemed even more special and magical than the last. My wife is a vegetarian and the crew catered for that in exemplary fashion always giving her a delicious alternative to the excellent food enjoyed by me and the other guests.

Cruise Date: 25 July 2017 for 8 days.
Reviewed on 12 Sep 2017

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Constance Otradovec wrote:

The 14-passenger Samba included 1) wet suits, snorkel gear and kayaks/paddleboard; 2) snorkeling; 3) Marchena Island. Captain Jose was always available to his guests. The crew were friendly, helpful, fun! You will never go hungry on the Samba; the food was plentiful and delicious. Guides were energetic, knowledgeable and passionate about the islands. Samba may not be the most luxurious boat in the fleet; however, its captain, crew, guides, food and itinerary more than make up for it.

Cruise Date: 08 January 2018 for 15 days.
Reviewed on 23 Mar 2018

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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