Samba

“Absolutely loved the ship. The crew must have loved it too as they were very protective of it and kept it in a pristine condition. First class service and the food was just out of this world!”

Adela Gregory

Samba

Prices from: £2,880pp for 8 days

Samba is a former private yacht with lots of indoor and outdoor space offering excellent value for money in the Galapagos Islands.

Samba was built in 1996 and has 7 double cabins, all with air conditioning and private bathrooms. You’ll mix with other passengers in the salon and over meals in the dining room, while out on the deck you can soak up some sun as you enjoy the ever-changing views.

This classic motor sailing yacht is locally owned and the crew are all from the islands. They maintain the yacht in immaculate condition and provide a high level of service. There’s a collection of reference books which you’re welcome to look through, plus a selection of DVDs. The naturalist guide gives daily briefings about upcoming excursions so you’ll be well prepared for all your Galapagos adventures.

Samba highlights

  • Accommodates 14 passengers
  • Air-conditioned, en-suite cabins
  • Ample indoor and outdoor space
  • Friendly and professional local crew
  • Daily briefings from the naturalist guide
  • Delicious, freshly prepared food
  • Have a look at the Samba’s own website: www.sambagalapagos.info

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Itinerary A – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. TUE: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Bachas
  2. WED: Genovesa: Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps
  3. THU: Marchena: Punta Mejia and Playa Negra
  4. FRI: Isabela: Punta Albermarle and Punta Vicente Roca
  5. SAT: Fernandina: Punta Espinosa. Isabela: Urbina Bay
  6. SUN: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay and Punta Moreno
  7. MON: Isabela: Tintoreras, Wetlands and Wall of Tears
  8. TUE: Santa Cruz: Highlands. Depart Baltra

Itinerary B – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. TUE: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Highlands and Charles Darwin Centre
  2. WED: Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Champion and Post Office Bay
  3. THU: Espanola: Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay
  4. FRI: San Cristobal: Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock and Punta Pitt
  5. SAT: Santa Fe: Barrington Bay. South Plaza
  6. SUN: Santiago: Sullivan Bay and Bartolome
  7. MON: Rabida and Santiago: Puerto Egas
  8. TUE: North Seymour. Depart Baltra

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Samba Deck Plan
Samba Upper-cabin7

Samba Upper-cabin7

There are 6 cabins on the lower deck (no.s 1 – 6). All have 2 single berths, 1 lower and 1 upper. Each has a private shower room with hot and cold running water, on the same level as the bedroom for cabins 1 – 4, and 1 step up from the bedroom for cabins 5 & 6. Cabins 1 & 2 are 4.2 square metres, 4 & 4 are 3,9 square metres, and 5 & 6 are 4.7 square metres. All are air conditioned and have portholes (rather than windows).

 

Samba Lower-cabin

Samba Lower-cabin

There is 1 cabin (no. 7) on the upper deck with a lower double bed. It is 7.8 square metres and has a window rather than a porthole. The shower room, with running hot and cold water, is 1 step up from the bedroom.

Technical Specifications

Year of construction: 1996
Type: Steel-hull motor yacht with stabilising sails
Capacity: 14 passengers
Accommodation: Lower Deck: 6 cabins; Upper Deck 1 cabin; all have double or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms with hot water and air conditioning
On Board: Main salon with high definition LCD TV, DVD player, stereo equipment and small bar, dining room and bar. Outdoor deck space with sofas and sun loungers.
Maximum speed: 8.5 knots
Crew: 6 + guide

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