Unique, good value Galápagos cruise vessel offering the convenience of a motor boat combined with the tradition and character of sails, resulting in a cosy nautical ambience.
The small motorised Cachalote sailboat offers guests a true seaborne experience, and will delight those who prefer economical accommodation and to feel close to the ocean. She carries just 16 passengers in eight compact cabins with bunk beds which nevertheless have private facilities, air-conditioning and a porthole each. Meals are taken at communal tables in the simple dining room and there is a small saloon. The use of polished teak wood décor throughout adds to the cosy nautical ambience. There is a crew of seven, including a cook and an English-speaking guide.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
One of the best guides I've had
"Juan Tapia was one of the best guides I have ever had. He was knowledgeable, informed, educated and generally brilliant. The Cachalote staff were super friendly and what the boat lacked in luxury they made up for in warmth, fun and general greatness.”NS, Wimbledon
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.