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La Pinta

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First class expeditionary motor yacht with luxurious facilities and large panoramic windows offering an uninterrupted sense of connection with the natural environment.

La Pinta is a very smart luxury motor yacht accommodating 48 passengers. She is styled as an expedition yacht, offering a very special wildlife experience to its guests: there are three naturalist guides on board, and excursion groups can be split by interest and ability while never exceeding 16 people. Guest cabins are configured on the upper deck, each with a large panoramic window for an uninterrupted sense of connection with the islands and the ocean environment. There are connecting cabins for families.

The boat deck has a spacious lounge with large windows on three sides offering bird's eye views of the changing scenery outside. The library has deep, comfy armchairs, and there are computers with internet access, as well as a modern gym and a relaxing outdoor Jacuzzi. The dining room (breakfast and lunch are buffets, dinner is à la carte) is on the main deck, but in good weather meals may be offered al fresco on the covered sun deck.

Free snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are available on board. For guests who prefer to watch the underwater theatre from above sea level, the yacht has a glass-bottomed boat. Kayaks are also available, free of charge, for use after returning from excursions on the islands.

In line with La Pinta's expeditionary ethos, there is no typical cruise entertainment offered.

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What our clients say

  • "Everything excellent - service, facilities, food and naturalists... Of course, equally excellent was the motor yacht La Pinta - everything was done to ensure our comfort and well-being on board, and the crew of naturalists "educated" us in an erudite but informal manner - very enjoyable."

    RT, Dewsbury
    Nov 2013
  • “Great service, the crew and he guides were just marvelous in their attention to detail and ensuring that we had a great stay”

    PJ, Limehouse
    Sep 2013
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Our expert's view

Sophie Barber
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

La Pinta offers the best of both worlds – a sleek, larger expedition boat yet still with a personable and intimate service. The cabin size was a big plus as were the picture windows in every cabin. Due to the size of La Pinta, there are 3 naturalist guides on board so you can make the most of their different expertise including snorkelling – I’ll never forget one guide tapping me on the shoulder and pointing to a penguin darting in and out of the water!

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    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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