A sleek new (2019) contemporary yacht welcomes couples, families and singles to enjoy a Galapágos experience in a sociable environment with just 16 guests max.
Purpose built in 2019 the Solaris is a wonderful addition to the cruise offerings sailing around the Galapagos archipelago. With 11 bright and airy cabins for a maximum of 16 passengers including dedicated single cabins which unlike some other boats are generously sized, so single guests will not find themselves staying in a poky cabin next to the engine. Other cabins offer sofa beds so can transform into triple cabins.
The contemporary décor has been designed to give guests the opportunity to embrace space and light with panoramic sea-view windows in each cabin to take in the amazing views offered as you sail past the islands. You can relax on the sundeck or stay on the lookout for passing whales whilst enjoying space for alfresco dining. Inside you have a dining room and a lovely lounge and bar area for presentations so you can learn more about the unique wildlife, environment and history of the islands.
With 8 members of crew you’ll be well looked after from the fantastic food on offer to the knowledgeable and entertaining naturalist guide giving you the chance to get discover the islands iconic wildlife with at least two excursions a day.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Impossible to choose between the Galápagos and Easter Island - both are magical, special places.SM, Wandsworth
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
The wildlife on the islands (obviously the major reason for the trip) was spectacular and wonderful to experience. I’m please to have made the trip and would certainly recommend the Galápagos to anyone with similar interests and sufficient money.PM, Chesterfield
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
The Galápagos Islands were fantastic and beyond our wildest expectations.AC
Truly a unique lifetime experience, especially snorkelling for the first time with playful sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, rays and ‘tame’ wildlife.SD, Rochester
The cabin upgrade was definitely worth the extra money, much more space and good sized windows!LF, Alderley Edge
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
One of us had not snorkelled for a very long time and was hesitant in deep water. Martin the Naturalist on MV Eclipse helped her overcome her fears and enabled her to accompany him resulting in amazing underwater views that she would not have had. The whole trip was memorable for both of us... We just loved the Galapagos.AL
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
A truly unique place on earth.KS, Southampton
A holiday in Ecuador/the Galapagos is a once in a life time experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.DW, Lingfield
The most memorable experiences were walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
Most Memorable Moment?: The obvious answer is the whole thing! If I had to choose, I'd say the experience of arriving at the top of the Prince Phillip Steps on Genovesa to be confronted by a sea of roosting and nesting seabirds completely unfazed by our presence. Of course I'd read about it in advance but nothing really prepares you for experiencing it for yourself. Another key moment was going snorkelling for the first time at the age of 70 and immediately having underwater encounters with a sea lion and a green sea turtle. My prescience in investing in a GoPro camera ahead of the trip paid huge dividends in terms of lasting memories.DM, Nottingham
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.DL, Dulwich
Highlight of your trip?: Snorkeling in the Galapagos
Visiting the Galápagos islands and coming so close to so many special species of animals and birds was a memorable experience.JB, Chiswick
The close proximity of the wildlife in the Galapagos is amazing.DW, Stevenage
"The Galápagos Islands and the amazing Machu Picchu ruins. A real once in a lifetime experience."MCP Richmond
The attention to environmental concerns on the Galápagos was first rate. The national park is a pristine environment and every effort is being made to keep it that way.PT, Peterborough
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
The Galápagos Islands are a wonderland. If I say that of all places I have visited in the world only the Grand Canyon is their equal in impact and living up to expectation you will have an idea of how they affected both of us.DW Lingfield
The Galapagos Islands are spectacular and we are so glad we had the time to visit. After a busy four days onboard La Pinta it was good to have a days break at Finch Bay. It was certainly a well needed rest for us both.EK, Saltash
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
Being able to visit the Galápagos with a reputable company was a highlight - the boat was fantastic and everything about the holiday was first rate.KF, Norfolk
This is a wonderful addition to our Galapagos portfolio offering a bright, modern purpose built cruiser to explore the unique and mesmerising islands in comfort and style
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