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Cruise Ships in The Galapagos Islands : Beluga

A smaller vessel but one with considerable sailing charm, the Beluga can accommodate 16 passengers between 8 cabins. While lower deck rooms are on the smaller side, the ship offers plenty of common space to relax during the cruise experience.


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The Beluga was originally constructed in 1994 and has since been refurbished regularly. The ship's design is a reminder of more typical sailing experiences, with wooden interiors, porthole windows on the lower decks and a large observatory space in the ship's bow. The eight cabins are spread across all three decks with options of two twin beds or one matrimonial throughout and one cabin convertible to triple occupancy. The indoor restaurant and bar serves all three meals in a buffet fashion, while the sun deck offers guests the chance to enjoy the sun and warm Galapagos weather with panoramic views.


The cabins are on the basic side but comfortable and well maintained. Each includes private bathroom, air conditioning and an in-room security safe.

Lower Deck Cabins (x5)

The lower deck cabins feature two twin or one matrimonial bed, with one convertible to a triple cabin. These cabins all include porthole windows.

Main Deck Cabins (x2)

The two main deck cabins are located at the stern behind the lounge and are set up with two twin beds convertible to a matrimonial. These cabins feature full panoramic windows on two sides.

Sun Deck Cabin (x1)

The sun deck cabin is equipped with two twin beds and a lengthy picture window for plenty of natural light.


  • Breakfast is buffet style served in the indoor dining room.
  • Lunch is buffet style served in the indoor dining room.
  • Dinner is buffet style served in the indoor dining room.
  • Tea and coffee are available at the bar all day.


  • 3 nights: northern islands.
  • 4 nights: eastern islands.
  • 5 nights: western islands.
  • 5 nights: northern and eastern islands.
  • 7 nights: northern, eastern and central islands.
  • 7 nights: western, southern and central islands.

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  • Daily landings
  • Zodiac trips
  • Trekking
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife viewing
  • On board lectures


  • Multiple zodiacs
  • Observation deck
  • Indoor/outdoor bar
  • Sun deck
  • Open bridge