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Cruise the wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands onboard the modern and impressive Coral I. 

At 40m in length and with space for up to 36 passengers on board, Coral I is ideal for guests looking for an intimate cruise, but offering the stability and privacy of a larger boat.

There are 18 cabins on board, split between three decks. The highest category are the Junior Cabins, which are found on the Sky and Earth decks. They have double beds (and some can be setup with an additional single bed - ideal for families) and picture windows. The standard and standard-plus cabins are on the Sea deck and have portholes rather than windows.

Each cabin features handsome wood decoration, along with air-conditioning, a private bathroom, safe deposit box, telephone, and your choice of background music.

Additionally, Coral I has plenty of room to relax including two lounges, a bar, dining room and sundeck (complete with Jacuzzi).

Coral I really stands out because of its excellent service and high guide to passenger ratio. With a cruise director and three naturalist guides on board, group sizes for excursions are always small. Snorkelling, panga rides, nature trails and kayaking are all included and group sizes are smaller than the standard 1 guide per 16 passengers (which is common for most boats in the Galapagos).

Coral I cruises around the Galapagos with its slightly smaller sister ship Coral II. It is an almost identical style and layout, but only has capacity for 20 guests and has two naturalist guides on board.

Click here to see the Coral I and Coral II deckplan.

Coral I, at a glance

  • Modern, first-class mega yacht
  • Space for up to 36 guests in 18 exterior facing cabins, all with air-conditioning and en-suites
  • Triple and inter-connecting cabins for families
  • Lounge, bar and sundeck with outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Three naturalist guides on board, leading daily snorkelling and island activities
  • Ecuadorian and international cuisine served on board
  • One of the few boats to offer scuba diving (available upon request and based on availability and the itinerary)
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • For safety it cruises with it's sister ship, Coral II
  • Excellent value for money

Where will the Coral I take you?

Coral I operates three and four-night itineraries, which can be combined to make a seven-night cruise of the archipelago. It means there is a huge amount of flexibility with the islands visited and the days of departure.

  • Three-night 'North-Central' itinerary, including Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Rabida and Santiago (Sunday to Wednesday - Baltra to Baltra)
  • Three-night 'Eastern' itinerary, including Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Santa Fe and South Plaza (Sunday to Wednesday - Baltra to San Cristobal)
  • Four-night 'Western' itinerary, including Santa Cruz, Santiago, Isabela and Fernandina (Wednesday to Sunday - Baltra to Baltra)
  • Four night 'Southern' itinerary, including San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and Santa Cruz (Wednesday to Sunday - San Cristobal to Baltra)

For seven-night itineraries, the following itineraries can be combined:

  • 'North-Central' and 'Western' - Sunday to Sunday (Baltra to Baltra)
  • 'Western' and 'Eastern' - Wednesday to Wednesday (Baltra to San Cristobal)
  • 'Eastern' and 'Southern' - Sunday to Sunday (Baltra to Baltra)
  • 'Southern' and 'North-Central' - Wednesday to Wednesday (San Cristobal to Baltra)

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