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Named after her late owner, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, the delightful yacht evokes all the elegance, beauty and prestige of yesteryear. Carrying just 16 passengers, ‘Grace’ is the ideal choice for travellers seeking a journey of exploration in great comfort.

The nine staterooms have been beautifully decorated, but have kept the character and style of the early-twentieth century, when the yacht was built. Cabins are split between three decks and all have air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms. All cabins have windows, except for those on the Carolina deck, which have port-holes. The most impressive cabin is the Grace Kelly suite, which is the largest on the yacht and measures 17m2. It has a queen bed, large windows and and has pride of place on the Monaco deck.

For public areas, Grace has a main salon equipped with a bar, TV/Video system and stereo system. Passengers can choose to eat inside, in the interior dining room or they can eat outside in the al-fresco dining area. The sun deck has a bar and plenty of space to be in the open air. Guests can also relax in the front of the boat where the Jacuzzi and sun chairs are located.

Two highly-trained and knowledgeable naturalist guides accompany guests on daily activities, varying from snorkelling in the beautiful clear waters to nature trails on the different islands. There are also kayaks to use at permitted visitor sites and zodiacs to take guests on boat rides through the shallows.

Grace, at a glance

  • Fully renovated in 2018 but still one of the most historic and attractive boats in the Galapagos
  • Fascinating history, was previously a submarine hunter during the second World War
  • Family owned and operated with over 3 decades of local experience
  • Intimate and characterful yacht, with space for just 16 guests, split between 9 cabins
  • 2 naturalist guides, allowing for smaller group sizes on activities
  • Spacious sundeck with outdoor Jacuzzi and sun loungers
  • Indoors or al-fresco dining area
  • Carefully crafted menus, suitable for children and guests with dietary requirements, using local and sustainably sourced ingredients
  • Sea kayaks, snorkelling gear and wetsuits available

Click here to download the deck plan and here for specific cabin details.

Where will Grace take you?

Grace operates weekly seven-night itineraries, departing on a Saturday.

  • Seven-night ‘Beyond Darwin’s Footsteps’ itinerary, visiting the Central and Eastern islands, including San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Bartolome and North Seymour islands (begins at San Cristobal and ends at Baltra).
  • Seven-night ‘Following Darwin’s Trail’ itinerary, visiting the North and Western islands, including Santa Fé, Genovesa, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal islands (begins at Baltra and ends at San Cristobal).

Other itineraries in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

  • Absolutely outstanding. This was the best holiday we have ever had.

    SF, Mexico