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La Pinta
La Pinta
Ranked #1 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
100% Loved It
  • Comfortable way to cruise the Galapagos
  • Nature on display: iguanas, sea turtles, sea lions
  • Near-daily phenomenal Galapagos snorkeling
  • Launched: 1982/2008; Passengers: 48
MV Santa Cruz
MV Santa Cruz
Ranked #2 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
100% Loved It
  • 90-passenger expedition ship sails the Galapagos
  • Top flight guides (level III) bring nature to life
  • Expedition splurge: Master suites have balconies
  • Launched: 1979/1998; Passengers: 90
Isabella II
Isabella II
Ranked #3 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
100% Loved It
  • Sails Galapagos cruises year-round
  • 40-passenger ship is considered mid-size
  • Cruise the Galapagos in comfort: hot tub, bar
  • Launched: 1979/1988; Passengers: 40
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Review of Avalon’s “Discover the Galapagos and Peru”  Tour WGG

Pros: Machu Picchu is spectacular; the Metropolitan ... Read more

by Logistigr8r

I sailed on Yacht La Pinta in April 2012. I had always wanted to go to the Galapagos but the high single supplement made it impossible. By chance, ... Read more

by ging466

I would like to share the experience of my trip to the Galapagos with you. I bought a cruise with the ship Santa Cruz. It was a last Minute offer ... Read more

by AngelinaTopf

We did the 8 day trip on La Pinta – western itinerary. We researched a ton of boats and opted for a large one. A couple of pluses of a big ... Read more

by Samina

I researched 7 different agencies that cruised the Galapagos. I narrowed it down to four, and went with La Pinta. We chose the La Pinta because it ... Read more

by Nelf
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