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Merak Sailboat

Merak is the only Galapagos boat that can operate as a sailboat, although it is not necessary as it also has a motor for navigation. It is recently renovated and small in size, making it ideal for family or friends trips, enjoying the privacy and personalization that only Merak can offer, and especially at a low cost. The accommodation is in 4 double cabins and 2 shared bathrooms, it also has a dining room and a solarium to enjoy the sun while contemplating the beautiful landscapes of the Galapagos Islands.

Technical Specifications

Made in France in 1985 (Fiber Glass Material)

Renovation:

Puerto Lucia, 2016

L.O.A Length:

16 m

Wide:

5 m

Draft:

2.5 m

Capacity:

8 passengers

Speed:

8 knots with engine to 15 knots with sails

Accommodation:

4 double cabins, Two bathrooms with shower and toilet (One outside shower)

Crew:

Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guide level 2, Cook, and Sailor

Fuel Capacity:

350 Gallons

Water Capacity:

500 Gallons, plus 100 Gallons save water for drinking

Equipment:

FURUNO 24 miles Radar; G.P.S.; Satellite Navigator Compass, Radio VHF and SSB, radio UHF

Energy:

1 Generator 1850 and 12 V. + 1 generator 3500 W

Propulsion:

JOHN DEERE 4045TFM50 – 150 HP

Securities:

Emergency Indicator of Position EPIRB; Automatic Capsule life Raft, Inflatable Boat, Life Jackets, Smoke Detectors,

Extinguishers, Water Fire Pump System.

Facilities:

Dining room, TV/ VCR, Stereo, Library

 

Itinerary A

4 Days 3 Nights 

FRIDAY

PM:

Baltra  – Santa Cruz: El Chato Private Ranch

SATURDAY

AM:

Santiago: Egas Port

 

PM:

Santiago: Espumilla Beach , Bucanero Creek

SUNDAY

AM:

Santiago: Sullivan Bay

 

PM:

Bartolomé Island

MONDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach

 

PM:

Baltra’s Airport

5 Days 4 Nights 

MONDAY

PM:

Baltra – North Seymour Island

TUESDAY

AM:

South Plaza Island

 

PM:

Santa Fe Island

WEDNESDAY

AM:

San Cristobal: Leon Dormido

 

PM:

San Cristobal: Los Lobos

THURSDAY

AM:

Española: Osborn Islet, Gardner Bay

 

PM:

Española: Gardner Islet, Punta Suarez

FRIDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Scientific Station

 

PM:

Baltra’s Airport

8 Days 7 Nights 

MONDAY

PM:

Baltra – North Seymour Island

TUESDAY

AM:

South Plaza Island

 

PM:

Santa Fe Island

WEDNESDAY

AM:

San Cristobal: Leon Dormido

 

PM:

San Cristobal: Los Lobos

THURSDAY

AM:

Española: Osborn Islet, Gardner Bay

 

PM:

Española: Gardner Islet, Punta Suarez

FRIDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Scientific Station

 

PM:

Santa Cruz: El Chato Private Ranch

SATURDAY

AM:

Santiago: Egas Port

 

PM:

Santiago: Espumilla Beach, Bucanero Greek

SUNDAY

AM:

Santiago: Sullivan Bay

 

PM:

Bartolome Island

MONDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach

 

PM:

Baltra’s Airport

 

ITINERARY B

4 Days 3 Nights 

FRIDAY

PM:

Baltra  – Santa Cruz: El Chato Private Ranch

SATURDAY

AM:

Rabida Island

 

PM:

Sombrero Chino

SUNDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Ballena Bay

 

PM:

Santa Cruz: Eden Islet and Dragon Hill

MONDAY

AM:

Bainbridge, Daphne Major

 

PM:

Baltra’s Airport

5 Days 4 Nights  

MONDAY

PM:

Baltra –Tortuga Negra Greek

TUESDAY

AM:

San Cristobal: Punta Pitt Islet

 

PM:

San Cristobal: Punta Pitt, Brujo Hill

WEDNESDAY

AM:

San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

 

PM:

San Cristobal: Tijeretas Hill

THURSDAY

AM:

Floreana: Post Office Bay, Baronesa’s Viewpoint

 

PM:

Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Corona del Diablo

FRIDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Scientific Station

 

PM:

Baltra’s Airport

8 Days 7 Nights  

MONDAY

PM:

Baltra –Tortuga Negra Greek

TUESDAY

AM:

San Cristobal: Punta Pitt Islet

 

PM:

San Cristobal: Punta Pitt, Brujo Hill

WEDNESDAY

AM:

San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

 

PM:

San Cristobal: Tijeretas Hill

THURSDAY

AM:

Floreana: Post Office Bay, Baronesa’s Viewpoint

 

PM:

Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Corona del Diablo

FRIDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Scientific Station

 

PM:

Santa Cruz: El Chato Private Ranch

SATURDAY

AM:

Rabida Island

 

PM:

Sombrero Chino

SUNDAY

AM:

Santa Cruz: Ballena Bay, Eden Island

 

PM:

Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill

MONDAY

AM:

Bainbridge, Daphne Major

 

PM:

Baltra’s Airport

Download the Full Itinerary Here: 

ITINERARY A ENG    –   ITINERARIO A ESP

ITINERARY B ENG    –   ITINERARIO B ESP

  • Accommodation in double cabin to share.
  • Bilingual naturalist guide (English-Spanish).
  • Full meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Tea, coffee, chocolate, water, fruit.
  • Excursions according to itinerary.
  • Land and sea transfer between islands.
  • Domestic Flights. Flight Quito – Baltra – Quito route.
  • International Flights. Flights before and after the tour are not included, you can organize your flights on your own from anywhere in the world.
  • Additional food and/or beverages not included in the itinerary.
  • Traffic Control Card (TCT) $ 20.00 per pax. (This value must be canceled at the offices of the Governing Council of the Galapagos Special Regime, located at Mariscal Sucre International Airport).
  • Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park: Tourists from one of the countries belonging to the CAN or MERCOSUR $ 50.00; Foreign tourists from other countries $ 100.00. (This value is paid only once, upon entering the Galapagos National Park).
  • Fee for transportation airport / Itabaca channel / airport $ 5.00 per person, per way.
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • T / C Fee
  • You can purchase travel insurance according to your needs by your own.

Important for considering:

We have specific dates for departures. Please write/mail us for asking the availability.

Our tourist packages are adjustable to requirements of tourist.

In cases of force majeure and / or fortuitous event, the Operator reserves the right to make the respective modifications in the itinerary, trying to change as little as possible the travel proposal initially presented. Cases of force majeure are those unforeseen situations external to the nature of the tour, such as: natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fires, floods, damages caused by landslides or earthquakes, pandemics or epidemics, popular demonstrations, road closures and / or factors of risk before which a state authority prohibits the entrance to a certain zone, etc.

It is recommended to purchase travel insurance according to your needs.

In case of cancellation:

  • Cancellations can be made 90 days prior the departure with no fees.
  • Cancellations made between 89-60 days prior departure of the cruise $ 50 per person will be charged like penalty.
  • Cancellations made between 59-30 days prior departure of the cruise 30% of the total rate will be charged like penalty.
  • Cancellations made between 29-0 days prior departure total fare will be charged like penalty.

Rates valid for the Year 2019

One or more people

4D 3N                     5D 4N                      8D 7N

USD $ 855        USD $ 1057          USD $ 1660

 

Christmas and New Year season applies a supplement of USD $200.

To reserve the following information is necessary: copy of passport, email, food restrictions and allergies.

Reservations made 90 or more days prior the departure have 10 days to confirm with deposit of 30%  per person.

Reservations made between 89 to 60 days prior the departure have 5 days to confirm with deposit of 30% per person.

Reservations made between 29 or less days prior the departure have to pay immediately the deposit of 30% per person.

Balance due must be paid 30 days prior the departure.

If the payment is made with a credit card, you must pay an additional 10% to the total value, for the transaction made.

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