18 passengers, 2 guides, 1 cruise director, 9 crew
Romantic, small-scale and very personal, grandeur, class and style. Some of the superlatives that rightfully apply to the elegant yacht Grace. From its launch at an English shipyard in 1928, she has had a turbulent life. She fought in the battle of Dunkirk gave shelter to Churchill after which she was bought by Aristotle Onasssis in 1951. He offered the yacht to Prince Reiner of Monaco and Grace Kelly as a wedding gift in 1956 . The young couple spent their honeymoon on the yacht, sailing in the waters of Corsica and Sardinia. After a few wanderings, the Grace now adorns the Galápagos Archipelago. The yacht is lovingly maintained by the current owners, who are the first tour operator of luxury expedition cruises in the Galápagos since 1986.
Today you will have more choice of luxury yachts in the Galápagos. The difference can be compared with a choice between a modern 5* hotel or an intimate boutique hotel. This yacht is “boutique”; exudes the royal atmosphere of its past with the ultimate comfort of today.
The yacht offers a lot of personal freedom. The cabins are spacious and fully equipped. At 145 feet, the yacht will accommodate only 18 guests. You will be outside almost constantly. Walking around the deck you have a 360˚ view of the surroundings. Relax on the sun deck or enjoy a delicious drink at the bar in the al-fresco lounge. After snorkeling, pamper yourself in the jacuzzi, perhaps with a hot chocolate or a delicious cup of tea. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on the stern of the deck. You can also relax inside in the salon, the place where the evening lectures are also given by the certified guides.
A yacht with 18 passengers, 12 crew members and 2 naturalists offers the opportunity to respond flexibly to events in the area. On one of our journeys we were able to sail along in pangas (small boats near the ship) with passing orcas and on another day we lay snorkeling in the water before breakfast with a beautiful school of giant manta rays. Spontaneous experiences outside the regular program that would be impossible on a larger ship or with a smaller crew. We let our hands glide over the wooden railing, felt the deck under our bare feet and enjoyed the attention of the crew and the delicious food during our trip. You will feel like royalty on this yacht!Back to overview