M/V Galapagos Explorer II Ship
Built in 1990, with an overall length of 89.35 m and reaching 17 knots, the Galapagos Explorer II is the newest and most elegant of the vessels cruising the Galapagos waters. The M/V Galapagos Explorer II is designed to provide comfort and scientific information to 100 passengers visiting the Galapagos National Park. Its operation is emphasized with interesting itineraries that offer the best of this pristine paradise. Expert naturalist guides will offer an environmentally friendly and educational cruise focused in the Natural History of the Galapagos.
The M/N GALAPAGOS EXPLORER II was part of the International Cruise Line Renaissance and operates in the Galapagos Islands since February 1998. It is not only a vessel adapted to the eco-tourism operations that provides environmental education and interpretation on the Galapagos, it also has all the installations and necessary services to guarantee guided experiences on the islands.
Facilities on board: 50 suites, Boutique, Library, Piano Bar, Conference Room, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Spa Service, Tea Station, Medical Assistance, Satellite communication.
Conference room In addition to the daily briefings, conferences on natural history and culture given by our guides are also offered in the conference room. Besides as a courtesy to our passengers, we can celebrate your birthday, wedding anniversary or any other special occasion here. Area: 139m2. Capacity: 100 persons
Restaurant Dining aboard Galapagos Explorer II is open seating and informal, yet elegant. A daily fare of international and Ecuadorian cuisine, as well as special diets, is served in the one-seating, no-smoking restaurant. Lunch is served buffet on deck. Area: 185m2. Capacity: 102 persons.
Piano Lounge A calm place where you can enjoy environmental music and drink a soft beverage before or after the dinner. Area: 58m2. Capacity: 40 persons
Solarium Relax taking sun while you watch magical landscapes around Galapagos Islands. Area: 146m2
Coffee / Tea Station Coffee, tea and snack service are available on the deck Marco Polo for passengers arriving from the afternoon visit. Area: 30m2
Whale Watching It can always be worthwhile to keep an alert watch for whales while traveling between and around the various islands. However, a place with high possibilities of whale sightings is the northwest coast of Isabela, where we sail every Monday. Please inform your guide if you want to try this activity at 06h00. Dont forget to request a wake up call the night before! Area: 30m2
Jacuzzi and Pool Located on the Erickson Deck, the swimming pool is filled with refreshing sea water and the Jacuzzi with warm fresh water. The use of the swimming pool is restricted, for security reasons, while the ship is cruising. The Jacuzzi, accommodates four people, and operates between 10h00 and 22h00. We strongly recommend not leaving the children unattended. Area: 168m2.
Equipment VHS, data projector, slides projector, computer, folding screen TV, audio equipment and microphone, white board, DVD and CD player.