Estrella del Mar Review and Specifications
Specifications of Estrella del Mar
|Year built||1990 / Age : 28|
|Builder||Guayaquil Shipyards (Guayaquil, Ecuador)|
|Operator||G Adventures Galapagos|
|Speed||9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph|
|Length (LOA)||23 m / 75 ft|
|Beam (width)||6.5 m / 21 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||150 gt|
|Passengers||16 - 16|
|Decks with cabins||2|
Review of Estrella del Mar
Built in 1990, Estrella del Mar yacht is the newest addition to the Galapagos cruise company G Adventures. This modest, yet roomy ship offers accommodations for only 16 travelers.
History - construction & ownership
G Adventures (Former Gap Adventures) is the world's biggest small group adventure travel company and offers environmentally and socially sensitive travel. G Adventures is based in Toronto, Canada, but also has offices throughout the world. With one of the best passenger-to-guide ratio and plenty of room to move about in the G Adventures fleet, the 150-ton, 16-passenger cruise ship Estrella del Mar is value incarnate, with roomy outdoor spaces, comfortable cabins, cozy common areas, and a naturalist guide.
Cruise itinerary program
The Estrella del Mar ship has 8 double cabis, all with a window, air conditioner and private bathroom with hot water.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Ship's comfortable Dinning Room boasts fresh and tasty international and local cuisine, prepared fresh daily. All meals onboard are included.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
The Estrella is not as big as some of the other cruise ships, but her public areas are deceptively roomy. Passengers can relax in Estrella del Mar’s air-conditioned, indoor social areas, or enjoy the sea breeze from one of her sun or shade decks. The yacht also offers a bar and TV/DVD use. The Estrella carries a team of 7 crewmembers and a naturalist guide who are all well-versed in the local wildlife, geology and vegetation of the islands, certified by Galapagos National Park Service. All shore excursions with the English speaking naturalist guide are price-included. Wetsuits available for rent. Beach towels and snorkelling equipment are included at no extra charge.