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G Adventures Galapagos (Small Cruise Lines)

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Monserrat Review and Specifications

Specifications of Monserrat

Year built 1973  /  Age : 45
Flag state Ecuador
Builder Astillero Mariduena (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Owner G Adventures
Operator G Adventures Galapagos
Speed 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA) 30 m / 98 ft
Beam (width) 6.6 m / 22 ft
Gross Tonnage 151 gt
Passengers 20 - 20
Crew 11
Decks 3
Cabins 10
Decks with cabins 2
Last Refurbishment 2011
Former names Maholy, Frigo Pedernales

Review of Monserrat

Built in 1973, the Monserrat yacht is a beautiful motorized ship designed to complement unforgettable Galapagos Islands cruise travel excursions. Originally created as a sturdy fishing boat, Monserrat was completely overhauled in 2011 and is currently a tourist-class ships sailing the waters of Galapagos. The yacht is among the fastest in the region and creates a comfortable experience for its guests.

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 the best passenger-to-guide ratio and plenty of room to move about in the G Adventures fleet, the Monserrat ship is value incarnate, with roomy outdoor spaces, comfortable cabins, cozy common areas, and a naturalist guide for every 10 cruisers.

The 151-ton, 20-passenger cruise ship Monserrat is named after the patroness of Catalonia in Spain, Virgin of Montserrat. For centuries, sailors have adopted her as loyal companion and protector through their voyages at sea.

Cruise itinerary program

MV Monserrat itinerary program is based on Galapagos Islands cruises sailing out of Baltra Island.


The Monserrat ship has 10 air-conditioned, wood-paneled, carpeted, spacious cabins – 2 of them featuring double beds.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Ship's comfortable Dinning Room offers fresh and tasty international and local cuisine.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Featuring a large sundeck, comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV for briefings and relax, and a spacious top deck with a bar, the common spaces on Monserrat are as roomy as her staterooms. The social areas also include a Bar, Small Boutique and three Solariums. Wetsuits available for rent. Beach towels and snorkelling equipment are included at no extra charge. With 11 dedicated crew members and 2 naturalist guides familiar with local flora and fauna and certified by Galápagos National Park Service, there is always someone available to answer guests' questions.

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