Monserrat Review and Specifications
Specifications of Monserrat
|Year built||1973 / Age : 45|
|Builder||Astillero Mariduena (Guayaquil, Ecuador)|
|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|
|Decks with cabins||2|
|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
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.