Xavier III

Xavier III cruise ship

Cruise line
G Adventures Galapagos (Small Cruise Lines)

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Xavier III Review and Specifications

Specifications of Xavier III

Year built1998  /  Age : 20
BuilderSabando Shipyard (Ecuador)
OwnerG Adventures
OperatorG Adventures Galapagos
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)25 m / 82 ft
Beam (width)7 m / 23 ft
Gross Tonnage162 gt
Passengers16 - 16
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2009
Former namesLobo de Mar III

Review of Xavier III

Built in 2007, Xavier III yacht of G Adventures is a beautiful, mid-range motorized yacht designed to complement unforgettable Galapagos Islands excursions. The small ship is among the fastest power vessels in the Galapagos region and creates a comfortable experience for her passengers.

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 ratios and plenty of room to move about in the G Adventures fleet, the 162-ton, 16-passenger cruise ship Xavier III is value incarnate, with roomy outdoor spaces, comfortable cabins, cozy common areas, and a naturalist guide.

Xavier III cruise ship (Galapagos)

Cruise itinerary program

MV Xavier III itinerary program is based on Galapagos Islands cruises sailing out of Baltra Island and Quito / flight to San Cristobal Island.


The Xavier III ship has 9 cabins (7 double and 2 singles), all with private views, air-conditioned, wood-paneled, carpeted and spacious.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

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

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Featuring a large porch, comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV for briefings and relax, and a bar, the common spaces on Xavier III are as roomy as her staterooms. The social areas also include a Bar, Small Boutique and three Solariums. Wetsuits are available for rent. Beach towels and snorkelling equipment are included at no extra charge. Water toys and Jet skis are prohibited in the Galapagos. 

With 7 dedicated crew members and 1 naturalist guide 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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