La Pinta Galapagos

La Pinta Galapagos current position

La Pinta Galapagos current location is at South America West Coast (coordinates -1.36372 S / -89.74405 W) cruising en route to PUNTA SUAREZ. The AIS position was reported 9 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of La Pinta Galapagos

La Pinta Galapagos current cruise is 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Darwins Discoveries The Galapagos Islands Cruise and Land Tour. Prices start from USD 10900 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 01 Mar, 2024 and ends on 07 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
01 Mar    Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador hotels
01 Mar    flight
01 Mar    Baltra Island, Galapagos
01 Mar    North Seymour Island, Galapagos
02 Mar    Isabela Island, Galapagos
02 Mar    Fernandina Island, Galapagos
03 Mar    Isabela Island, Galapagos
04 Mar    Rabida Island, Galapagos
04 Mar - 05 Mar    Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Puerto Ayora
06 Mar    Floreana Island, Galapagos
07 Mar    Baltra Island, Galapagos
07 Mar    flight
07 Mar    Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador hotels

Specifications of La Pinta Galapagos

Year of build1982  /  Age: 42
Flag state Ecuador
Classexpedition yacht
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)64 m / 210 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1438 gt
Passengers48
Crew27
Decks3
Cabins24
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2021
OwnerMetropolitan Touring Galapagos
OperatorUnCruise Adventures

La Pinta Galapagos Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 01 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Darwins Discoveries The Galapagos Islands Cruise and Land Tour Guayaquil $10900
2024 Mar 15 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Darwins Discoveries The Galapagos Islands Cruise and Land Tour Guayaquil $10900
2024 Apr 12 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Darwins Discoveries The Galapagos Islands Cruise and Land Tour Guayaquil $10900
2024 May 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Darwins Discoveries The Galapagos Islands Cruise and Land Tour Guayaquil $10900
2024 Jul 19 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Darwins Discoveries The Galapagos Islands Cruise and Land Tour Guayaquil $10900
2024 Aug 02 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Darwins Discoveries The Galapagos Islands Cruise and Land Tour Guayaquil $10900

La Pinta Galapagos Review

Review of La Pinta Galapagos

The 1982-built La Pinta yacht is a year-round Galapagos-based expedition cruise ship owned by the Ecuador-based company Metropolitan Touring Galapagos. This luxury boat exceeds all basic travel requirements to introduce well-off, pretense-free travelers to the region's unique sceneries and wildlife.

The vessel (IMO number 8112897) is currently Ecuador-flagged (MMSI 735058068) and registered in Guayaquil.

Since 2022, La Pinta is seasonally chartered by UnCruise Adventures.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

The luxurious yacht La Pinta was built as a Bahamas-based casino ship. In 2008, the vessel was completely drydock rebuilt and transformed into a modern expedition ship. Some of the onboard amenities include outdoor shower heads, public-use dryer, goodie basket of Dramamine, snorkel gear (wet suit, snorkel, mask, fin), sea kayaks, glass-bottom boat, briefing room with audio-video equipment as well as a crane delivering a trio of pangas to sea (inflatable water taxis which shuttle passengers to uninhabited islets).

La Pinta Galapagos cruise ship

Touches like Wi-Fi, a glass-bottom boat and in-cabin showers, are welcome inclusions. After a long day trekking under the equatorial sun or peeking under the Pacific, guests can chat in the top-ship hot tub or have fun before dinner in the lounge as they swap pictures and stories.

The overall experience on La Pinta Galapagos cruise tours is almost military-like and highly structured. In an effort to maximize time spent on land, scheduling is precise. If guests participate in every activity, they have to expect 2 hours of downtime tops and to be charmed but a little bit exhausted by debarkation day. A good idea is to have something more casual post-cruise (a beach stay, for example), as a counterpoint to hyper-scheduled pace and to spend time in a place which starts to feel like a dream the moment of returning to civilization.

La Pinta has a total of 24 staterooms, of which 20x are Double Outside (sized 180 ft2 / 17 m2) and 2x are Triple Outside (sized 235 ft2 / 22 m2).

The boat has 5 decks, of which 3 are passenger-accessible and 2 with cabins.

Signature facilities are located on Deck 2 (Restaurant, Lobby/Reception, Shop, Infirmary/Doctor's Office), and Deck 4 (Observation Bar Lounge, Library, Gym, Sundeck) while Deck 3 houses most of the cabins.

The Dining Room Restaurant has a seating capacity to accommodate all passengers at once. All but 1 or 2 meals are served in the indoor dining room. Breakfast is buffet-style and begins at 7:30 am. A cooked-to-order omelet station is a daily offer. Lunch options include light salads, a few hot dishes, and obligatory soup. The diner starts at 7:30 pm and is the lone offering that is not served buffet-style. The 4-course dinners feature an appetizer, soup, a choice of entree and desserts.

The Boutique sells a selection of necessities.

The Observation Lounge & Bar also serves as a Lecture Room/briefing room. It features 270-degree panoramic windows, as well as one of two TVs onboard the ship (while the other is in the lobby).

The Natural History Library has two computer terminals and a coffee machine, alongside a few containers with a rotating lineup of cookies, crackers and tea biscuits.

The Exercise Room has Lifestyle-brand equipment (exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical machines), along with several assorted free weights/dumbbells.

The aft Sundeck area has a Jacuzzi (whirlpool hot tub accommodating 6 passengers), sunbathing area (with padded loungers) and shaded seating (4-seat tables, garden sofas). The Sun Deck is served by the Outside Sky Bar.

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