Xavier III Review and Specifications
Specifications of Xavier III
|Year built||1998 / Age : 22|
|Builder||Guayaquil Shipyards (Guayaquil, Ecuador)|
|Operator||G Adventures Galapagos|
|Speed||10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph|
|Length (LOA)||25 m / 82 ft|
|Beam (width)||7 m / 23 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||162 gt|
|Passengers||16 - 16|
|Decks with cabins||2|
|Sister-ships||Estrella del Mar|
|Former names||Lobo de Mar III|
Review of Xavier III
Built in 2007, G Adventures' Xavier III ship is a beautiful, mid-range motor yacht for Galapagos Islands cruise travel.
History - construction and ownership
G Adventures (former "Gap Adventures") is a small group adventure travel cruise company headquartered in Toronto Canada. It offers environmentally and socially sensitive travel on small-sized vessels with some of the best passenger-to-staff ratios. G Adventures Galapagos fleet includes the boats Estrella del Mar, Monserrat, Queen of Galapagos, Xavier 3, Yolita 2. The 16-passenger cruise ship Xavier III is a boutique yacht (sistership to Estrella del Mar) with roomy outdoor spaces, comfortable cabins, cosy common areas, onboard naturalist guide.
Cruise itinerary program
The Xavier III ship has 9 cabins (7 double and 2 singles), all with private views, air-conditioned, wood-panelled, carpeted and spacious.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
Ship's comfortable Dining Room offers fresh and tasty international and local cuisine.
Since January 2019, G Adventures banned single-use plastics on cruise line's Galapagos ships, offering its customers 1 complimentary reusable water bottle per voyage. The decision was made after Galapagos Conservancy announced that since March 2019, non-returnable bottles would be no longer allowed on Galapagos cruises. In May 2018, on all Galapagos ships were banned plastic straws and plastic bags.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and 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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Xavier III Itineraries
The below listed Xavier III cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Dec 25||9 days, round-trip Galapagos - Central, East & South Islands||Quito||$3399|
|2019 Dec 29||6 days, round-trip Galapagos Land & Sea - Central & East Islands||Quito||$2059|
|2019 Dec 29||9 days, round-trip Galapagos - Central & East Islands||Quito||$3219|
|2020 Jan 01||6 days, round-trip Galapagos - Central Islands||Quito||$2399|
|2020 Jan 01||9 days, round-trip Galapagos - Central Islands||Quito||$3219|
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