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Galapagos Explorer II General Description

The M/V Galapagos Explorer II is a 293.14 feet ocean-going cruise ship.Navigating the Galapagos Islands at a speed of 17 knots, the Explorer II enables passengers to see more of Galapagos in less time than on smaller yachts. It has capacity for 105 passengers, but due to the National Park regulations, it only carries 100 passengers. Six naturalist guides aboard lead daily shore excursions and offer nightly briefings to prepare passengers for the islands to be visited the next day.

Dining aboard the Galapagos Explorer II consists of both international and Ecuadorian specialties.


The ship provides all the facilities and services to make the cruises enjoyable and comfortable. Features aboard include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, solarium, spacious dining room, an electronic elevator, large conference room, lounge, three bar areas with music, Boutique and reading room. The ship has 53 air conditioned outside Suites with an oceanview, each one with private bathroom and a small sitting area.

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