Samba Sailboat

Samba Sailboat Cruise

From $3,800.00

Back in 1966 the M/Y Samba, a luxury yacht was built by the Dutch for their private voyages; and now after four decades, the same sailboat has been revamped, reflecting a modern outlook, to serve as one of the tour yachts that will allow you to cruise Galapagos in Island flare. The yacht whirls against the serene Pacific waters, circumnavigating most of the Galapagos archipel, following one of the itineraries tailored according to the Park Authority voyage requirements. With lavishly decorated interiors, a spacious sundeck, and choicest cruising routes, the M/Y Samba promises a mystique voyage around the archipelago.

The yacht / sailboat is 78 feet long, and its beam measures 18 feet. Its average speed is about 8.5 knots. The crew includes 5+ members along with a guide. This Galapagos sailboat can accommodate no more than 13 passengers and hence is ideal for a small group. The value oriented pricing makes the Samba a good choise for private charters.


8 days – Southeast Islands

8 Days

8 days – Northwest Islands

8 Days

Technical Specifications

  • Category: Tourist Superior Class
  • Departures: Thursday – Sunday
  • Capacity: 14 Passengers
  • Type: steel-hulled motor yacht with stabilizing sail
  • LOA: 78 ft. / 23.77 m.
  • Beam: 18 ft. / 5.48 m.
  • Displacement: 134 tons
  • Engines: Very efficient Twin DAV diesel engines 280 HP-CUMMINS that only use a remarkable 6 gallons of diesel every hour!
  • Range: 2.500 miles
  • Speed: 8.5 knots cruising
  • Sail: Steadying sails
  • Water capacity: 1.500 gallons and water maker
  • Accommodations: 6 air-conditioned double cabins and 1 exterior double bed cabin, all with private bathrooms and hot water. An ample dining-room/salon connects to an outdoor dining facility with large tables, 32″ High Definition LCD TV, DVD video equipment, sound-system, mini-library with books and videos and a small bar.
  • Crew: 6 + licensed Naturalist Guide
  • Navigation: Furuno Navnet Radar, Plotter and Sonar, GPS, VHF & SSB radios, two tenders with outboard motor
  • Safety: One self-contained 20-passenger life raft, EPIRB, two bi-directional VHF emergency-radios, one VHF (Motorola) wide-range radio, VHF and HF radios and one cell-phone communication system, life jackets, fire extinguishers, safety smoke and fire detectors and overhead sprinkler systems, A.B.C fire-control system and CO2 bank for the engine room.