It is hard to plan a big family vacation.
Our experts will accompany you during the whole process to Galapagos private yacht charter.
We are going to show you how easily will be to charter our yacht for your special friends and/or family event.

How does travel work in the Galapagos Islands?


Exploring the Galapagos Islands is one of nature’s most rewarding travel experiences. Not only you are in contact with the unique and bizarre wildlife of the archipelago, but the unusual and stunning landscapes create in travelers the feeling of “keep it coming”.
All islands, visitor sites, and wildlife are so varied that the expedition activities need to be adjusted differently for every day. This is how we maximize our time in the Galapagos Islands. There will be not a single dull moment while we explore together the archipelago.


Now, the way most tours work in the islands is rather simple: you either come as an individual traveler (the industry calls this FIT – fully independent traveler) which means you’re not attached to a group, or you come as part of an organized group with a pre-arranged agenda.
Both options are great for exploring, and the realities of each will determine which option is a better one.

Can I put together a group and charter the vessel?

Yacht La Pinta is readily available for private chartering it and, while there are some differences between small group bookings and chartering the whole vessel, the benefits can be equally unique.
One of the uncommon options to explore the islands is when the whole group follows a common interest or is part of a large family. In this case, the idea of chartering the whole vessel will work much better than booking individually or as a large group.

For years, alumni institutions have chartered our vessel, and we believe that this option needs to be accessible for direct consumers as well.


This means there is no need to break the ice and get to know others to see who clicks with whom. Your adventure starts as such from the very beginning of the voyage. Congeniality is set by the default, which is why you would charter a vessel in the first place.

… One of the greatest advantages of a charter is that the group will tend to be homogeneous because they are all family members, friends, or a combination of both.
Expedition Leader –
Or how can you maximize the islands’ and vessel’s features?

Another great benefit is that you can customize some of the daily outings with your Expedition Leader. In some charters, for example, we’ve had a group of early risers going out for a hike, and then the rest of guests have joined them at the beach for water activities. While the expedition needs to follow the assigned itinerary by the Galapagos National Park:

It is only in chartered departures where we can be more flexible than usual.

There are plenty of benefits when chartering. Here’s some more…

Good reasons to travel together to an unforgettable destination:
Special-celebrations-in-GalapagosSpecial celebrations
Family-events-in-GalapagosFamily events
Birthdays-in-GalapagosBirthdays, or a combination of these!
These are also great reasons for understanding when chartering a vessel makes more sense. These special celebrations can be customized in all kinds of ways in order to deliver its importance. If a family, for instance, has:- A fair good number of kids graduating and
– A special wedding anniversary of their parents and/or grandparents, and even
an engagement event.

Why not celebrate all these events in one memorable place like Galapagos?

Of course, the charter rate, when divided on a per person basis, does bring another set of substantial savings making the whole trip not only more affordable, but more convincing from the start.
Flexibility Activities on board a Yacht – Why and how does this matter so much?

The list of chartering benefits continue. A very important one goes also to having the flexibility of planning some activities together with the Hotel Manager. A special cocktail, special speeches by some family members, theme parties, and even special announcements can all be part of the charter. Yacht La Pinta has 24 spacious cabins, some interconnected, and all with great panoramic views. All cabins are located in one deck, so all voyage explorers are lodged right in the same area. Eight-medium size families can easily fill up the vessel, so if the idea of chartering the vessel for 48 guests works beautifully when considering the idea of a charter. If you think about it, finding 48 explorers is not hard at all.

Guests - Yacht La Pinta

And what is the best part of a Galapagos private yacht charter?

One thing is true about private chartering a vessel: to really access all these benefits, your purchasing commitment needs to be planned well in advance.
Chartering a whole yacht cannot work as a last-minute option; it needs to be organized with more time than the usual booking time, so the operator can block those dates right away. The advantage here is that your date options are far more available than those travelers coming on an individual basis. At least 6-9 months prior to the sailing date is what we recommend. There is much flexibility for down payments and then later sequential payments for the remaining balance.

Exploration itineraries are the best way to know these islands What’s the real story?

Last, but not least, you will have a crew ratio of 3:2 at your service ready to make this voyage an unforgettable experience where the memories will last endlessly until it’s time to plan your return trip.
The crew of Yacht La Pinta is ready to make your itinerary a wonderful opportunity to get to know these islands well. You can choose exploring Galapagos between itineraries of 5, 7 or 9 days, and all have great coverage of the famous BIG15.

Look at our Galapagos Islands charter itineraries map options:

Galapagos Operation Map


The Galapagos Eastern Islands

This 5-day voyage highlights the eastern islands of the archipelago, its older rocks, and exploring the nesting colony of the Galapagos Albatrosses (April-December), the only nesting location for the three species of boobies, and the always awesome land iguanas of both South Plaza and Santa Fe (an island endemic).

The Galapagos Northern Islands

This 5-day voyage highlights the northern islands of the archipelago, its somewhat newer rocks, and exploring the nesting colony of frigate birds and red-footed boobies, plus a chance to see the only central location in the islands with Galapagos penguins. Also, famous Pinnacle Rock at Bartolome Island and a recent lava flow on Sullivan Bay are great places to explore. The Galapagos giant tortoises are also seen in their wild environment of the highlands.

The Galapagos Western Islands

This 7-day voyage highlights the western islands of the archipelago, its very young rocks, and exploring the upwelling waters of the volcanic substrate where the flightless cormorant thrives along the volcanic shores. Unique volcanic landscapes are seen here, and Urbina Bay gives you the chance to walk on an area that uplifted from the bottom of the ocean as recent as 1954. Flamingos are seen on this itinerary, and a touch of human history comes in at Post Office Bay on Floreana Island.
That’s not all…

The merging of two itineraries gives you not only a longer program, but it maximizes your time in Galapagos as you will travel between distant corners of the archipelago. Inquire specifically about this option for more details.