Archipel I is a small, contemporary motor catamaran offering 16 guests a superior Galapagos cruising experience a with highly professional crew.
Archipel I is a broad and stable motor catamaran, 26m long with a speed of 10 knots. She caters for just 16 guests, rendering her a good choice for anyone preferring a more intimate nautical experience on a small but roomy vessel. Décor is contemporary and light, white paintwork and furnishings combining with polished wood to reflect the rays of the sun. There’s a lounge and sun deck with loungers and an area where you can shelter from the sun, and indoor or on deck dining. Kayaks and snorkelling equipment are available. With just nine crew members including a naturalist guide, she offers extremely personalised service, and you will feel well looked after. She offers a choice of three easily combinable itineraries from four to 14 days’ duration.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The trip to to the Galapagos was the highlight undoubtedly - and the memories will remain with us for a long time -along with the huge photographic archive taken!CG, Stratchcarron
A truly unique place on earth.KS, Southampton
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
How close we could get to the wildlife in the Galápagos.DG, Neston
Impossible to choose between the Galápagos and Easter Island - both are magical, special places.SM, Wandsworth
Galapagos was incredible. We loved it. The guides were all excellent and we especially enjoyed having guides with a naturalist qualification.LE, Poole
Most Memorable Moment: Swimming with sea lions, following hundreds of dolphins on the boat, diving with penguinsKH, London
A couple of days in the Galapagos when we didn't see any other people. Intimacy of swimming with sealions, turtles & being chased in the water by a flightless cormorant!TC, St Albans
The Galapagos blew me away. was even better than I expected. it never felt crowded and the guides and crew made us feel as thought we were special., Surbiton
A truly wonderful and privileged experience!RD, Ashford
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
The most memorable experiences were walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
Truly a unique lifetime experience, especially snorkelling for the first time with playful sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, rays and ‘tame’ wildlife.SD, Rochester
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
The Galápagos - just breathtaking - walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
Without a doubt, the Galapagos Islands were amazing. We feel very privileged.SM, South Croydon
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The attention to environmental concerns on the Galápagos was first rate. The national park is a pristine environment and every effort is being made to keep it that way.PT, Peterborough
The wildlife on the islands (obviously the major reason for the trip) was spectacular and wonderful to experience. I’m please to have made the trip and would certainly recommend the Galápagos to anyone with similar interests and sufficient money.PM, Chesterfield
The Galapagos tour was our highlight because of the proximity and abundance of the wildlife.AB, St Neots
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
The Galapagos Islands are spectacular and we are so glad we had the time to visit. After a busy four days onboard La Pinta it was good to have a days break at Finch Bay. It was certainly a well needed rest for us both.EK, Saltash
This was our holiday of a lifetime fulfilling a long held desire to visit the Galápagos Islands, and it lived up to all our expectations.SH, Aylesbury
Being able to visit the Galápagos with a reputable company was a highlight - the boat was fantastic and everything about the holiday was first rate.KF, Norfolk
It's very difficult to pick out one thing. Seeing the animals everywhere we went was amazing. We fell in love with the sea-lions. I loved the walk up to the view over Pinnacle Rock and then being on the beach by the rock afterwards. Seeing a white tipped shark from the beach was something I never expected.NR, Swindon
Isolation on the Islands a feeling of being in the Galapagos by invitation of the inhabitants - the wildlife. A truly wonderful and privileged experience.SD, Rochester
A holiday in Ecuador/the Galapagos is a once in a life time experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.DW, Lingfield
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