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La Pinta

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First class expeditionary motor yacht with luxurious facilities and large panoramic windows offering an uninterrupted sense of connection with the natural environment.

La Pinta is a very smart luxury motor yacht accommodating 48 passengers. She is styled as an expedition yacht, offering a very special wildlife experience to its guests: there are three naturalist guides on board, and excursion groups can be split by interest and ability while never exceeding 16 people. Guest cabins are configured on the upper deck, each with a large panoramic window for an uninterrupted sense of connection with the islands and the ocean environment. There are connecting cabins for families.

The boat deck has a spacious lounge with large windows on three sides offering bird's eye views of the changing scenery outside. The library has deep, comfy armchairs, and there are computers with internet access, as well as a modern gym and a relaxing outdoor Jacuzzi. The dining room (breakfast and lunch are buffets, dinner is à la carte) is on the main deck, but in good weather meals may be offered al fresco on the covered sun deck.

Free snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are available on board. For guests who prefer to watch the underwater theatre from above sea level, the yacht has a glass-bottomed boat. Kayaks are also available, free of charge, for use after returning from excursions on the islands.

In line with La Pinta's expeditionary ethos, there is no typical cruise entertainment offered.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Everything was excellent

"Everything excellent - service, facilities, food and naturalists... Of course, equally excellent was the motor yacht La Pinta - everything was done to ensure our comfort and well-being on board, and the crew of naturalists "educated" us in an erudite but informal manner - very enjoyable."

RT, Dewsbury

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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