Ocean Spray is a small and intimate first class motor catamaran offering ocean-borne luxury, excellent service and well guided excursions in the Galápagos Islands.
The first class Ocean Spray is a striking vessel purpose-built for cruising in the Galápagos Islands. With a length of 34m and accommodating just 16 guests and 11 crew she is an intimate, service-oriented catamaran where comfort is a prime consideration. The attention of crew and guide, as well as the excellent facilities, will make you feel special on and off board.
The main deck accommodates the dining area and a lounge with library. The upper deck has a bar and al fresco dining – a barbecue is served here - while the ultra-spacious teak sun deck accommodates a Jacuzzi and loungers for relaxing in the sun. The cabins are particularly attractive, with extra-large windows offering wide ocean views and private balconies, luxurious assets rarely found on Galápagos cruisers. Kayaks, snorkelling equipment and wet suits are available on board. With the stability offered by a twin-hulled vessel and a top speed of 15 knots she can travel rapidly between one island and another.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
Galapagos was incredible. We loved it. The guides were all excellent and we especially enjoyed having guides with a naturalist qualification.LE, Poole
Impossible to choose between the Galápagos and Easter Island - both are magical, special places.SM, Wandsworth
The Galapagos animals, scenery and sea were out of this world, just fabulousCH, Epsom
Highlights?: Snorkelling with green turtles sea lions and penguinsPW, Twickenham
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
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
Most Memorable Moment: Swimming with sea lions, following hundreds of dolphins on the boat, diving with penguinsKH, London
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
So many (highlights) it's hard to single some out. The Galapagos are a joy from start to finish.JC, Littlehampton
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
Highlight of your trip?: Snorkeling in the Galapagos
Everything came up to expectations but the highlight was the Galápagos IslandsSC, London, SW11
"The Galápagos Islands and the amazing Machu Picchu ruins. A real once in a lifetime experience."MCP Richmond
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
Most Memorable Moment?: The obvious answer is the whole thing! If I had to choose, I'd say the experience of arriving at the top of the Prince Phillip Steps on Genovesa to be confronted by a sea of roosting and nesting seabirds completely unfazed by our presence. Of course I'd read about it in advance but nothing really prepares you for experiencing it for yourself. Another key moment was going snorkelling for the first time at the age of 70 and immediately having underwater encounters with a sea lion and a green sea turtle. My prescience in investing in a GoPro camera ahead of the trip paid huge dividends in terms of lasting memories.DM, Nottingham
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
The Galapagos tour was our highlight because of the proximity and abundance of the wildlife.AB, St Neots
A truly wonderful and privileged experience!RD, Ashford
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 cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
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
The Galápagos Islands are a wonderland. If I say that of all places I have visited in the world only the Grand Canyon is their equal in impact and living up to expectation you will have an idea of how they affected both of us.DW Lingfield
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
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 trip around the Galápagos was spectacular and I have never experienced anything like it before.LB, Enfield
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
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 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
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