Sea Lion Yacht

Galapagos day cruising at its best

Join our highly-qualified, bilingual naturalist staff for day-trips to nearby islands aboard our yacht. You’ll be part of a small group of only 20 guests, with fully personalized service aboard with 4 crew members, a delicious buffet lunch, air-conditioned interiors, and ample viewing decks.


We operate set departures aboard our yacht to different official visitor sites within the National Park. Be aware that there are only half-a-dozen yachts with these National Park permits!


Visitor sites include the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe.


All of our trips include time to enjoy some snorkelling – one of the highlights of any Galapagos experience – whether at the same island, or at a nearby site. Please note: A modest fee of $15 per person applies for wet suit usage for the duration of your stay. Snorkel equipment is included for free.


Our main priority on board our yacht

Safety is our main priority and we kindly ask guests for their cooperation. On board the yacht, we have life jackets for our guests and they are required to use them when on board the panga (dinghy) to and from the visitor site. A boat drill exercise takes place on board the yacht.


Yacht Details

  • Built in 1987 by Van der Hoeven Yachts of Holland
  • Remodelled: 2009 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Capacity: 20 guests
  • Tonnage: 57 tonnes
  • Length: 74 feet / 22.5 meters
  • Width: 17 feet / 5.2 meters
  • Motors: 2 x 275 HP Caterpillar, Model C-7
  • Crew: 4 plus 2 naturalist guides