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ship overview

The Isabela II is a stylish expedition yacht that hosts up to 40 passengers, promising an intimate Galapagos experience. Renowned for its attentive service, it offers comfortable cabins with large windows, providing stunning views. With knowledgeable naturalist guides, guests can explore the islands' diverse ecosystems and wildlife. The ship's elegant design seamlessly blends modern comfort with a touch of classic luxury. With a focus on sustainability, the Isabela II offers an enriching and responsible exploration of the Galapagos archipelago.

Ship Details

  • CategoryFirst
  • Passengers40 Guests
  • Cabins20 Cabins
  • Decks3 Levels
  • Crew26 People
  • Guides3 Guide(s)
  • Year Builtin 1979
  • Year Remodeledin 2017
  • Ship TypeMotor Vessel (M/V)
  • Length183 Feet
  • Beam38 Feet
  • Engine2 Cummins 1,000hp each
  • Cruising Speed11 Knots
  • Electricity12V 110V 220V
Isabella II – Southern

7 Days from $5,490

Galapagos Islands
Isabella II – Northern

5 Days from $3,990

Galapagos Islands
Isabella II – Western

5 Days from $3,990

Galapagos Islands

Ship Categories


Exquisite cruising experience, featuring top-notch amenities and personalized services. Plush accommodations, gourmet dining, and an excellent staff-to-guest ratio.

first class

High-quality cruising experience with a balance of comfort and luxury. Well-appointed cabins, a variety of dining options, numerous onboard activities, and attentive service.

mid-range class

Comfortable cruising experience with a balance between affordability and quality amenities. Ships offer cozy accommodations, a range of dining options, and a good assortment of activities. 

tourist class

Enjoyable cruising experience with basic amenities and services. They provide clean and comfortable accommodations and standard dining options.

budget class

Most affordable cruising option. While amenities and services are basic, these ships still offer clean accommodations and simple dining options.

About Your Adventure

Activity Levels

level 1 - easier

Activities: scenic drives, canoe rides, walks up to 1 hour. Trail conditions: cobblestones, pavement, gravel, or dirt paths. Some days require extended walking.


Most travelers can join level 2 adventures without prior experience. Being generally fit is important. Activities include short hikes up to 3 hours, sea kayaking in calm waters, and rafting on Class I-II rapids.


Includes 3-6 hours of daily physical activity, like rafting and wilderness camping. Hikes cover 8-10 miles, including steep ascents or descents. Rafting features Class III rapids.


Hikes up to 14 miles. Rugged terrain, exposure risk, altitudes over 10,000 ft. Rafting: Class IV-V rapids. Kayaking: 4-5 hrs daily, open water with waves and tides.

LEVEL 5 - extreme

For experienced adventurers. Trekking without vehicle support in rugged terrain above 10,000 feet. Long hikes, up to 12 hours, with significant altitude changes. Rafting in: Class IV-V rapids. Experience and doctor's certificate required.