The Galapagos Seaman Journey is a comfortable premium catamaran providing excellent comfort, size, style and stability for a Galapagos cruise.

The Galapagos Seaman Journey has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers in 8 shared cabins, with intimate surroundings when needed, but also camaraderie and shared dining, lounge and bar facilities, and a fabulous ocean-view sundeck with unbeatable views of the sunsets and the Galapagos Islands throughout your cruise. There is free use of snorkelling equipment on the vessel, as well as opportunities for sea-kayaking and surfing if weather, your abilities, and your itinerary permit.

One of the many benefits of the Galapagos Seaman Journey is the cruise itinerary options available, so whether you are looking for a short introduction to the Galapagos or an extension to your South America holiday on a 4 day or 5 day cruise, a longer 8 day cruise to immerse you in the Galapagos islands, or a full 15 day epic itinerary to visit all of the archipelago, then the Seaman Journey has an option for you. All the cruise options visit a variety of islands and will give you an incredible chance to admire the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos.

Itinerary A: 4 Day Cruise (Eastern and Northern Islands) - from £1890pp

Seaman Journey Itinerary A

Departs every 14 days.

Day 1 (Fri) AM: Arrive to start your Seaman Journey Galapagos cruise / PM: Spot frigate birds and blue-footed boobies at North Seymour Island

Day 2 (Sat) AM: Climb Prinec Philip's Steps at El Barranco on Genovesa Island for fabulous views / PM: Overland trail to spot seabirds at Darwin Bay

Day 3 (Sun) AM: Visit Plazas on Santa Cruz Island and spot iguanas / PM: Walk across Santa Fe Island to spot sea lions, mockingbirds and Galapagos snakes

Day 4 (Mon) AM: Visit Jacinto Gordillo Galapagos Giant Tortoise breeding centre / PM: Return to Ecuador mainland

Itinerary B: 5 Day Cruise (Eastern and Southern Islands) - from £2770pp

Seaman Journey Itinerary Map B

Departs every 14 days

Day 1 (Mon) AM: Arrive in the Galapagos and transfer to Seaman Journey catamaran / PM: Visit the Galapagos Interpretation Centre on San Cristobal Island

Day 2 (Tue) AM: Journey to Galapaguera to observe Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat / PM: Swimming and snorkelling with sea lions at Cerro Brujo

Day 3 (Wed) AM: The pristine white sandy sea lion beach of Gardner Bay on Espanola Island / PM: Visit one of the wildlife highlights of the Galapagos following an overland trail through the birdlife at Suarez Point

Day 4 (Thu) AM: At Cormorant Point on Floreana Island follow a trail to a flamingo lagoon / PM: Visit the historic Post Office Bay and admire the landscape from Baroness Lookout

Day 5 (Fri) AM: End your cruise with a visit to the famous Charles Darwin Research Station / PM: Return to Ecuador mainland

Itinerary C: 8 Day Cruise (Central and Western Islands) - from £4390pp

Seaman Journey Itinerary Map C

Departs every 14 days

Day 1 (Fri) AM: Arrive in the Galapagos / PM: Spot Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their native habitat in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island

Day 2 (Sat) AM: At Mangove Point on Fernandina Island explore the wildlife of the mangroves by panga boat and snorkelling / PM: Overland trail at Punta Moreno

Day 3 (Sun) AM: Spot land iguanas at Urbina Bay on Isabela Island / PM: Overland trail at the pirate hide-out of Tagus Cove 

Day 4 (Mon) AM: Spot marine iguanas on an exploration of Espinoza Point on Fernandina Island / PM: Visit the cliffs and coastline of Punta Vicente Roca and explore the magical world under the ocean

Day 5 (Tue) AM: On Santiago Island visit Espumilla Beach / PM: The black volcanic beach of Puerto Egas

Day 6 (Wed) AM: Discover the landscape of Rabida Island and walk to a flamingo lagoon / PM: Spot iguanas and penguins on a visit to the conical island of Chinese Hat

Day 7 (Thu) AM: Visit the bizarre volcanic terrain at Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island / PM: Climb up Bartolome Island to experience the classic post-card landscape view of the Galapagos Islands

Day 8 (Fri) AM: Spot birdlife including flamingoes at Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz Island / PM: Return to Ecuador mainland

Extended Cruises: 8 Days / 11 Days / 12 Days / 15 Days

Seaman Journey CatamaranIf you are looking for a longer cruise option to visit more of the islands or enhance your cruise on the Seaman Journey then longer cruises of 8 days (A+B), 11 days (C+A), 12 days (B+C) and 15 days (A+B+C) are available by combining the various cruise itinerary routes. If you would like a combined itinerary route or full details please contact us for further information.

Detailed Itineraries: Please contact us for detailed itineraries of these or any of our other Galapagos cruises.

Options: These cruises can be booked by themselves, can include flights and services on the Ecuador mainland, or can be combined with any of our other holidays in South America.

Seaman JourneyPrices Include: The Galapagos cruise, all excursions with a naturalist guide, all food during the cruise including water, tea and coffee, the INGALA Galapagos Transit Control Card, transfers to/from the airport in the Galapagos, and 100% financial protection. Prices are per person based on two people travelling together in a shared standard cabin (the catamaran has cabin suites available for an upgrade, please contact us for further information). Single person supplement may apply.

Prices Do Not Include: The Galapagos National Park Entry Fee (payable on arrival in the Galapagos airport, currently US$100 although subject to change), flights to / from the Galapagos (see below), alcoholic drinks, tips and additional personal expenses during the cruise.

Go Andes ATOL LogoFlights to the Galapagos Islands - £500pp: Flights between the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuador mainland (either Guayaquil or Quito) when booked with us cost £500 per person (economy-class) and we can include these flights for you if required - just let us know. Any flight-inclusive package holiday booked through us would be ATOL-protected through our ATOL license. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:


  • Class: Superior
  • Vessel Name: M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey
  • Type: Motor Catamaran
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Year of Construction: 2007
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Crew: 8 crew and 1 guide
  • Cabins: 8 cabins. All have A/C, private bathrooms with full shower, hot water, 110/220v electricity points, and ocean view windows. All rooms are above water level. 6 are standard twin cabins, and the remaining 2 cabins are suites with double beds.
  • Social Areas / Services: Shaded and sunny deck space, dining room, bar & lounge, library, TV and DVD player, music system, 2 bars. Seaman Journey carries snorkelling equipment, kayaks and surfboards for guests.
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The Seaman Journey has three main decks along with a top deck / sun deck, so is very spacious catamaran for only 16 passengers.

Lower Deck

The lower deck is home to the crew and kitchen areas:

seaman journey deck lower

Main Deck

On the main deck there are 6 cabins as well as the communal dining and briefing areas:

Seaman Journey Main Deck

Upper Deck

The upper deck is home to the 2 x suite cabins and an outdoor communal area:

Seaman Journey Upper Deck

Sun Deck

The sun deck features sun loungers and is a fantastic place to admire the beautiful scenery of the Galapagos during rest time in your cruise:

Seaman Journey Sun Deck

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Seaman Journey Bar
Seaman Journey Dining Room
Seaman Journey Sun Deck
Seaman Journey Bathroom
Seaman Journey Double Cabin
Seaman Journey Twin Cabin