Galapagos boat type

small yacht issues



Problems with
small yachts

Small yachts carry 8 to 25 passengers, with 16 being the average.

Many vacation-planners get carried away with a mistaken romantic notion of what cruising on a small yacht in the Galapagos entails.


Small yachts rock noticeably more than large cruise ships - both when moored and when traveling on the open sea between islands. This could make you seasick, which would spoil your vacation.


Although catamaran yachts rock less than conventional yachts, they rock appreciably more than Galapagos cruise ships.


Cabins and public spaces are cramped, beds are narrow, bunks are a possibility, bathrooms are tiny, and toilets might have to be shared, and loss of electricity and hot water are not uncommon.


Cabin storage space is typically minuscule.


Open deck space for sunbathing or sitting and relaxing is minimal.

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