In our opinion, the tourist superior class yachts listed on this page provide good standards of operational quality, safety, security, comfort, and guide quality...and a few of these are exceptional and strongly recommended. Most carry only 16 passengers; the Samba and Encantada carry 14 and 12 passengers respectively.
The yachts in this class are generally simple and basic, but all offer hot water and central air conditioning, some with individual cabin controls. Cabins are adequate, but generally small, and nearly all cabins on these yachts have bunk beds. Food and service are generally very good, and nearly all of these yachts meet high standards of safety and dependability. Some operate with high standards of environmental and social responsibility. Professional, experienced crew members and a level II guide with good English skills are typically found on these yachts. All of the yachts we recommend in this category generally provide a great Galapagos experience at a reasonable price.
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