EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Allow Haugan Cruises to take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Our boutique yachts are unlike any other form of travel and the only way to experience the magic of the Galapagos Islands. Haugan Cruises has been operating for over ten years, offering the best there is to offer in luxury catamaran cruises in the Galapagos Islands. .
  • From exclusive voyages in the World Heritage Galapagos to transformational adventure tours in Ecuador & Peru, your journey starts here, today. Besides cruises & scuba diving tours in the Galapagos, we offer daily and overnight (up to 15 day) luxury tours of Ecuador & Peru.
  • On Haugan Cruises’ vessels you will find courteous staff waiting to meet your every need, along with a certified bilingual Naturalist Guide who will show you the majesty of these beautiful islands.
  • Enjoy unprecedented comfort inside our fleet of luxury yachts, which ensure the views of a lifetime are set against a backdrop of luxury for your dream holiday. Our yachts come with a huge sundeck, jacuzzi, and spacious cabins each with private balcony.
  • As a guest of Haugan Cruises one will find endemic wildlife, which can be found nowhere else on Earth and discover the unique geographical structures formed by volcanic uplifts shaped by millions of years of erosion. The islands are truly a majestic destination that cannot be missed.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Kayaking

Our sea kayaks are the ideal means by which to get some good exercise and explore the cliffs and shores of the various visitor sites around the archipelago. A typical cruise week offers great opportunities to go kayaking around secluded coves, shores, mangrove estuaries and beautiful beaches. Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, sea lions and many other animals can be seen from up-close on a kayak and even as they swim!



Hiking

During each day of your Galapagos cruise you will have two expeditions to a visiting point on a specific island where you will be able to walk and hike on beaches, lava fields, alongside cliffs and around mangrove estuaries. Our walks and hikes include wildlife encounters, scenic views and detailed lectures and explanations from your naturalist guide on many issues concerning the islands. This activity is great to get amazing shots of wildlife from up-close.



Snorkeling

You will be offered the opportunity to go snorkeling almost every day at various snorkeling sites around the archipelago. You will have the chance to snorkel with playful sea lions, marine iguanas, green sea turtles and many other wonderful creatures. For non-divers, this is an incredible way to get a glimpse of the marine.



Zodiac Rides

The group, of up to 9 guests per zodiac, is taken for a ride alongside cliffs and shores, secluded coves and beautiful mangrove estuaries. This activity is great to see volcanic formations as well as shore birds from up-close. In the mangrove estuaries it is very common to see green sea turtles mating, golden & eagle rays and sleeping reef sharks! This activity provides various chances to get some great photographs of marine creatures from up close!



Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is offered as an additional activity for those guests who are looking to take a peek at the underwater world of the Galapagos. On the day your yacht visits the port town of Puerto Ayora, you can choose to go on a day diving trip instead of the visit planned for that day. If you do not want to miss the activities planned for the day at Port, you can also choose to go diving either by arriving a couple of days before the start of your cruise or by staying on the islands a couple of days after the cruise. Please inquire with us for more information on our Galapagos diving adventures.


Birdwatching

For bird lovers, the Galapagos Islands offer you the opportunity of seeing shore birds, water birds, sea birds and land birds daily. Some of these birds appear to be taken out of a fiction book. And best of all, because they are unafraid of humans, you don’t need big lenses to get amazing shots. Birdlife in Galapagos literally will pose for the perfect shot.



Whale & Dolphin Spotting

Whale spotting and snorkeling with wild dolphins is quite common in our Galapagos cruises. During the longer navigations, you may even see dolphins riding the waves in front of your yacht. Get ready for some spectacular encounters with Galapagos’ best sea mammals.

The Luxe Voyager is an authorized travel agent for Haugan Cruises & Tours. Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your dream expedition to South America.

Call: +852 9465 4577

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Allow Haugan Cruises to take you on an adventure of a lifetime on the trails of Charles Darwin. Our boutique yachts are unlike any other form of travel and the only way to experience the magic of the Galapagos Islands. From exclusive voyages in the Galapagos to transformational adventure tours in Ecuador & Peru, your journey starts here, today. Haugan Cruises has been operating for over ten years, offering the best there is to offer in luxury catamaran cruises in the Galapagos Islands. With the arrival of MT (Motor Trimaran) Camila, our fleet is complete with our other two catamarans, MC Ocean Spray, and MC Petrel. This makes Haugan Cruises the most up to date Galapagos Cruises tour operator.

On Haugan Cruises’ vessels you will find courteous staff waiting to meet your every need, along with a certified bilingual Naturalist Guide who will show you the majesty of these beautiful islands. As a guest of Haugan Cruises one will find endemic wildlife, which can be found nowhere else on Earth and discover the unique geographical structures formed by volcanic uplifts shaped by millions of years of erosion. The islands are truly a majestic destination that cannot be missed. Besides cruises & scuba diving tours in the Galapagos, we offer daily and overnight (up to 15 day) tours of Ecuador & Peru.

With more than 16 years of experience, Haugan Cruises features exclusive cruise programs that are hard to match. MC Petrel, MC Ocean Spray, and the new MT Camila comprise this company’s fleet of luxury vessels. The boats deliver client-oriented service that is rarely seen on cruises. Each vessel can accommodate 16 guests in its exceptionally furnished cabins, each of which exudes maritime spirit and exploration and has the square footage of a high-end hotel. What’s more, the cabins have their own private balcony which gives you a chance to surrender to the endless horizon while travelling to your destination.

Haugan Cruises offers tours of the Galapagos Islands for an amazing opportunity to meet the unique marine and land species that inspired Charles Darwin. On top of that, you can extend your journey and get a unique taste of Latin America. La Selva Eco Lodge & Spa, a Haugan-owned property located in the Ecuadorian rainforest, is there to perfectly round off your cruise. There are more than a few activities to enjoy at La Selva. A day at the lodge may include tracking, community engagement, and marvellous vistas from the observation tower. But when you get tired, the spa is always there for some relaxation.

Quasar Expeditions Grace Kelly Yacht Galapagos Islands
Quasar Expeditions Grace Kelly Yacht Suite
Quasar Expeditions Grace Kelly Yacht Premium Stateroom

M/Y Grace: Grace Kelly’s Royal Honeymoon Yacht - 16 Guests

Board the luxurious Petrel that sails the tranquil waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands. This beautiful yacht offers the best creature comforts while you go in search of the region’s incredible attractions. Eight spacious cabins accommodate 16 passengers, and multiple social areas can be found on each deck. There are six staterooms and two suites, each with a private bathroom, hot running water, individually controlled air conditioning, and your own balcony, equipped with two chairs and a coffee table, a great place to gently start and end each day in one of the most exclusive cruising destinations in the world. A large lounge on the Upper Deck and a cosier one on the Lower Deck give plenty of common space for relaxing with a book from the library or a movie when on board, in addition to the inviting sun deck that is adorned with flexible reclining chairs and an indulgent Jacuzzi, which is always a favourite for all ages.

Just like its namesake bird, the Petrel is both elegant and swift as it cuts silently through the archipelago, bringing you to all corners of these enchanting islands. Enjoy tanning on the sun deck, or perhaps relax with a cocktail in the al fresco dining area after a fun-filled day of snorkelling and hiking. For each meal, the chef prepares a culinary delight that will replenish your energy for your next activity. You can count on a knowledgeable and bilingual naturalist guide and a first-class crew that will accompany you throughout your experience. First class guides assist with up-close encounters of iconic Galapagos species such as white tipped sharks, giant sea turtles, rays, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, whales and much more.

  • Relish delicious meals, prepared by gourmet executive chefs, in the dining room or in the al fresco dining area
  • Relax on the huge sundeck, a great position for watching whales and dolphins or to simply relax and soak up the sun between island excursions. In the evenings, there is no better place for stargazing
  • Gain fascinating knowledge about your marine surroundings with on board naturalist guides
Quasar Expeditions MV Evolution Yacht Galapagos Islands
Quasar Expeditions Galapagos Island MV Evolution Yacht Stateroom
Quasar Expeditions Galapagos Island MV Evolution Yacht Twin Stateroom

M/V Evolution - 32 Guests

7 nights / 8 days cruises from $6,500 pp all inclusive. Experience the Galapagos in spacious comfort and privacy aboard a yacht that retraces the footsteps of Darwin. The Evolution cruises the archipelago with the lines and style of the roaring of 20’s, while offering the finest amenities and service of modern times. This yacht was carefully crafted for Guests to experience the islands through Darwin’s lens.

Exclusively designed for 32 passengers, Guests are immersed in wildlife encounters away from the crowds, guided by naturalist guides with years of local experience. Enjoy a sense of relaxed freedom on board with 360-degree exterior walkarounds, recently renovated spacious suites, and unparalleled familial hospitality.

Travel to the Galapagos aboard Princess Grace Kelly’s Royal honeymoon luxury yacht. Exclusive for 16 guests. Awarded #1 Small-ship Ocean Cruise Line in the World by Travel+Leisure 2019 & 2018.

Experience the Galapagos the way Charles Darwin did; privately and intimately. Exclusive for 32 guests. Awarded #1 Small-ship Ocean Cruise Line in the World by Travel+Leisure 2019 & 2018.

Quasar Expeditions Grace Kelly Yacht Inside Salon
Quasar Expeditions Grace Kelly Yacht Outside Salon
Quasar Expeditions Grace Kelly Yacht Outside Dining
Quasar Expeditions Galapagos Grace Kelly Yacht Bar
Quasar Expeditions Grace Kelly Yacht Jacuzzi

M/Y Grace: Grace Kelly’s Royal Honeymoon Yacht - 16 Guests

Quasar Expeditions Galapagos Island MV Evolution Yacht Inside Salon
Quasar Expeditions Galapagos Island MV Evolution Yacht Outside Salon
Quasar Expeditions Galapagos Island MV Evolution Yacht Deck

M/V Evolution - 32 Guests

At Quasar Expeditions, our mission is to fulfill the travel dreams of fellow explorers by creating unique and meaningful travel experiences at each of our destinations. We have been doing this since 1986.

We do not sell to the tourist. We cater to the traveler. Travelers are very different. They are on a journey in search for something much more profound. We strive to make sure our guests connect on an emotional level with the destination and all it encompasses. This includes its people, history, culture, food and nature. It is a lot more than just a physical trip. It is a journey for transformation.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Nearest Airport
Seymour Airport, Baltra Island
Local Currency
United States Dollar (USD)
Time Change
GMT – 6
Language
Spanish
Best time to go
December to June

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