- As pioneers in small-yacht travel in the Galapagos Islands over 3 decades ago, we continue to offer an unrivaled experience in this remote archipelago. Discover Charles Darwin’s living laboratory aboard our two signature yachts, one of which was owned by a Princess.
- As the second oldest cruise operator on the islands, we can offer our guests a Galapagos travel adventure that few other cruise companies can match. Experience the Galapagos in comfort and refinement, led by the best and most experienced naturalists and under the care of the finest professional staff.
- Our yachts are tailored specifically for this natural paradise, offering our guests an experience that encapsulates the wildlife, scenery and environment. Itineraries that take you off the beaten path, for spectacular up-close encounters with nature.
- On our Galapagos luxury cruises you will travel & encounter giant Galapagos tortoises, prehistoric marine iguanas and unique species of penguins, flightless cormorants and pink flamingos up close and personal.
- Experience our destinations with small groups in front-row seats and away from the crowds.
- Let us help you arrange your pre or post Galapagos cruise options. You can also extend your trip in South America: a region offering thriving indigenous cultures, ancient Incan temples, Spanish Colonial Haciendas, the spectacular Andean mountains and the wild Amazon Basin.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Experience the natural paradise of Galapagos Islands the way Charles Darwin did, by taking a luxury yacht cruise with Quasar Expeditions. 97% of The Galapagos Archipelago is a National Park and only 3% is inhabited by humans. Considering that 10 of the 13 major islands are only accessible by sea, taking a Galapagos luxury cruise by yacht is the best and only way to visit this natural paradise. Travel to the Galapagos aboard Princess Grace Kelly’s Royal honeymoon luxury yacht, exclusive for 16 guests or with with The Evolution, exclusive for 32 guests.
Grace Galapagos Cruise: Guests who cruise aboard the M/Y Grace, our refined 16-Guest Camper & Nicholson yacht, will experience the islands the way Darwin did in the past: personally and privately, but with the added distinction, comfort and elegance of today. Evolution Galapagos Cruise: 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. Up to 32 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. For over 34 years, the family owned Quasar Expeditions has specialized in authentic travel experiences to remote destinations in South America with one key goal in mind: to create memories that last a lifetime.
As pioneers in small-yacht travel in the Galapagos Islands over 3 decades ago, we continue to offer an unrivaled experience in this remote archipelago. Discover Charles Darwin’s living laboratory aboard our two signature yachts, one of which was owned by a Princess.
M/Y Grace: Grace Kelly’s Royal Honeymoon Yacht - 16 Guests
7 nights / 8 days cruises from $7,500 pp all inclusive. Cruise the Galapagos Islands like a royal aboard Grace Kelly’s honeymoon yacht. Guests who cruise aboard the M/Y Grace will experience the islands the way Darwin did in the past: personally and privately, but with the added distinction, comfort and elegance of today. Refined yet adventurous and agile, it’s no wonder Grace Kelly chose this ship for her royal honeymoon.
A Galapagos icon, our 16-Guest Camper & Nicholson yacht gives passengers a luxurious glimpse into its stellar history, including ownership by millionaire tycoons, the royalty of Monaco, and a stint in the British Navy during WWII. With a focus on Galapagos immersion, the Grace offers expanded deck space, naturalist guides with 15+ years of experience, and itineraries crafted for maximum wildlife encounters.
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.
M/Y Grace: Grace Kelly’s Royal Honeymoon Yacht - 16 Guests
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.