Gay luxury cruise in the Galapagos Islands – October 2017
UPDATE JUNE 2017: only 3 cabins (6 spaces) left!
Fancy visiting the Galapagos Islands aboard the Passion: one of the most exclusive luxury yachts in the world with an awesome group of gay guys?
You’re in the right place!
Our first gay cruise to the Galapagos took place in October 2016 and was such a resounding success, we’re doing it again in October 2017. We’ve teamed up with the highly rated and gay owned Ishpingo Tours in Ecuador to host our second luxury gay cruise to the Galapagos Islands on: 12-21 October 2017.
Spaces aboard the highly rated Passion are limited to 12 people and we expect another sell out in 2017.
And because we love you so much, we’re offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount for this one in a lifetime experience with the promo code NOMADIC5.
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THE WILDLIFE OF THE GALAPAGOS
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, around 1,000km (600 miles) from Ecuador’s coast. The variety of unique wildlife here not only inspired Darwin back in 1835, it completely captivated our group when we visited in October 2016.
This is one of the few places in the world where you get so close to the wildlife because they are blazé to humans. You’ll be so spoilt, no other safari will be the same again.
It’s not just above ground you get close with wildlife. There are many opportunities to go snorkelling and discover the rich underwater world surrounding the Galapagos Islands where reef sharks, manta rays, tropical fish and of course the many playful sea lions await you.
To read more, check out our article about the Galapagos Wildlife for Mr Hudson Explores.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE
Our gay cruise to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Passion luxury yacht will take place on 12-21 October 2017. Included in the cruise:
- 2 nights in a luxurious 5 star boutique hotel near Quito’s UNESCO listed Old Town exclusively for our group
- 8 days / 7 nights all-inclusive cruise exploring the Eastern Islands Galapagos itinerary
- all meals on board the Passion
- open bar, all alcoholic drinks are included
- fully accredited English-speaking guides
- all activities and excursions described in the itinerary, including all equipment
- roundtrip domestic airfare to/from the Galapagos, with exclusive access to the VIP lounge on arrival in Baltra
- Galapagos National Park entrance fee
- Galapagos Transit control card
- all airport transfers both in Quito and in the Galapagos
- Quito city tour and Middle of the World tour visiting the equator line including lunch
The costs are set out as follows:
- Stateroom: $7,275 (per person based on double occupancy)
- VIP Suite: $8,235 (per person based on double occupancy)
NB: there is a single supplement charge of $4,657.60.
Our itinerary will cover the Eastern Islands, for more info download the complete itinerary:
ON BOARD THE PASSION LUXURY YACHT
The Passion is a 48.5 metres (159 feet) long yacht with 4 decks, originally a private family vessel, which was recently refurbished and adapted to cruise in the Galapagos.
It is simply everything you dreamed of, with an exceptional amount of space for only 12 passengers. There’s no wonder why CNN rated it as one of the top 6 best exclusive charter yachts in the world.
The exclusive vessel has ample social areas, a panoramic sky lounge and bar, a separate dining room, wonderfully spacious sun decks for al fresco dining and a secluded sun deck with Jacuzzi for relaxation and privacy.
Yes that’s right, there’s a Jacuzzi on board. After a day trekking, snorkelling and kayaking, you’ve no idea how amazing it is to relax in this Jacuzzi with a
glass bottle of champagne to hand.
There are 6 cabins available on the yacht:
- 4 staterooms: each fully air-conditioned with private bathroom and bathtub
- The VIP Suite: larger than the staterooms with 2 ensuite bathrooms
- The Master Suite: the largest room on the yacht, also with 2 ensuite bathrooms, located at the front of the yacht, offering the best views.
WHY CHOOSE OUR GALAPAGOS GAY CRUISE
The Passion is exclusive. It’s the largest charter yacht in the Galapagos, yet it’s designed for only 12 guests. With a passenger crew ratio of 1:1, you’re ensured a first class and personalised service.
Having a smaller group compared to other charters also means that excursions and activities are more involved, allowing closer interaction with your guide and the wildlife. Everyone is guaranteed to have an amazing time with lots of smiles and jazz hands!!
#2 Gay friendly staff
The staff on board the Passion are all male and extremely gay friendly. They made us feel completely at home and at no stage did we ever feel out of place or uncomfortable.
Within the first few days most crew will remember your name, how you like your eggs cooked, how you take your coffee and your choice of drink.
#3 High level of service
Exploring the Galapagos is an experience which will stay with you for the rest of your life. But what makes is even more special is the high level of service on board.
Pampering starts from the moment you step on board. After every excursion, you are warmly welcomed with a fresh hand towel, refreshing drink and snacks. Each time we entered and left our rooms, even for a second, the staff would somehow magically go in after you and make it spotless without you realising.
They truly will do everything possible to ensure you have a memorable and unforgettable experience with your partner. In our case, they arranged our own al fresco romantic dinner underneath the star light…the ideal moment to make a certain proposal (!)
#4 Gourmet food and fabulous cocktails
Without doubt the gourmet food is worth the cruise in itself. Every meal was thoughtfully prepared and expertly served. The chef will cater his menu to the tastes and needs of the group, serving a mix of international and Ecuadorian food.
The bar is stocked up with every alcoholic beverage you can imagine. Fancy a Margarita? Pisco Sour? Old Fashioned? Carlos the barman’s got you covered and will also blow you away with his own unique cocktail recipes.
#5 Help protect the Galapagos Islands
The Passion Yacht is not only one of the most exclusive highly rated yachts in the world, the owners, Angermeyer Cruises have teamed up with WildAid to create the Galapagos Conservation Fund. The aim of this fund is to stop what has become the greatest threat to the Galapagos Islands: illegal fishing and invasive species.
As part of this arrangement, they guarantee that $100 from each booking is donated to this fund. Therefore, by booking our cruise, you will not only be enjoying a one in a lifetime experience, you’ll also be helping to preserve this incredible but sensitive environment.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE TO THE GALAPAGOS
First of all, fill out the form below with promo code NOMADIC5 to receive a 5% discount off the following costs:
- Stateroom: $7,275 (per person based on double occupancy)
- Master or VIP Suite: $8,235 (per person based on double occupancy)
Remember, if you book your cabin before 15th May 2017 we will offer a free upgrade to business class for the domestic roundtrip flight to/from Quito/Galapagos islands and an exclusive night tour of the historic centre with Quito Eterno.
Note: if you’re a solo traveller, you may request a single hotel room and single cabin on the Passion for an additional charge, subject to availability.
If you cannot make the dates of our cruise in October, you can still use our promo code to claim your discount on other cruises by completing the form on this page.
FOR MORE INSPIRATION WATCH OUR GALAPAGOS ISLANDS TRAVEL VIDEO: