G Adventures announces new vessel in the Galapagos Islands
Leading small group adventure tour operator G Adventures has added a fifth yacht to its fleet of chartered vessels for the Galapagos Islands. Beginning in January 2019, the 16-passenger Eden yacht will join G Adventures’ four other touring vessels in hosting small group, sea-based trips around the 20 major and smaller Galapagos islands.
With six different itineraries around the North, Central, West, East, and Southern islands, ranging from seven to 17 days in length, the Eden will enable G Adventures to meet the increasing traveller demand it’s seeing for Galapagos adventure: between 2016 and 2017, there was a 22 percent increase in global bookings of G Adventures’ marine-based tours through the Galapagos. One hundred percent of its yacht departures were fully sold between August 2017 through July 2018.
The competitively-priced Eden offers three upper deck, twin-share cabins with bunk beds, one main deck double bed cabin, and four lower deck twin-share cabins, as well as a scenic, two-level, wrap around deck with outdoor lounge area and sundeck, ideal for relaxation and wildlife spotting.
The Eden will also house accommodations for nine crew members, including a chef and expert naturalist as well as an interior dining room and living room with television and DVD for entertainment use.
Built in 1996 and refurbished in 2012, G Adventures plans to move the Eden into drydock this Autumn for further upgrades and “G” branding. It is available for booking now by travel agents and travellers alike.
“We are continuing to see increased demand from our travellers looking to experience the Galapagos Islands and the addition of the Eden marks an exciting development for us to be able to meet this demand,” comments Brian Young, Managing Director at G Adventures. “The wildlife, natural beauty and our offer of complimentary flights between Lima and Quito*, makes the archipelago an attractive destination for travellers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience”.
The addition of the Eden comes following the recent announcement that G Adventures will be offering all travellers to the archipelago a complimentary, reusable water bottle in line with the Galapagos’ commitment to ban single-use plastic in 2019.
The seven-day Galapagos – North & Central Islands Aboard the Eden tour starts from £2,079 per person, excluding flights.
*G Adventures offers travellers a free one-way flight between either Quito and Lima or Lima and Quito when they book a Peru and land or boat Galapagos tour.