New for 2016, an INCA Galapagos option for those seeking a rich educational experience at a deluxe level.
Using the deluxe yacht Reina Silvia and comfortable three and four-star hotels to facilitate airport transits and connections, Darwin's Isles provides a rewarding exploration of the Galapagos on a week-long cruise of either the western or eastern islands. An integral bonus on any INCA trip: an overnight stay on the Island of Santa Cruz before the cruise to visit Charles Darwin Research Station and find giant tortoises in the wild.
Only a handful of the most highly trained naturalists are hand-selected by INCA to guide guests on this educational program that includes in-depth shore excursions and nightly lectures, balanced with fun in the water, snorkeling and sea-kayaking, and relaxation aboard the 90-ft. yacht.
With only six staterooms, Reina Silvia provides a truly intimate atmosphere. Guests are accommodated on three decks, so there's plenty of space to spread out. In addition to the main deck salon and dining room and bar, there is room to stretch out and snooze on the spacious upper deck covered lounge and bar.
The Darwin's Isles program makes an outstanding option for friends and family charters, as each of Reina Silvia’s four lower staterooms contain an optional full-sized Pullman berth.