G Adventures has added a custom-built catamaran to its fleet in the Galápagos.
The 10-cabin Reina Silvia Voyager has been designed to “offer the most enhanced accommodation options”, including two dedicated solo cabins, and will operate alongside the line’s two other vessels, Eden and Yolita.
An “expansive” third deck has lounge chairs for sunbathing, a cocktail bar, grill station and an outdoor hot tub. The vessel also boasts eight kayaks and two Zodiacs for landings.
The vessel, which can carry up to 16 passengers, will operate across the central, east and west islands in the archipelago, offering four itineraries, ranging from eight to 10 days.
Yves Marceau, global vice president of product at G Adventures, said the arrival of Reina Silvia Voyager would help the operator meet demand from travellers wanting “bigger-ticket adventures”.
He said: “The pandemic has made many of us rethink how we holiday. We’re seeing a very high demand for those once-in-a-lifetime adventures such as the Galápagos as travellers commit to those trips they’ve long dreamt about.”
“We’re also seeing a rise in travellers seeking solo cabin options, driven not only by more solo travellers but also those wanting their own personal space.
“The Reina Silvia Voyager is our first vessel to feature dedicated solo cabins, offering a much more affordable option for those wanting to room alone.”
Prices for the 10-day Galápagos – West and Central Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager, departing on September 2, 2022, start from £4,999.
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