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Galapagos Legend

Boutique Expedition Cruise Ship

This magnificent vessel, with a capacity for 100 guests, has the charm of The Enchanted Islands; it is still small enough for a more intimate experience with friends and family. With her three different decks, the Galapagos Legend offers a great variety of comfortable and spacious social areas without losing its sense of intimacy. Its fantastic open decks allow you to admire the islands’ flora and fauna, enjoy a BBQ at night, or take some sun at the pool and bar areas.Take advantage of its spacious inside auditorium for important conferences. Our philosophy is based on an environment without any formalisms or strict etiquette.

Activities

Scuba Diving


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For adventurous and certified divers looking for the best dive sites in the Galapagos Islands, this service is provided with professional dive masters and instructors.  It now can be combined with our scheduled Galapagos Cruises on board the Galapagos Legend and the Coral I & the Coral II. If interested, you can do a couple dive tours in a day. Ideal for divers who would like to share with their family and friends a Galapagos cruise, but still want to see the amazing underwater world of the Galapagos.

Glass Bottom Boat


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We are proud to also offer our glass bottom boat to those who might want to stay dry yet still share in the magic of the Galapagos submarine environment! In the company of our naturalist guide, you will be taken to the best vantage points to look down into the underwater world.

Hiking


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Twice-daily excursions ashore to the best visitor sites permitted by the national park. We will always be in the company of an expert naturalist guide. Walks will concentrate on spending quality time learning about the native fauna and flora. We will have ample time to observe, absorb and photograph. For your convenience walking sticks are available for those who wish.

Snorkeling


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With snorkeling equipment available on board (at no cost) we invite you to explore the exuberant underwater world. A naturalist guide will always be present while snorkeling. Our dinghies remain close at hand for snorkeler’s convenience and safety. We will offer snorkeling activities once or twice per day on the best snorkeling spots of the archipelago.

Kayaking


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New, transparent kayaks! Watch the fish while kayaking! All kayaking activities are in the company of one of our naturalist guides. We supply all necessary kayak and safety equipment.

Dinghy Ride


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We offer guided dinghy tours to extraordinary spots around the islands into otherwise inaccessible areas.

Social Areas

Lonesome George Restaurant


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Our acclaimed Lonesome George Restaurant will surprise you with its wide range of mouth-watering, culinary delights. Using fresh ingredients, we serve a high level of international and local cuisine from our professional chefs. With an a la carte dinner option, we also cater to vegetarian or kosher requests and include a children’s menu.

Fisherman's Bar


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The fisherman’s bar features cold, local, craft beer, a variety of cocktails and cold sparkling wines to enjoy beside the only shipboard pool in the entire archipelago.

Charles Darwin Panorama Lounge Bar


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Inspired by Charles Darwin’s explorations in Galapagos, the lounge features a full bar serving a variety of local and international drinks. Equipped with high-end audiovisual equipment, a 24 hour complimentary snack and coffee station, Wi-Fi service and floor to ceiling windows, this is the place to be.

Al Fresco Restaurant


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BBQ dinner amid the islands in a buffet style meal with a great selection of cuts, seafood, vegetables, and salad options. Two lifeboats with tables that can accommodate up to 14 people each for a classic dining experience.

Swimming Pool & Sun Terrace


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Open Spaces are our specialty with a Jacuzzi, pool, sun deck area, an al-fresco restaurant, private balconies with a total of 7,244 ft2 ( 673 m2) of outdoor space.

Boutique


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Shop in our boutique, which offers modern and traditional exclusive souvenirs of the islands and Ecuador.

Snorkeling Equipment Room


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One of the most gratifying parts of every excursion is to plunge to discover the underwater of the Galapagos. Before every excursion, we will provide you with all the snorkeling gear for an underwater adventure.

Kids Corner


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The little ones have a special place on board with various activities to enjoy.

Auditorium


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Take advantage of the spacious auditorium that can host important meetings, conferences and workshops.

Library


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Fitness Center


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Our fitness center is fully equipped, for those who do not want to miss out on their fitness routine while cruising with us.

Science Corner


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For those who want to learn more about the Enchanted Islands, there are magazines, books and multimedia materials regarding evolution, natural and historical facts of the archipelago. Also, our expedition leader will be happy to help if there are further doubts.

Galapagos Legend Cabins

The M/V Galapagos Legend has 52 ocean view, air-conditioned cabins plus 3 interior ones, each cabin counts with lower beds and private facilities in which a matrimonial, double, triple or quadruple options are available. We have suited a new cabin configuration to assure enjoyment for families and friends traveling together. Each cabin includes: hair dryer, special bedding, and updated furniture. Internal, local and international satellite telephone service is offered, Internet is accessible when anchoring in main islands. Voltage is set for 110-220 volts/60 Hz. The Balcony suites have private balconies and panoramic windows to immerse yourself within the vast landscape that you are about to witness and enjoy it privately. The Junior suites have three meters of panoramic windows to enjoy the scenery.

Legend Balcony Suite


Legend Balcony Suite
  • 1 cabin located on the Moon Deck
  • Double & Triple options
  • Panoramic windows & private balcony
  • Exclusive & exquisite decoration
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne
  • Top of the line amenities & bathrobe
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs.
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs.

We have upsized and renamed our biggest and most comfortable cabin; our new Legend Balcony Suite will feature plenty of space to move around freely; including a generously large balcony, perfect for sophisticated & distinguished clientele.

Balcony Suite Plus


Balcony Suite Plus
  • 5 Balcony Suites on the Moon Deck.
  • 2 Balcony Suites on the Sky Deck
  • Double & Triple options.
  • Panoramic windows & private balcony
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne
  • Top of the line amenities & bathrobe
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs.
  • Average Area: From 22m2 / 237ft2

One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 7 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations.

Balcony Suite


Balcony Suite
  • 4 Balcony Suites on the Moon Deck.
  • 6 Balcony Suites on the Sky Deck
  • Double & Triple options.
  • Panoramic windows & private balcony
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne
  • Top of the line amenities & bathrobe
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs.
  • Average Area: From 22m2 / 237ft2

One of the most striking aspects of our ship: 10 top of the line Balcony Suites located in the Sky Deck and the Moon Deck, measuring an average of 22 m2 (237 ft2). Including a significant redesign and general upgrades to more than satisfy customer´s expectations.

Junior Suite Plus


Junior Suite Plus
  • 4 Junior Suites Plus on the Earth Deck
  • Double, Triple & Quadruple options
  • 2 Panoramic windows per cabin
  • Interconnected options available
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs
  • Average Area 20m2 / 215 ft2 in Junior Suites Plus

Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort.

Junior Suite


Junior Suite
  • 24 Junior Suites on the Earth Deck
  • Double, Triple options
  • 2 Panoramic windows per cabin
  • Interconnected options available
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs
  • Average Area 15 m2 / 161 ft2 in Junior Suites

Featuring big panoramic windows to admire the landscape, offering a wide variety of arrangements in Double & Triple and interconnected configurations, enjoy the perks of having the family together in private quarters with even more space for your comfort.

Standard Plus


Standard Plus
  • 7 cabins on the Sea & Earth Deck
  • Single & Double options
  • Interior accomodations
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs
  • Average Area: 11 m2 / 118 ft2

7 comfortable cabins, located on the Earth and Sea Decks.

Standard Cabin (interior)


Standard Cabin (interior)
  • 3 cabins on the Earth Deck
  • Single & Double options
  • Interior accomodations
  • Reusable bottles and crossbody bag as souvenirs
  • Average Area: From 13m2 /140ft2

3 comfortable cabins, located on the Earth Deck.

Legend Itineraries

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4 days / 3 nights (Monday - Thursday)

Monday:
am: Baltra Airport
pm: Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island) (for extended cruises)


Tuesday:
am: El Barranco, Prince Phillip's Steps (Genovesa Island)
pm: Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)


Wednesday:
am: Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
pm: Santa Fe Island


Thursday:
am: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
am: Baltra Airport


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5 days / 4 nights (Thursday - Monday)

Thursday:
am: Baltra Airport
pm: Mosquera Islet


Friday:
am: Egas Port (Santiago Island)
pm: Rabida Island


Saturday:
am: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
pm: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)


Sunday:
am: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island)
pm: Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)


Monday:
am: Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
am: Baltra Airport


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4 days / 3 nights (Monday - Thursday)

Monday:
am: Baltra Airport
pm: Bartolome Island


Tuesday:
am: South Plaza Island
pm: North Seymour Island


Wednesday:
am: Punta Pitt & Islet
pm: Cerro Brujo


Thursday:
am: Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve
am: San Cristobal Airport


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5 days / 4 nights (Thursday - Monday)

Thursday:
am: San Cristobal Airport
pm: Interpetation Center & Frigatebird


Friday:
am: Gardner Bay, Osborn or gardner Islets
pm: Punta Suarez


Saturday:
am: Post office
pm: Punta Cormoran, Devil´s Crown or Champion Islet


Sunday:
am: Charles Darwin Research Station & Highlands Torotoise Reserve
pm: Eden Islet or Ballena Bay


Monday:
am: Punta Carrion
am: Baltra Airport


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Monday:
am: Baltra Airport
pm: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island)
Tuesday:
am: El Barranco, Prince Phillip's Steps (Genovesa Island)
pm: Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
Wednesday:
am: Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
pm: Santa Fe Island
Thursday:
am: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
pm: Mosquera Islet
Friday:
am: Egas Port (Santiago Island)
pm: Rabida Island
Saturday:
am: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
pm: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Sunday:
am: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island)
pm: Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
Monday:
am: Pit Craters (Santa Cruz Island)
am: Baltra Airport

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Thursday:
am: Baltra Airport
pm: Mosquera Islet
Friday:
am: Egas Port (Santiago Island)
pm: Rabida Island
Saturday:
am: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
pm: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Sunday:
am: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island)
pm: Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
Monday:
am: Pit Craters (Santa Cruz Island)
pm: Bartolome Island
Tuesday:
am: South Plaza Island
pm: North Seymour Island
Wednesday:
am: Punta Pitt & Islet
pm: Cerro Brujo
Monday:
am: Cero Colorado Reserva de Tortugas
am: Aeropuerto San Cristobal

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Monday:
am: Baltra Airport
pm: Bartolome Island
Tuesday:
am: South Plaza Island
pm: North Seymour Island
Wednesday:
am: Punta Pitt & Islet
pm: Cerro Brujo
Thursday:
am: Interpretation Center
pm: Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve
Friday:
am: Gardner Bay, Osborn or gardner Islets
pm: Punta Suarez
Saturday:
am: Post office
pm: Punta Cormoran, Devil´s Crown or Champion Islet
Sunday:
am: Charles Darwin Research Station & Highlands Torotoise Reserve
pm: Eden Islet or Ballena Bay
Monday:
am: Punta Carrión
am: Baltra Airport

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Thursday:
am: San Cristobal Airport
pm: Interpetation Center & Frigatebird
Friday:
am: Gardner Bay, Osborn or gardner Islets
pm: Punta Suarez
Saturday:
am: Post office
pm: Punta Cormoran, Devil´s Crown or Champion Islet
Sunday:
am: Charles Darwin Research Station & Highlands Torotoise Reserve
pm: Eden Islet or Ballena Bay
Monday:
am: Punta Carrion
pm: Black Turtle Cove
Tuesday:
am: El Barranco, Prince Phillip's Steps (Genovesa Island)
pm: Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
Wednesday:
am: Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
pm: Santa Fe Island
Thursday:
am: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
am: Baltra Airport

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Galapagos Legend Deck Plan

Galapagos Legend Technical Information


Gross tonnage: 2890 t.
Length: 301 ft (92 m)
Wide: 47 ft (15 m)
Decks: 4
Galapagos Legend:
Rebuilt: 2002
Gross tonnage: 2890 t.
Length: 301 ft (92 m)
Wide: 47 ft (15 m)
Decks: 4
Made in: Germany
Rebuilt: 2002
Refurbished: 2017
Speed: 17 knots
Cruise speed: 15 knots
Life Rafts: 22 for 25 pax each
Dinghies: 6 for 20 pax each
Glass bottom boat: 1
Kayaks: 8 double, 1 single

Galapagos Legend Security Information


All our cruise ships operate in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization guidelines. GO Galapagos complies with the International Safety Management Code which aims to guarantee the marine safety and protect the environment. Also, we operate under the National Legislation to preserve the Galapagos Islands. The ship’s crew before boarding is required to show their certifications upon entrance on the Galapagos National Park. Such certification entails several emergency drill exercises and scenarios for emergency situations, including the evacuation of a ship. All of our cruise ships have lifeboats, life rafts and preserves for each person on the boat, as well as for additional capacity.

The Galapagos Legend Experience


Go Galapagos snorkelingThe perfects vacations start just by the time you arrive on board the Galapagos Legend, exquisitely designed, the staff will be ready to receive all our guests with a refreshing cocktail. Then, there will be time to settle and accommodate all our guest in the 100-guest cruise vessel.Go Galapagos Kayaking

Once all visitors are ready, the first visit beginnings with the great chance to see all the untouched nature the islands have to offer. Guests will offload on board a dinghy (a small zodiac like-vessel) for a short ride to the landing site. After a walk through the marked paths along with the naturalist expert presentations, there is time for visitors to choose among entertaining activities such as snorkeling, swimming, kayaking or to enhance even more the experience, there is always the opportunity to go off to wonderful sites to scuba dive.

Our guides are very knowledgeable about the history and the natural facts of the islands, so they will be happy to help to clarify any questions. Most of them are bilingual, speaking Spanish and English. However, we can get guides in other languages under previous request. They will join passengers on the inland activities and show them the best places to see the fauna from up close whether you choose to glide on a kayak, swim by the shore or snorkel your way through the Pacific waters, they will make the best out of your Galapagos Experience.

Go Galapagos hikingOnce back on board, our staff will again welcome you with a small snack and a soft drink. Guests will have enough time to change and have fun by playing classic table games or enjoying more sun by the pool, jacuzzi or fitness areas. Lunches are served in the Lonesome George Restaurant, which will have a buffet variety of meats, salads, and desserts. As a special treat, there will be a surprise BBQ by the Moon deck with selections great meats and vegetables amid the warm sunset of the islands or an ice cream festival. Still, on the Moon Deck, an expert guide will have a stargazing presentation where stories about how previous seamen used constellations as navigation coordinates to get to every corner of the seas.Go Galapagos Scuba Diving

After dinner, we invite you to join in the optional activities we have on board. They range from karaoke or salsa night where one of our staff members will show our guests to dance this Latin rhythm. In the Charles Darwin Panorama Lounge, there will also be a movie night, or together staff and guests can organize the famous Neptune Party. A theatrical presentation where the king of the oceans comes on board to re-organize his realm and ends up in a fun party. There is also another celebration, depending on the itinerary, where staff and guests celebrate the crossing of the Equatorial Line and guests can get a certificate to commemorate the date.

By the last days of the cruise, there will be a photo contest; you just need to nominate your best shoot with one of our staff members so you can get into the contest. There will be three finalists that will get freebies for the best pictures. To wish you a safe parting, there will also be a farewell cocktail with all people on board. If you choose to extend your trip, we will be happy to help you. Our itineraries have extensions of 3, 4, 6, 10 and 14 nights to discover all about the Galapagos Islands.