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General Information

The Samba is a 78-foot, steel-hulled motor yacht with a stabilizing sail making her the perfect choice to experience the Galapagos Islands to their fullest. This sturdy, stately, and very comfortable ocean-going vessel is a European Dutch classic and best in her class with a specially designed high bow.

The Samba is a graceful, top-quality, and fuel-efficient craft owned by the Salcedo family who employ Galapagos-resident crewmembers that take pride in sharing their love and dedication to these beautiful islands. The experienced and friendly crew is committed to redefining your ideas of quality and excellence and takes great care in making everything environmentally friendly as well as socially responsible.


The Samba accommodates 14 guests in seven air-conditioned double cabins with private bathrooms and hot water. The topside settees and ample forward deck provide getaways or extra space for group activities such as stargazing, whale watching, or simply sunbathing. The main salon and aft dining facilities make her very socially versatile.

The local chef prepares excellent international cuisine with organically-grown, local produce and can accommodate most dietary requests with advance notice.

Deck Plan

Standard Cabins (#1-6): Lower deck cabins all have private bath, upper and lower berths, porthole, and drawers for storage.

Upper Deck Cabin (#7): This is a larger, exterior cabin on the upper deck with private bath, one double bed, large opening window, closet and drawers for storage.

Note: Deck plan, cabin arrangements, and cabin amenities are subject to change by ship operator. Deck plan diagrams are not drawn to scale.