M.V. Eclipse, Galapagos Expedition Vessel

M.V. Eclipse, Galapagos Expedition Vessel
M.V. Eclipse, Galapagos Expedition Vessel

During the 7 night cruise, the expedition vessel M.V Eclipse offers a truly memorable experience combining unique features such as al fresco dining with an unrivalled itinerary, guided by enthusiastic naturalist guides

Accommodating only 48 passengers – just half the number usually found on a ship this size, the ship offers generous cabins, usually reserved to larger vessels, whilst preserving the atmosphere and exclusivity of a smaller yacht.

Features include a library, a boutique, a lounge and an infirmary, with a doctor on board at all times. One of the most popular areas on board is the observation/sun deck, ideal for stargazing, whale watching, or simply lazing in the Jacuzzi.

The M.V. Eclipse anchors off-shore at two sites per day. For land visits, guests are divided into groups of a maximum of twelve people and are ferried to the landing point in motorized dinghies, known locally as “pangas.

Average visit to each site is around 3 to 4 hours, allowing plenty of time to explore and photograph the abundant wildlife, and opportunities to swim, snorkel or kayak are plentiful.

Only the most experienced naturalist guides are selected by the M.V. Eclipse. These on-board experts also offer nightly briefings on the day’s discoveries and the following day’s activities.

Length: 210 ft / 64 m
Draft: 11 ft / 3.2 m
Gross Tonnage: 1610
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Life Jackets: In each cabin
Lifeboats: 6