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Galapagos Explorer II

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Built in 1990, with an overall length of 89.35 m and reaching 17 knots, the M/V Galapagos Explorer II is the most elegant of the vessels cruising the Galapagos' waters. Designed to provide both comfort and scientific information to 100 passengers visiting the Galapagos National Park, this vessel travels up to the remotest islands of the Archipelago.

Galapagos Explorer II passengers

The M/V Galapagos Explorer II was part of the International Cruise Line "Renaissance" and operates in the Galapagos Islands since February 1998. The Galapagos Explorer II, is however, more than just a modern vessel. Its operations are adapted to ecotourism, providing superior environmental education and interpretation on the Galapagos.

The Galapagos Explorer II is fully equipped to minimize possible impacts on the Archipelago All soaps, detergents and shampoos used on board are biodegradable Black and grey waters are treated appropriately. The residual water is filtered and purified with ozone. Water is produced on board utilizing a desalinisation plant by reverse osmosis.

Category : Luxury
Passengers : 100
Crew : includes 6 multilingual naturalist guides
Length overall : 88.16m
Beam : 15.3m.
Draft : 4,012m
Design speed : 17 Knots
Cruise speed : 14.5 Knots
Main / auxiliary engines : B&W
C.P.P : B&W
Bow Thruster : Brunvoll
Safety / Navigation :
ISM Certificate, SOLAS Passenger Safety Certificate, Load Line, Marpol (Prevention of pollution), Classification RINA, Registro Italiano Navale

Electronic equipment


Radar Furuno FR-1510 Mark III, Radar Arpa Furuno FR-2125, GPS Navtrac, Sat. navigator Shipmate, Echo sounder Simrad, Gyro compass Anschutz, Fire alarm Salwico, Radio GMDSS Raytheon, SATCOM C. Fax, Sat phone Trane & Trane

Facilities :

Conference Room, Piano Bar, Library, Coffe/Tea Station, Card/Game Room, Naturalist & Research Center, Solarium, Wildlife Observation Deck, Restaurant, Pool Bar, Boutique, Elevator, Medical Center, Hull Stabilizers (to minimize ship’s rocking), Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi

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