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S/S The Sagitta Description

Solid and stable – she is a superb choice for those who are still finding their sea legs. Enjoy your cruise at a relaxing pace in comfort and casual luxury.

Her extra-beamy and ample decks allow for great photography and sightseeing while under sail or at anchor.

She accommodates 16 guests in comfort.

Accommodations, maintenance and safety equipment meet high standards while ample deck areas, a comfortable salon, personalized service and great cooking enhance the overall experience of a unique journey in these enchanted Islands.

The S/S Sagitta carries the Angermeyer tradition of first-class cruising.

S/S The Sagitta Specifications

Facilities

The graceful and spacious three-masted sailing-ship SAGITTA is a 120-foot steel-hulled vessel of great sturdiness. Rebuilt for 16 guests and crew, she offers ten double air-conditioned cabins with one double-lower and one single-upper berth each. Every cabin has its own en-suite bathroom with hot water showers.

This sailing-ship boasts a homely salon/bar, a comfortable dining room, an isolated conference room with library/entertainment center, and an additional dining facility "al fresco." Flush and ample deck space makes her truly a great vessel for Island cruising.

Accommodations
16 passengers in 10 double air-conditioned cabins with double lower and single upper berths. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms with hot-water showers. The vessel offers an upper deck salon with view, a spacious dining room with large windows, a library/video salon that doubles as a conference room and an on-deck settee/dinette.

Crew
Captain, first mate, engineer, two sailors, chef, chef assistant, and licensed Naturalist Guide.

Specifications:
Length: L.O.A. 120 feet / 36.6 meters
L.W.L. 105 feet / 32 meters
Beam: 22 feet / 6.9 meters
Draft: 10.3 feet / 3.16 meters
Speed: 8 knots
Rig: Sailing Ship
Range: 3,000 miles
Electrical Power Supply: 120 V / 240 V A/C 60 Hz
*L.O.A.: length including bowsprit
*L.W.L.: lenght at the water line

Navigation Equipment:
HF Radio GPS Navigator
VHF /DSC marine radio RADAR
Automatic pilot NAVTEX
Depth sounder

Equipment:
One John Deere engine, twin John Deere 60 KW generators and water maker.

Safety equipment:
Two fully-equipped 20 passenger life rafts, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), SART, central alarm with smoke and fire-detectors, overhead sprinkler system, life jackets and fire extinguishers.

S/S The Sagitta Itinerary

Day 1

Tuesday: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos airport Baltra - North Seymour Island
Departure from Quito at 11a.m. or Guayaquil at 12:30. Arrival at Baltra airport at 1:30p.m. Transfer by our guide to the yacht. Snack and orientation while traveling to nearby North Seymour Island. Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours shore visit to observe sea lions, blue footed-boobies, magnificent frigate birds and, if time permits, snorkeling.

Day 2

Wednesday: Plazas Island - (Santa Cruz Island) Puerto Ayora - Charles Darwin Station
Am: Plaza Islands, large sea lion colonies, land iguanas, opuntia cacti, swallow-tailed gulls, and red-billed tropic birds, etc. Duration of land visit 2-3 hours. Possibly snorkeling. Pm: Puerto Ayora: Charles Darwin Research Station and walk through town (souvenir shopping if desired) 3 hours.

Day 3

Thursday: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay (Hood Island)
Am: Punta Suarez: Large colonies of blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, marine iguanas, albatrosses, swallow-tailed gulls, 3-4 hours. Pm: Gardner Bay (Hood Island). Snorkeling at beach and panga ride 21/2 hours.

Day 4

Friday: Punta Cormorant - Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
Am: Punta Cormorant (Floreana) Visit of a lagoon, where we find flamingoes and other birds, beautiful white sand beach where sea turtles nest, snorkeling at Devil's crown. 3 hours. Pm: Post Office Bay (Floreana). Short visit to the historic Post Office Barrel. Early departure to the island Isabela looking for whales and dolphins while we travel.

Day 5

Saturday: Punta Moreno - Bahia Elizabeth (Isabela Island)
Am: Punta Moreno (Isabela) 3 hours walk, lava fields, flamingo lagoons, some cormorants and penguins. Pm: Bahia Elizabeth: Panga ride, penguins, cormorants, sea turtles, quiet mangrove lagoons. 3 hours.

Day 6

Sunday: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island) - Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Am: Urbina Bay: Relatively long walk to see land iguanas and marine iguanas, variety of native and endemic plants, remains of raised seabed exposing corral heads and other marine fossils. Nesting cormorants and sometimes a few Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat. 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Pm: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island). Large colonies of marine iguanas, flightless cormorants nesting, penguins, baby sea lions, snorkeling. 2 hours.

Day 7

Monday: Puerto Egas - Espumilla beach (Santiago Island)
Am: Puerto Egas (Santiago). Coastal walk exploring the great variety of tidal marine life, Galápagos fur seals. Swimming and snorkeling - 3 hours. Pm: Espumilla Beach (Santiago Island) – this exceptional coffee-coloured beach is excellent for swimming. Behind the beach, the tranquil salt-water lagoon - occasionally flamingos and common stilts. Further inland, Palo Santo trees and possibility to find several species of Darwin finches, the Galápagos flycatcher Galápagos hawks, etc.

Day 8

Tuesday: Bartholomew Island - Baltra airport - mainland Ecuador
Am: Bartholomew: Walk to get panoramic view of Bartholomew and it's famous Pinnacle Rock. Swimming and snorkeling. Possibility to see more penguins. 3 hours.

Return to Baltra in time for flight to mainland Ecuador with lunch. Flight departure at 1p.m., arrival at 3:30p.m. in Guayaquil and 4:45p.m. in Quito.

Notes
*This is the normal itinerary approved by the Galápagos National Park. The time spent at each place will depend on the variety of wildlife present, weather conditions etc. and decided by the guide and captain on board. These tours are subject to alteration in case of changes by the authorities of the Galápagos National Park and acts of providence!

*Three meals a day (BLD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) are included in the tour – breakfast before the land visit, lunch after the first excursion and dinner at night.

S/S Sagitta Flight Information

Quito to Guayaquil TAME Flight eq193 ETD 9:30AM ETA 11:15AM

Guayaquil to Baltra TAME Flight eq193 ETD 11:15AM ETA 12:45 PM

Baltra to Guayaquil: TAME Flight eq190 ETD 10:45 PM ETA 11:45PM

Guayaquil to Quito: TAME Flight eq190 ETD 12:15 PM ETA 14:45PM

One checked suitcase (maximum 44 lbs.) and one carry-on are allowed per passenger.
Because flight schedules and arrival departure port are always subject to change, please inform your clients to check with our office in Ecuador upon arrival to verify the correct flight times and to reconfirm their flight. If they arrive late at night, they should check at the hotel for a message from EcuadorToursOnline.com regarding any possible change to the schedule shown here. We suggest you avoid making international connections the same day as the flight may be delayed or changed to an alternate flight.

HIGH SEASON ADULTS CHD
UIO – GPS – UIO $ 406.34 $ 209.22
GYE – GPS – GYE $ 355.74 $ 182.14
UIO – GPS – GYE $ 382.82 $ 197.46
GYE – GPS - UIO $ 379.26 $ 193.90
UIO -GPS $ 206.22 $ 107.66
GPS - UIO $ 200.12 $ 101.56
GYE - GPS $ 179.14 $ 92.34
GPS - GYE $ 176.60 $ 89.80

LOW SEASON ADULTS CHD
UIO – GPS – UIO $ 350.34 $ 181.22
GYE – GPS – GYE $ 312.06 $ 160.30
UIO – GPS – GYE $332.98 $ 172.54
GYE – GPS - UIO $329.42 $ 168.98

Rates

TARIFAS DE BARCOS
S/S SAGITTA
PREPAID 2008 RATED
8 DAYS CRUISE
CABIN GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double 3.100,00 155
Single 4.000,00 200
LOW SEASON ( MAY 01 - JUN 15 AND SEP 01 - OCT 31)
CABIN GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double 2,800,00 140
Single 3.600,00 180


PRICES PER PERSON

SINGLE SUPLEMENT 80%

PRICES INCLUDE:


- Accommodation (shared double cabin)
- All Meals
- Excursions
- Guide.


PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

- USD $ 410,00 * Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands
- USD $ 100,00 Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
- USD $ 10,00 Inmigration Card
- Snorkelling equipment and beverages on board
*Subject to Change


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