Eclipse

Exterior image of the Eclipse.
Eclipse's dining room.
Relax in enjoy the view in the jacuzzi.
Dine on the deck of the Eclipse.
Eclipse's Kids Cabin.
Relax and enjoy the view in the Eclipse lounge.
Enjoy a book and a drink in the Eclipse library.
With our favorite tortoise
Central Islands
Embark on this 5 day adventure that explores the highlights of the central islands of the Galapagos. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander to the hidden center …
  • 6 Days
  • $4600 - $6500 USD
Ship:
Eclipse
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Charles Darwin Center, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, Baltra, …
Level:
Easy
Iguana found during a Galapagos wildlife cruise
Island Circumnavigation
Embark on a 15 day circumnavigation through the hidden wonders of the Galapagos. Wind across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, …
  • 15 Days
  • $9050 - $12400 USD
Ship:
Eclipse
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Bachas Beach, Rabida, Black Turtle Cove, …
Level:
Easy
Snorkeling at Pinnacle Rock
North Islands
Enjoy the highlights of the northern islands on this 4 day cruise on the Eclipse. Swarming with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, the north island of the Galapagos are an ideal place to spend a vacation! Relish in the beauty of …
  • 4 Days
  • $2600 - $3600 USD
Ship:
Eclipse
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Bachas Beach, Highlands, Dragon Hill, Baltra, Darwin Bay, El Barranco, …
Level:
Easy
Darwin's statue in the Galapagos
Northern Islands
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' northern islands. Take an 8 day adventure and travel from beautiful Santa Cruz, to the red sands of Rabida, to the wildlife rich environment on Genovesa, and everywhere …
  • 8 Days
  • $5300 - $7450 USD
Ship:
Eclipse
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Bartolome, Bachas Beach, Rabida, Black Turtle Cove, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, Espinosa Point, …
Level:
Easy
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
Southern Islands
This 4 day cruise through the Galapagos offers you the amazing opportunity to explore the highlights of the southern islands. Enjoy the history and unique splendor of these amazing islands. There are pristine crystalline waters for outstanding snorkeling …
  • 8 Days
  • $5300 - $7450 USD
Ship:
Eclipse
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, North Seymour, Charles Darwin Center, Mosquera, Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay, …
Level:
Easy
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Western Islands
Embark on this exciting 5 day cruise of the amazing and incredible western islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Enjoy the …
  • 5 Days
  • $3450 - $4700 USD
Ship:
Eclipse
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Rabida, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Espinosa Point, Vicente Roca Point, Puerto Egas, Baltra, …
Level:
Easy

Discover the Galapagos Islands on board one of the finest expedition vessels available. Ever since her arrival in Ecuador, the Eclipse has surpassed the other options available in the Galapagos Islands, offering unparalleled levels of comfort and service. A 210 ft expedition vessel that accommodates up to 48 passengers in staterooms, each with a seaview, the Eclipse is the perfect base for any Galapagos experience; a generously proportioned ship with a small yacht atmosphere.

Whether you are snorkeling with sea lions, watching a blue-footed booby feed its young, or following a giant tortoise through the forest, the Galapagos Islands will surpass all expectations. And there is no better way to enjoy the wonders of the islands, than on board the Eclipse.

Amenities on board the Eclipse
Dining Areas
All 48 passengers can be accommodated in one sitting in the spacious dining room. In addition to the elegant indoor dining room, there is an al fresco dining area located around the pool, where you can enjoy the islands' spectacular scenery over a delicious lunch. All soft drinks are complimentary on the Eclipse.

Lounge
There is a lounge for relaxation and for the nightly briefings on the day's discoveries and the following day's activities.

Bars
The indoor bar is attended at all times and the outdoor bar's opening hours may vary according to weather conditions.

Library
There is also a well-stocked library for quiet study and reading.

Boutique
A boutique is located next to the Front Desk. It is open at all times, except during excursions to the islands.

Infirmary
There is a well-equipped infirmary with an M.D. on board.

Accommodations
The Eclipse has 4 types of cabin, all of which have sea views:

4 Deluxe Staterooms on the Boat Deck
8 Superior Staterooms on the Boat Deck
12 Staterooms on the Main Deck
2 Single Staterooms on the Main Deck

Fully air-conditioned, the Eclipse´s spacious cabins have either a double or twin bed arrangement, with two bedside tables, a writing desk, chair, ample closet space, private safety deposit box and an internal communications system. All twin beds can be converted to queen-size beds. Cabins are serviced three times a day. Room service is not available, but will be provided in the event of passenger illness. Deluxe and Superior Staterooms on the Boat Deck have picture windows and Staterooms on the Main Deck have portholes.

The well-appointed bathrooms consist of a shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and a basket of toiletries. Guests are offered the use of complimentary bathrobes. Fresh towels are available every day should passengers require them; however, please take into consideration the water conservation policy that is in effect on board. Special towels for the beach will be provided by guides on the island excursions.

Activities on board the Eclipse
Star Gazing
Since Galapagos offers cloudless skies most of the year, stargazing should not be missed. There are nightly lectures on the top deck with visual aids to enhance the sightings (December to April).

Whale Watching
There is always the opportunity to whale-watch while traveling between the different islands, especially from June to September. However, the best chance of seeing whales is off the northwest coast of Isabela on Tuesday. An announcement will always be made if a whale is spotted.

Equator Crossing
On Wednesday afternoon, after the panga ride at Punta Vicente Roca, the Eclipse will cross the Equator. Passengers are welcome to go to the bridge and observe the GPS showing latitude 0º and join the crew afterwards for a delicious Sushi in the al fresco area.

Open Bridge Policy
Navigation lessons from the Captain and officers are available whenever the ship is anchored.

Entertainment
On Tuesday evening there will be musical entertainment after dinner.

Lectures and Briefings
The expedition leader and the guides will give nightly lectures on the islands, in addition to briefings on the next day´s activities.

Environmentally Friendly Practices
- Special filters in engines in order to reduce / eliminate the need to change oil & lubricants
- Black and grey water treatment plant
- On board desalination plant
- Special equipment for the adequate treatment of organic waste
- Separation of waste material and correct disposal
- Biodegradable cleaning materials and chemicals
- Guest shampoos and soaps are biodegradable
- Complimentary water bottles provided on board with refill stations
- All crew members are trained about environmentally responsible operating practices

A single cabin found on the Eclipse
Standard single staterooms
2 single staterooms on Main Deck with porthole windows. Air conditioning, private bath facilities, complimentary bathrobes & amenities. Cabins 1 & 2
Standard stateroom on the Eclipse
Standard Stateroom
4 standard staterooms located at the stern of the ship. Main Deck with porthole windows. Air conditioning, private bath facilities, complimentary bathrobes & amenities. Cabins 11, 12, 14, 15
Eclipse's Standard Double Stateroom.
Staterooms
8 staterooms located at the bow of the ship. Main Deck with porthole windows. Air conditioning, private bath facilities, complimentary bathrobes & amenities. Cabins 3-10
Eclipse's Superior Stateroom.
Superior staterooms
8 Superior Staterooms on upper Boat Deck. Air conditioning, private bath facilities, complimentary bathrobes & amenities. Cabins 21-28
Eclipse's Deluxe Triple Stateroom.
Deluxe staterooms
4 Deluxe Staterooms on upper Boat Deck. Air conditioning, private bath facilities, complimentary bathrobes & amenities. Cabins 17-20
Deck plans of the Eclipse