Since Monserrat Galapagos Cruises began operating, they have made it their mission to provide unforgettable on or off-board experiences including unique and close encounters with the Galapagos Islands' amazing wildlife. Accommodating only 20 passengers, the Monserrat Galapagos yacht provides an intimate way to discover the islands while lessening the environmental impact on this delicate part of the world. Enjoy all the benefits of small ship cruising with a crew that strives to go above and beyond to make your experience of the Galapagos Islands unforgettable.
Are electrical outlets available in the cabins for recharging camera batteries, etc?
Yes, there is electrical power in the cabins.
What Voltage is it on the boat?
The voltage is 110 watts.
Do we need to use a special plug to charge our cameras?
The plugs are flat footed outlet without ground plug, maybe you will need to bring adapter.
During the evening, will there be anything on the yacht to entertain us?
There is a DVD player on board with a flat screen TV, so the passengers could watch some movies or videos about the Galapagos nature. They also have some books to read about the Galapagos Islands and others. A couple of family board games. Most of the passengers (adults) really enjoy the bar service in the evening.
What type of breakfasts are usually served?
The breakfast is buffet style with fruit, cereal, milk, yogurt, fresh juice, different types of cheese, meats and sausages, eggs, white and integral bread.
What will the meals be like in general, on the boat?
For lunch they have buffet style and for dinner there is menu style always with 2 options of salads, meat, fish or chicken. For dinner menu the passengers could choose between two options. For vegetarian or another special dietary you have to notify in advance.
Are there medical services on the boat?
There is no doctor on board, but all the crew and the guide got first aid certificate, there is a first aid kit on board. Additionally, there is a procedure for emergencies that passengers will know the first day when the guide explains the zafarrancho. If any passenger needs urgent medical assistance they will be transferred to the hospital at the closest port in the Islas which be in Santa Cruz or San Cristobal.
Are hairdryers available in the cabin?
Yes, there are hairdryers in the cabins.
How many towels are provided in a cabin for each day on Monserrat?
They provide 3 towels per person (bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth).
Does Monserrat provide towels for snorkeling also, or only towels for shower? Should passengers bring their own towel for snorkeling?
Monserrat provides all towels even towels to take off ship (passengers should bring the towels back to the yacht). Passengers won’t need to bring their own towels to Monserrat.
Is there internet service on the yacht?
There is no internet service on Monserrat.
What type of clothes storage is available in the cabins? Are there drawers? Is there a closet at all where people can hang clothes? Where will they store suitcases?
There is a closet 80 x 60 x 180 cm approximately at every cabin. There are drawers under beds; there are some clothes hangers inside the closet. There is enough space in closet to store the suitcase; otherwise they can let it in the cabin. Biggest bag size they should bring is 80 x 60 cm.
What are the cabins' sizes?
The average sizes are the following:
LOWER DECK CABINS – TWIN
Cabin: 3.21 m x 2.32 m Bathroom: 2.32 m x 0.96 m Total: 4.17 m x 2.32
LOWER DECK CABINS – MATRIMONIAL
Cabin: 3.40 m x 2.02 m Bathroom: 2.02 m x 1.03 m Total: 4.43 m x 2.02
UPPER DECK CABINS
Cabin: 2.99 m x 2.17 m Bathroom: 2.32 m x 0.90 m Total: 3.89 m x 2.17
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.