The Galapagos Explorer II was built in Italy in 1990, she started navigating as part of the luxurios Renaissance fleet.
• Vessel built in La Spezzia (Italy).
• GRT: 4077 Tons,
• length 88.16 m,
• Beam 15.3 m, Draft 4. 2 m
• Design speed 15.5 Knots
• Service speed 15 Knots
• Main engine MAN – B & W
• Bow Thruster: Brunvoll
She was brought to the Galapagos Islands in the late 1990´s and completely converted in order to adapt to the strict Galapagos environmental regulations. She was the first Galapagos cruise ship to obtain an environmental certification "Smart Voyager" and has been a pioneer in setting green standards.
Today she is the most comfortable 100 passenger ship navigating the Galapagos Islands.
The ship holds 100 passengers and every stateroom is a suite. Of all the ships I've been on, the rooms on this one were the roomiest, including the bathrooms.
She was refitted completely in September 2010 and continues to be a true lady of the seas, the Galapagos Explorer is one of the finest options to visit the archipelago in comfort and style.