Monday, 27 August 2012

G Adventures upgrades Galapagos fleet

Queen of Galapagos

G Adventures is upgrading its Galapagos fleet for 2013, with the acquisition of three 16-passenger motor yachts: the Daphne ‘G3’, the San Jose ‘G5’, and the Queen of Galapagos, ‘G8’. The company will be adding additional vessels in the coming months as it looks to accommodate continuing growth in the region.

Jeff Russill, VP of Innovation for G Adventures, says the upgrades have been made to provide an improved customer experience and to future-proof the fleet ahead of further customer demand and changing regulations.

“Our new vessels have larger and more comfortable public spaces and will be heavily focussed on the customer experience, offering the best wildlife viewing and the onboard service. Leading with service is one of our core values and these upgrades mean we can deliver on that promise and keep prices affordable.

“Additionally there have been, and will continue to be, changes made to Galapagos regulations, so we’re also ensuring the future viability of our fleet,” says Russill.

Each of the new vessels caters to a slightly different market. The G3 is the most affordable standard-level option, the G5 is a comfort-level vessel and the G8 provides an even more deluxe experience.

G Adventures will continue to use its Javier ‘G4’ comfort-level vessel, a firm customer favourite, meaning the fleet will expand to four vessels in 2013.

Current vessels will maintain operations as per the normal G Adventures high quality service until the end of the year when the G3, G5 and G8 will take over operations.

Itineraries for the three new vessels include:
  • A six-day Voyage Galapagos – South Islands standard-level trip onboard the Daphne ‘G3’ is priced from $2,179pp from Quito return for departures from September to November 2012 and January to April 2013.
  • A seven-day Voyage Galapagos – South Islands comfort-level trip onboard the San Jose ‘G5’ is priced from $2,899pp from Quito return for departures from January 2013 year-round.
  • A 10-day Deluxe Galapagos – Northern Islands deluxe-level trip onboard the Queen of Galapagos ‘G8’ is priced from $4,499pp from Quito return for departures from January 2013 year-round.
For more information please call 1300 796 618 or visit http://www.gadventures.com/marine/galapagos-island-cruises/.

* Prices exclude flights, for inclusions please see trip links above.