G Adventures has added a custom-built catamaran to its fleet in the Galapagos.
The 10-cabin Reina Silvia Voyager (pictured) has been designed to “offer the most enhanced accommodation options” including two dedicated solo cabins.
An “expansive” third deck has lounge chairs for sunbathing, a cocktail bar, grill station and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
The vessel, which can carry up to 16 passengers, will operate across the central, east and west islands in the archipelago, offering four itineraries, ranging from eight to 10 days.
It will operate alongside two other vessels – Eden and Yolita – in the Galapagos fleet.
Passengers can complete landings using the ship’s eight onboard kayaks and two Zodiacs.
Prices for the 10-day Galapagos – West and Central Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyage, departing on September 2, 2022, lead in from £4,999.
Yves Marceau, global vice president of product at G Adventures, said the arrival of Reina Silvia Voyager would help the operator meet demand from travellers wanting “bigger-ticket adventures”.
He said: “The pandemic has made many of us rethink how we holiday. We’re seeing a very high demand for those once-in-a-lifetime adventures such as the Galapagos as travellers commit to those trips they’ve long dreamt about.”
Marceau added: “The Galapagos has ranked consistently among our top three most popular destinations for British travellers over the past six months as travellers are drawn to the diverse wildlife, biodiversity and landscapes of the archipelago.
“We’re also seeing a rise in travellers seeking solo cabin options, driven not only by more solo travellers but also those wanting their own personal space.
“The Reina Silvia Voyager is our first vessel to feature dedicated solo cabins, offering a much more affordable option for those wanting to room alone.”