Sea Star

The Galapagos Sea Star Journey yacht vacations offer avid travelers and nature-lovers the opportunity to have several, incredibly close encounters with the unique and iconic wildlife that makes up the Enchanted Islands. With three itineraries so guests can choose from and get the most out of their time in the Galapagos, no guest will stay indifferent. Sea Star Journey is a modern and contemporary designed yacht ready to host 16 guests at any time. Exciting activities range from snorkeling with sea lions to nature walks and hikes on the best Galapagos sites.

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Sea Star Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Sea Star Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 80%

  • Sea Star Liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 14-09-2019

4 reasons to dive

  • Several divers reported that the water in the Seychelles was the warmest they had experienced in any of their dives.
  • Some people stated that there was a good balance between land visits and diving.
  • The crew members were friendly and welcoming from the first day to the last.
  • The food was delicious on the Sea Star said one of the guest.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some divers noted the visibility of the water wasn't clear at some locations.
  • Not all of the crew members were fluent in English.

Key facts

Year (re)built:2011
Max divers16
InternetNo
NitroxNo
Rental equip.No
Camera stationNo
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Prices

The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
$796$
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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Highlights

  • Modern and contemporary design with top-class amenities
  • Right privacy and comfort, with abundant space to rest and unwind
  • Three main itineraries that last 5 to 6 days, or in a combination of up to 15 days
  • Snorkeling with sea lions, zodiac rides, kayaking around rigged coastlines, and nature walks and hikes
  • Experienced certified naturalist guide aboard
  • Seven spacious Matrimonial cabins and one Sea Star suite
  • Spacious solarium with both open and shaded comfortable sun loungers
  • A well-stocked bar, indoor lounge, and a mini library
  • Local and international cuisine

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Description and details

Diving on the Sea Star in Galapagos

 

The beautiful Galapagos Sea Star Journey has all top-class amenities one could hope to have on their small cruise ship. Catering to just 16 guests, this ship has a modern and contemporary design and offers lots of space to rest and unwind after a full day of exploring the Galapagos Islands. In addition, it offers just the right privacy and comfort, so any guest can truly feel the marvelous setting of the Galapagos Islands.

There are three main itineraries that last from 5 to 6 days, but they can also be combined and get larger options for up to 15 days. The first itinerary (6 days) might be ideal for those interested in bird watching, with the possibility of seeing many endemic species. On this journey, travelers are able to watch frigate birds, the Galapagos Hawk, the larger flamingo´s lagoon in the archipelago and many more. Also, these islands are ideal for relaxing and swimming in the crystalline waters. This second itinerary is a day shorter, but it offers the opportunity to have an overview of volcanic formations, lava flows, and lava cones. This trip is great for those who would like to understand part of the origin of the Galapagos Islands. Sharks and blue-footed boobies are just a couple different species, all part of the endemic wildlife that guests can come across with. The last journey gives travelers a great overview of the islands. It has many trails and hikes ideal for those interested in discovering the distinctive nature of each of the islands. Also, guests can enjoy the views of many lookouts with magnificent sights as well as extraordinary lava fields, zodiac rides, and endemic wildlife.

The Galapagos itineraries include thrilling activities like snorkeling with sea lions, zodiac rides, kayaking, and nature walks and hikes to some of the best Galapagos sites. Places that are part of these itineraries include Post Office Bay, Sierra Negra Volcano, and Isabela Island. During the trip, guests also have time for beach relaxation to unwind and enjoy the views. Snorkeling equipment and kayaks are available to any guest without any extra charge. On board there is also an experienced certified naturalist guide, whose wide experience and knowledge of the Galapagos Islands will always be entertaining.

 

Sea Star Journey Features and Interior

 

 

Aboard the Galapagos Sea Star Journey, there are seven spacious air-conditioned cabins, also known as Matrimonial, and one Sea Star Suite, all equipped with panoramic windows so guests can enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the islands. Each cabin features en-suite bathrooms with hot/cold water, storage space, mini-bar, safety deposit boxes, desk, plasma TV, and hairdryer. Twin beds (or one faux queen bed) are always offered when there are families staying in the suites.

On the top deck, there is a spacious solarium that offers both open and shaded comfortable sun loungers, and two hot tubs. On the main deck, guests are welcomed by a well-stocked bar, indoor lounge, dining, and a mini-library.

Meals are served at either the spacious indoor dining area or at the al fresco where guests can enjoy the wonderful sea breeze and view. All dishes are a mix of local and international cuisine freshly prepared on board, always aiming to combine natural and organic ingredients.

 

Safety

 

 

Galapagos Sea Star Journey follows all local and international safety regulations. In addition, the ship implements sustainable practices throughout the journey to protect the fragile environment of the Galapagos archipelago. Starting from first aid kits, fire alarms and fire extinguishers, live vests, up to emergency flares, emergency rafts, E.P.I.R.B. distress system, etc.

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 80%

  • Sea Star Liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 14-09-2019

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