Bring 2021 in with an adventure.
Far flung, remote and a haven for nature, the Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands sitting on the Equator in the vast Pacific Ocean. The name comes from the Spanish word galapago, meaning ‘saddle’ after the saddle-shaped shells of the Giant Galapagos tortoises that meander across the islands and these are just one of the many endemic species that can be found here, famously inspiring the studies of Charles Darwin and his subsequent theory of evolution by natural selection. Prehistoric marine iguanas lie languidly on the black lava rocks, flightless cormorants and tiny penguins dart through the water with effortless agility and graceful red-billed tropicbirds glide through the sky above you, whales breach the water offshore while sea lions play in the rocky inlets and pink flamingos can be discovered in hidden lagoons.

Galapagos is a place of wonder and as part of Ecuador the islands are protected by the country’s national park system with special admission required to go there.

The islands are best visited, just as Darwin himself did, by boat and here at Sterling we know the ones that can take you on an awe-inspiring luxury yacht charter to the Galapagos Islands to marvel at these fantastic sights. And Sterling is excited to offer these two new and luxurious yachts in this amazing location – both with slots available over the new year period – December 2020 to January 2021.

Perfect for active and inquisitive travellers, each day will bring another opportunity to not only celebrate but also scuba dive, snorkel, hike, kayak and commune with exotic wildlife in one of the most unique environments on Earth.


GRAND MAJESTIC was completed in 2018. She is 39 metres long, welcomes 16 guests and is served by 9 crew + 1 bilingual guide. She has availability between the 28th December 2020 and 4th January 2021. These dates will go fast so please get in touch to secure your Galapagos New Year Celebration aboard this beautiful vessel.

You can read more about Grand Majestic in our yacht section.


ELITE will be completed this year. She is 37.5 metres long, welcomes 17 guests and is served by 11 crew + 1 bilingual guide. She has availability between the 26th December 2020 and 2nd January 2021. These dates will go fast so please get in touch to secure your Galapagos New Year Celebration aboard this brand new vessel.

You can read more about Elite in our yacht section.

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