Stella Maris is a stunning motor yacht that would not look out of place in the harbor at Monaco or Cannes. Fully refitted in 2014, this is without doubt THE most glamorous vessel in the Galapagos Islands. Unlike most yachts of this class for charter, Stella Maris only accepts a maximum of 14 passengers, giving you a more intimate and exclusive experience. Her crew of 8 means service that’s second to none. From her beautiful teak decks and central staircase to her marvellous sun-deck hot tub, the Stella Maris has had no expense spared to give you a Galapagos cruise to remember.
The lavish Stella Maris features 4 beautifully-appointed staterooms, 2 opulent VIP staterooms and a wonderfully extravagant master suite on the bridge deck with it’s own access to an outdoor lounge area. All the accommodations are fully air-conditioned and each has its own private en-suite bathroom. The decor is clean and contemporary, and staterooms have been carefully designed to enjoy plenty of natural light and provide a beautiful place to wake up every morning.
Communal areas on board include a light and luxurious lounge or saloon area where guests can relax with a book, play games or watch movies. It’s here where you’ll also receive your wonderfully informative briefings from our onboard naturalist guide. There’s also a delightful al fresco lounge on the bridge deck with an outside bar and dining tables for informal lunches. Completing the outdoor spaces, a climb up to the sun deck will reward you with a fantastic open-air space complete with hot tub – a perfect area for relaxing after an excursion, for soaking up the sun during the day or marveling at the stars above during crystal-clear Galapagos nights.
The dining room is stunning, with a warm, inviting decor that promises a special experience. This is an area where Stella Maris outdoes herself. Our chefs delight in surprising guests with authentic Ecuadorian flavors using only the best locally sourced ingredients. Of course the amazing local seafood features extensively, but all preferences are catered for and there’s always a superb vegetarian menu available. A wonderful barbecue meal is served once or twice during each cruise and is always exceptional.
The owner of the Stella Maris is a wine connoisseur, and the boat’s cellar boasts some carefully chosen South American delights from some of the best vineyards. The bar is well stocked with almost every premium drink that you can think of and cocktails are also available – why not, you’re on the trip of a lifetime!