Metropolitan Touring Isabela II
Measuring 166 feet in length, this deluxe yacht carries a maximum of 40 passengers on four- and six-night excursions to the Galápagos Islands. The boat has a formal dining room, two bars, and a reading room stocked with natural history books, as well as a staff of trained naturalists who give onboard lectures. Covering a different island almost every day, the itinerary typically includes kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, and glass-bottom boat tours of the Galápagos Marine Reserve (the second-largest in the world). In addition to the ancient Galápagos tortoises, guided hikes often provide glimpses of penguins, flightless cormorants, and marine iguanas.