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Isabela II

About Isabela II

It’s an expeditionary approach that allows you to authentically discover and explore the natural wonders of this region. The Isabela II is built to luxurious standards and features an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy all that the Galápagos is famous for intimate contact with the wildlife!

Delve into this unique world with the Isabela II’s crew and expert Naturalists, who share their passion for nature and conservation of this mysterious part of the world. The Isabela II features a Jacuzzi, exercise room, outdoor lounge, and an observation platform for dolphin and whale watching on the top deck.

The ship’s dining room, lounge, and bar are elegantly appointed, as is the well-stocked library/reading room. All staterooms are outside and feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, hairdryers, and safety deposit boxes.

See What's Inside

Voyage around the Galapagos in high comfort on board the M/V Isabela II, a very elegantly fitted yacht sleeping up to 40 passengers in 20 outward facing cabins, decorated in a smart modern style, with private bathrooms.

Classic Outside Cabin

The Classic cabins feature either fixed twin(ish) beds that run parallel or fixed twin(ish) and singles that form an "L." 
  • Tables with reading lamps,
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Individual climate control
  • Internal communication system
  • Shower
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • 1138 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Boat Deck

  • Outdoor Lounge & Bar
  • Observation Platform
  • Jacuzzi
  • Life Boats
  • Exercise Room

Cabin Deck

  • Cabins 1 - 20

Main Deck

  • Comb Bar
  • Library
  • Reception
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre

Avalon makes mealtimes a wonderful part of the journey and frees your tastebuds from the ordinary, offering a variety and choice you will truly savour.

Avalon gives you choices. And because we always start with fresh, quality ingredients, delectable recipes, and expert chefs, you can look forward to each meal the same way you look forward to each port.

Dining Room

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served open seating at designated times in Isabella II's dining room. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style while dinner is served course-by-course.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Fine

Comb Bar Lecture Room

The social hub of the yacht is the comb bar-lecture room, which is used for evening briefings, video presentations and as a destination before-and-after dinner drinks.

  • Experience: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Casual

Avalon Waterways want your experience with them to be as rich as possible and have included everything that they know will be important to your cruise enjoyment.

With so many amenities on board, whether you are making the most of happy hour by enjoying a glass of wine or a gin and tonic in the bar, or having a quiet moment in the Lounge with a cappuccino, there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax on an Avalon ship. Complimentary Wi-Fi access and free use of computers or laptops is available to help you stay in touch with friends and family. They've designed a cruise experience that includes all the right things...but still leaves room for your own preferences. 

Reading Room & Natural History Library

A mini-library houses a pair of Web-ready computers and a collection of books about South America, the Galapagos and wildlife. (Wi-Fi is available in the library and bar/lecture room.) 

Cruise into total body wellness. Start your mornings with an exercise program in the Fitness Centre on the Boat Deck.

Fitness Centre

An exercise room located on the contains a bike, elliptical and treadmill.


The Sun Deck is equipped with a Jacuzzi for some relaxation after a long day.

Avalon Waterways know that no two travellers are alike so they don't assume all their guests will like the same activities and excursions. With more expertly led discovery options than any other river cruise line they make it possible for you to explore each port of call according to what intrigues you most.

Stargazing Program

Look to the stars and see the galaxy as you have never before. In the complete beauty of the Galápagos Islands at night learn all about the constellations and witness the abundance of shooting stars.

Glass-Bottom Boat & Sea Kayaks

And for those wanting to get out and about some more there is a glass-bottom boat, snorkel equipment and kayaks on board, giving the opportunity to observe the Galapagos’ rich marine life in more depth. As well as Hydrophone and 'splashcam' to get that little bit closer to the sealife.

Cultural Highlights & Lectures

Onboard cruisers enjoy lectures about nature and history supplied by the onboard naturalist crew.

Shore Excursions

Daily excursions to the islands, in small groups, are lead by the expert on-board bilingual guides who will share their passion for Galapagos with you whilst teaching you about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy an up close and personal experience with the wildlife as you dodge to avoid stepping on prehistoric looking iguanas lazing on the rocks in their hundreds, watch blue-footed boobies perform their comical mating dance and swim face to face with playful sea lions.

Ship Specifications

51m (166ft)
12m (38ft)
10 knots
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