WHY THIS TRIP
The Passion was previously a private family yacht, and it is an extremely spacious and luxurious 14 passenger luxury yacht that is new to tourism. For every traveler on the Passion, a donation is made to WildAid’s Galapagos Conservation Fund, which works to stop illegal fishing and prevent invasive species.
- Previously a private family vessel never before used for tourism
- Spacious, 14 guests capacity
- Panoramic sky lounge
- Original teakwood decks, Italian marble bathrooms
- Completely refurbished and adapted to cruise in Galapagos
- All cabins with private bathrooms and air-conditioning
- Two VIP suites complete with private lounge area
- Four ample exterior staterooms
- The crew-to-guest ratio is 1:1
- Stabilizers to minimize motion at sea
Andando Tours / Angermeyer Cruises welcomes the M/Y Passion to its exclusive Galapagos fleet.
Originally built as a private luxury yacht, the M/Y Passion has been completely refurbished while still retaining many of its original elegant features such as its rose colored marble bathrooms and teak wood decks that make the vessel one of a kind.
The M/Y Passion, originally named Bellisima(beautiful in Italian) has never been used for tourism before.
Measuring 159 feet (48.5 meters), she stands four decks and boasts an exceptional amount of space for its 14 passengers.
All six cabins on board are fully air-conditioned and incredibly spacious. Each of the four ample state cabins has its own private bathroom, and additionally the two VIP cabins not only feature two en-suite bathrooms but also a private lounge area.
The ratio of one staff member per guest ensures first class service on board and the finest gourmet cuisine is served throughout the cruise.
Angermeyer Cruises and WildAid have joined forces to protect the Galapagos ecosystem with the creation of our Galapagos Conservation Fund. Through your visit to the Islands on board the luxury Galapagos cruise M/Y Passion, you can help us protect this unique place for years to come. Every Passion cruise will contribute to WildAid’s projects in the Galapagos marine environment by:
STOPPING ILEGAL FISHING: Illegal fishing threatens the livelihood of the Galapagos community, the sustainability of its fish stocks and the health of its marine ecosystems. WaildAid integrates electronic surveillance technology to monitor the reserve, trains park rangers annually underwrites critical operational expenses and works with the government to enact the stronger regulations to combat illegal fishing.
PREVENTING INVASIVE SPECIES: Invasive species pose the greatest threat to biodiversity in the Galapagos Islands, wreaking irreversible damage to native plants, animals and insects. Together with the Galapagos Biosecurity Agency, WildAid provides comprehensive training and tools to prevent their introduction, including educational outreach, and enact effective quarantine measures once introduced.
LOCAL OPERATOR: ANGERMEYER CRUISES
The Angermeyers have made tourism in the Galapagos a family tradition, offering pioneer charter visits for adventurous foreigners that date back to the very first days of the National Park’s foundation. With a lifetime of profound knowledge and experience as to how this wonderful natural world can be best appreciated, Angermeyer Cruises have also perfected the art of cruise comfort through a long history and passion for boat building and sailing.
Angermeyer’s belief is that tourism, conservation and social responsibility go hand in hand, feeding off of each other and can only thrive individually if equally accounted for. Andando Tours, and sister companies Humboldt Expeditions and Angermeyer Cruises, are proud to play an active role in promoting environmental awareness and participating in the sustainable development of the communities the companies work in.
Thurman H. –
The Passion is an exceptional vessel with a crew that is hospitable and very accommodating, assuring that it’s passengers leave with wonderful information and memories of the Galápagos Islands as well as new friendships. We had an exceptional guide, Fernando Ortiz, who made all our travels exciting.
What moment or experience do you think you will remember most one year from now? Hiking the islands and accessing the birds and other animals so easily, especially seeing the baby turtles that will be released one day back to their home.