G Adventures has welcomed a new custom-built catamaran to its fleet of vessels operating in the Galápagos Islands.
The 16-passenger Reina Silvia Voyager will offer four itineraries, ranging from eight to 10 days, starting this summer.
The ship has been designed to offer a range of “enhanced accommodation options”, according to the operator.
There are 10 cabins split over two decks, including two dedicated solo cabins.
Public areas on board include a third deck with lounge chairs for sunbathing, covered cocktail bar, grill station and an outdoor jacuzzi tub.
An indoor, air-conditioned salon with a large video screen will be used for presentations from specially trained naturalists.
Guests will also be able to make use of Reina Silvia Voyager’s eight on-board kayaks and two zodiacs.
G Adventures seeing demand for solo travel
G Adventures global vice-president of product Yves Marceau said: “The pandemic has made many of us rethink how we holiday.
“We’re seeing a very high demand for those once-in-a-lifetime adventures such as the Galápagos as travellers commit to those trips they’ve long dreamt about.
“The Galápagos has ranked consistently among our top three most popular destinations for British travellers over the past six months as travellers are drawn to the diverse wildlife, biodiversity and landscapes of the archipelago.
“We’re also seeing a rise in travellers seeking solo cabin options, driven not only by more solo travellers but also those wanting their own personal space.
“The Reina Silvia Voyager is our first vessel to feature dedicated solo cabins, offering a much more affordable option for those wanting to room alone.”