G Adventures, which has one of the highest quality operations in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, is upgrading its fleet for 2013 with the acquisition of three 16-passenger motor yachts, the Daphne "G3," the San Jose "G," and the Queen of Galapagos, "G8."
The company will be adding additional vessels in the coming months as it makes room for further growth.
Jeff Russill, vice president of innovation for G Adventures, says the upgrades have been made to provide an improved customer experience and to future-proof the fleet ahead of further customer demand and new regulations.
“Our new vessels have larger and more comfortable public spaces and will be heavily focused on the customer experience, offering the best wildlife viewing and onboard service,” he said in a written release. “Leading with service is one of our core values and these upgrades mean we can deliver on that promise and keep prices affordable. Additionally there have been, and will continue to be, changes made to Galapagos regulations, so we’re also ensuring the future viability of our fleet.”
Each of the new vessels caters to a slightly different market; the G3 is the most affordable standard-level option, the G5 is a comfort-level vessel and the G8 provides an even more deluxe experience.
G Adventures will continue to use its Javier "G4" comfort-level vessel, a firm customer favorite, meaning the fleet will be made up of four vessels in 2013.