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Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos
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Integrity yacht for charter in the galapagos

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Yacht INTEGRITY sleeps 16 guests in 9 cabins and is available for charter in the beautiful exotic islands of the Galapagos year round. Clients have the opportunity to view amazing wildlife such as …

Yacht INTEGRITY sleeps 16 guests in 9 cabins and is available for charter in the beautiful exotic islands of the Galapagos year round. Clients have the opportunity to view amazing wildlife such as whales, dolphins, fur seals, marine iguanas, frigate birds, and also swim and snorkel with sea lions and penguins. The Galapagos is only 1 of 2 places on the earth where you can view giant tortoises in the wild! This is an exciting adventure for all active clients!

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  1. integrityluxury yachting in the galápagos islands
  2. The Galápagos,home to endemicspecies includingGiant Tortoises,doves andmarine iguanas only the few plants and animals that can survive long, waterless journeys or that can fly will reach volcanic specks like the arid Galápagos Islands, 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador. Tortoises, lizards, seabirds, and a handful of land birds were favored; most terrestrial mammals had no chance. Without land predators, the surviving species lost — to delight of visitors — any fear of land mammals, including humans.Left: Magnificent Frigatebird, Genovesa. Above clockwise from upper right: Giant tortoise, Santa Cruz;Sally-lightfoot crab, Urbina Bay; marine iguana feeding underwater; Galápagos dove, Española 3
  3. integrity–a perfect choice for galápagosthe integrity, a 141 ft. luxury yacht,carries 16 passengers in uncompro-mising comfort and safety through theGalápagos Islands.From the swimming platform aft to theextended bow for whale and dolphinwatching, every inch of the Integrity wasdesigned to enhance your Galápagosexperience.All staterooms have private en suitefacilities including shower, lavatory andvanity, and individual climate controls.The Salon and Sun Deck lounges providethe perfect place for you to relax andgather for refreshments from the bars.Soaking in the Sun Deck spa while cruis-ing past volcanic shores is a unique treat.The Integrity carries a fleet of sea kayaks,perfect for exploring the Islands’ shore-lines, inlets, bays and quiet coves.Luxurious and intimate, the Integrityis an ideal choice for your Galápagosadventure. Top: Integrity stern, James Bay, Santiago. Bottom: Penguin colony at Sombrero Chino with Integrity in the back-4 ground. Right: Integrity and real rainbow in front of frigate and booby colony, Darwin Bay, Genovesa.
  4. Rolf Sievers and family –perfectionists in the art of Galápagos cruising integrity –  that’s what the galápagos he held for a decade before resigning resident and owner Rolf Sievers is all in 1978 to start small yacht tours of the about. Immigrating from Germany with Galápagos Islands. his father and mother at age 20, he helped his family scratch out a homestead Today, more than 40 years later, he and in the rough volcanic land long before his wife reside in the Santa Cruz Highlands. such luxuries as electricity, running water His two sons, Dirk and Christian, bothif you have Integrity, or medical services came to Galápagos. university graduates, live in the village of Puerto Ayora and together, the familynothing else matters; Rolf’s first paid job ($80 per month) was tending the seismograph at the Charles owns, operates, and maintains the yachts Integrity and Reina Silvia. The Germanif you don’t have Integrity, Darwin Station in 1964. Soon Rolf be- came manager of the Station, a position penchant for perfection is much in evi- dence — all systems work all of the time.nothing else matters. Left: MV Integrity. Clockwise from upper left: the Sievers’ original house in Galápagos; Rolf, Christian, Rosaura and Dirk Sievers; Rolf as director of the Charles Darwin Station; an early photo of Christian, Rosaura and Dirk. 7
  5. the small yachtGalápagos experiencecruising with a few like-minded modate serendipitous moments like the If you seek a rich, personal connectiontravelers on a luxurious yacht among sighting of whales, orcas, Mola mola, with nature, don’t want to interact withthe Galápagos Islands is an exclusive, penguins, and schools of dolphins. Shore 48-96 others, then planning your Galá-private, and personal experience. You visits are adjustable to reflect tempera- pagos experience aboard the 16-passen-can savor the joys of the natural world ture concerns, group energy, and interest ger yacht Integrity may just be the rightwithout dozens of others around you. levels. choice for you.With such a small group, going ashore isquick, easy, and uncomplicated. Impor-tantly, you are close to your guide—youcan hear the descriptions of the ecosys-tems, flora, fauna, geology, and ocean-ography, and can have your questionsheard and answered.A yacht can visit more of the smaller,intimate sites than the large ships can.Flexible daily activity schedules accom- Clockwise from upper right: No waiting—all guests can ride in just two pangas; Small group arriving onto8 empty shores, Genovesa. Right: Your small group aglow in the magic light of a Bartolomé sunset.
  6. Incomparable Closenessthere is arguably no place where wildcreatures are as fearless of humans asthey are in the Galápagos Islands. Forthe traveler, this means an experienceand relationship with wildlife like nowhere else on earth. Whether it’s watch-ing a curious Galápagos Hawk from justa few feet away or going nose-to-nosewith a playful sea lion pup, a visit tothe Galápagos guarantees a myriad ofprofound wildlife interactions.This is what makes the Galápagos suchan incredible destination and one thatwill touch your life forever.Left: Swimming with sea turtles, Isabela. Clockwise from upper right: Dolphins playing with the panga; CuriousGalápagos Hawk, Bartolomé; Sea lion and guests, Fernandina; Taking marine iguana portraits, Fernandina 11
  7. Rest, relaxationand fun—important goalsof your trip even though you are kept busy with snorkeling, kayaking and shore visits, there is ample space and plenty of time to be alone. Let the spa soothe your cares, read in a chaise lounge, sip your favorite beverage at the bar, write in your trip journal, download your photos, or just disappear into your air-conditioned stateroom for a restorative nap. If you’ve forgotten how to relax, look to the sea lions for lessons. Clockwise from upper right: Relaxing on the Sun Deck; Catching a quiet moment together; Kayaking to bob-12 bies, penguins and pelicans, Isabela; Sharing laughs. Right: A very special sea lion encounter, Española.
  8. Exceptional teacherswhen you travel on the integrity,you are assured of spending time withexceptional teachers selected for theirknowledge, experience and especiallyfor their ability to help you learn aboutthe incomparable flora, fauna, and richcultural history.Our guides share scientific and histori-cal knowledge blended with insights andhumorous tidbits gained through yearsof interpreting the natural and culturalhistory of these remote, special places.Articulate and personable, the guidesaboard the Integrity are fun too!“I can’t say enough about Richard Polatty.A consummate guide the likes of whichI’ve never seen before. Deeply knowledge-able about everything Galápagos butnever overbearing. A wonderfully outgoingpersonality helps a lot too. He obviouslyloves what he’s doing.” — Peter Kibbee,Washington, DC“What amazed me most about the guidesis that they were always willing and excitedto teach and answer questions. Theyare truly gifted and giving.” — KathleenKaufman, Santa Monica, CALeft: Guide Richard Polatty giving a lecture on plate tectonics. Top: Guide Jan Post pointing out rays in the shal-lows, Floreana. Bottom: Guide Tanya Helmig explaining tortoise migration patterns, Isabela. 15
  9. care, service and attentionto detail—that’s integrity the integrity team will take good care “The service was incredible. Every need of you. Comfort, service, peace and was met, and then some! We couldn’t quiet, spacious cabins with all ameni- believe how nice it was to be greeted with ties — this is the Integrity’s recipe for a cold wet towel and a cold drink each a complete and carefree getaway. time we returned from a jaunt......just those little touches were so appreciated and so Your needs are anticipated and quietly welcome! “ — Cathy Enright and Walton provided, whether at anchor or while Reeves, Atlanta GA cruising smoothly from island to island.  “Crew were excellent-very nice and The Integrity team earned the coveted obviously a great team- really helpful with “Galápagos Quality Gold Seal” in 2012 fitting me out with snorkeling equipment, a for their dedication to safety, service, walking stick, etc.” — Elaine Cook, High environmental practices, and above all, Wycombe, Bucks, UK to the Galápagos Islands. Clockwise from upper left: Crew serenading guests; Friendly, courteous service is the norm on Integrity; Helping16 hands always present, Galápagos Gold. Right: “Dry Landing” at
  10. Iconic view across Bartolomé to Sullivan Bay on Santiago—your reward for walking to the top of Bartolomé
  11. vacation and fine food—they go hand in handthe integrity owners, like our guests,enjoy dining well. They know that foodis an important part of any vacation sotheir talented chefs work magic in thegalley creating new taste sensations andsurprising twists on old favorites.Menus are varied and healthy. Specialdiets are easily accommodated and chil-dren’s favorites are always available.You dine at intimate tables of six andenjoy barbecues of local specialties onthe sun deck as you revel in the sunsetwith the obligatory sun downers.Breakfast is buffet style with cereals,juices, fresh fruit, toast, muffins, hotitems and eggs cooked to order. Freshbrewed coffee, a selection of teas, milkand cocoa are served. Lunch and dinnerare served in several, elegantly platedcourses and often start with a soup,followed by salads and a main courseof fish, chicken, beef, seafood and avegetarian option. And there’s alwaysdessert, coffee and tea. Clockwise from top: lunch served between shore visits; fresh ceviche; chef plating starter; Poached pear desert;20 Grilling on the Sun Deck. Right: Dining area on Integrity—you won’t miss a view.
  12. interior spaces:salon, lounge,bar and entry the spacious salon with comfortable The Main Bar offers a wide variety of wrap-around seating is bathed in natu- beers and wines from throughout South ral light, perfect for reading a selection America. You may also enjoy a hand from the yacht’s library or listening to crafted cocktail created by one of the lectures on Galápagos natural history, skilled bartenders. geology and the evening briefing. In the Main Deck entry, snacks, refresh- A wide-screen media center is avail- ments and hand towels are ready for able for viewing your personal photog- you when you return from shore visits raphy or naturalist’s presentations. and snorkeling.Left: Salon and dining view. Above, clockwise from upper right: Salon bar service; Salon and diners; Post-shore-visit service, snacks and drinks in the Main Deck entry; Salon with view to library, coffee bar and rear entry 23
  13. outdoor spaces:sun deck androlf’s roost on the partially-covered sun deck guests enjoy sun downers and hors are a full service bar, cafe tables and d’oeuvres while watching Frigatebirds chairs, cushioned lounges, and spa. It soar in the golden evening light. It’s a is the prime place to watch the Galápa- great location for whale-watching, too. gos roll by while underway, catch up on reading, nap, have a drink at sunset, At the bow is a viewing platform where and stargaze at night. guests can look directly down onto dolphins surfing the bow wave below or Forward of the pilot house is the popular bioluminescence at night. “Rolf’s Roost,” a circular lounge where Above, clockwise from upper right: Sipping drinks and soaking up the sun at the spa; Rolf’s Roost; Reading on24 the Sun Deck; Sun Deck cafe tables, bar and guest frigate. Right: Scanning for whales from the spa deck.
  14. spacious stateroomsowner’s suiteyour stay on the integrity will be inthe most comfortable and luxurious state-rooms of any yacht in the Islands. Simpleand tasteful, the décor features hardwoodhand harvested by Rolf Sievers.The king-bedded, 350 ft2 Owner’sSuite spans the Main Deck from port tostarboard. With picture windows on bothsides, you will experience unobstructedviews of the Islands. This luxurioussuite has ample seating in addition toa writing desk with chair. Enjoy plentyof storage, individual climate controls,large-screen entertainment center, satel-lite phone and spacious bathroom.Left: Owner’s Suite king bed and lounge seating. Above, clockwise from upper right: Writing desk on starboardside; View to port side of suite, showing wrap-around lounge seating; Native wood cabinets and entrance. 27
  15. single & queen stateroomsthe integrity offers you one queen-bedded, 150 ft2 stateroom with all theamenities of our Standard Staterooms:picture windows, full bath, table andchairs, entertainment center, and mini-bar.The Integrity also offers the option of a120 ft2 Single Stateroom. This comfort-able stateroom has one twin bed withprivate facilities, large picture windows,a writing table, entertainment center, anda mini bar. . Above, clockwise from upper right: Writing desk in Single Stateroom; Honeymoon touch in Queen Stateroom;28 Single Stateroom entrance and storage; Single Stateroom twin bed; Stateroom bath. Right: Queen Stateroom
  16. standard stateroomsthe integrity offers six 150 ft2Standard Staterooms. These can beconfigured with one king bed or two twinbeds. It’s a delight to wake to views ofthe Galápagos through the large picturewindows.Each Standard Stateroom offers a tablewith chairs, plenty of storage, a stockedmini bar, individual climate controls, asatellite phone and entertainment center.The en suite bathroom facilities have a fullsized shower, lavatory, toilet and storagecabinet.Left: Standard Stateroom configured with twin beds. Above, clockwise from upper right: Standard Stateroomconfigured with a king bed; Table and seating; Seating and bath door; Entry, storage and mini-bar. 31
  17. yacht Excellence inside and outsystemsintegrity, the only galápagos yachtequipped with stabilizers, was built in the GrillUS and completely refitted and remod- Zodiak Suneled for Galápagos cruising in 2005 by Bar Deck Spathe Sievers themselves. Regular upgrades Zodiakkeep the Integrity in top shape. Covered DeckTwo electronically controlled, vibration Sun Deckisolated Detroit/MTU 4-stroke dieselengines, provide smooth, economical andgreen cruising. Two generators providesufficient electrical power to easily support Bar Captain st ’s Roo Galley Bridge Salon Dining olf R Library Guide the air conditioning, walk-in freezer and type motor-yacht Salon Deck refrigerator, extensive electronic systems, length & beam 141 ft x 24 ft the 5000-gallon-per-day water mak- speed 12 knots ers, the on-board waste-water treatment stabilizers yes plant, and keep the spa hot for you. air conditioning individually controlled 8 6 4 2 Reception The Integrity is the most environmentally guests 16 Swim conscious yacht in Galápagos, earning crew + naturalist 11 Platform 1 - Suite the Galápagos Quality Gold Seal for its CD-DVD en suite 9 7 5 3 Crew practices. cell/satellite phone en suite kayaks 6-8 Main Deck Clockwise from upper right: Captain at the helm—all Integrity captains have years of experience piloting in32 Galápagos; one of the two Detroit/MTU diesel engines; Integrity underway. Right: Integrity deck plans 33
  18. Yacht itineraries Integrity Routes Keycruising itineraries for the integrity Western Route(and for all vessels) are set by the Galá- Eastern Routepagos National Park Service. No yachtmay visit any visitor site more than once Pintain two weeks’ time in order to reducevisitor impact on “over loved” sites. TheSievers family has selected two of the Genovesamost compelling itineraries possible for Marchenathe Integrity.By starting cruises in Puerto Ayora, theIntegrity can visit a greater number of the Santiagomost rewarding visitor sites on outly-ing islands, an option not available on Bartoloméalmost any other yacht. North SeymourThe Western Route features the younger, Baltra Rábidavolcanically active Islands of Isabela andFernandina, whereas the Eastern Route Fernandina Plazasfeatures the older Islands of Española, San Cristóbal PinzónSan Cristóbal and Genovesa. On manyislands you will visit more than one site, Santa Cruzand there are many opportunities around Santa Féthese islands to snorkel and kayak. Isabela Western Route: Eastern Route: Santa Cruz (several sites before board- Santa Cruz (several sites before board- ing Integrity), Floreana (4 sites), Isabela ing), Española (3 sites), San Cristóbal (5 sites), Fernandina (1 site), Santiago (3 (3 sites), Santa Fé (1 site), South Plaza Floreana sites), Santa Cruz north shore (2 sites), (1 site), Genovesa (2 sites), Santiago (1 Española North Seymour (1 site), Baltra (1 site) site), Bartolomé (2 sites), Rábida (1 site), Sombrero Chino (1 site), Baltra (1 site) Clockwise from top: Integrity at Kicker Rock; Red-footed Booby on Genovesa; Curious Galápagos Hawk, no34 telephoto lens needed; Snorkelers giving their “two-thumbs-up” review. Right: Integrity routes map.
  19. Cover: Integrity at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela. Here: Integrity anchoredbetween North Plazas and South Plazas. © 2012. Photos: Weston Walker-Knoblich, Christian Sievers, Bill Roberson, Mallori Abbott, Marika Roberson,Nicole Churchill, Laura Wilson, Phillip Yip, Wes Walker

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