Arguably the most stylish yacht sailing in the Galapagos today, the M/Y Grace is an exclusive 16 passenger vessel that combines history and style with first class naturalist guides for a fully immersive Galapagos experience.
The ship’s colourful past includes ownership by millionaire tycoons, royalty and even a stint in the British Navy during World War II. In 1951 she was acquired by Aristotle Onassis who later gave her as a wedding gift to Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly who spent their honeymoon onboard.
The unique configuration of this Camper & Nicholson motor yacht makes for a swift, stable vessel that provides both spaciousness and supreme comfort. She is the ideal size, with just eight tastefully decorated cabins, each with private facilities accommodating a maximum of sixteen guests taken care of by a crew of nine and two naturalist guides. All of the A deck cabins have direct access to the panoramic deck as well as picture windows so you can still enjoy the views of the islands and the abundant wildlife, from the comfort of your own suite.
Communal areas include a comfortable and spacious lounge which also has an outside area, and the ship’s excellent cuisine is served, weather permitting, in an al fresco dining area on the stern deck. There is a jacuzzi on the ship’s bow, as well as a sun deck with plenty of space to sunbathe, read a book, take pictures, or just enjoy the journey to the next island.
We are winding down after our tour of Buenos Aires at the truly delightful Legado Mitico. Absolutely everything has been perfect and exceeded expectations and we are looking forward to La Bamba tomorrow. But we wanted to especially call to your attention and thank you for our guide in Iguaçu, Tadeu. This gentleman is a warm, knowledgeable and generous soul who totally captivated us and provided us with the experience of a lifetime. The falls took on a spiritual dimension under his guidance, not to mention good fun, smiles and laughter.
Spreading the word
Tom, we have had the most wonderful holiday, quite beautifully organised by you and beautifully looked after wherever we went. Thank you a million times. We will definitely be spreading the Dehouche name about, once back in Scotland!
A Peruvian expedition
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip. The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. Your local staff helped with any issues. All your suggestions were perfect.
I will definitely use you again and recommend you to my friends.
Thank you again.
Guides that became friends
Seeing as I was a solo traveller, both Veronica and Walter helped make my visits to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu memorable and I felt I was traveling with helpful friends rather than disinterested employees. My thanks to both of them for making my visit one that I will remember for a long time!
Full marks Inca Trail
In short, it was excellent. Your suggested itinerary, accommodations, restaurants, etc. were superb. Everything went as planned. We rate the parts of the trip you were responsible for as a 10/10. The guides on the Inca trail were excellent. They were professional, attentive and observant. We would love to travel with Holger and Ceasar again. The tents and food on the trail were excellent also.
Overall, a great experience and we will be telling friends and family about Dehouche's excellent planning and execution for the trip.