Angermeyer Cruising and Andando Tours are collaborating with WildAid, a nonprofit, wildlife protection organization, to protect the Galapagos Island’s marine environment.
Angermeyer and Andando, sister companies, partnered with WildAid to create the Galapagos Conservation Fund. Angermeyer Cruising refit a 159-foot yacht, renamed her WildAid’s Passion and now charters her in the Galapagos Islands, through Andando Tours. The group says $100 of every charter is donated to the Conservation Fund, plus Andando is donating a one-week charter to the live auction at WildAid’s annual gala, held on November 11 in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, for every booking made through [email protected], 22.5% of the profit goes to WildAid’s Galapagos programs. For this reason, WildAid refers to WildAid’s Passion as a “Conservation Yacht.”
Charter clients can cruise either the western or eastern Galapagos Islands, each voyage lasting 8 days. Rates begin at $5,980 per person, which includes all meals, snorkel gear and excursions ashore with certified naturalist guides.
Amenities on board WildAid’s Passion include a panoramic sky lounge with wet bar on the bridge deck, a sun deck with Jacuzzi tub, two heads in both the VIP and master suite, kayaks, wetsuits and massages upon request. Her original teak decks and rose-colored marble in the heads were kept during her recent refit. She accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms, each with an en suite head (or two), and crew-to-guest ratio is one-to-one.