CRUISING PERMITS &
Welcome to Sea Masters
Galapagos Yacht Agency
SEA MASTERS Galapagos Yacht Agency is a licensed yacht/ship agency authorized by the Ministry of Transport of Ecuador and a Tour Company authorized by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador. In the last 12 years, we have arranged yacht cruising permits into the protected waters of the Galapagos National Park for hundreds of yachts visiting with yacht owners and their guests.
SEA MASTERS is a company that provides unparalleled yachting services and logistical support. Seas Master directors operate under standardized practices with similar backgrounds in three countries across the Eastern Tropical Pacific Islands. We are real experts about each of our locations. Additionally, we are members of SEAL SUPER YACHTS and members for the selective Network of Super Yacht Agencies AYSS, all AYSS members follow a Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Being based in the Galapagos Islands, our team has handled service and support for hundreds of yachts. With over 12 years of direct, local experience, SEA MASTERS has an unrivaled knowledge of the local regulations in addition to maintaining an excellent relationship with local authorities and the local community.
When you are our client, we will spend any time necessary time behind the scenes in order to ensure a flawless cruise. We will secure your Galapagos permits, look after formalities with local authorities, present clear statements of expenses, and make sure we get the best possible local services. Furthermore, with our wealth of experience we are prepared to handle any unexpected operational issues or last minute requests.
SEA MASTERS in the Galapagos has obtained the most complex yacht cruising permits, and has accomplished logistical challenges never done by other agencies in the Galapagos.
We have organized and coordinated 15 helicopter yacht operations and 7 submarine operations for science research vessels, media expeditions and conservation projects in benefit of the Galapagos National Park and the science community of the Galapagos. No other Agency in The Galapagos has ever done so much for our park and scientists as SEA MASTERS in the Galapagos has done
In 2014, SEA MASTERS became the legal local Galapagos representatives for National Geographic’s vessel and series ¨PRISTINE SEAS¨ This series was based on Dr. Enric Sala’s scientific research, and the complex logistical needs for the expedition was wholly undertaken by SEAS MASTER in the Galapagos. This unique Galapagos documentary triggered political change in Ecuador and influenced the president of Ecuador to sign in 2016 the historical decree to declare WOLF & DARWIN islands as a MARINE SANCTUARY and NO TAKE zone. SEA MASTERS is proud to be integral part of the history of conservation of the Galapagos.
In addition to supporting the Conservation of the Galapagos, we are proud to be a key player in the long-term Sustainable Development of local Galapagos communities.
No matter the request, SEA MASTERS in the Galapagos gets the job done. First and foremost, we work to deliver unparalleled logistical services and support for whatever our clients desire in the Galapagos
Looking forward to take good care of you in The Galapagos Islands!
Yacht Aid Global
In 2016 the coast area of Ecuador suffered one of the worst earthquakes in the history of our country. Yacht Aid Global under the coordination of Capt. Mark Drewellow from C2C San Diego Agency organized that MV UMBRA, its helicopter, a team of specialist doctors to be sent to Ecuador for the disaster relief work in response to this devastating earthquake. MV Umbra also brought 1000 ShelterBox units that were given to the affected communities. SEA MASTERS Galapagos agency assisted directly arranging all government formalities for MV Umbra and coordinated the helicopter humanitarian aid operations.
Tahiti Private Expeditions
Testimonials and recommendations
Now that the Galapagos is far on the horizon I just wanted to send you and Conchita a very big thank you for all you help, advise and kind service you offered the Owners & Crew during our stay. The trip was a complete success, thanks mainly in part to your thorough pre-planning and constant daily contact to ensure everything went according to plan.
Even when we had to make a few last minute changes it was done effortlessly! You should be very proud of your company and I would recommend you without hesitation should I be asked to recommend an agent in the Galapagos.
From the Owner, Crew & myself again I thank-you.
Capt. Jeff Dunn
Thank you for your professional assistance – it really have been a pleasure working with you all and I will not hesitate to recommend your services to my colleague captains who wants to know more about Costa Rica and Galapagos!
All the very best for now and hope to see you all again!
Capt. Lui Anphin
Thanks to you and Inrry for your assistance during our numerous ports of call while in Galapagos.
All arrangements were done perfectly good and in due time. We are very happy with your service.
We made lots of new discoveries around your unique islands.
If plans are to visit again, we will definitely use your Company to be our Agents again in Galapagos.
Capt. Pavel Chubar
Antonio Moreano of SEA MASTERS GALAPAGOS made it all happen with a big giant smile of his face every day and he also treated us crew so well, like VIP guests of his while we were preparing for our trip with the Boss. It was a great experience with and without the guests. In the end I saw more than one opportunity for some heavy billing and he always just charged what was fair. Antonio is an ex-live a board dive master, he has loads of time out in the park doing what we do and no-a-days he knows what yacht owners needs are like. The Boss did go everywhere I wanted as Antonio “worked” the park system for our benefit, and we made sure the park benefitted as well.
Capt. Ethan H. Lee
First trip Galapagos
14 days, 10 guest , 15 security, 2 local dive vessels
Antonio absolutely stared in keeping everything on track organizing everything and not one thing went wrong. Which was quite a feat with that many issues going on, people coming and going and heavy diving.
Second Trip Coco Island
1 week, 8 guest, 15 security, 1 local dive vessel. Antonio again just kept the whole show rolling and keeping the dive boat and submarine on their toes Was also dive guide and Tour guide on Coco again absolute perfect trip
Again absolutely excellent service with Tours all over the place, and if there is no water taxis at 3 am just call him on the radio he get it organized, If it is possible to get on the Islands Antonio can get it. Honesty is a absolute with Antonio, he will not do the shady deals that other agents do.
Capt. Jorgen Gormsen
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of myself, the crew, and the owner of MY Valkyrie for the flawless service that you provided for us as our “Ships Agent” during our visit to the Galapagos Islands in February and March of 2010.I can not thank you enough for the effort that you put in to ensure that our time spent there with you was as trouble free and as well organized as possible. Everything was done with the utmost professionalism and promptness which with a demanding and changeable itinerary such as ours was not always easy. I am 100% satisfied with your services Antonio and will be recommending you as the agent to go to in the Galapagos Islands. I look forward to our next meeting, the beers on me!
Capt. Martin Debanks
Antonio, I have been meaning to write to you to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU for such an amazing trip to the Galapagos. I feel guilty that we could not spend more time with you without owners & guests…..
Anyway everyone onboard is still talking about this trip & I’m sure they will be for a long time to come…
Capt. Craig Franks
We had a great trip – the guests were all very happy. Thank you for all your work and attention, it certainly made our stay easier and more enjoyable.
We look forward to our next visit!
Capt. Paul March
Very efficient and helpful, all requests were dealt with quickly, no job was to big or small, very friendly !
Capt. Adam Painter
Again thank so much for your help. It was an amazing trip and we certainly couldnt’ have done it without the SEA MASTERS team. Your agency will get nothing but stellar recommendations from myself and the crew of the Dardanella
Capt. Brady MacDonald
We have been to the Galopogas Islands 5 times and I have experience with all agents.
Antonio is the person you want to be talking too…
Capt. Tim Forderer
Great trip everyone – big thanks and well done !
Capt. Richard Bridge
Thank-you so much for all of your assistance which made our trip for ourselves and the owners a terrific experience.
We will be sure to pass your details to any other yachts heading your way that as our recommendation.
Capt. Rocka Romcke
These are the main yachts (90 to over 400 feet) we have arranged cruising permits, owners &guests land, fishing, diving tours, media projects, science permits, logistics, provisions, fuel services, medical assistance and conservation projects in benefit of the Galapagos National Park:
MY ODESSA II
MY POLAR STAR
MY PICK UP
MY LA DEA 2
MY DRAGON FLY
MY VAVA 2
MY NORTHEN STAR
M/Y SILVER ANGEL
MY NEXT CHAPTER
MY CONSTANCE GIVI
MY IRON LADY
M/Y MICHAELA ROSE
M/Y VIBRANT CURIOSITY
M/Y LADY M II
M/Y SEA WOLF
M/Y JANICE OF WYOMING
S/Y SILVER TIP
MY ARCTIC P
MY HAMPSHIRE II
MY VIVIERAE II
MY DOROTHEA III
M/Y PLAN B
S/Y GREGAL QUINTO
M/Y WERE DREAMS
M/Y SILVER SHALIS
S/Y ALARIFE CIEN
M/Y WABI SABI
M/Y ROCK IT
S/Y TWIRLYBIRD V
S/Y MAYA RAY
MY DANCING HARE
MY GAYLE FORCE
MY POST ONE
S/C G- FORCE
MY SERENITY J
M/Y MAJOR WAGER
S/Y SEA BEAR
S/Y LUPA OF LONDON
M/Y BIG FISH
MY ARGO UNDERSEA HUNTER
MY STEP ONE
MY SEA FORVER
MY OCEAN´S SEVEN
SY IMAGINE B