Jan 20 – Feb 11  | $6950

Limited Availability

This trip is a blue water passage with time to explore both Cabo San Lucas and San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos. The sea lions of Cabo will wave us off and the sea lions of San Cristobal will greet us. Our route will include an equator crossing, turning any pollywogs into seasoned shellbacks!

All meals on board Sea Dragon are delicious and vegetarian, with the addition of fish if we catch any along the way.

This is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit – you MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions, have good balance, and be in reasonably good health. Please contact us with any health questions or if you answer “YES” to any of the questions on our health questionnaire prior to signing up for the trip!

Ardent Training is offering a significant discount on the RYA Day Skipper Theory online course to anyone signed up for this trip. If you’re interested in taking the course, let us know when you sign up and we can give you the discount code!


  • Distance: 1900 nautical miles
  • Cost: $6950
  • Date: Jan 20 – Feb 11, 2024 (22 Days, 21 Nights)
  • Start: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico
  • End: San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

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Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Sea Dragon
You’ll meet Sea Dragon on the dock in Cabo San Lucas between 1500-1700. After picking your bunk and introductions, you and your crew will have your first dinner on board. 

Day 2-3: Briefings/Exploration
We’ll take the time to thoroughly go through boat and safety briefings in prep for the offshore passage. There will be time to explore Cabo a bit, as well as get off the dock for a day sail to continue to familiarize everyone with Sea Dragon before departing.

Day 4: Departure 
Today is the day we’ll untie the lines and head to sea. Next stop, San Cristobal island of the Galapagos! 

Day 5-16: Underway Offshore
Life and rhythm on Sea Dragon will quickly take shape around the watch schedule and life will be wonderfully simple and disconnected from the norm.

Day 17: Arrive San Cristobal
Sea Dragon will arrive in the Galapagos and anchor off the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. We’ll get right to clearing customs and immigration.

Day 18-21: Explore Ashore
The rest of the days of the trip are devoted to exploring San Cristobal! Blue and red footed boobies, frigate birds, marine iguanas, sea lions, tortoise, and many more creatures await. You can find adventures to suit all interests including hiking, snorkeling, birdwatching, and diving, as well as exploring the history of the islands. Sea Dragon will be at anchor with dinghy travel ashore. 

Day 22: Depart Sea Dragon
You will depart Sea Dragon by 0900.


In order to board Sea Dragon, you must take a Rapid Antigen or Rapid PCR COVID-19 test, administered by a medical professional, no more than 72 hours before boarding the vessel. If you test positive on this test, you will not be allowed to board the vessel, and we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.

Should a country on the itinerary have additional requirements for entry, you must be able to comply with those requirements – if you cannot, we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.

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The deposit is only $500. It’s non refundable if you back out, but if we cancel or modify the trip we are happy to return your money or apply it to a different voyage.  Please review the Crew Contract for full details. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the trip begins. Please contact us with any questions.

Contact Us

Call Us: +1 ‪(305) 330-4212‬ (Pacific Time) If we don’t pick up, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

What's Included
Contribution Includes:
– 21 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
All meals (vegetarian), snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear
– Mask, fins, snorkels
– Use of inflatable paddle boards

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Cabo San Lucas and San Cristobal
– Transportation from SJD International Airport or to SCY Airport
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Packing List

It will be a warm trip, with the potential to be chilly at night heading out of Cabo, but getting warm quickly! Take a look at our Tropical packing list.

Travel Details

Cabo San Lucas International Airport (SJD) is the airport to fly into.

San Cristobal Airport (SCY) is a short taxi from the anchorage.

All Crew members are responsible for their own passports and any necessary visas. You must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport beyond our arrival in the Galapagos.
Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea, or contact us directly to discuss.

Boat Tour

Your Crew

I grew up in North West England, spending every weekend outdoors in the Lake District. After attending university in Cardiff, I worked as a personal trainer, working in the Middle East for a time before discovering the Clipper Round the World Sailing race. I became completely hooked on offshore sailing and after completing half the 19-20 race (pre Covid!) I gained my Yachtmaster qualification in order to be able to work in the industry. I became the skipper for a youth trust based in the Solent, England, working with young adults in order to widen their horizons and build their confidence which I found immensely rewarding. The itch to see more of the world by sea led me to becoming a freelance cruising instructor which enabled me to work with a variety of companies on a range of boats from 20’ to 70’, cruisers to high spec race boats. I spent some time in the Caribbean and around the UK helping refit boats until the Clipper Race restarted. I returned as a first mate, helping lead a crew of amateurs from the Philippines back to the UK and also completing my own circumnavigation. Having already seen the North Pacific, I’m excited to be on board Sea Dragon and explore more of the Pacific’s waters and islands- showing others the joy of ocean sailing, discovering the world around them and our effect on it, as well as teaching them to sail and work as a team.

Mary holds her Yachtmaster Ocean with commercial endorsement as well as her MCA Proficiency in Medical Care certificate.

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