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Cormorant II Galapagos Cruise

Cormorant II Galápagos Cruise

The most luxurious mega-catamaran in the Galápagos

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Cormorant II

Luxury

What we love about the Cormorant II

Newest Catamaran in Galápagos

Panoramic & spacious suites with private balconies

Fitness area on board

Internet service onboard

Cormorant II
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Cormorant II

The Cormorant II is a state-of-the-art, luxury expedition catamaran offering the finest boutique adventure cruises in the Galápagos Islands. Spanning 157 feet, this elegant vessel blends modern amenities with the thrill of exploring one of the world’s most pristine natural environments, providing an intimate and personalized experience for discerning travelers.

Launched in 2023 and crafted to the highest standards, the Cormorant II is among the most sophisticated vessels in the archipelago. With 3 decks of luxurious accommodation and communal spaces, and a maximum of only 16 passengers, the Cormorant II ensures you have ample space to relax and soak in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Galápagos.

Onboard facilities include an exquisite dining area where gourmet meals are served, a stylish lounge, indoor and outdoor bars, and a sun deck featuring a Jacuzzi. For those looking to unwind, there is a selection of comfortable lounging areas, perfect for watching the stunning landscapes and wildlife pass by.

The Cormorant II boasts 8 spacious cabins, each thoughtfully designed with modern comforts and private balconies, offering stunning panoramic views. Every cabin is fully air-conditioned and features en suite bathrooms with hot water, as well as entertainment systems and luxury furnishings to ensure a comfortable stay.

The premium accommodations are the two Premium Suites, each providing over 62 square meters of space and a private balcony with a hot tub.

There are 6 Suites, each offering 32-50 square meters of space and similar luxury amenities.

Service aboard the Cormorant II is exceptional, with a highly trained crew and a bilingual naturalist guide who lead small group excursions, ensuring personalized and informative experiences. The quality of the onboard dining is frequently praised, offering a variety of gourmet dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Modern amenities include digital entertainment systems and relaxing common areas for socializing or unwinding.

Despite its modern luxuries, the Cormorant II maintains an intimate and personal ambiance. The spacious design means that the vessel never feels crowded, allowing guests to enjoy both social and private moments. Whether you are traveling as a family, a couple, or with friends, the Cormorant II offers an unparalleled experience in the Galápagos Islands, with plenty of thoughtful features like a Jacuzzi, cozy lounges, and ample deck space for stargazing.

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Amenities on board the Cormorant II

camera

4K underwater camera

fish

Glass Bottom Boat

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

kayak

Kayaks on board

wetsuit

Wetsuits

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

jacuzzi

Sundeck with jacuzzi

connected cabins

Interconnecting cabins

bar

Bar

EN guide

English guide

paddle

Standup paddle boards

wifi

Internet/Wifi

meal

All meals

gym

Gym on board

balcony

Private Balcony

Food & Drinks on board the Cormorant II

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Sustainable Tourism

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. To protect the archipelago, all vessels in Galápagos must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern, efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution. Furthermore, The Galápagos National Park authority defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit which highlights at what day and time, as well as limiting passenger numbers.

Our commitment extends beyond the mandatory environmental standards for cruise vessels in the region: A portion of your trip price now contributes to our Conservation Project. This initiative empowers local communities to protect their territory, engage in reforestation, and prepare for long-term environmental stewardship. This way, your trip contributes to environmental protection and truly shows how travel can be a force for good! You can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.

Cabins categories on board the Cormorant II

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Premium Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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cormorant2-13
Standard Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Technical details of Cormorant II

Category
Luxury
Type
Motor Catamaran
Length
157ft (48m)
Crew members
13
Cruising speed
13 knots
Safety
2x 25-man life raft
Beam
44ft (14m)
Draft
5ft (1.40m)
Capacity
16 passengers
Year built
2023
Electricity
3 generators of 120 KW each

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