Elite Galapagos Cruise

Elite Galápagos Cruise

A brand-new luxury catamaran with fantastic guides

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Elite

single bed

Single cabin without supplement

kayak

Kayaks on board

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

EN guide

English guide

children

-25% for children < 12

The Galápagos Elite has taken her maiden Galápagos cruise in June 2019. Her owners tell us: "When the Elite reaches the azure waters of the Galápagos Islands as the newest yacht in the islands, it will reinvent luxury, comfort and class!" This exciting new luxury yacht has been completely custom-designed for sailing around Galápagos. Her twin-hull catamaran configuration will provide guests with an extremely stable cruising experience giving guests a far smoother ride that older single-hull boats can hope to offer. As well as increased stability, fuel efficiency and cruising speed, the twin hulls mean guests can enjoy more space, including larger, more comfortable social areas, luxurious suites, and opulent premium suites. Outdoor space is also increased, including the huge, semi-shaded sky deck, a delightful alfresco dining area, and a supremely comfortable saloon and bar. As a brand new ship, the Galápagos Elite will of course feature state-of-the-art power plant, navigation and safety equipment, making her the safest and most reliable ship in the Galápagos cruise fleet. A standout feature for us is the panoramic windows that are a feature of every suite. "Windows" doesn't really do them justice as they are actually glass walls. This will provide a unique experience as you wake each morning to a new view that will bring the outside in to your suite. The food and drink offering onboard Elite is being designed to make meals a real experience. Your chefs will prepare three stunning meals every day. Breakfast and most lunches will be served in a relaxed buffet style. In the evenings, a more elegant dining experience is available with your meal served to you in the stunning alfresco dining area on the sky deck. Your chefs will only use the freshest local produce and will cater for any special dietary requirements. They are also delighted to offer child-friendly portions and taste options, giving the whole family chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime Galápagos cruise option. Despite her stunning luxury, most guests will be keen to experience the unique animals and habitats of the Galápagos islands themselves. The Elite naturalist itineraries have been designed to give you the most exciting encounters, with visits to the best visitor sites the Galápagos islands and seas have to offer. Just a few highlights include: hiking the stark, volcanic fields of Fernandina Island; marvel at the Albatross nesting sites on Española; snorkel with Galápagos Sea Lions around the so-called "Devil's Crown"; exploring the world-famous "Bird Island" of Genovesa. During your excursions you can expect to see all of the iconic endemic animals associated with the islands, including giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, and much, much more. Your dedicated onboard naturalist guides are experts in their field, with intimate knowledge of all the species and where you are most likely to encounter them. The Galápagos Elite will be operated by a highly-respected operator that has many years' experience serving Galápagos visitors. The owner only hires the best captains, guides, chefs and crews for the vessels they operate. Their philosophy is that the people, not simply the luxury ship, are what will make the trip memorable for their guests, and they are the difference between a good Galápagos cruise and an outstanding one.

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Elite Galapagos Cruise
Elite Galapagos Cruise
Elite Galapagos Cruise

Dates & Prices on board the Elite

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Amenities on board the Elite

DE guide

German guide possible

FR guide

French guide possible

single bed

Single cabin without supplement

kayak

Kayaks on board

balcony

Private Balcony

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free)

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

wetsuit

Wetsuits

jacuzzi

Sundeck with jacuzzi

paddle

Standup paddle boards

dinner with wine

Beer+wine with dinner

camera

4K underwater camera

binoculars

Expedition Binoculars

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

meal

All meals throughout the cruise

EN guide

English guide

children

-25% for children < 12

Sustainability on board the Elite

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.

The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.

But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. And 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.

Technical details of Elite

Category

Luxury Ship

Type

Motor Catamaran

Capacity

16

Length

37.5 mt / 123.03 ft

Draft

1.90 mt / 6.23 ft

Main Engines

2 x 500 HP each

Electricity

110V + 220 V

Beam

13.5 mt / 44.29 ft

Cruising speed

12 knots

Food & Drinks on board the Elite

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.

Cabins categories on board the Elite

Double matrimonial
Golden Suite

All Suites (main and upper deck) on board the Galapagos Elite are spacious, comfortable and well-appointed: the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day spent exploring the islands. Each suite has grand windows for panoramic ocean views, private outdoor balcony, as well as a natural light frosted glass wall restroom in each suite. All beds are convertible in two twin beds or one king size bed.

All suites have the following features:

Panoramic views and private balcony

King-size bed convertible to two twin-size beds

Air-conditioning with remote control

Electrical current 110 V – 220 V

Housekeeping three times a day

Towels, robe and slippers

Speaker for activity announcements

Extra Sofa bed

Safe

Towels disposal container

Biodegradable toiletries

Hairdryer

Reviews of Elite

Jeffrey May
5/5

Perfectly managed Everything was fantastic in every way. Staff, boat,food, organization, excursions,etc. All wonderful and perfectly managed. Source: https://www.goldengalapagoscruises.com/reviews-galapagos-cruise


Odin Schon
5/5

Great trip! The trip was awesome and it was super fun and enjoyable the whole time Source: https://www.goldengalapagoscruises.com/reviews-galapagos-cruise


MELANIE RACHEL
5/5

Such a great guide! Ruly is so passionate about the galapagos an communicated it charmingly! He is a great ambassador for your Brand Source: https://www.goldengalapagoscruises.com/reviews-galapagos-cruise


CHI YING LEE
5/5

Ruly = fantastic! Wonderful teamwork. There was nothing they would not do to accommodate our needs. Helpful n charming. Our guide Ruly is passionate about conservation n it is infectious. He is highly knowledgeable n i have learnt so much. Thank you to Benjamin n his team for a fabulous time Source: https://www.goldengalapagoscruises.com/reviews-galapagos-cruise


Nancy Haller
5/5

Great ship and the guide Enrique was excellent My son and I had a wonderful time! The accommodations, the sites we visited, the weather, the guides, the food – everything was first class and I would not hesitate for a second to recommend your cruise to anyone. As a matter of fact, I have given your name to a person who is looking to give her husband a surprise trip for his birthday. Our guide, Enrique, was excellent and the nature walks with him were full of information. He was very charismatic and handled his job with fun as well as professionalism. I honestly cannot think of a constructive recommendation. Everything was first class. Many thanks again! Source: https://www.goldengalapagoscruises.com/reviews-galapagos-cruise


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