Endemic Galápagos Cruise
The most highly-evolved Galápagos Yacht to date
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Endemic
What we love about the Endemic
Latest in technology and design
Suites with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
The Endemic is an exquisitely crafted catamaran designed exclusively for the Galápagos Islands expedition. She has been designed to offer unrivalled luxury alongside sustainable operations, and has one of the best crew-to-guest ratios in the archipelago. Because she has been designed for Galápagos cruises and not converted from a general purpose design, Endemic offers remarkable features you can't find on other vessels, including stunning full height, full width panoramic windows and a private balcony for every suite. Thanks to her twin-hull design, she is much more stable on the water than traditional yachts, making her a perfect choice of Galápagos cruise vessel for those prone to motion sickness.
Endemic's interiors have been designed in a modern style, and her decor makes the most of the huge amounts of natural light that enters the cabins and communal spaces. Accommodating a maximum of only 16 guests, her gorgeous cabins feature king-size beds (or two full singles, to your choice), as well as a mini lounge area. The en suite bathrooms are sumptuous, with spacious showers and the highest quality linens and eco-friendly toiletries. Every cabin suite features independent air conditioning controls, and plenty of storage. The design has been modelled on a home bedroom and not a hotel room, giving the accommodations a wonderfully comfortable and relaxed feel. This is a Galápagos cruise ship that instantly makes you feel at home.
For those travelling as a family or in a group, be sure to inquire about suites on the upper deck. These all feature interconnecting doors, which means you can enjoy a huge amount of living space as a group and yet have privacy for sleeping. This makes an Endemic cruise perfect for families travelling with older children or young adults.
The communal areas on Endemic have been designed with just as much thought and care. Beautiful natural finishes throughout reflect the light that spills in from the panoramic windows that line the indoor spaces. The dining room has a relaxing, informal layout, which carries over to the lounge area with its gorgeous sofas and armchairs.
Uniquely, Endemic has a dedicated briefing area in the bow, which allows your expert naturalist guide to give you knowledgeable and intimate presentations about the flora and fauna of the islands and what you can expect to see on your next Galápagos cruise adventure. This area also doubles as a more intimate lounge area where you can enjoy some peaceful indoor relaxation.
Outside, the experience is nothing short of magnificent. The main deck platform also doubles as a beautiful shaded terrace with comfortable seating, while the equivalent area in the upper deck is a little more exposed to the sun and has sofas and coffee tables to enjoy a cocktail or two as another exciting day of your Galápagos cruise turns to night.
For sun worshipers and those who want to enjoy the best views in the Galápagos, the Endemic's "Sky Deck" will be perfect for you! Featuring a huge circular jacuzzi, luxurious loungers, a bar, barbecue and al fresco dining area, this is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some equatorial sunshine. You can't truly say you have been on a Galápagos cruise unless you have watched sea lions play from a top-deck hot tub!
Food on board is of the highest international standard. Despite the luxury that Endemic offers, the Galápagos has a relaxed vibe, and this is reflected in the service of delicious buffet-style breakfasts and lunches where you can help yourself to wonderful local and international dishes during your cruise. Dinners are a mixture of buffet or menu choices, and everything is prepared on board with the freshest local ingredients. All dietary requirements can be taken care of - simply notify us when you book.
Endemic has a dedicated Service Officer who will make sure everything is taken care of to give you the best experience possible. With 11 crew for a maximum of 16 guests, you will enjoy unrivalled levels of service, and the crew have been hand-picked for their attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction. An Endemic Galápagos cruise means you'll be accompanied by a fully bilingual expert naturalist guide on all excursions, giving you the benefit of their immense knowledge and experience of these amazing islands and their habitats.
Endemic offers a wide choice of itineraries. The operator has carefully planned six different options that really maximize the amount that you will be able to see during your Galápagos cruise. The itineraries have also been designed to easily allow you to combine two and create a superb "see it all" trip of a lifetime that doesn't repeat any visitor points or excursions. Unusually for a vessel of this class, Endemic also offers a selection of short Galápagos cruise itineraries for those who wish to enjoy a shorter time on the water, or who are combining a cruise with other accommodations on the islands.
All on board equipment is first class, and guests can enjoy complimentary use of sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel masks, fins, and short or long wetsuits. You will also be given a re-usable water bottle and a buff to help protect you from the sun. An intimate and personal experience is guaranteed on all your excursions thanks to the small number of guests Endemic takes on each Galápagos cruise
The Galápagos Endemic is a senior-friendly vessel that has relatively few stairs, cabins located on the most accessible deck, and public areas situated near the sleeping areas. Special accommodations, such as meals served in cabins, are possible. In some cases, special excursion options are available for those who do not wish to hike or swim.
The attention to detail on this ship is amazing - her interiors are simply stunning, and completely up to date, as you'd expect from a purpose-built ship. Her crew are all keen to make a reputation as the best ship in the fleet, and this shows in the service you get here. We love the additional stability offered by such a large catamaran, and the additional space this design offers. The standout features for us are the floor-to-ceiling windows in your suite and the absolutely stunning Sky Deck. To cap it all, she has some of the most interesting itineraries in Galápagos cruising - her operators have put in a lot of effort to make sure your Endemic experience is breathtaking.
Dates & Prices on board the Endemic
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Amenities on board the Endemic
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
4K underwater camera
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Standup paddle boards
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
-25% for children < 12
Sundeck with jacuzzi
Single cabin without supplement
Food & Drinks on board the Endemic
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.
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.
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. 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.