Endemic Galápagos Cruise
The most highly-evolved Galápagos Yacht to date
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Endemic
Kayaks on board
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
-25% for children < 12
- Brand new for 2018
- Latest in technology and design
- Single cabin available, no supplement
- Suites with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
The Endemic is the very latest purpose-built Galápagos cruise catamaran to join the fleet. Launched in summer 2018, 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.
Luxurious home-from-home 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 enquire 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.
Relax in comfort and style 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 it's 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 lower deck diving 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 worshippers 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!
Catering for you every need 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 bi-lingual expert naturalist guide on all excursions, giving you the benefit of their immense knowledge and experience of these amazing islands and their habitats.
Exceptional itineraries Endemic offers a wide choice of itineraries. Because she is a new ship, the operators have carefully planned six different options that really maximise the amount that you will be able to see during you 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, snorkels, fins, and short or long wet suits. 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
Our comment We're really excited to see Endemic joining the Galápagos cruise fleet, and we've been watching her development keenly. 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 that has only just launched! 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.
Pictures and Deckplans of Endemic
Dates & Prices on board the Endemic
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The sailing routes of Endemic
Amenities on board the Endemic
Kayaks on board
Snorkel gear (free)
Transfers to and from ship
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
Sundeck with jacuzzi
Standup paddle boards
Beer+wine with dinner
4K underwater camera
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Air conditioning & private bathroom
All meals throughout the cruise
-25% for children < 12
Sustainability on board the Endemic
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 Endemic
35 mt / 115 ft
1.85 mt / 6.1 ft
110 V + 220 V
14 mt / 45 ft
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.
Cabins categories on board the Endemic
On board the Endemic, the eight Golden Panoramic Suites are airy and comfortable, four of them are located on main deck and the rest on the upper deck. Each suite has a private balcony; all suites have personalized air conditioning control and panoramic views of the islands due to its wall to wall glass doors instead of walls toward the outside. A small social area, closet/drawer, desk and sofa-bed are part of each suite as well. Matrimonial king size or two single twin beds are available in each suite for flexible accommodation. Private bathroom, hot and cold water and amenities.
Reviews of Endemic
Fantastic Journey with Endemic 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.
Trip of a lifetime Everything was absolutely wonderful!! Rumy was amazing! His knowledge was fantastic and he has excellent stories and presents so well. His dedication to the park is clear and obvious. His passion was appreciated and amazing! The crew was friendly and worked so hard to make our trip meaningful. They are all top notch! We couldnt have asked for anything better. Their humor is terrific and they joined into the fun of our craziness! The food, the service, and all was amazing!! Thank you for a trip of a lifetime!
LISA HAMACHER HEATH
Music on the boat What a great experience! The crew were professional and helpful, the chef prepared incredible meals, Enrique our guide was very knowledgeable and professional, and everyone treated us wonderfully. The boat is fantastic. Nice, large spaces, amenities, and a very pleasant travel environment. Would highly recommend this boat, crew, and guide. Would like to come back for another tour! Thank you for a great experience.
Amazing from start to finish I had a wonderful time thank you. Am totally exhausted!! I got to see the boobies dance and swim above hammerheads, amazing. Every sea lion was a joy and the birds were all awe inspiring. The boat and the crew were excellent and I was stoked I got such a lovely, and big, room. To whoever….thank you! Dina was a fabulous host, and a great front person. Everyone was very impressed with her, backed up by a super crew. I was also very lucky to have a really nice group of people on the trip too. Just chance but I feel very fortunate. Thank you again for making this such a special and memorable trip. It will bring me pleasure forever.
Marianne S Berger
Great Experience! Ruley was excellent. He was even better once i got to know him & his real life experience. HE TRULY WANTED TO MAKE OUR EXPERIENCE GREAT. Cabins were clean all day. Loved the warm towels after snorkeling. Pablo was good & responsive. He was so good. Food really good. Hapoy chef was great. Loved pango drivers