Owners and Operators of Endemic, Elite, Ocean Spray and Petrel Luxury Catamarans 

in the Galapagos Islands.

Golden Galapagos Cruises is a full-service luxury cruise and tour operator headquartered in Quito, Ecuador, with operational branch offices on Santa Cruz Island and San Cristobal Island.

We the proud owners and operators of the Galapagos Endemic, Elite, Ocean Spray, and Petrel, the newest luxury catamarans operating in the islands.
We are specialists in tailoring Galapagos cruises and arranging luxury tours and experiences on mainland Ecuador.

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One of the most important Parks on earth, it hosts 13 main islands, 6 secondary ones and dozens of volcanic islets, and 97% of the archipelago is protected.

The Galapagos National Park was declared a Natural World Heritage site for Humanity in 1978 by UNESCO.

The Galapagos Archipelago has also been classified as a Biosphere Reserve since 1984.

The islands directly inspired Charles Darwin’s renowned Theory of Evolution.

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On the Endemic, the Elite, Ocean Spray, and Petrel

The modern motor catamarans like the Endemic, Elite, Ocean Spray, and Petrel are safe, comfortable, and offer the premium amenities expected from a luxury cruising vessel.

The Endemic, for example, features five-star cuisine that can cater to your special dietary requests, flatscreen TVs in the briefing area for nightly briefings, complimentary snorkeling equipment, transparent sea kayaks, and ocean paddleboards.

Our luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands sail around the archipelago and stop at must-see island locations. A typical day aboard a Galapagos luxury catamaran like the Endemic, Elite, Ocean Spray, and Petrel might include breakfast and a morning expedition to a visitor site.

At the site, you may see Frigate Birds, Blue-footed Boobies, sea lions, tortoises, iguanas, and even Galapagos Penguins! A delicious lunch on board the ship will follow, as well as an afternoon trip to a spectacular snorkeling spot and then another gourmet meal for dinner. Cap this off with a cold drink on the deck while enjoying a stunning sunset, and you have the perfect Galapagos day!



Wildlife Encounters | Guided Expeditions | Unique Species

Golden Galapagos has set a new standard for premium travel in the world-renowned Galapagos Islands. Its fleet of three cutting-edge luxury catamarans provides refreshingly spacious staterooms, suites and social areas with sweeping views of the otherworldly landscapes of the archipelago, all while fully stocked with premium amenities and cuisine expertly prepared to open your senses to an entirely new world of Galapagos luxury cruises.

The Endemic, Elite, Ocean Spray, and Petrel have been custom designed to ensure maximum stability while sailing the crystal-clear Pacific waters surrounding the islands. Each Galapagos cruise itinerary has been carefully crafted with our special guests in mind to ensure maximum exposure to the archipelago’s fascinating endemic species and unique geographical features. Harnessing the latest environmentally-friendly technologies to ensure the Galapagos Islands remain a veritable natural paradise, our luxury catamarans will give you a completely new perspective of the world that we live in and the natural treasures hidden away in the Enchanted Isles.


Golden Galapagos, the game-changing cruise operator that is leading the way in sustainability.

Proud to be the first in the industry to achieve CO2 neutrality, Golden Galapagos is setting a new standard for responsible travel. With a robust commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and conserving the planet for future generations, travelers can feel good about their vacation knowing that they’re making a positive impact. From investing in renewable energy sources to reducing waste and promoting conservation, this cruise operator is paving the way to a more sustainable future. Enjoy your cruise vacation with confidence, knowing that you are supporting a company that truly cares about the environment.


Special Offers

For a limited time only, Golden Galapagos is offering value packages that make the once-in-a-lifetime experience of visiting the stunning Galapagos Islands more accessible.

OUR 15+ EXPEDITIONS of your choice…

Cruises from 3 nights to 7 nights


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The marvelous Galapagos Islands are clearly the one spot in Ecuador you should not leave without visiting, but the islands are only one of many incredible places to see in the country. Ecuador is a friendly destination steeped in rich culture, fascinating history and stunning natural beauty. While planning your Galapagos cruise vacation, plan on spending some time on the mainland, too!


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