Luxury Cruises Through the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Endemic Luxury Catamaran
Top-Shelf Guides, Accommodation & Cuisine
The Endemic and Elite have been custom designed especially for cruising the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands and are two of the most modern and luxurious vessels in the archipelago. Spacious, comfortable, steady, and eminently seaworthy, the Galapagos Endemic & Elite have set the new standard for luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands.
The Endemic features a hand-picked staff of officers, hospitality staff and crew to make your trip perfect. The top naturalist guides are well-trained, friendly and knowledgeable about the Islands and all of them have years of experience.
That’s not to mention the most important person on a large or small luxury cruise line: the chef, trained in creating delectable meals out of the freshest ingredients!
Picture a deluxe suite, spacious and inviting as warm sea breezes blow in gently from the balcony
Panoramic view of the islands, delicious and authentic food and unparalleled attention to detail
al fresco dining
Sky deck with an outdoor bar and Jacuzzi Sun terrace and shaded area for al fresco dining
The Galapagos Elite
The Galapagos Elite began operating on June 15th, 2019. When this new addition to our high-end cruise line reached the Galapagos Islands’ azure waters as the newest yacht in the islands, it reinvented luxury, comfort, and class.
The Galapagos Elite’s design allows for smooth sailing on the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands. A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, provides its guests with a steady, safe cruise without the rocking and swaying common to the older, single-hulled yachts that dominated the island cruise industry for decades.
Main social areas loft style
Sky Deck and Lounge
About Golden Galapagos Cruises
Golden Galapagos Cruises is a full-service luxury travel agency and tour operator headquartered in Quito, Ecuador, with operational branch offices on Santa Cruiz Island and San Cristobal Island. Not only are we the proud operators of the Galapagos Endemic and Elite, two of the newest luxury yachts operating in the islands, we can also arrange tours of mainland Ecuador and manage special charters.
The Galapagos Cruise Experience on the Endemic & Elite
The modern motor catamarans like the Endemic & Elite are safe, comfortable and have all the amenities you would expect from a luxury cruising vessel.
The Endemic, for example, features optional satellite internet service for guest use, top-shelf cuisine that can cater to special dietary requests, flat screen tv in the briefing area for nightly briefings, complimentary snorkeling equipment, clear-bottom sea kayaks, and standup paddleboards.
Our luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands spend time cruising through the sea as well as stopping at must-see island locations. A typical day on a luxury Galapagos cruise ship like the Endemic or Elite 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, or Galapagos Penguins. A delicious lunch onboard 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 watching a dazzling sunset and you have the perfect Galapagos day!
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