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The Galapagos Endemic
Luxury Catamaran

Top-Shelf Guides, Accommodation & Cuisine

The  Endemic and Elite are 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 catamarans in Galapagos.

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 cruise ship: the chef, trained in creating delectable meals out of the freshest ingredients!

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Panoramic Suites

Picture a deluxe suite, spacious and inviting as warm sea breezes blow in gently from the balcony
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Panoramic Interior Social Areas

Panoramic view of the islands, delicious and authentic food and unparalleled attention to detail
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Sky lounge, al fresco dining

Sky deck with outdoor bar and Jacuzzi Sun terrace and shaded area for al fresco dining
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The Galapagos Elite
Luxury Catamaran

Currently under construction, the Galapagos Elite is scheduled to take to the sea in Summer 2019. When the Elite reaches the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest mega yacht in the islands, it will reinvent luxury, comfort and class.

The Galapagos Elite was specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands. A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, it will provide 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.

Front view and panoramic Suites

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Main social areas loft style

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Sky Deck and Lounge

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About Golden Galapagos Cruises

Golden Galapagos Cruises is a full-service luxury travel agency and tour operator headquartered in Quito, Ecuador, with an operational branch office in the Galapagos Islands. Not only are we the proud operators of the Galapagos Endemic, one 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.

A typical day on a luxury Galapagos yacht like the Endemic or Elite might include breakfast, a morning expedition to a visitor site to see Frigate Birds, Blue-footed Boobies, sea lions, tortoises, iguanas or Galapagos Penguins, followed by a delicious lunch on board, 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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The marvelous Galapagos Islands are clearly the one spot in Ecuador you should not leave without seeing, but the islands are only one of the worthwhile attractions that Ecuador has to offer. Ecuador is a friendly country rich in culture, history and natural beauty. While planning your Galapagos trip, plan on spending some time on the mainland, too!