Full-service luxury travel agency and tour operator

Tourists and giant tortoise in Galapagos

We have been in the travel industry for more than two decades in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Our company, Golden Galapagos, is a full-service luxury cruise operator headquartered in Quito, Ecuador, with operational branch offices in the Galapagos Islands.

Our fleet features four premium luxury catamarans: Endemic, Elite, Ocean Spray and Petrel; these modern and luxurious catamarans are spacious, comfortable, steady, and eminently seaworthy. Our vessels are setting a new standard for luxury yachts in the Galapagos.

Golden Galapagos’ objective is to have our guests connected with the islands at all times. Due to our innovative panoramic concept, our yachts awaken our travelers’ senses even from the interiors while cruising the Galapagos Archipelago.


Our trip planners are the center of the GOLDEN GALAPAGOS CRUISES experience

Luisa Córdova

Chief Executive Officer

Golden Galapagos Cruises CEOLuisa Cordova Golden Galapagos Cruises CEO

Hello everyone! I have met some of you already, but for those whom I have not met, my name is Luisa Cordova and it is my privilege to welcome you on board Golden Galapagos Cruises.

I’d like to talk to you a little bit about our philosophy here at Golden Galapagos. For us, safety is, of course, our number one priority, followed by the preservation of the beautiful islands that we love so much. A close third, however, is customer satisfaction. We learn from our clients themselves, from the feedback that they give us. Even negative feedback is welcome if it helps us do our jobs better in the future. We love hearing from our guests, not because the island tour industry is very demanding and more competitive every day – although it certainly is – but because we are Ecuadorian, and being Ecuadorian means a great love of hospitality.


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Endemic Cruise

Our flag ship, the Endemic is the first luxury yacht to have Panoramic Suites and Panoramic views from its interior Social Areas. See the video

Elite Cruise logo

Our luxury vessel, M/C Elite, has the same design concept with the Golden touch; however she has her own interior design identity. See the video