Full-service luxury travel agency and tour operator

Golden Galapagos

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

We own and operate the M/C Endemic and M/C Elite; these modern and luxurious mega catamarans are spacious, comfortable, steady, and eminently seaworthy. They are setting a new standard for luxury yachts in Galapagos.

Golden Galapagos Cruises’ objective is to have our guests connected with the islands at all times. Due to our innovative panoramic concept, our vessels Endemic and Elite 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

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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.


World Class, Personal Service

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

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