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Next-Generaation Galapagos Catamaran


The Galapagos Elite Luxury Catamaran began operating on June 15th, 2019. When the Elite reached the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest mega-catamaran in the storied archipelago, it reinvented luxury, class and the entire Galapagos travel experience.

A sleek, twin-hulled vessel that provides its guests with a steady and safe cruise,  the design of the Elite allows for more space per guest on board, including integrated social areas that blend indoor and outdoor designs and experiences. All Suites on the Galapagos Elite luxury catamaran are spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed: the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day spent exploring the islands. Each suite has panoramic windows providing guests with sweeping ocean views, a private outdoor balcony, as well as a frosted glass wall in the restroom of each suite, bathing it in natural light.  All beds are convertible, allowing them to be configured with two twin beds or one king-size bed.

Our professional cuisine specialists aboard the Galapagos Elite prepare three delicious, nutritious meals per day: breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, with a more elegant sit-down dinner served in the al fresco dining area on the partially covered sky deck. Special dietary needs are never a problem and kids’ meals are available, including kosher food (barters). Guests of all ages enjoy the spacious, semi-covered sky deck, the al fresco dining area, and the cozy bar-salon while aboard the Elite, and its interior passenger lounge features a 180-degree panoramic view from its main deck.

Golden Galapagos Cruises has significant experience creating cruise experiences in the Galapagos, as well as understanding our guests’ needs. Our close-knit team of professionals are well-known in the industry for their perfectionism when it comes to planning and operating luxury cruises. Golden Galapagos makes a point of always hiring the best captains, guides, chefs and crew members for the vessels that we operate, believing that the people, not the ship itself, is what makes the trip memorable for our guests.

The Elite, a private luxury catamaran in the Galapagos, offers enviable itineraries with visits to the best visitor sites the Galapagos islands and Galapagos waters have to offer. Within the archipelago, we have long and short itineraries covering the Western, Central and Eastern islands.

Needless to say, the Galapagos Elite luxury catamaran features state-of-the-art navigation systems and safety equipment; safety and reliability are essential parts of any Galapagos luxury experience.



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  • star rating  From the moment the " Elite " crew met us at Quito Airport, seemlessly checked our luggage, and handed us our boarding passes for our Avianca flight to San Cristobal,... read more

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    July 23, 2023

    star rating  My family of 3 (hubby, me and grown daughter) booked the most marvelous 3 days in Quito and 8 day Galapagos cruise vacation with the invaluable assistance of Ivonne Zumarraga.... read more

    avatar thumb Shieldsnan
    March 11, 2023

    star rating  Just returned from 5 nights on the Ocean Spray traveling the western route. It was everything we could have hoped for. Everything was very well organized and smoothly... read more

    avatar thumb C J
    March 10, 2023
  • star rating  All aboard the Petrel (luxury) Catamaran Cruise!

    My husband and I booked the Petrel 4 night, 5 day Galápagos cruise, and we wish we stayed longer!

    The... read more

    avatar thumb karly goodside
    March 3, 2023

    star rating  We have just returned home after a magical 4 night cruise around the Galápagos Islands on the Ocean Spray (one of four boats the company owns). Every part of the... read more

    avatar thumb Neale1810
    February 12, 2023

    star rating  From start to finish this cruise was top notch with impeccable service and attention to detail. The crew was amazing and it provided an unforgettable experience! Would definitely recommend!

    avatar thumb peaceout
    November 29, 2022
  • star rating  6 days unforgettable cruise. The entire Galapagos trip exceeded our expectations.

    - Spacious, well-equipped cabins.
    - Program from the day of embarkation to landing.
    - Food quality.
    -... read more

    avatar thumb 2019JK
    November 27, 2022

    star rating  Going to the Galapagos was never on our bucket list but the chance to visit a friend in Ecuador drove our interest. We had a limited departure date option... read more

    avatar thumb NikR
    November 20, 2022

    star rating  A extraordinary trip with a fantastic staff. Yeah we lucked out because we were the only two people on the cruise . But needless to say I would definitely take... read more

    August 17, 2022