The Galapagos Elite

The Galapagos Elite started operating on June 15th, 2019. When the Elite reached the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest mega catamaran in the islands, it reinvented luxury, class and travel experience.

A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, 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 board the Galapagos Elite are spacious, comfortable and well-appointed: the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day spent exploring the islands. Each suite has grand windows for panoramic ocean views, private outdoor balcony, as well as a natural light frosted glass wall restroom in each suite.  All beds are convertible in two twin beds or one king size bed.

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

Golden Galapagos Cruises has plenty of experience with cruising the islands, the ships, and visitors’ needs. The professionals at Golden Galapagos 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 they operate; they believe that the people, not the ship itself, is what makes the trip memorable for their guests.

The Elite has an enviable itinerary with visits to the best visitor sites the Galapagos islands and seas have to offer. Within the archipelago, we have long and short itineraries covering Western, Central and Eastern islands.

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

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From $ 3,590

MAIN DECK

Meals are always made from fresh ingredients, locally provided from farms on the islands whenever possible. Special dietary needs are never a problem for our chefs, and kids’ meals are available. Your onboard chef prepares three delicious, nutritious meals per day: breakfast and frequently lunch will be served buffet-style, with a more elegant sit-down dinner served in the al fresco dining area on the sky deck, weather permitting.

UPPER DECK

We are particularly proud of the panoramic windows featured in each suite: unlike the heavy, round porthole windows of the older yachts, each suite on the Elite has grand windows offering panoramic views. Your window to the world of Galapagos is a floor to cielling wall of tempered glass, with a glass sliding door to get to your balcony. Each morning and afternoon will bring a different stunning Galapagos seascape view from your room!

SKY DECK

Watch the Galapagos Islands float by from the Sky Deck’s hot tub, bar and ample social areas for lounging, tanning or socializing.

Itineraries

Everyone knows that the main attractions of the Galapagos Islands are the animals and the islands themselves. The Elite is scheduled for an enviable itinerary with visits to the best visitor sites the Galapagos islands and seas have to offer. To mention only a few, guests will hike the stark, volcanic fields of Fernandina Island, marvel at the Albatross nesting sites of Española, snorkel with sea lions around the so-called “Devil’s Crown” and explore the world-famous “Bird Island” of Genovesa. Along the way, visitors can expect to see all of the iconic animals associated with the islands, including giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, and much, much more.

Golden Galapagos Cruises Quality

The Galapagos Elite is being operated by Golden Galapagos Cruises, which has extensive experience with the islands, the yachts, and visitors’ needs. The professionals at Golden Galapagos are well-known in the industry for their perfectionism when it comes to planning and operating cruises. Golden Galapagos makes a point of always hiring the best captains, guides, chefs, and crews for the vessels they operate; they believe that the people, not the ship itself, is what will make the trip memorable for their guests.

Our itineraries take you to isolated islands and remote visitor points, where unique wildlife can be found Join our short or long cruise itineraries, daily excursions are led by top Galapagos National Park guides

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The Galapagos Elite started operating on June 15th, 2019. When the Elite reached the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest yacht in the islands, it reinvented 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 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.

GROSS RATES 2019

7-Night Cruise 4-Night Cruise 3-Night Cruise
Golden Suites $ 7,450 $ 4,650 $ 3,590
Charter $ 111,220 $ 69,420 $ 53,650

High Occupancy Dates and Policies:

For Christmas and New Years’ Eve. departures:
– A 10% surcharge applies
– Charter rates do not apply 100% Single Supplement applies
– Contact us for further details

Single Suite

Single supplement for suites, 50%
Not applicable during high occupancy dates.

Additional Accommodation:

The single cabin accommodates additional travelers who are part of odd-numbered groups and families. No single supplement applies. This cabin is not available for solo passengers.

Children Policy

25% Discount applies when traveling with two adults. Children must be under 12 years old by the time they cruise. Not applicable on New Years’ Eve and Christmas departures.

Travel and Health Insurance

As of August 2017 and as announced by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, every single traveler coming to Ecuador must have valid travel and health insurance for their complete stay in the country.

Dietary Restrictions

Any kind of specific food requests must be informed to Golden Galapagos Cruises in advanced. We are flexible and eager to prepare special and always delicious meals for our guests, based on their food preferences, tastes and ingredients or tradition.

Occasional Diving

Depending on the itinerary and when the M/C Elite is near the main ports, day diving tours are available through a trusted and licensed local dive operator.

When doing occasional diving passengers will miss their daily excursions from the rest of the group. Divers will be reunited with the group back on the Endemic late in the afternoon.

In addition to better stability, the design of the Elite allows for more space for everything on board, including social areas, suites and premium suites. Guests of all ages, from children to seniors, will enjoy the ample, semi-covered sky deck, the al fresco dining area and the cozy bar-salon.

Needless to say, the Galapagos Elite will feature state-of-the-art navigation computers and safety equipment: safety and reliability are essential parts of any Galapagos luxury experience.

Yacht Exterior

Yacht Exterior

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Upper deck - Terraces

Upper deck – Terraces

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Sky deck and lounge

Sky deck and lounge

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Golden Suites

Golden Suites

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Single Cabin

Single Cabin

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Main deck – Interior and exterior social areas

Main deck – Interior and exterior social areas

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Motor Catamaran ELITE

Operations start June 2019
Type Motor catamaran
Category Luxury
Length 37.5 mt / 123.03 ft
Beam 13.5 mt / 44.29 ft
Draft to Baseline 1.90 mt / 6.23 ft
Crew 10 crew members

+ Cruise Service Officer + Guide

Capacity 16 passengers
Speed 12 knots
Propulsion 2 x Marine Generator Drive Engines – 500 HP each

Accommodation

Location
Golden Suites Main Deck 4 suites
Golden Suites Upper Deck 4 suites
1 Golden suite connects with Single cabin
Single Cabin 1 Single cabin
Size
Golden Suites 35 mt2/ 377 ft2 – 37 mt2/ 398 ft2
Single cabin