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.
Guest of all ages
Al fresco dining area
Super-structure of 38 meters (124 feet) by 14 meters (46 feet) wide
All suites have private outdoor balconies and panoramic sliding glass doors
All convertible suites have a king size bed or two double beds
Adjoining accommodations available on both decks
Suites’ restroom with frosted glass wall for plenty of natural light
Two Panoramic doors to access the catamaran’s main areas
180 degree panoramic view from the interior lounge
Integrated social areas blend indoor and outdoor designs and experiences
Social areas feature extended outdoor balconies
The sky deck is generously proportioned, featuring a whirlpool bath and exterior bar
Partially covered the sky deck blends al-fresco space to relax and comfortable atmosphere
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.
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!
Watch the Galapagos Islands float by from the Sky Deck’s hot tub, bar and ample social areas for lounging, tanning or socializing.
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.
|Cruise Map||Itinerary & Length Details||Islands||Price||Duration|
|Bartolome, Fernandina, Isabela, North Seymour, Rabida, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz||$7,450.00||8 Days|
|Española, Floreana, Genovesa, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago||$7,450.00|
|Española, Floreana, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz||$3,590.00||4 Days|
|Genovesa, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago||$4,650.00||5 days|
The Galapagos Elite started operating on June 15th, 2019. When the Elite reached the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest yacht in the islands, it reinvented luxury, comfort and class!
The Galapagos Elite was specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands. A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, it provides its guests with a steady, safe cruise without the rocking and swaying common to the older, single-hulled yachts that dominated the island cruise industry for decades.
GROSS RATES 2019
|7-Night Cruise||4-Night Cruise||3-Night Cruise|
|Golden Suites||$ 7,450||$ 4,650||$ 3,590|
|Charter||$ 111,220||$ 69,420||$ 53,650|
- Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
- Airport reception and assistance
- Double or single accommodation
- Guided expeditions according to the itinerary
- Top bilingual National Park guide (English / Spanish)
- Cruise Service Officer
- Activity daily briefing
- All meals and snacks
- Soft drinks and juices
- Glass of house wine for dinners
- Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
- Supplied expedition gear
SUPPLIED EXPEDITION GEAR
- Transparent sea kayaks
- Stand-up Paddle boards
- Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
- Wet suits
- Excursion Bag
- Water container
- Expedition Binoculars
- Action Camera
- Micro SD Card (Surcharge)
RATES DON'T INCLUDE
- Round trip to Galapagos
- Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($100 – subject to change)
- Transit Control Card ($20 – subject to change)
- Alcoholic and bottled beverages
- Gratuities for guide and crew
- Travel and health insurance
- Micro SD Card
- Prices in US dollars
- Rates are subject to change in case of additional taxes, fuel increase or any other unforeseen circumstance.
- Suites have king size beds or two twin size beds.
- Rates per person and based on a double occupancy.
- New surcharges will be informed in a timely manner.
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 supplement for suites, 50%
Not applicable during high occupancy dates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Motor Catamaran ELITE|
|Operations start||June 2019|
|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
|Propulsion||2 x Marine Generator Drive Engines – 500 HP each|
|Golden Suites||Main Deck||4 suites|
|Golden Suites||Upper Deck||4 suites|
|1 Golden suite connects with Single cabin|
|Single Cabin||1 Single cabin|
|Golden Suites||35 mt2/ 377 ft2 – 37 mt2/ 398 ft2|