M/Y Elite – Luxury

OVERVIEW

The Galapagos Elite Luxury Yacht reached the waters of the Galapagos Islands in June 20219 as the newest mega luxury catamaran in the islands.

The sleek, twin-hulled catamaran allows for more space per guest on board, including integrated social areas that blend indoor and outdoor designs and experiences. The spacious and comfortable suites with grand windows for panoramic ocean views are the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day spent exploring the islands.

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 where three delicious, nutritious meals per day are served, and the cozy bar-salon.

For the Elite Cruises are always hired the best captains, guides, chefs and crew members to make the trip memorable for its guests.

TOUR FACTORS

Difficulty 55%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%
Family friendly 90%

ITINERARY EXAMPLE: 4N/5D

Click to see every day in detail

AM: Arrival to the airport Baltra and transfer to the ship. After meet and greet with the crew you visit the Charles Darwin Station.

The Darwin research center carries out important scientific research into the preservation of the archipelago’s ecosystems and initiating a significant breeding programme in 1970 for giant tortoises. As well as accessing a wealth of information about the flora and fauna found across the islands. You will have the chance to see tortoises at all stages of their development. Having been reared in captivity, they are very accustomed to humans, so don’t miss out on getting a photo with one of these remarkable animals.

Meals: lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Genovesa Island and visit to Prince Philip´s Steps (El Barranco). You walk along a path of 1.5 km on the volcanic rocks. The second part of the trail is very delicate, so you should always stick to the route. Due to natural erosion, storm petrels often nest here. You can also observe Galapagos petrels, wooden petrels, red footed boobies and other sea birds as well as sea lions.

PM: Wet landing on Darwin Bay and walk on a short trail that leads to colonies of boobies and frigate birds. At the beach you can observe an interesting show: the frigates catching prey from other bird species of this area.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Espumilla Beach at Santiago Island. On this beach you can observe marine iguanas and Sally Lightfull Crabs that are hunted by herons. While snorkeling and swimming you can discover octopi, moray eel and shark.

Later on you visit Buccaneer Cove, a former pirates’ haven and now nesting area for sea turtles. Observe marine birds and while snorkeling tropical fish, turtles, sting-rays.

PM: On your visit to Egas Port you can spot Galapagos Hawks and Lava Lizards. Follow the trail to the coastline and observe varied fauna in tide pools and grottos and sea lions sunbathing. While snorkeling there is the possibility to spot reef sharks, turtles, rays and nice underwater formations.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to Santa Cruz Island and visit to the beach Las Bachas. It is a relic of the presence of US military in Galapagos. Also, it is possible to see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels and even sea turtles.

PM: Visit to the Highlands of the island. Here you can admire the crater-like holes of the so called Twin craters, that are caused by the collapse of empty lava chambers. Walk through a landscape with ferns, wide hill and volcanoes and observe the Galapagos Giant Tortoise in its natural habitat. You can also spot mockingbirds, Bahama ducklings, White-cheeked Pintail ducklings, Darwin finches.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

AM: Cruise to San Cristobal Island and excursion to Lobos Islet, the sea lion island, and observe blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. You have the possibility  to snorkel and to swim with the sea lions.

After this morning excursion you are transferred to the airport for your flight to the mainland or an optionbal extension.

Meals: Breakfast on board

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Regular soft drinks and juices, Champagne reception
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks and wetsuit

starting from

$ 4873,- p.p.

in US DOLLAR

*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

Deck plans of the Petrel Luxury yacht

Alternative Tours

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  • an unique and also luxurious experience on the Galapagos Island
  • starting from US$ 4603,- p.p.

The Cormorant Catamaran offers a very comfortable first-class experience: All cabins (258 ft2) and suites have panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. If you’re looking even for more comfort, two larger suites with a spacious lounge (409 ft2) are also available, making your Cormorant cruise a truly luxurious experience. For families or friends, the catamaran offers 4 interconnected cabins on the upper deck.
Common areas include a jacuzzi, a huge sun deck, bar and lounge. Kayaks are also available for use.
Your Cormorant cruise combines first-class quality with competitive pricing, making your Galapagos experience an affordable luxury.

Interested? Read more about the M/C CORMORANT – LUXURY.

  • 5 days with the newest and most luxurious yacht
  • an unique and also luxurious experience on the Galapagos Island
  • starting from US$ 4873,- p.p.

Navigating as of July 8th 2018, the Galapagos Endemic is the newest and most luxurious cruise yacht in the Galapagos archipelago. Guests will make themselves at home in one of our eight luxury panoramic suites, all of which feature either one king-sized bed or two twin beds. Each room comes with its own spacious natural light bathroom, writing desk, night stand and closet. In addition, each suite boasts an outdoor balcony for enjoying a warm island breeze!

After a long day snorkeling and visiting the islands, guests will be able to relax in the spacious interior lounge with a cold drink. Irresistible meals created fresh from locally grown ingredients by the professional chef will be served in the al fresco dining area.

The Endemic, like almost all of the newest small Galapagos yacht cruisers, will have two hulls instead of one. This design allows for much more space than traditional single-hulled vessels, meaning more room in suites and luxurious, comfortable common areas.

What are you waiting for? The Galapagos Endemic is waiting to take you on the trip of a lifetime!

Interested? Read more about the M/C GALAPAGOS ENDEMIC – LUXURY.

  • 8 days with a wonderful yacht
  • a great way to discover the amazing Galapagos Islands
  • starting from US$ 2974,- p.p.

The Nemo Galapagos cruise is a perfect boat if you’re looking for a more adventurous cruise. It is a small motor and sailing catamaran that offers a very unique experience of discovering the Galapagos Islands. With its capacity of only 14 passengers, it offers an intimate way of traveling. The catamaran will make for a more tranquil and enjoyable ride than the larger yachts.

The catamaran provides cosy small cabins, welcoming social areas and the delicious food. You will also be able to enjoy showers with hot or cold water according to your preferences. It can get quite hot on the Galapagos Islands. However, you don’t have to worry about that since the cruise has air conditioner.

Of course a naturalist guide will be aboard with you and show you the incredible wildlife of the Islands during your Nemo Galapagos cruise

Interested? Read more about the M/C NEMO II – STANDARD.

Consider as you reserve:

My own cabin: 

Single supplement fee: 100%

Not Included:

International airfare to and from destination; Galapagos National park entrance fee US$100,- per Person (to be paid in cash at arrival at the airport in Galapagos); Transit Control Card US$20,- per Person (to be paid in cash at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil); meals not described; cost of medical immunizations as needed; trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance; cost of optional activities; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.