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GALAPAGOS ELITE LUXURY YACHT

GALAPAGOS ELITE LUXURY YACHT

The mega catamaran Galapagos Elite set sail in June 2019 with 16 guests on board. The Elite reaches the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest yacht in the islands, reinventing 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.

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

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

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 ocean view and outdoor private balcony and restroom. All suites can have either one king-sized or two twin beds.

Our signature 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. They are not even windows, exactly: think of them more as a wall of tempered glass, with a door to get to your balcony. Each morning and afternoon will bring a different stunning Galapagos seascape!

Guests greatly enjoy meals served on board the Elite. Our professional cuisine specialists prepare three delicious, nutritious meals per day: breakfast and mainly lunch will be served buffet-style, with a more elegant sit-down dinner served in the al fresco dining area on the partially covered sky deck.

Meals are always made from fresh ingredients, locally provided from farms on the islands whenever possible. Special dietary needs are never a problem and kids’ meals are available

Accommodations and facilities

DECK PLANS

Boasting more space per guest on board than any other ship in the Galapagos, the social areas and guest suites on the Elite are distributed on three different decks.

MAIN DECK

The main deck features access to the ship through the stern of the vessel, cozy seating modules, a snack station, a storage room for expedition gear, and a water refill station. Four private suites are located on this deck, two of which offer front-facing panoramic windows.

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

Four more panoramic Golden Suites are available on the upper deck. This deck also features a fully covered terrace for relaxing, observing wildlife, or hosting private functions. At the front of the vessel, our guests can enjoy our open-air sun terrace with incredible views of the islands while navigating. To complement to our onboard accommodations, the Elite features a single cabin at the port of the vessel.

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 ceiling 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

This is perhaps the most beautiful and inviting outdoor area of the Elite. Our passenger sky lounge offers al-fresco dining, a whirlpool and an outdoor cocktail bar, making it the perfect place for watching the Galapagos Islands float by.

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




ITINERARY A EASTERN & WESTERN GALAPAGOS: 8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY)


WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
Saturday San Cristóbal Airport El Junco Lagoon (San Cristóbal Island)
Sunday North Seymour Island Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill
Monday Isabela Island / Tintoreras – Sierra Negra Volcano Isabela Island / Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center – Isabela Wetlands
Tuesday Isabela Island / Moreno Point Isabela Island / Urbina Bay
Wednesday Fernandina Island /Espinoza Point Isabela Island / Vicente Roca Point
Thursday Rábida Island Bartolomé Island
Friday San Cristóbal Island / Witch Hil San Cristóbal Island/ Lobos Island
Saturday San Cristóbal Island / Interpretation Cente San Cristóbal Airport
 
 

ITINERARY B SOUTHERN & CENTRAL ISLANDS: 8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY)


 
WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
Saturday San Cristobal Airport San Cristóbal Island /David Rodríguez Breeding Center
Sunday Española Island / Suárez Point Española Island /Gardner Bay – Gardner Islet – Osborn Islet
Monday Floreana Island/ Cormorant Point – Champion Isle Floreana Island/ Post Office Bay – The Baroness’ Lookou
Tuesday Baltra Island/ Mosquera Islet Santa Cruz Island/ Charles Darwin Research Station
Wednesday Genovesa Island/ Prince Philip’s Steps- El Barranco Genovesa Island/ Darwin Bay
Thursday Santiago Island/ Espumilla Beach- Buccaneer Cove Santiago Island/ Egas Port
Friday Santa Cruz Island/ Bachas Beach Santa Cruz Island/ Twin Craters and the Highlands
Saturday San Cristóbal Island / Kicker Rock San Cristóbal Airport
 
 

ITINERARY C SOUTHERN: 4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS (SATURDAY TO TUESDAY)


WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
Saturday San Cristóbal Airport San Cristóbal Island /David Rodríguez Breeding Center.
Sunday Española Island / Suárez Point Española Island /Gardner Bay – Gardner Islet – Osborn Islet
Monday Floreana Island/ Cormorant Point – Champion Isle Floreana Island/ Post Office Bay – The Baroness’ Lookout
Tuesday Baltra Island/ Mosquera Islet Baltra Airport
 
 

ITINERARY D CENTRAL ISLANDS: 5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS (TUESDAY TO SATURDAY)


WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
Tuesday Baltra Airport Santa Cruz Island/ Charles Darwin Research Station
Wednesday Genovesa Island/ Prince Philip’s Steps- El Barranco Genovesa Island/ Darwin Bay
Thursday Santiago Island/ Espumilla Beach- Buccaneer Cove Santiago Island/ Egas Port
Friday Santa Cruz Island/ Bachas Beach Santa Cruz Island/ Twin Craters and the Highlands
Saturday San Cristóbal Island / Kicker Rock San Cristóbal Airport

Included:

  • Transfers airport/yacht/airport in Galapagos
  • Airport reception and assistance in Galapagos
  • 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
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail
  • Supplied expedition gear

Not included:

  • 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

Technical specification:

  • 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 – 550 HP each
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