Elite Galapagos Catamaran
Luxury Galapagos Cruises
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Elite Galapagos Catamaran

Categories: Luxury Galapagos Cruises, Catamarans, 16 Max, $800 & Over
Places
Galapagos - Ecuador
Days
4 - 15
Difficulty
Easy
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Highlights

  • Double &/or single kayaks available aboard
  • Convertible cabins, twin or double bed
  • Stable catamaran for smooth sailings
  • Spacious suite cabins, double bed & more
  • Cruise manager for customized service
  • Outstanding far reaching itineraries
  • Interconnected cabins for families
  • Single cabin for groups with odd number
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What defines the Elite Galapagos Catamaran? Continue reading to discover the exceptional quality and intimate experiences that elevate this cruise to elite status. Learn about the luxurious accommodations, tailored adventures, and personal touch aboard these exquisite voyages. Whether it’s exploring diverse ecosystems or unwinding in sumptuous suites, we detail what guests can expect when they choose luxury in the mesmerizing waters of the Galapagos. For those seeking relaxation, the catamaran offers ample opportunities to unwind and rejuvenate. Guests can indulge in the on-board spa, soak in the Jacuzzi while gazing at the stars, or simply relax on the spacious sun deck, letting the tranquil surroundings soothe their senses. This combination of relaxation and adventure makes the Elite Galapagos Catamaran a perfect choice for discerning travelers who want to experience the Galapagos in unparalleled luxury.

Key Takeaways

  • The Elite Galapagos Catamaran provides a luxurious expedition with 8 stylish suites featuring private balconies and panoramic windows for immersive views, complemented by high-end onboard amenities including a semi-covered sky deck, outdoor lounge, bar, dining area, and whirlpool bath.
  • Guests can choose from a variety of itineraries ranging from 3 to 7 nights, each offering unique experiences with the region’s diverse wildlife and landscapes, along with adventure activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and guided land excursions.
  • The cruise offers all-inclusive luxury with gourmet meals, personalized service with a near 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, and enriching insights from expert naturalist guides, though certain expenses like National Park fees and alcoholic drinks are additional.

Discover the Elite Galapagos Catamaran

Dive into the luxury of the Elite Galapagos catamaran. This vessel is renowned for its contemporary, upscale construction, featuring 8 spacious and stylish suites designed to provide a luxurious and comfortable expedition experience. Its design is characterized by a stunning panoramic concept, providing expansive views that elevate the cruising experience.

All suites come with a private outdoor balcony, perfect for soaking in the stunning vistas of the Galapagos. The Elite Galapagos aims to provide an unparalleled luxury experience, focusing on exceptional design and comfort.

The Elite Cruise at a Glance

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran, with its maximum speed of 12 knots, is designed to comfortably accommodate 16 guests. The vessel’s semi-covered sky deck offers an unobstructed, panoramic view of the ocean, making it a perfect spot for leisure and relaxation.

Signature Suites

Step into one of the 8 Golden Panoramic Suites on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran, distributed across two decks, and experience luxury like never before. Each suite is enhanced with grand windows, featuring:

  • Expansive panoramic windows that function as sliding glass doors lead to private balconies.
  • Unparalleled, immersive views of the Galapagos Islands.
  • The chance to experience the sea breeze.
Every Main Deck Golden Panoramic Suite is furnished with contemporary conveniences, such as individual temperature controls, a safe, and 110- and 220-volt electrical outlets. The indoor and outdoor designs of the golden suites provide a luxurious and comfortable experience. Guests have the option to select their preferred bed configuration in each suite, with the flexibility of choosing either one king-size bed or two twin beds, including the option of two twin beds to accommodate their comfort.

Onboard Indulgences

The design of the Elite Galapagos Catamaran emphasizes leisure and relaxation. It features:

  • Outdoor lounge
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Sunbeds
  • Multiple sundecks with lounge chairs
  • Shaded area for al fresco dining.
  • Whirlpool bath
This range of options is perfect for socializing and unwinding while enjoying breathtaking vistas of the Galapagos Islands.

In addition to the sky deck and private balcony, passengers have the opportunity to indulge in the amenities of the indoor passenger’s lounge, which includes a cozy bar salon for relaxation and socializing. After a day spent exploring the islands, the whirlpool bath on the sky deck provides a leisurely soak while taking in stunning views of the surrounding scenery.

Itineraries Tailored for Discovery

A range of itineraries, from 3 to 7 nights, are available on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran. These itineraries cover the Western, Central, and Eastern Islands, offering a comprehensive exploration of the Galapagos. These itineraries are carefully curated to offer guests a variety of experiences, including snorkeling with sea lions, panga rides through mangroves, and hiking to stunning viewpoints.

No matter the itinerary you choose, rest assured that your days will be spent exploring the enchanted islands of Galapagos in ultimate luxury, providing you with a true Galapagos luxury experience.

Navigating the Northern Waters

The Itinerary D North Program takes guests on a voyage to the northern Galapagos Islands, home to distinct fauna like:

  • Pink iguanas
  • Golden rays
  • Frigatebirds
  • Tortoises
  • Marine iguanas
  • Galapagos finches
  • Galapagos penguins
  • Blue-footed boobies
  • Galapagos sea lions
  • Land iguanas
  • Sally Lightfoot crabs
  • Green sea turtles
The topography is equally diverse, showcasing volcanic formations, unspoiled beaches, and lush vegetation.

Southern Sojourns

Embark on the seven-night Itinerary C South Program, an exploration of the diverse ecosystems and wildlife of the southern Galapagos Islands. The southern Galapagos Islands are renowned for their exceptional biodiversity, featuring a remarkable variety of species that have evolved to thrive in the specific local conditions, including many that are exclusive to this region and not found anywhere else on the planet.

Eastern Explorations

Experience the iconic sites and species of the eastern Galapagos Islands in the Itinerary B East Program. This itinerary includes visits to Floreana Island, where guests can explore Punta Cormorant, the Highlands, the Post Office Bay, Devil’s Crown, and the inlets of Enderby and Champion, as well as Punta Suarez.

Here, guests have the opportunity to encounter species such as tortoises, iguanas, and a diverse array of bird species unique to the region.

Elite Cruise Amenities for Exceptional Comfort

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers more than just exploration; it provides a luxurious comfort experience. The catamaran’s amenities are tailored to provide an exceptional level of comfort to guests, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience. From the dining experience characterized by exemplary meals and exceptional service to the well-appointed suites designed for ultimate relaxation, every detail on the Elite Galapagos is intended to cater to the comfort and well-being of the guests.

Culinary Delights

Every meal served on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran is a culinary masterpiece. The onboard chef, Cheo, serves guests three gourmet meals each day that include a combination of Ecuadorian and international cuisine. The catamaran is capable of catering to a range of dietary restrictions, ensuring that all guests can partake in the exceptional dining experience.

And for wine enthusiasts, the services of an onboard sommelier are available to enrich your dining experience with a thoughtfully curated selection of wines.

Leisure & Relaxation

Guests can enjoy various relaxation and leisure facilities on the catamaran after a day of exploration. The outdoor lounge of the Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers a beautiful and inviting design, along with al-fresco dining and a whirlpool, providing an enhanced relaxation experience for guests as they take in the stunning Galapagos views.

Whether you choose to relax in the whirlpool bath or simply lounge on the deck, the Elite Galapagos Catamaran ensures that your leisure time is as memorable as your exploration.

Adventure Activities & Guided Expeditions

Beyond luxury, the Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers guests a variety of adventure activities and guided expeditions. Whether you are a thrill-seeker or a wildlife enthusiast, the catamaran offers a diverse range of activities to cater to your interests.

Guests can look forward to engaging in various marine activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and land excursions to explore the finest visitor sites in the Galapagos Islands, providing chances to observe distinctive flora and fauna.

Marine Adventures

Guests aboard the Elite Galapagos Catamaran can enjoy a range of marine adventures. The catamaran offers snorkeling adventures at specific sites such as Santiago island and Rabida, allowing you to observe the vibrant marine life up close.

The catamaran also provides kayaking and paddleboarding opportunities, allowing you to explore the waters around the Galapagos at your own pace.

Land Excursions

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers a variety of land excursions to the top visitor sites in the Galapagos Islands, keeping up with the marine adventures. Here, you can explore the islands’ distinct flora and fauna, including species such as tortoises, iguanas, and various bird species that are unique to this region.

Service Excellence: Crew & Guides

The dedicated staff and expert naturalist guides are a distinguishing feature of the Elite Galapagos Catamaran. From the captain to the skilled chefs and attentive crew members, every member of the team is committed to delivering an outstanding guest experience.

Boasting a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, the catamaran ensures that each guest receives personalized and attentive service from a cruise service officer during their journey.

Dedicated Staff

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers:

  • An attentive and professional crew
  • Exceptional service
  • Professionalism
  • Quality meals
  • Provision of amenities such as wet suits
The crew is committed to ensuring that your journey is nothing less than exceptional.

Expert Naturalists

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers:

  • Luxury and comfort
  • Insightful lectures and guided tours of the islands by onboard naturalist guides
  • Guides with a profound understanding of the Galapagos’ history, nature, and conservation
  • Guides who use their extensive training and experience to interpret and communicate the islands’ abundant heritage

Planning Your Journey Aboard Elite Cruise

Planning a journey with the Elite Galapagos Catamaran is key to ensuring a seamless and memorable experience. The reservation for the cruise includes a host of amenities and services, including:

  • Full-board meal plan
  • All beverages
  • Recreational activities such as kayaking, land excursions with a naturalist guide, snorkeling with gear and a guide, and use of stand-up paddleboards.

What’s Included

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran cruise provides an all-inclusive experience, taking the stress out of planning your journey. Included in the cruise package are all meals, featuring fresh and nutritious foods sourced from a local farm, and a wide range of guided activities.

All guests are also provided with an excursion bag, wetsuit, snorkeling equipment, and water bottles for the entire cruise.

Additional Expenses

While the Elite Galapagos Catamaran cruise offers an all-inclusive experience, there are a few additional expenses to consider. These include:

  • Galapagos National Park fee
  • Transit Control Card fee
  • Round flight
  • Alcoholic drinks
Detailed information on these and other optional extras can be found on GreenGo Travel’s official website of the Elite Galapagos Catamaran.

Traveler Insights

Travelers who have sampled the luxury and service of the Elite Galapagos Catamaran have given it rave reviews. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Exceptionally wonderful catamaran
  • Outstanding crew
  • Pleasant onboard atmosphere
  • Superb meals
  • General spaciousness and cleanliness of the boat

Accommodations Praise

The accommodations on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran have consistently received high praise from guests. Some of the features that have been commended include:

  • Exceptional quality
  • Spacious rooms
  • Well-proportioned bathrooms
  • Private balconies that come with each suite
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that provide extensive views

Exquisite Dining Feedback

Visitors have expressed a great deal of appreciation for the dining experience on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran, particularly in the al fresco dining area. The meals, prepared by the onboard chef, Cheo, have been described as superb, delightful, and nourishing.

The guests have also emphasized the exceptional crew and the superior quality of service, particularly during the evening meals.

Summary

In conclusion, the Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers an unparalleled experience of luxury, comfort, and adventure in the heart of the Galapagos Islands. With its sleek design, spacious suites, panoramic views, diverse itineraries, and dedicated staff, it provides an unforgettable journey in one of the world’s most unique and enchanting destinations.

Elite Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Elite Galapagos cruise so expensive?

Cruises to the Galapagos Islands are expensive due to the remote location, limited infrastructure, and high demand for a limited number of passengers on cruise ships. This leads to higher prices compared to many other cruise destinations.

What are the available itineraries on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran?

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran offers itineraries ranging from 3 to 7 nights, including the Western, Central, and Eastern Islands. Consider the duration and destinations that best fit your preferences when choosing a tour.

What are the suite options on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran?

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran features 8 Golden Panoramic Suites, each equipped with a private balcony and panoramic windows for immersive views of the Galapagos.

What kind of activities are offered on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran?

Guests can engage in a variety of adventure activities, such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and land excursions.

Is the Elite Galapagos Catamaran trip all-inclusive?

Yes, the cruise offers an all-inclusive experience with gourmet meals, personalized service, and enriching insights from expert naturalist guides. However, certain expenses, like national park fees and alcoholic drinks, are additional.

How many guests can the Elite Galapagos Catamaran accommodate?

The Elite Galapagos Catamaran is designed to comfortably accommodate 16 guests.

What are the dining options on the Elite Galapagos Catamaran?

The onboard chef serves guests three gourmet meals each day that combine Ecuadorian and international cuisine. The catamaran can cater to a range of dietary restrictions.

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Elite Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
Accommodation, use of onboard facilities
All meals, water, coffee, tea & soft drinks & juices
All activities as listed, transfers in galapagos
Certified bilingual naturalist guide
Snorkel equipment & wetsuit rental
*1 Free night in 5 star hotel. Quito or Guayaquil, pre cruise
*1 Free airport transfer for Galapagos departing flight & airport assistance

EXCLUSIONS
$100 Galapagos National Park fee
$20 Transit Control Card
Round flight (mainland-galapagos-mainland)
Alcoholic & soft drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
Travel / medical insurance

Elite Features, Decks & Notices

Elite General Details

Golden Suites
Cabins: 9
Golden Suites
Main Deck,Upper Deck

Cabin Specifications

  • Cabins:
    9 staterooms
  • Single:
    -
  • Bunkbeds:
    -
  • Twin/double:
    -
  • Convertible:
    -
  • Triple:
    -
  • Interconnected:
    -
  • Suite:
    -
  • Bedding:
    Double OR Twin
  • Sharing:
    -

Cruise Technical Specifications

  • Vessel type:
    -
  • Year built:
    2019
  • Length:
    37.5 m / 123.03 ft
  • Beam:
    13.5 m / 44.29 ft
  • Max speed:
    12 knots
  • Crew:
    10 + cruise officer + guide
  • Capacity:
    16 guests
  • Engine:
    2 x Marine Generator Drive Engines
  • Decks:
    3 decks
  • Balconies:
    Yes

Cruise Facilities


Cruise Surcharges

Children Aboard Cruise
  • Minimum age:
    -
  • Eligible age:
    -
  • Eligible disount:
    -
  • Restriction:
    -
Expenses Aboard
  • Bar:
    -
  • Tipping:
    -
  • Wetsuit rental:
    -
  • Souvenirs:
    -
  • Internet:
    -
Itineraries, inclusions and exclusions are subject to change by the galapagos national park, or vessel/s management.
 

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Nan Herron
I cannot say enough good things about our vacation. Angel’s attention to detail was amazing and much appreciated. All of his suggestions were perfect. We SO appreciated Angel setting up our ride at the Quito airport to the Holiday Inn, which was definitely much nicer than any Holiday Inn I’ve seen before. The attention and help at Quito airport to get ready for the flight to the Galapagos were so helpful! And the Elite was beyond words. What a ship! The level of luxury was amazing, and the service was attentive and flawless. They were great with our dietary requests and the food was sensational! The staff were fantastic, and we loved all of them! The only glitch was that we returned at 4:17 pm, not 6:17 pm on 2/15, so we ended up paying for our antigen test at the airport so we did not have to wait for the 7:30 pm test that was scheduled, but this was not a big deal. Thank you again!

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