The Galapagos Elite had its maiden voyage mid June 2019 and all went swimmingly! This luxury vessel is now plying the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest mega catamaran in the islands. She has reinvented luxury, class and the overall travel experience of the natural history cruise. A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, the Elite 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.

The 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. Elite’s interior passengers lounge feature a 180 degree panoramic view salon on the main deck. Guests of all ages, will 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 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.

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

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

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.

Itinerary A | 8 day / 7 night Bartolome, Fernandina, Isabela, North Seymour, Rabida, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz

Itinerary B | 8 day / 7 night Española, Floreana, Genovesa, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago

Itinerary C | 4 day / 3 night Española, Floreana, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz

Itinerary D | 5 day / 4 night Genovesa, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago


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