• Elite

  • Elite

  • Elite

  • Elite

  • Elite

  • Elite

Elite: A sleek new 16 passenger luxury catamaran

Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $4,690/per person

One of the newest luxury offerings in the Galapagos, this catamaran offers spacious cabins that provide maximum comfort and elegance. Excursion options include hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, and all excursions are led by a top-quality bilingual naturalist guide.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting ships, excursions and length as desired.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

  • 8 Golden Staterooms: 344 sq. ft., located on the Main Deck and Upper Deck
  • 1 Single Stateroom: 172 sq, ft., located on the Upper Deck. Please note the single stateroom accommodates additional travelers who are part of an odd-numbered group. This cabin is not available to solo travelers.
  • All cabins have private bathrooms, private balconies, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.

Groups & Charters: This yacht is also available for private charter or for small groups of friends or family. Its 9 cabins can accommodate up to 16 people. Inquire for more details.

Available Activities (Depending On Itinerary)

  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Zodiac Rides
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding

Yacht Specifications

  • Construction: completed in 2019
  • Type: Luxury Motor Catamaran
  • Length: 123 ft (37.5 m)
  • Beam: 44 ft (13.5 m)
  • Draft: 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Engines: 2 x Marine Generator Drive Engines – 500 HP
  • Crew: 10 members + Cruise Service Officer + Guide

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A (8 days)

Saturday
Arrive to San Cristobal / Junco Lagoon (San Cristobal)

Sunday
North Seymour / Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Monday
Isabela: Tintoreras / Sierra Negra Volcano / Breeding Center / Wetlands

Tuesday
Isabela: Morena Point / Urbina Bay

Wednesday
Espinosa Point (Fernandina) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)

Thursday
Rabida / Bartolome

Friday
San Cristobal: Kicker Rock / Cerro Brujo / Tortoise Reserve

Saturday
Interpretation Center (San Cristobal) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (8 days)

Saturday
Arrive to San Cristobal / Breeding Center (San Cristobal)

Sunday
Española: Suarez Point / Gardner Bay

Monday
Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown / Post Office Bay / Baroness’ Lookout

Tuesday
Mosquera Islet / Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

Wednesday
Genovesa: Prince Philips Steps / Darwin Bay

Thursday
Santiago: Espumilla Beach / Egas Port

Friday
Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove / Highlands and Charles Darwin Research Station

Saturday
Lobos Island (San Cristobal) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary C (4 day)

Saturday
Arrive to San Cristobal / Breeding Center (San Cristobal)

Sunday
Española: Suarez Point / Gardner Bay

Monday
Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown / Post Office Bay / The Baroness’ Lookout

Tuesday
Mosquera Islet / Return to Mainland

Itinerary D (5 day)

Tuesday
Arrive to Baltra / Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

Wednesday
Genovesa: Prince Philips Steps / Darwin Bay

Thursday
Santiago: Espumilla Beach / Egas Port

Friday
Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove / Highlands and Charles Darwin Research Station

Saturday
Lobos Island (San Cristobal) / Return to Mainland

Questions?

(800) 342-1796

The itineraries displayed here are only summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing, and budget.

Pricing

Trip length: 8, 5, and 4 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 16, in 9 cabins

Prices 2024:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, SUP boards & wet suits

Not included: Park fees (about $220 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), gratuities

Pricing listed is for Golden Suites.

4 day cruise: $4,690 per person

5 day cruise: $5,890 per person

8 day cruise: $9,490 per person

Children 11 years and under receive a 25% discount (1 child per 2 adults), not applicable for Christmas & New Years

Single Supplement 50% for solo travelers, subject to availability. No supplement for additional single who is part of an odd-numbered group or family. (100% supplement applies for Christmas & New Year departures)

Christmas & New Year Departures: 10% surcharge

Charters: from $69,990 (4 day), $87,890 (5 day), $141,690 (8 day)

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The entire Galapagos experience is exceptional, but traveling on the Elite with the crew and Hernan, made this trip stand out. I travel a lot and what the Elite provided was incredible.
    Andrea Benson

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