• National Geographic Endeavour II

National Geographic Endeavour II: A luxurious 96-passenger expedition ship

Days: 10 | From: $7,710/per person

The National Geographic Endeavour II is an expansive ship with spacious decks and common areas. The ship accommodates 96 passengers in 54 outside cabins and 2 suites. Once used as an expedition vessel to explore the Arctic, the Endeavor has been refurbished as a gracious and comfortable option for Galapagos exploration. The ship offers a pool, sun deck, library, wellness center, and a bar and lounge that hosts a nightly cocktail hour and photo recap of the day’s adventures. The dining room features outstanding fresh local food, and is large enough to accommodate all guests in one seating – tables are arranged to help encourage mingling. Unlike most Galapagos cruises, the Endeavor’s program begins the day before you arrive to Galapagos, giving you a chance to explore Guayaquil and get to know your fellow passengers. With top quality naturalist guides, great food, and luxurious spaces, this is one of the most elegant and comfortable options for exploring the Galapagos, while at the same time being a true expedition vessel.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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Vessel Information


The Endeavour II has four Category 1 cabins on the main deck and A deck, fifteen Category 2 on the upper deck and main deck, four Category 3 cabins on the main deck that can accommodate two or three people, seventeen Category 4 cabins on the upper deck, and two Category 5 upper deck suites with separate sitting areas and large view windows. There are also fourteen solo cabins located on the main deck, A deck, and upper deck.

All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.

Yacht Specifications

Construction: built in 1966, refurbished in 2005
Type: Expedition ship
Length: 293 ft. / 89 mts.
Beam: 46 ft. / 14 mts.
Draft: 19 ft. / 5.8 mts.
Speed: 11.5 knots
Accommodations: 54 outside cabins with private facilities; 2 suites with private facilities
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guides, plus 60 crew members

Itineraries & Pricing

10 Day Itinerary

Arrive to Guayaquil

Arrive to Galapagos / Begin Cruise

Bartolome Island

Santiago: Puerto Egas / Sullivan Bay

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

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

Floreana: Post Office Bay / Punta Cormorant

Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Return to Mainland

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Trip length: 10 day itinerary

Max number of passengers: 96, in 56 cabins

Prices 2022:

Included: All meals, guides & activities

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), gratuities

Category 1 – from $7,710 per person

Category 2 – from $8,990 per person

Category 3 – from $9,990 per person

Category 4 – from $11,210 per person

Suite A – from $13,480 per person

Suite B – from $14,540 per person

Suite C – from $15,290 per person

Category 2 (single) – from $11,420

Category 3 (single) – from $12,650

Departures during Christmas and New Year have a holiday surcharge. Contact us for details.

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