The Cormorant I, which takes its name from one of the most famous bird species in the Galapagos Islands, is a 108-foot luxury catamaran welcoming up to 16 guests. With itineraries of four, five, and eight days, a Cormorant catamaran cruise is a comfortably elegant way to explore the archipelago’s most desirable sites.
Life Aboard The Cormorant I
With a navy hull, blue and white interior décor, and glossy wood tones, the Cormorant I is the quintessential luxury yacht. Imagine being rocked to sleep by gentle waves in one of eight staterooms and then waking up to sip coffee on your private balcony. The day only gets better from there. When you are ready for a little fun in the sun, head to the panoramic deck for a dip in the Jacuzzi. Don’t forget to pick up a drink at the outdoor bar on the way!
Later, make your way to the air-conditioned lounge to read a book from the library, stopping, of course, for a drink from the indoor bar. The big question of the day is, will dinner be in the indoor dining room or the alfresco table on the deck? Either way, it will be an elegant meal prepared by the ship’s chef.
Excursions From Your Cormorant Cruise Galapagos
If you dream of seeing all the rare wildlife that makes up the Galapagos Islands ecosystem, the Cormorant’s itineraries are just what you want. The ship offers four unique itineraries for a range that few boats in the area can match.
On the four-day route, a stop to kayak or snorkel off Kicker Rock off San Cristobal Island is a chance to see hammerhead sharks, blue-footed boobies, and sea turtles. During the five-day cruise, take a hike on South Plaza Island to see one of the largest colonies of sea lions as well as red and yellow iguanas.
While the shorter cruises are schedule-friendly ways to get a taste of the area, two different eight-day routes provide a deep dive into the Galapagos Islands. The eight-day “A” cruise offers a rare chance to visit the David Rodriguez Breeding Center, where you can see newborn sea turtles before they are released into the wild. On the “B” route, stop at Elizabeth Bay on Isabela Island, where you can hike in a Mangrove forest and see penguins on the rocky inlets.
Caring For The Galapagos
Once you see all the interesting animals and sea creatures in the Galapagos Islands, you will undoubtedly have a newfound passion for preserving the ecosystem. Happily, the Cormorant catamaran Galapagos has this well in hand. The boat, amenities, and itineraries are all designed to reduce the environmental impact of tourism. A Galapagos National Park Certified Guide leads every excursion. These expert trains have months of training under their belt and pros at leading activities that are equally engaging, educational, and safe for the environment. More luxuriously, the staterooms are stocked with biodegradable L’Occitane products. That might be the most pampering way to protect the environment ever.
Whether you are an avid boater or new to yachting, the Cormorant catamaran Galapagos will let you feel at ease on the sea. With two hulls for added stability, the catamaran design makes this a smooth, comfortable ship that is ideal for hopping between the Galapagos Islands.
Suites & Cabins
Guests can enjoy these spacious rooms with private balconies to relax and take in the scenery. Some of the staterooms have interconnected rooms suitable for families or friends traveling together. The private bathrooms are fully equipped with the necessary amenities making the guests' stay easy.
These suites come with a medium-sized landscape window offering views of the sea and an ensuite area with a TV and a DVD player. The fully equipped bathrooms come with all the necessary amenities, including body lotion, hairdryer, and solid soap.