Set sail on a groundbreaking adventure like no other as Hermes Mega Catamaran makes its debut in the pristine waters of the Galapagos Islands in April 2025. This magnificent vessel promises to offer an unparalleled experience meticulously designed to redefine the very essence of luxury travel in one of the world’s most extraordinary natural sanctuaries.
Life On Board
The Hermes Mega Catamaran is the result of its visionary owner’s 30th-anniversary celebrations as a Galapagos cruise operator, aiming to offer something truly extraordinary and unprecedented in the islands. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll be enveloped in opulence and impeccable service (in fact, even before you get on board you’ll have access to Galapagos’ airport VIP area). With an almost 1:1 crew member to passenger ratio, you’ll be pampered like never before. A dedicated 24/7 butler is at your beck and call, ensuring your every need is met. There’s even a full-service spa on board for you to unwind in, complete with a hammam and massage service, to rejuvenate after your daily adventures.
Experience the intimacy of a small expedition vessel while reveling in the comfort and spaciousness typically associated with larger cruise ships, as this cavernous catamaran, labeled as “Galapagos’ largest small-cruise vessel”, boasts a wealth of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether you’re unwinding in the main bar, listening to your expert naturalist’s presentations in the luxurious lounge with flat-screen TVs, exploring the library, or enjoying a rejuvenating session in the full-service spa, every corner of the vessel exudes elegance and invites you to connect with your fellow adventurers. The sundeck, with its al-fresco dining area and bar, outdoor Jacuzzi, and front facing observation zone, offers breathtaking views and the perfect ambiance for relaxation, whilst the boarding area and aperitif lounge to the rear of the boat on the main and upper decks respectively offer equally inviting seating areas and scenic views.
Hermes features 12 spacious, convertible, state-of-the-art suites distributed across two of her three decks, all providing the perfect sanctuary to unwind after a day of exploration. These suites, including 10 double and 2 single options, all come with private bathroom with your very own Jacuzzi, air conditioning, walk-in closet, well-stocked minibar, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a private balcony. Solo travelers will delight in the dedicated single cabins, while families can opt for interconnectable suites to enhance their experience.
As you explore this astonishing archipelago, you’ll also indulge in an equally inspirational culinary voyage, savoring the fusion of Ecuadorian and international cuisine on a signature menu meticulously crafted your Ecuadorian chef. You can even enhance your gastronomic knowledge by participating in cooking and cocktail lessons, where you’ll master the art of creating local dishes and signature cocktails with your own hands.
Your journey aboard Hermes is not just about luxury; it’s a transformative nature experience. Immerse yourself in the Galapagos’ evolutionary wonders, exploring its unique landscapes, observing rare species, and swimming alongside inquisitive wildlife. With just ten guests per guide, you will benefit from one of the best guide-to-guest ratios available in the islands for an even more intimate and enriching experience off the ship. Your experienced naturalist guides will passionately impart their extensive knowledge during hikes and thrilling water-based activities, including panga rides, snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
A luxury cruise aboard the Hermes Mega Catamaran is perfect for those discerning travelers seeking immersive adventure amid impeccable service, world-class cuisine, and unparalleled comfort, in one of the most extraordinary natural sanctuaries on Earth. But choosing a Hermes Galapagos cruise isn’t just a selfish indulgence, it’s also a commitment to conservation as proceeds from your voyage help support wildlife preservation in Galapagos through the operator’s Endemic Reforestation Program on Santa Cruz Island.
Suites & Cabins
Hermes' 12 extensive suites are split equally over the Main and Upper Decks, with the slightly smaller single suites found towards the front of the Main Deck. They are all illuminated by huge floor-to-ceiling windows allowing natural light to flow in—even in the bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi!—and feature convertible twin/king beds, a walk-in closet, a complimentary mini bar, and a gorgeous private balcony to enjoy the Enchanted Islands' scenery in unprecedented style. Laundry and butler service is included for your extra convenience.
- Connecting cabins
- Cabins with balconies
- Air conditioning
- Deck shower
- Pool / Jacuzzi
- Massage room
- Lecture room
- WIFI available
- Children's playroom
- Souvenir shop
- Hot showers
- Snorkeling gear
- Stand up paddleboard
- Kayaks / Canoes
- Water canteen/bottle
- Dry Bags/Plastic bags to protect cameras