Decorated in deep navy, crisp white, rich wood, with pops of cool ocean tones, the Elite is precisely what you imagine a luxury yacht to be. The 124-foot ship is home to nine cabins and welcomes explorers of all ages.
Life Aboard The Galapagos Elite Yacht
The MC Elite Galapagos is designed to provide a front-row seat to the Galapagos’ natural beauty while encouraging you to indulge in the amenities of an upscale yacht. The nine cabins feature panoramic windows and private balconies, which are perfect spots for sipping your morning coffee or a pre-dinner cocktail. But the place where you spend the bulk of your time is the sky deck. This indoor-outdoor space is partially covered, so it is comfortable all day long.
Spend afternoons sunbathing or watching from the whirlpool as the boat skims toward your next stop. Throughout the day, you will enjoy the finest locally-sourced meals. Breakfast and lunch are casual buffet affairs. For dinner, slip into a seat at the alfresco dining area on the sky deck for an elegant meal while chatting with your fellow travelers.
Excursions From Your Elite Galapagos Cruise
What adventures await you in the Galapagos Islands? The 127 islands within the archipelago are home to some of the most interesting and rarely seen animals on the planet, including blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and penguins. The MC Elite Galapagos provides four unique itineraries, all designed to showcase the diverse ecosystem by helping you get up close to as many different species as possible. A range of activities, including paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and dingy rides, let you experience nature in all-new ways.
During a four-day cruise along the southern islands, stop at Gardner Bay on Espanola Island for a dip in the ocean. With a little luck, a sea lion or two will join in the fun. The five-day cruise explores the eastern islands and includes a stop at Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz island, where you will walk down a sandy beach to a lagoon full of flamingoes.
If you can stay a few more days and want a deeper dive into the Galapagos (and more time to relax on the chic ship), an eight-day cruise may be more to your liking. The eight-day route around the western islands features an opportunity to visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where giant tortoise eggs are kept safe from predators. A highlight of the eight-day cruise around the eastern islands is a chance to snorkel in Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island in the hopes of seeing sharks and rays.
Welcoming, Knowledgeable Crew
Comfortable, impeccable facilities and exciting excursions are two essential components of an upscale cruise, and the Elite has an ample supply of both. But an enjoyable cruise also relies on a hospitable, expert crew. The team aboard the Elite is made up of the best yachties in the area, and they are delighted to assist in everything you need. The best captains, chefs, and guides in the industry call the Elite home and strive to make each moment of your trip memorable.
The Galapagos’ remote and isolated islands just become much more accessible and comfortable, thanks to the MC Elite Galapagos. The suites, including the single cabin for solo travelers, are spacious and bright, so there is sure to be accommodation to suit your style.
Suites & Cabins
The suites feature a panoramic window that lets you enjoy the ocean view from the ensuite living area or the private balcony. There are two double suites on the main deck and one double cabin on the upper deck interconnected to accommodate families or friends traveling together.