A New High-End Luxury Catamaran Setting Sail in the Galapagos
Launching in 2018, the brand-new Galapagos Endemic, custom designed for cruising the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands, will be one of the most modern and luxurious ships in the archipelago. Spacious, comfortable, steady and eminently seaworthy, the Galapagos Endemic will set the new standard for luxury catamarans in its class in the islands.
The Endemic features a hand-picked staff of officers, hospitality staff and crew to make your trip perfect. The top naturalist guides are well-trained, friendly and knowledgeable about the Islands and all of them have years of experience. That’s not to mention the most important person on a cruise ship: the chef, trained in creating delectable meals out of the freshest ingredients!
Those who decide to see the islands via a cruise ship will experience the best the islands have to offer. Many islands, such as Genovesa, known for the many species of birds that live there, and Española, famous for the Waved Albatross colony, are only accessible to passengers on cruisers. You’ll also need to take a cruise if you want to see the western islands, as Fernandina and most of Isabela islands can only be seen by cruise.
The modern cruise ships like the Endemic are safe, comfortable and have all the amenities you would expect from a first-class vessel. The Endemic, for example, features computers for guest use, flat screen tv in the briefing area and passengers lounge, Blu-ray player and air conditioning for hot days.
A typical day on a luxury Galapagos cruiser like the Endemic might include a morning expedition to a visitor site to see Frigate Birds, Blue-footed Boobies, sea lions, tortoises, iguanas and/or Galapagos Penguins, followed by a delicious lunch on board, an afternoon trip to a spectacular snorkeling spot and then another gourmet meal for dinner. Cap this off with a cold drink on the deck while watching a dazzling sunset and you have the perfect Galapagos day!
The Endemic small catamaran, with its sleek and stable blue hull and bright white exterior, is a sight to behold on the shining azure waters of the remote Galapagos Islands. The 8 Golden Cabins on the Main and Upper deck accommodate a total of just 16 passengers so you and your loved ones can enjoy cruising in a private ambiance.
Each of the cabins has their own balcony, equipped with two chairs and a coffee table, a great place to tranquilly start and end each day in one of the most exclusive cruising destinations in the world. A large lounge on the Upper Deck and a cozier one on the Lower Deck give plenty of common space for relaxing with a book from the library or a movie when on board, in addition to the inviting sun deck complete with flexible reclining chairs and indulgent Jacuzzi which is always a favorite for all ages. Four of the cabins can be interconnected to accomodate families.
The Galapagos Endemic has an enviable itinerary, making visits to all of the most remarkable visitor sites the islands have to offer. Some of the more memorable visits on our itinerary include Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island), home of the extraordinary Flightless Cormorant and a teeming colony of marine iguanas, a snorkeling trip off of majestic Kicker Rock, where fortunate guests may see a school of hammerhead sharks, and a stop at North Seymour Island to see nesting Frigate Birds and Blue-footed Boobies as well as sea lions and the elusive land iguanas.