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Elite Galapagos Cruise

Southeast, Center & Genovesa

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Elite

Southeast, Center & Genovesa
8 DAYS, 1-16 PASSENGERS
Luxury Ship

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8 DAY GALÁPAGOS CRUISE

Luxury Ship
The Trip Highlights

Snorkel with Hammerheads at Darwin Bay

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

A bird lover's paradise: Hiking on Genovesa

Green Turtles nesting at Espumilla Beach

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Super stable trimaran design

Sleek, luxurious catamaran

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Elite! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Española, the oldest and arguably the greenest of the Galápagos Islands, incredible hikes await. You will get to see many endemic species, including the Española Mocking Bird, the Española Lava Lizard, and, hopefully, the famous Waved Albatross. During our visit to Floreana, you will have the opportunity for some great dinghy rides, extensive snorkeling, and learning more about the fascinating human history of the Galápagos. On Genovesa, breathtaking dinghy rides, stunning views and close encounters with the most iconic birds of the Archipelago await you. Blue-footed Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and many more species can be seen here. On San Cristóbal, you will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters, relax with sea lions on pristine white sand beaches and learn more about the evolution of giant tortoises. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.

Your ship: Elite

The Galápagos Elite has taken her maiden Galápagos cruise in June 2019. Her owners tell us: "When the Elite reaches the azure waters of the Galápagos Islands as the newest yacht in the islands, it will reinvent luxury, comfort and class!" This exciting new luxury yacht has been completely custom-designed for sailing around Galápagos. Her twin-hull catamaran configuration will provide guests with an extremely stable cruising experience giving guests a far smoother ride that older single-hull boats can hope to offer. As well as increased stability, fuel efficiency and cruising speed, the twin hu … Read more about Elite

Amenities

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Transfers to and from ship
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Private Balcony
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Snorkel gear (free)
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Single cabin without supplement
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French guide possible
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Expedition Binoculars
Meals
All meals throughout the cruise
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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Kayaks on board
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4K underwater camera
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Beer+wine with dinner
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Air conditioning & private bathroom
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Standup paddle boards
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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
German guide possible
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Wetsuits
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English guide
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-25% for children < 12
Hot Tub
Sundeck with jacuzzi

Food & Drinks

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Elite Galapagos Cruise
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