Having been launched into the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands in June 2019, the Galapagos Elite is the newest mega catamaran sailing through the archipelago. Re-inventing the very concept of luxury, class and travel, this sleek, twin-hulled catamaran will provide its up to 16 guests a steady and safe cruise through this secluded haven of biodiversity. As for your accommodations onboard the Galapagos Elite, each suite is spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed – the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day spent exploring the islands’ dazzling array of birds, reptiles, fish and mammals found nowhere else. Bed sizes depend on you, whether you want a king-size bed or two twin beds, as all of the beds are convertible. Added to this feature, each suite will have large windows for panoramic ocean views, in addition to your own private outdoor balcony for watching the island landscape pass by. The Elite’s social areas have also been designed to allow for more space per guest on board, including integrated social areas that creatively blend indoor and outdoor designs and experiences. In fact, the interior passenger lounge on the main deck provides a 180-degree panoramic view. In addition to this main deck area, guests of all ages will enjoy the spacious semi-covered sky deck, as well as the alfresco dining area and the cozy bar-salon. Professional cuisine specialists have been lined up to prepare three delicious and nutritious meals daily, with breakfast and lunch to be served buffet-style, while more elegant sit-down dinners will be served al fresco on the partially covered sky deck. Special dietary needs? No problem. Plus, kids’ meals will be available. Notwithstanding the host of features incorporated into the catamaran itself, the main reason for traveling to the Galapagos is to experience the islands. For this, the Elite provides an enviable menu of itineraries from which to choose, with visits to the best visitor sites that the Galapagos Islands and seas have to offer. Within the archipelago, travelers will be able to select from these 8-, 5- and 4-day itineraries covering the western, central and eastern islands. To experience these sites to their fullest, the Elite has contracted experienced bilingual National Park-certified guides who will lead you on daily excursions on different islands to explore, hike, swim, snorkel, and view the extraordinary natural wonders and rich wildlife of the Galapagos. In addition to its well-qualified guides, the Elite has enlisted the best captains, chefs, and crewmembers for the catamaran’s operation, as the management believes that the people, as much as the ship itself, is what will make a trip memorable to you as a guest. Finally, as it almost goes without saying, passenger safety is an essential part of any luxury Galapagos experience. Therefore, the Galapagos Elite will feature state-of-the-art navigation instrumentation and premium safety equipment to ensure your complete safety during your visit to this legendary “bucket-list” destination that remains nature’s greatest living laboratory.

From

US$ 3999

Highlights

San Cristobal Island, Gardner Bay (Española Island), Floreana Island, Mosquera Island.

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - El Junco LagoonAMSan Cristobal Arrival

San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMEl Junco Lagoon

San Cristobal Island: El Junco LagoonA small crater within a large caldera of a volcano, is the only permanent freshwater lake in the Galapagos.


Day 2 - North Seymour Island - Dragon HillAMNorth Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

PMDragon Hill

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.


Day 3 - Las Tintoreras - Sierra Negra - Tortoise Breeding Center - WetlandsAMLas Tintoreras

Isabela Island: Las TintorerasA short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras.

Sierra Negra

Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands.

PMTortoise Breeding Center

Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding StationCreated to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species.

Wetlands

Isabela Island: WetlandsThey consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species.


Day 4 - Moreno Point - Urbina BayAMMoreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.

PMUrbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.


Day 5 - Espinosa Point - Vicente Roca PointAMEspinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.

PMVicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.


Day 6 - Rabida Island - Bartholomew IslandAMRabida Island

Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

PMBartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.


Day 7 - Cerro Brujo - Leon Dormido - San CristobalAMCerro Brujo

San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Leon Dormido

San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.

PMSan Cristobal

Giant Tortoises' Reserve


Day 8 - Interpretation Center - San Cristobal DepartureAMInterpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.

San Cristobal Departure

San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - San Cristobal

San Cristobal Arrival

San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



San Cristobal

David Rodiguez Breeding Center.


Day 2 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet

Suarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.



Gardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.


Day 3 - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet - Post Office Bay - Baroness Observatory

Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.



Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.


Day 4 - Mosquera Islet - Charles Darwin Station

Mosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.



Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.


Day 5 - Prince Phillip Steps - Darwin Island

Prince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.



Darwin Island

Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham


Day 6 - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Puerto Egas

Espumilla Beach

Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.



Buccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

Puerto Egas

Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.


Day 7 - Bachas Beach - Los Gemelos - Highlands

Bachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.



Los Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 8 - Isla Lobos - San Cristobal Departure

Isla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

San Cristobal Departure

San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - San Cristobal Arrival - Interpretation CenterAMSan Cristobal Arrival

San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMInterpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.


Day 2 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay - Osborn IsletAMSuarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

PMGardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.


Day 3 - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet - Post Office Bay - Baroness ObservatoryAMCormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

PMPost Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.


Day 4 - Mosquera Islet - Baltra DepartureAMMosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Mosquera Islet - Charles Darwin StationAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMMosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.

Charles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.


Day 2 - Prince Phillip Steps - Darwin BayAMPrince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

PMDarwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.


Day 3 - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Puerto EgasAMEspumilla Beach

Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

Buccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

PMPuerto Egas

Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.


Day 4 - Bachas Beach - Los Gemelos - HighlandsAMBachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.

PMLos Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 5 - Isla Lobos - San Cristobal DepartureAMIsla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

San Cristobal Departure

San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Construction: completed in 2017
  • Total length: 38.00 m
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots
  • Propulsion: 2xMTU Series 60 Diesel Engine 475HP @ 1800RPM 8000H / year
  • Electric Generation: 2x John Deere Genset 70kw @ 1800rpm standby 3ph 60Hz
  • Fuel capacity: 6,000 gallons
  • Water capacity: 5,980 gallons
  • Autonomous water production: 2,000 gallons / day

Accommodations:

  • 4 main deck cabins:
    • 2 matrimonial cabins (each, 247 square feet)
    • 2 twin cabins (each, 269 square feet)
  • 4 upper deck cabins
    • 2 matrimonial cabins (each, 215 square feet)
    • 2 twin cabins (each, 258 square feet)

Each cabin has its own private balcony, a private bathroom, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.

Facilities:

  • Dining Room
  • Lounge (the lounge area is separated from the interior dining room)
  • Alfresco dining area
  • Sundeck
  • Jacuzzi
  • Use of kayaks
  • Use of wetsuits

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Trip Advisor Reviews

star rating  Enriquecedora!  - Hace 5 años hicimos Galápagos y fue un espectáculo! Ahora en diciembre Repetimos con Surtrek. Hemos visitado Quito y Amazonia, solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento a todos y cada uno de los chicos que nos han acompañado en esta Aventura porque no son unas vacaciones es una aventura de las que te llevas para siempre y la comodidad de ir siempre asesorado por los mejores no tiene precio.
No solo por el trato la paciencia y el cariño con el que te tratan sino por la capacidad de organización y experiencia que tienen la verdad que repetiría 1 y 1000 veces. Gracias y nos veremos pronto para mas Aventuras juntos!

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March 10, 2023

star rating  Amabilidad y experiencia - Hice el viaje desde BS AS a Quito, y luego a Galápagos.
Todo resultó impecable
La organización, los guías, los hoteles y todos los servicios contratados
Destaco la amabilidad, y predisposición de Rachel, nuestra guía de gran parte de la estadía en Quito. Y los guías en las islas, Peter, Carlos Lopez y otros cuyo nombre no recuerdo
También al chofer, Darwin, ayudándo para que obtengamos buenas fotos
Recomiendo la agencia por la cordialidad y profesionalismo.

avatar thumb Lore1074
August 7, 2023

star rating  Viaje, agencia y equipo excelente!  - Acabamos de hacer un viaje a Ecuador con Surtrek, hemos visitado Quito y Galápagos, el trato y la organización han sido excelente. Desde el trabajo de planificación del viaje con Karla, hasta el acompañamiento del conductor Cristian, y los guías David y Rachel en las actividades. Todo el equipo ha sido muy profesional y atento a nuestras necesidades. los recomiendo totalmente.

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April 9, 2023

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