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Highlights of the Elite Catamaran

Category: Super Deluxe
  • The Elite yacht is a luxury, twin-hulled catamaran, beginning Galapagos operations in June 2019, making it one of the most modern vessels available.
  • The design of the Elite allows for more space per guest on board, including integrated social areas that blend indoor and outdoor designs and experiences.
  • Each suite has grand windows for panoramic ocean views, private outdoor balcony, as well as a natural light frosted glass wall restroom. Beds are convertible in two twin beds or one king size bed.
  • Social areas include a spacious sun deck with Jacuzzi hot tub, exterior bar, alfresco dining, and there are 2 double kayaks for guest use.
  • Meals onboard are made from fresh ingredients locally provided from farms on the islands. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, while dinners are a more formal sit-down affair.

Elite Galapagos Cruise

Itineraries and pricing 2022

Browse through the different cruise itineraries below by clicking on each one.
  • $4250 Per person

Itinerary 4 days

  • SAT San Cristobal Airport, David Rodriguez Breeding Center
  • SUN Española Island: Suarez Point , Gardner Bay , Gardner and Osborn Islets
  • MON Floreana Island: Cormorant Point and Champion Islet, Post Office Bay and Baroness´ Lookout
  • TUE Mosquera Islet and transfer out to Baltra Airport
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  • $5390 Per person

Itinerary 5 days D

  • TUE Baltra Airport & Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station
  • WED Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s Steps and Darwin Bay
  • THU Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and Egas Port
  • FRI Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach , Twin Craters and Highlands
  • SAT San Cristobal: Lobos Island & transfer to airport
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  • $8590 Per person

Itinerary 8 days A

  • SAT San Cristobal Airport, El Junco Lagoon
  • SUN North Seymour , Dragon Hill
  • MON Isabela Island: Tintoreras, Sierra Negra Volcano , Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, Isabela Wetlands
  • TUE Isabela Island Moreno Point and Urbina Bay
  • WED Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point and Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
  • THU Rabida Island and Bartholomew Island
  • FRI San Cristobal: Kicker Rock, Witch Hill, Breeding Center
  • SAT San Cristobal Interpretation Center and transfer to airport
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  • $8590 Per person

Itinerary 8 days B

  • SAT San Cristobal Airport, David Rodriguez Breeding Center
  • SUN Española Island: Suarez Point , Gardner Bay , Gardner and Osborn Islets
  • MON Floreana Island: Cormorant Point and Champion Islet, Post Office Bay and Baroness´ Lookout
  • TUE Mosquera Islet & Charles Darwin Research Station
  • WED Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s Steps and Darwin Bay
  • THU Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and Egas Port
  • FRI Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach , Twin Craters and Highlands
  • SAT San Cristobal: Lobos Island and transfer to airport
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Elite Catamaran Specifications

  • Length: 37,5 meters/ 123.03 ft
  • Beam: 13.5 meters / 44.29 ft
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew: 10 members + Cruise service officer + guide
  • Capacity: 16 passengers

Facilities

  • Private bathroom for each cabin
  • air conditioningAir conditioning
  • toiletriesToiletries
  • room towelsRoom towels
  • beach towelsBeach towels
  • electricity110v Electricity point in cabin and 220 V in social areas
  • sundeckSundeck
  • lounge areaLounge area
  • vTV/DVD and library – Communal
  • phoneEmergency Satellite Phone
  • barBar
  • wetsuitsWetsuits for hire
  • kayaksKayaks
  • PaddlesPaddle boards

Diving - Snorkeling

  • Snorkeling: Equipment included (mask, snorkel and fins). Wetsuit, Paddle boards and sea kayaks available onboard.
  • Diving possible: No

Included Services

  • Meals: From lunch on Day 1, until breakfast on the final day.
  • Accommodation with private bathroom.
  • Excursions as listed in the itinerary, with a certified naturalist bilingual guide (Spanish/English).
  • Unlimited purified water, tea, coffee, snacks.
  • use of kayaks and SUPs

Excluded Services

  • Entrance fees Galapagos:
    • Galapagos National Park $100 pp (subject to change).
    • Galapagos transit control card $20 pp (subject to change).
    • Isabela docking fee $15 pp (Itinerary A)
  • Flight: International Flights + Quito/Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Important Note: The Elite cruise obligates Happy Gringo to buy Galapagos flight tickets directly through them; failure to do so will unfortunately result in a penalty fee of US$50 per person being charged to you by the yacht operator.
  • Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil.
  • Child discount: 25% (under 12 yrs old) when accompanied by 2 paying adults
  • Singles supplement: 50% / high season 100%
  • Alcoholic beverages & colas (there is a bar on board).
  • Tips for Guides and crew.
  • Any other personal expenses.

About Itineraries

  • The seven-night cruise offers a total of approximately 17 to 19 dives, and 3 land excursions on every trip. The diving is considered ADVANCED as it occurs in the presence of strong currents, cold water and limited visibility. The diving also takes place from zodiacs.
  • Important note: The Galapagos National Park regulations require that all guests must carry their Diving Certification Cards for verification of your training. Photo copies will NOT be accepted. Please bring your certification card and log book(s) for verification of your dive training and experience.

About Cabins

Cabin Distribution:

  • 4 Upper Deck Suite Cabins – 35m2, convertible double matrimonial bed or twin beds, with balcony and panoramic windows. Can be connected between suites for families or small groups.
  • 1 Single Upper Deck Cabin – single bed, with balcony and panoramic windows
  • 2 Main Deck Suite Cabins – 35m2, convertible to a king size bed or twin beds, with balcony and front-facing panoramic windows. Can be connected between suites for families or small groups.
  • 2 Main Deck Suite Cabins – 35m2, convertible to a king size bed or twin beds, with balcony and panoramic windows. Can be connected between suites for families or small groups.
  • It is possible to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking – just let us know your preference. Final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator.

Deck Plan

HAPPY GRINGO YACHT RANKING

Outdoor Space

Social areas, sundeck, restaurant & bar area and boat design.

Cabin Space

Type and size of cabin, type of beds, windows and access to the cabins.

Comfort and Amenities

Special features, beach towels, air conditioning, jacuzzi, TV, toiletries.

What Our Clients Say

Peter & Sheila Mann

A beautiful yacht – even the golden colored hull makes it stand out. Big cabin with our own balcony, and inside everything was brand new. This was our second time at Galapagos, and let’s just say the Elite was much better than our first time. Everything at Galapagos has changed so much since 2002.