Cruise the Galapagos Islands in style and comfort aboard one of the luxury Galapagos catamarans. There’s no question that Galapagos cruises are the best way to experience the Galapagos Islands, and the luxury catamarans offer an unparalleled onboard experience coupled with the best naturalist guides, captain, crew, and culinary team to give passengers the utmost in Galapagos cruising.

Why choose a catamaran?

  • Superior stability. Floating on two separate pontoon hulls, catamarans are known for their stability, even over some larger ships. These are ideal for people hoping to get the small cruise atmosphere without having to worry about motion sickness.
  • More deck & cabin space than other small yachts. Since the yachts are built across two hulls instead of just one, each deck can take full advantage of the design, meaning a wider beam (usually from 30-45’ across).
    • Luxury catamarans feature private balconies in each suite.
    • You can also expect an ample sun deck that has a Jacuzzi available for use whenever the boat is anchored.

Advantages of small boat cruising

When choosing a small boat for your Galapagos cruise, you guarantee yourself:

  • An intimate onboard atmosphere. When sailing with just 12-16 other people, you will get to know everyone very quickly, which makes the cruise experience much friendlier.
  • More flexibility with your itinerary. If you want to spend more time hiking or at an overlook or perhaps add in an extra snorkeling session at a visitor site, your cruise director and guide can usually modify the schedule a bit to accommodate your interests.
  • More time doing the activities. You don’t have to wait in any long lines to get on or off the boat and a smaller group means that over the course of your trip, you’ll have much more time to actually do the activities.

What is the service like?

In a word – unmatched! The service you can expect aboard a luxury catamaran in the Galapagos Islands is second-to-none.

  • Each boat hosts the best bilingual naturalist guides from the National Park. Usually, they have studied ecology or another related field at university and have the most experience leading groups on Galapagos tours. They are also trained and prepared for first aid in the field.
  • Chefs and their culinary teams prepare three gourmet meals each day based on a selection of fresh local ingredients and a buffet menu of international and local fare.
  • The cruise director is your onboard connoisseur and concierge. They can help you answer any questions and settle any concerns you have while you are the boat.
  • The crews on these boats might not interact with passengers as much as the guide or cruise director, but they are just as friendly and go to great lengths to make sure the rooms and social areas are always kept clean and to ensure that your comfort is the first priority.

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