Galapagos, Ecuador

At a Glance

  • One of the newest catamarans sailing the Galapagos which accommodates just 16 passengers

  • Enjoy snorkelling amongst the Galapagos marine life and take the glass-bottom kayaks out for a spin as you paddle past sea lions and iguanas

  • Specialist naturalist guide on board to answer all of your wildlife questions
  • All cabins have floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto a balcony, allowing guests to soak in the views from the privacy of their suite

  • When not out on excursions, enjoy the sky deck with its loungers and Jacuzzi - the perfect spot to unwind

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Best time to Visit

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There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation.

From December through to May the water and the air are warmer, but this is the rainy season. It drizzles almost daily for a short period of time. Ironically, this is also the sunniest time of year.

June through November, the Humboldt Current makes it way up to the Galapagos from the southern end of South America. The current brings cold water and cold weather, but it also brings water rich in nutrients and plankton, which attracts fish and birds. During this season there always seem to be clouds in the air, but it rarely rains. It's also quite windy, and the seas tend to be rougher.

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Insider's View

Each room is named after an endemic species in the Galapagos

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A first class catamaran, the Endemic offers a high level of comfort for up to 16 passengers in panoramic suites and is supported by a highly qualified crew including a dedicated cruise service officer and bilingual naturalist guide.

With 8 rooms and a maximum of 16 passengers in spacious cabins, the Endemic is a great option when cruising the Galapagos islands, offering a great balance between comfort and expedition cruising. With spacious rooms and plenty of space on board to spread out, you will never feel like you are on a crowded boat when sailing on the Endemic, but rather a floating five-star hotel.

Wetsuits, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards and glass kayaks are included for use on the trip. There is also a jacuzzi on the top deck to use while the boat is anchored. Crew consists of bilingual naturalist guide to lead you on excursions, a chef to cook you delicious meals using fresh ingredients, cruise service officer available to make sure your every need is met, and captain and supporting crew to make sure you are always transported safely to and from the islands. Every room is named after an endemic Galapagos animal species.

Although this is a luxury cruise, you will learn enormous amounts about the animals and formation of the Galapagos from the Endemic’s naturalist guide who has over 20 years of experience. This cruise is perfect for those that want to see all that the Galapagos islands have to offer, without sacrificing comfort and luxury.

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The Endemic accommodates 16 passengers in 8 spacious and stylish cabins, all of which have a private balcony. All cabins have a private ensuite bathroom and floor to ceiling windows to the balcony, with cabins measuring 32sqm/344sqft. The option to have twin or queen bed is available in all rooms. Suites on the upper deck connect by a sliding door which works well for families. Sound proofing has been added for privacy.

Binoculars and waterproof action cameras are provided for each suite so you can document your activities out on the water and enjoy better views of the wildlife.




As well as a dining room there is also alfresco dining, weather permitting and BBQ areas.

Kayaks and Snorkelling Gear

Kayaks and snorkelling gear are provided.  Wetsuits are also included.

Sun Terrrace and Sky Lounge

There is an open sky lounge with Jacuzzi and a sun terrace and observation platform.

Top Naturalist Guides

The expert guides have wide experience and knowledge on the Galapagos Island topics such as wildlife, geology, marine life, biology and more.

Ample Exterior Areas

There are plenty of exterior spaces on-board so you can make the most of the panoramic views.


Activities include glass-bottom kayaking, snorkelling, Zodiac rides and hiking, all with the goal of getting up close to the incredible endemic wildlife that can be found throughout the archipelago. Nature talks and introductions to the islands will be given in the evenings.



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The Endemic is currently the newest boat sailing the Galapagos, and you can tell! It feels more like a floating Five Star hotel than it does a boat. With giant rooms and sliding glass doors, this boat will truly allow you to take in the beautiful scenery of the islands as you sail by. This 16 person catamaran is incredibly spacious and has hand selected their staff from the other luxury boats that sail the islands. Their guides, cooks and crew are some of the most experienced that you will find on a live-aboard in the Galapagos. This boat is the best of the best and is an incredible option if you are looking to see a large range of the islands.

Holiday Ideas

  • Ultimate Ecuador and Galapagos

    Quito, Galapagos, Mindo Cloud Forest

    from £10200 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Explore the absolute highlights of Ecuador, staying in luxurious accommodation throughout
    • Cruise aboard the luxurious Endemic, snorkelling in the Galapagos for up-close encounters with sea lions, marine iguanas, penguins & sea turtles.
    • Combining a cruise with a land based stay in the Galapagos allows you to explore the islands in depth, as well as having some time to relax

Location & directions

Galapagos, Ecuador

The Galapagos archipelago sits off the coast of Ecuador and cruises depart from either Santa Cruz or San Cristobal islands.

How to get there

13-hour International flight to Quito via Madrid from London, from there it's a further 3-hour domestic flight to the Galapagos Islands.

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