At a Glance
Luxurious catamaran which accommodates just 16 passengers
Enjoy snorkeling 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
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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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 luxury 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.
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.
As well as a dining room & lounge area, facilities on board include a sun deck with Jacuzzi and loungers, a briefing area where talks are held, a snack counter and BBQ area, a room for expedition gear and plenty of outdoor seating, including an area for al fresco dining should the weather permit. Wetsuits are also included, as well as snorkeling gear and safety gear such as life jackets.
Activities include glass-bottom kayaking, snorkeling, 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.
Jack Guth (Staff)
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.
Location & directions
The Galapagos archipelago sits off the coast of Ecuador and cruises depart from either Santa Cruz or San Cristobal islands.