South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Cormorant II Galapagos Cruises

Galapagos Cruises aboard the 16-guest Cormorant II bring the best in luxury catamaran design, with private balconies for every suite, a private Jacuzzi for each Premium Suite and some of the largest suites in the Galapagos. Cruise among the famed Galapagos Islands wildlife and landscapes on this active cruise that offers numerous opportunities to hike, snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and view the underwater through a glass-bottom boat.

The Cormorant II is known for her upscale amenities, nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio and top bilingual naturalist guides. On board the Cormorant II, enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi on the Sundeck after a captivating snorkel or swim adventure, or relax your private balcony as you watch the wildlife beside the ship. A Galapagos cruise aboard Cormorant II provides an in-depth, deluxe Galapagos experience, which is why she makes our list of Galapagos luxury cruises.

Cormorant II operates two main 8-day Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be combined into an all-encompassing 15-day cruise. View the itinerary for more details. You may also opt for a shorter variation of the 8-day Eastern itinerary, choosing the 5-day Northern route or the 4-day Southern route. You may also customize your trip to be 11 or 12 days.

The Cormorant II Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise sails from Baltra to Santa Cruz with visits to various central, north and south islands in the Galapagos archipelago over 8 days, including Genovesa, South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Espanola and Floreana islands. Highlights of this itinerary include visiting towering Kicker rock, snorkeling at Champion Islet, mailing a postcard from Post Office Bay, taking in Genovesa’s famed array of birds and witnessing the breeding site of nearly all the world’s waved albatrosses on Espanola Island. The 8-day Cormorant II Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise can be combined with the 8-day Western Cruise to create an all-encompassing 15-day/14-night itinerary.

The Cormorant II Western Galapagos Islands Cruise sails from Santa Cruz to Baltra with visits to various central and western islands in the Galapagos archipelago over 8 days, including Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, Bartolome and North Seymour islands. Highlights of this itinerary include visiting wildlife-abundant North Seymour Island, snorkeling on Santiago, stopping at pristine Fernandina Island, spending time on the expansive Isabela coastline and hiking to views of Bartolome’s famed Pinnacle Rock. The 8-day Cormorant II Western Galapagos Islands Cruise can be combined with the 8-day Eastern Islands Cruise to create an all-encompassing 15-day/14-night itinerary.

The Cormorant II Northern Galapagos Islands Cruise sails from Baltra to San Cristobal with visits to Santa Cruz, Genovesa, South Plaza and Santa Fe Island. Highlights of this itinerary include seeing one of the largest sea lion colonies on South Plaza Island, exploring one of the nicest beaches in the archipelago at Witch Hill on San Cristobal and taking in Genovesa’s famed array of birds. The 5-day Cormorant II Northern Galapagos Islands Cruise comprises the first 5 days of Cormorant II’s 8-day Eastern itinerary.

The Cormorant II Southern Galapagos Islands Cruise sails from San Cristobal to Santa Cruz with visits to various central and south islands in the Galapagos archipelago over 4 days, including Espanola and Floreana. Highlights of the itinerary include visiting towering Kicker rock, snorkeling at Champion Islet, mailing a postcard from Post Office Bay and witnessing the breeding site of nearly all the world’s waved albatrosses on Espanola Island. The 4-day Cormorant II Southern Galapagos Islands Cruise comprises the final 4 days of Cormorant II’s 8-day Eastern itinerary.

Every Cormorant II Galapagos cruise is designed with the ship’s 16 guests in mind. But booking this roomy catamaran as one of our private Galapagos yacht charters for your group of 16 or fewer provides opportunity for an even more personalized experience.

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