South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Elite Galapagos Cruises

An Elite Galapagos cruise is an extraordinary experience. Visit far-off islands teeming with unique wildlife, accompanied by top bilingual naturalist guides. Step aboard a purpose-built ship that offers stability, speed and supreme comfort. The 16-guest Elite pampers her guests with panoramic views, lively common areas, a Sun Deck Jacuzzi and some of the largest cabins in the Galapagos, each with a private balcony. An Elite cruise in Galapagos is a first-rate tour of the islands, with quality expedition gear on board for snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

There are two main 8-day Elite Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be combined into an all-encompassing 15-day cruise. Elite also operates shorter 4- and 5-day routes, which are pieces of the 8-day Eastern itinerary. Or combine the various itineraries for an Elite Galapagos cruise of 11 or 12 days.

Choose the 8-Day East Elite Galapagos cruise itinerary for pristine green-, black- and white-sand beaches; Espanola Island’s waved albatross and blow holes capable of shooting water over 80 feet into the air; Floreana’s broad diversity of fish and walk-through lava tube; and Genovesa’s Galapagos fur seals and elusive short-eared owl.

Select the 8-Day West Elite Galapagos cruise for panoramic views of San Cristobal Island from the crater lake of El Junco Lagoon; Galapagos land iguanas and Palo Santo trees at Santa Cruz’s Dragon Hill; black lava formations; the red-sand beach of Rabida (the only island where all nine Darwin’s finches are found); and the blue herons and penguins commonly seen around the western islands.

Every Elite Galapagos cruise leaves guests with unforgettable experiences. However, a custom route is also an option when booking this roomy catamaran as one of our private Galapagos yacht charters for your group of 16 or fewer.

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