Cormorant II catamaran with blue hull & white upper decks cruises in calm blue Galapagos sea under a clear sky.
Aft view of Cormorant II catamaran with blue hull & white upper decks on anchor in calm blue Galapagos sea under a clear sky.
Sundeck outdoor lounge area on Cormorant II ship with padded blue seats, wood coffee table, marble bar, teak decking & stairs.
2-person Jacuzzi sits on teak wraparound deck with padded loveseat & side table by floor-to-ceiling windows on Cormorant II.
Premium Suite on Cormorant II Galapagos catamaran with double bed, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows & white & blue accents.
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Cormorant II

16 guests
year built
crew members
14 crew members
157 feet
44 feet
5 feet
cruising speed
13 knots

Launched in 2023, the 16-guest Cormorant II is a luxury catamaran designed for ultimate comfort while cruising the Galapagos Islands. Featuring very large suites, private balconies and the bonus of interconnected cabins for families and groups, the Cormorant II is, much like her namesake (and predecessor, the Cormorant), sleekly suited for Galapagos cruising.

Cormorant II Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Cormorant II review includes a detailed description of the small ship including a deck plan and photo gallery. Our small ship cruise experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in the Galapagos Islands. Please read our Cormorant II review below then contact us to compare the Cormorant II with other Galapagos cruise ships offering Galapagos cruisesGalapagos luxury cruises and private Galapagos yacht charters.

Choose the Cormorant II to access some of the largest suites in the Galapagos, including her Premium Suites that are equipped with their own private hot tub and large balcony. Additionally, her nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, upscale design, dedicated Fitness Area, spacious decks, various common areas and private balcony for every suite create a classy onboard atmosphere.

Onboard Facilities

Living spaces aboard Cormorant II are spread across four decks, leaving ample space to make memories, gather with new friends and relax between active morning and afternoon excursions.

Outdoor Common Areas

Cormorant II features a variety of al fresco social areas, providing space for both group gatherings and private moments. The Observation Deck lets guests relax on lounge chairs in full sun. The Sundeck offers chaise lounge chairs, a large Jacuzzi on the stern (available when sea conditions allow) and shade from the equatorial sun.

The Upper Deck features a large public balcony space, tucked away alongside the gym. And the Main Deck’s aft Porch offers a wraparound couch that’s protected from the wind.

Indoor Common Areas

The Cormorant II’s Main Deck Saloon encourages travelers to linger before or after a meal in the adjacent dining area, or to gather over a drink from the nearby bar. The Upper Deck Lounge seats all guests comfortably along its wraparound bench, with TVs and video equipment for daily briefings from the naturalist guide, plus reference books. Satellite internet is available in less remote areas, where a connection may be possible.

Fitness Area

Uncommon to other Galapagos catamarans, the Fitness Area aboard Cormorant II ensures guests can maintain their regular routines while traveling. The simple onboard gym offers a weight machine and exercise bike, plus floor space for stretching, with panoramic views to the outdoors.

Dining & Bars

Cormorant II features an indoor bar on the Main Deck and an al fresco bar on the Sundeck, both stocked with premium and non-premium brands as well as soft drinks. Also on the Main Deck and Sundeck, the dining areas feature 8-person tables with open seating to encourage making new friends at every meal. Fresh juices, fruits, salads and desserts typically accompany each meal. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style while delicious and international dinners are plated.

Activities & Expeditions

Cormorant II guests are assigned a wetsuit and snorkeling gear for the duration of the cruise. And the ship is equipped with six double kayaks, two stand-up paddleboards, and two glass-bottom pangas with a view to sea life, for further exploring the Galapagos Islands off the ship. Daily excursions with naturalist guides include hikes to view points and on beaches. Beach towels are provided for use on the deck and on shore. Lastly, an underwater camera provides further insight into the world underneath the waves.

Crew & Guides

Crew and guides aboard Cormorant II include a bilingual Galapagos National Park naturalist guide, a cruise director and 12 other crew members. This nearly 1:1 guest-to-guide ratio ensures Cormorant II travelers experience superior service.

Cabins & Cormorant II Deck Plan

Cormorant II features 9 cabins, each with a private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, a sitting area, private bathroom, hot water and air-conditioning. Amenities in each cabin include a TV, biodegradable L’Occitance bathroom products (soap, shampoo and conditioner), a hair dryer and safety deposit box. Electrical outlets are 220/110v.

2 twin beds in white & blue face floor-to-ceiling windows on either side of TV & small corner desk on Cormorant II catamaran.

The 7 Suites across the Main and Upper Decks offer a spacious 354-543 sq ft floorplan (including the private balcony). The 4 Main Deck Suites interconnect and most Suites offer beds convertible from a double to two twins (except for Suites #1-2).

Premium Suite on Cormorant II Galapagos catamaran with double bed, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows & white & blue accents.
Premium Suite

The 2 Premium Suites on the Upper Deck each offer 665 sq ft of space (including their wraparound balcony & private Jacuzzi), a wall of windows and a non-convertible double bed.

Deck plan of Cormorant II luxury Galapagos catamaran with 4 public decks, Jacuzzi, 2 bars, 9 suites, fitness area & more.
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