Exterior of Endemic catamaran sitting in the water, with twin dark blue hulls & 2 white upper decks, on a partly cloudy Galapagos day.
2 wood chaise loungers with blue pads & small green couch with wood coffee table on teak deck of Endemic cruise ship in Galapagos.
3 padded bar chairs sit at a marble bar with 3 colorful cocktails ready to be consumed, in M/C Endemic ship interior lounge.
2 gray couches & 2 blue padded chairs encircle a wooden coffee table beside 3 large view windows & wooden bookshelves on M/C Endemic.
Double bed with white, beige & teal bedding in room with white & wood accents & glass wall with door onto private balcony on M/C Endemic.
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115 feet
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12 knots

The M/C Endemic Galapagos catamaran is one of the newest upscale ships cruising the Islands. Like her sister ship Elite, Endemic’s 8 Golden Panoramic Suites are split between two decks and all offer a private balcony. A plethora of indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a relaxing Sky Deck Jacuzzi, foster camaraderie among guests. And dual aft platforms enable easy access on and off the Endemic cruise ship in Galapagos.

Why Sail Aboard Endemic

Choose the Endemic Galapagos catamaran for her spacious suites with private balconies and floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows. As one of the newer vessels cruising the Galapagos, the Endemic offers superior levels of comfort and safety, and boasts being a female-owned operation (Golden Galapagos). M/C Endemic’s modern, bright and airy spaces welcome relaxation, her available onboard WiFi helps travelers stay connected, and her nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio ensures an exceptional level of service.

AdventureSmith Explorations has been aboard the Endemic firsthand, and can help you compare this luxury catamaran with other small cruise ships and yachts offering Galapagos cruises, Galapagos luxury cruises and private Galapagos yacht charters. Read our dedicated Endemic Galapagos Review written by one of our specialists, or consult this page further for a detailed description of the catamaran, including ship specs, deck plan, cabin images, photo gallery and current links to all Endemic Galapagos cruise itineraries, dates and rates. Our small ship cruise experts have been aboard nearly every first-class Galapagos cruise ship and can be your ultimate resource to discover if this is the best choice for your travel needs.

Endemic Galapagos Catamaran Design

The Endemic catamaran is purpose designed to bring the outdoors in, with panoramic view windows throughout the ship, plenty of social areas and private balconies. Her aft dual platforms enable easy loading and unloading to maximize time exploring off the ship. And her sleek, streamlined twin hull design offers excellent stability while cruising. The ship’s middle deck is securely accessed by an interior stairwell, and both the middle and the top decks are connected by exterior stairs.

Onboard Facilities

Designed by Golden Galapagos Cruises, an Ecuadorian operator with over two decades in the Ecuador and Galapagos travel industry, Endemic is designed with a focus on connection with the outside environment at all times. This panoramic concept makes Endemic a leader in chic mega yacht cruising in the Galapagos.

Briefing Area

M/C Endemic’s naturalist guide offers daily briefings and scheduled lectures in an airy lounge near the bow of the ship, on the Main Deck. Peruse the briefing area’s reference videos and books to learn more about the amazing Galapagos Islands. A bright cushioned couch lines a wall of view windows to the ship’s bow, with coffee tables and ottomans. Two flat screen TVs, a modern reference desk and a top-notch sound system round out the experience.

Dining, Bars & Lounge

The Endemic cruise ship in Galapagos features view windows that bring the outside in, and the passenger lounge and dining area is no different. Located at the aft of M/C Endemic’s Main Deck, the large room is split into a lounge on one side and dining room on the other. The lounge encourages guests to relax on couches and chairs set around a coffee table and backed by more view windows, with a TV nearby.

Two long tables seat the full passenger complement for meals; beside a row of windows, small buffet and bar. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, while dinner is typically plated. Some special diets can be accommodated with advance notice. Delicious dishes are created by the chef daily, and are often a mix of local and international flavors.

The Endemic catamaran invites her guests to enjoy the equatorial Galapagos climate with various outdoor social areas. The Upper Deck’s sun terrace and secluded lounge encourages whale and wildlife watching while providing space for a private moment. At the top of M/C Endemic is the Sky Deck with al fresco dining and a bar, lounge, BBQ station, Jacuzzi and plenty of padded lounge chairs to soak in the sun. A guest bathroom is conveniently located on the Sky Deck, and a shade structure protects part of this deck. Sprawl out on the large padded area beside the Jacuzzi, or get out of the breeze at the aft of the ship.

Activities & Expeditions

Any itinerary aboard the Endemic cruise ship in Galapagos is sure to be packed with daily activity. Swim, snorkel, paddle, hike, photograph incredible wildlife and explore in inflatable pangas. Every guest aboard M/C Endemic is loaned an excursion bag, wetsuit and snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) for the duration of the cruise. Gifted water bottles encourage conservation. And 3 stand-up paddleboards and 5 special see-through double sea kayaks offer an excellent way to get up close to the famed Galapagos marine life. Also available on board are walking sticks, yoga mats, kettlebells, dumbbells, binoculars (one pair per suite) and a laser pointer for stargazing.

Crew & Guide

The Endemic catamaran boasts a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, ensuring attentive service. Her team of 11 courteous and professional crew members includes a cruise service officer, acting as a hotel manager. And M/C Endemic’s naturalist guide is excited to share a deep knowledge and passion for the islands with every guest.

Cabins & M/C Endemic Deck Plan

On board the Endemic catamaran, 8 Golden Panoramic Suites are evenly split between the Main and Upper Deck. These uncluttered spaces are generously designed with a desk, sitting area with sofa bed (accommodating triples if third guest is a child under 12 years old traveling with parents), closet and drawers. Each suite offers a matrimonial king-size bed or two twin beds. Private ensuite bathrooms come equipped with toiletries, hair dryer and water both hot and cold. For additional comfort, each suite has its own temperature controls, safe, 110- and 220-volt electrical outlets, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony. One single cabin is also available, without a single supplement, accommodating families or small groups with odd numbers.

Double bed with white, beige & teal bedding in room with white & wood accents, wooden desk & shelves & glass door onto private balcony.
Golden Suite

All 8 suites are 345 square feet and offer one king-size or two twin beds and feature a private balcony. Upper Deck suites interconnect and all suites offer accommodation for a third guest (under 12) on a sofa bed.

Twin bed with white, beige & teal bedding in slender room with white & wood accents & view onto glass sliding door & private balcony.
Single Cabin

Cabin #10 on the Upper Deck is 151 square feet with a single twin bed and may only be booked for an odd-numbered group. Contact AdventureSmith for details.

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