Cormorant Cruise Ship, Galapagos


Join the Cormorant catamaran for an exciting cruise to the Galapagos Islands. Offering modern luxury, the Cormorant Galapagos was built for comfort and stability. She caters to a maximum of 16 guests in 8 cabins. Each stateroom is en-suite with AC, ample storage space, and its own private balcony. There are two suites located on the main deck which also have an extra lounge/seating area. The 4 cabins located on the upper deck have interconnecting rooms, making them ideal for families. Social areas include the tasteful indoor dining and lounge area, as well as an al-fresco dining area, perfect for enjoying a delicious meal with stunning views and a refreshing sea breeze. The sun deck has comfortable loungers, a shaded area, and a hot tub.

The Cormorant offers year-round adventure cruises to the world-famous spots of the Galapagos Islands. With a choice of 4, 5, 8, and 15-day tours, there is something for everyone. Each tour is led by a qualified Galapagos National Park guide, who will share their passion and knowledge of the area with you. Visit the pelican-filled beautiful white-sand beaches of San Cristobal, kayak with sea lions at Gardner Bay, and hike up Pinnacle Rock to be rewarded with the most famous view in the Galapagos Islands. Whichever itinerary you choose, it promises to be a trip of a lifetime.

Spaces fill up fast, so call us or book online today to reserve your spot.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Rental Gear, Kayaks, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100 USD), Visas and Fees (20 USD), Local Flights (430-510 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Wine Available
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2011
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 108 ft (33m)
  • Beam 39 ft (12m)
  • Top speed 14 knot
  • Engines Cummins QSM 11/ 400 HP @2100 RPM
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Cormorant Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gilles P
  • United States United States
We had a fabulous and unique experience

we had a wonderful global experience.

Recommended for
1-a well experienced and knowledgeable guide 2-the comfort of the ship 3- the well balanced itinerary
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ian F
  • United States United States


Recommended for
Snorkeling, Snorkeling, Snorkeling!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David M
  • United States United States
Over all a wonderful experience. Great crew & awesome time with wildlife thanks to our guide.

Highlights - Big animal sightings: sharks, rays, sea lions. Lowlights- Communications can be an issue. Much of the crew does not have the best English. The boat is showing some signs of wear and in need of cosmetic repairs.

Recommended for
Snorkeling. Weather. Time on the boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anthony D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Trip of a lifetime

Seeing the wildlife close up

Recommended for
Wildlife, naturalist, friendly crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Dominic K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Excellent - it was a very enjoyable experience

Snorkelling with sea lions Easy panga transfers Close viewing of wildlife

Recommended for
Small boat and easy onshore transfers, other guests on board and spacious cabin
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mark W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A wonderful boat but not always five star service

Yes this is a fantastic boat for cruising parts of the Galápagos. The catamaran design gives a vey spacious layout both in public and private areas. Everything was as you would expect from a luxury offering - plenty of hot water, clean towels, mostly good food, quality snorkelling equipment etc etc. We booked a four day three night cruise. After booking, we were advised to arrive to the boat at 1:30 pm. After a briefing we did an hours snorkelling in the afternoon followed by two further days of walks and snorkelling. At around 4 o’clock on the second full day it became obvious that the cruise was basically over. Searching for dolphins was actually a full throttle voyage back to our departure port. That evening we were told that we would be leaving the boat early so a 5:45 morning call, breakfast at 6 (no eggs so half the usual) and kicked off the boat at 7. So my point is that a four day cruise is closer to two and a half. Soft drinks - really only water and a can of tonic costs almost $7 Expect an early start every morning whether you want one or not. Expect to be lectured on how much to tip at the end. A written instruction suggests your guide should get $15 per person per day. Based on 16 guests, that’s $55,000 for a standard 230 days per annum. We paid a lot less. But yes we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and meeting our fellow passengers.

Recommended for
Large comfortable cabins on a spacious modern boat with good equipment.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Peter D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great experience on a top quality boat.

Snorkelling trips, wildlife spotting, sight-seeing

Recommended for
Itinerary, professionalism of the crew, quality of the boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Crystal P
  • Canada Canada
Cormorant 1 Southeast Itinerary

We did the 4 day Southeastern island itinerary on the Cormorant 1 following a cruise of the other islands in the Galapagos. Overall, it was a great way to end our tour. The boat itself is exceptional in terms of design and comfort. We had a cabin on the second level. Each suite has its own balcony which we made great use of. The bed was very comfortable with high end pillows and linens. The bathroom was spacious with a large window so it provided a magnificent view. I did not like the fact that the toilet did not have a lid- a bit unhygienic considering the rest of the suite was well thought out. The hot water for the shower was very slow. We had to let the water run for about 5 minutes each time before it became warm. The shower itself was spacious with a rain style shower faucet head, which was nice. The rooms were said to be cleaned three times a day - it seemed more like once daily with used beach towels picked up in the afternoon and turn down service in the evening. The rooms smelled great and other than the lack of toilet lid, a missing towel knob and one knob that was not well mounted, everything seemed cleanly. The staff was friendly and really tried to make an effort to ensure everyone was taken care of - expect on the final night, at which time drink service - including after dinner coffee/tea was not offered and non existent. The staff basically ignored everyone, wanting us to settle our outstanding bar tabs straight away. There were no chocolates on the bed for turn down service that night either and we were told to provide our tips to the guide and crew that night. There was no pushiness in terms of tipping as was mentioned in a previous review. The food and drink selection was very good. A lot of fish, but it is Ecuador after all. We were not introduced to the entire crew until the last supper, which we found odd - they should have been introduced on the first day so we knew everyone. The final day we had to be up early and our bags packed and ready for 7am but that was not unusual, as every morning was an early start, which we appreciated as there was lots to see and do on this sort of tour. All in all, we enjoyed the Cormorant. It was a good value for the price we paid - which was deeply discounted. It’s our opinion that the original ticket price is too high for the short duration but it was definitely a first class boat, which some people are willing to pay a lot for. Our guide was great and the itinerary good, we had a great time.

Recommended for
Fantastic boat, great itinerary, friendly fellow travelers and staff
Origin: US