Endemic Cruise Ship, Galapagos

Excellent boat comfort

“Swimming with sea turtles & sea lions. ”

Alexandra C, United States United States
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    • Luxury catamaran with personalized service
    • Gourmet cuisine served with island views
    • Jacuzzi on board

New in 2018, the Endemic catamaran offers luxury cruises to the Galapagos Islands. She caters to just 16 passengers with a service ratio of almost one to one. There are 8 Golden Panoramic Suites available, four located on the main deck and four on the upper deck. Each spacious suite has individually controlled AC, a private en-suite bathroom, and a small area with a desk, sofa-bed, closet & drawers. These cabins also offer panoramic views and have their own private balcony.

Passengers aboard the Endemic catamaran can enjoy elegant, open social areas, including a main deck interior lounge and dining area with panoramic views where delicious cuisine is served whilst enjoying the stunning island views. Also on the main deck is a lecture room where briefings are held. The upper deck has a sun terrace and a secluded social area, perfect for relaxation and wildlife observation. Alfresco dining is available on the Sky Deck, with an exterior lounge, BBQ station, and sun lounging area. The perfect place to unwind in the evening whilst enjoying a drink.

Itineraries vary from 3 to 7 nights and explore isolated islands and remote visitor points in search of unique wildlife endemic to the Galapagos Islands. A typical day aboard this Galapagos luxury cruise might include a morning expedition to see soaring Frigatebirds and snorkel with sea lions, followed by a delicious lunch onboard, and then an afternoon up close with penguins and tortoises followed up with a gourmet dinner and drinks whilst enjoying the sunset. Two platforms at the back of the boat allow for easy entry into the water or tenders, and wetsuits and snorkeling gear are included in the price, along with an expedition bag and use of sea kayaks and paddle-boards.

Book online to reserve your space aboard the Endemic luxury Galapagos catamaran for a trip of a lifetime.

Please Note: Photos are artists' impressions and will be updated with new images after the maiden voyage.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (100 USD per trip), National Park Fees (100-200 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (10-25 USD per day), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner.

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
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • 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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built July 2018
  • Length 35 mt / 115 ft
  • Beam 14 mt / 45 ft
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 2x High Power Engines - 500 H
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Endemic Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alexandra C
  • United States United States

Swimming with sea turtles & sea lions.

Recommended for
The naturalist’s knowledge and enthusiasm. The number of excursions. The small number of guests.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ellen M
  • United States United States

boat and fellow guests in another world

Recommended for
staff boat and naturalist
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rebecca B
  • United States United States
Would do it again in a minute

Being able to see the less inhabited islands and spend time among the fantastic wildlife, and being able to learn about the Galapagos was incredible. The 5-star luxury cabins, food, and crew made the experience stress-free.

Recommended for
the activities, the accommodations, the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • michael K
  • United States United States
Amazing service, food, level of attention by all crew members!

Snorkeling with sea lions, delicious food, friendly crew.

Recommended for
Beautiful boat and cabins, exceptional crew, full itinerary
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Steven P
  • United States United States
Fabulous ship and crew

Close encounters with wildlife and marine life. Pristine nature of the islands. Conservation efforts by Ecuador. Guided walks. Snorkeling with sea turtles, sharks, tropical fish and frolicking sea lions. Frigate birds during mating season. Bioluminescence.

Recommended for
Variety of activities, guide and crew, small ship experience
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Judith D
  • United States United States
Exceeded all of our expectations!

Snorkeling with sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, rays, sea lions and penguins and adding several species to my life birding list

Recommended for
Aside from the fantastic scenery and wildlife, we enjoyed great food, excellent service and a guide who is passionate about the Galapagos.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Walter R
  • Germany Germany
Best cruise experience so far

After 2 years of planning my wife and I decided to make this long-awaited Trip. We had a fantastic time visiting the Galapagos Archipelago while learning so many things about Nature and Wildlife. Our Cruise was very comfortable, the food and service was very good and above all our Guide was over the top. He was not only a truly professional in his fields but also a great person. As an enthusiastic bird photographer this has been one of the best places I have ever been. I hope to be back again someday.

Recommended for
Spectacular Places visited, excellent Guide and very comfortable Ship
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Francisco L
  • Colombia Colombia
Perfect way to see the Galapagos

We did a lot of research and spoke with friends before choosing the right cruise for us to honeymoon in the Galapagos. We shied away from the larger companies / ships because of the size of the islands and fear that the excursions would just be challenging (read nightmare -- hundreds of people invading a small island). We were also concerned about the footprint of a larger ship. We finally chose a 5-day cruise on the Endemic! For us, it was the perfect decision. The size of the yacht and the fact that there were only 16 people on our cruise were ideal! We worried that the number of passengers might be an issue: if you don't like each other, a small cruise might be a nightmare. We were lucky that everyone was great! The cabins are large, well apportioned and very comfortable. Housekeeper Victoria tidied up 4 times a day, making it a pleasure to return to the cabin between each activity (and there were plenty)! The crew was uniformly amazing. Cruise director, Edison, ran a tight ship, and no detail was overlooked. Pursuer Paul made sure our wine glasses were full (very important). The chefs cooked an array of delicious dishes and fed us every 3 hours! The only negative was that the seafood, fish and beef were uniformly overcooked... That can be easily remedied. In contrast, the turkey (very difficult to cook) was perfect: tender and juicy! Guide Daniel was amazing. He guided us on 4 excursions a day: snorkeling; hikes; swimming; kayaking. He was just terrific! One of us did not snorkel, so panga pilot, Eliot, focused on his passion: bird watching. While the rest of us were in the water, Eliot showed him every bird imaginable! A big thank you to each member of the Endemic Crew for a perfect honeymoon!

Recommended for
Animals / excursions! Crew! Comfort!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • JOSE P
  • Bolivia Bolivia
Luxurious adventure in a fun way!

The cruise was very good. The problem was the prior: Golden Agency was bad, they ask us to be at 6 am at the airport and they showed up 90 minutes late. Misinformation and bad service overall. Schedules and dates were not well coordinated.

Recommended for
Cleanliness. Crew, places
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sarah A
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Fantastic experience: Galapagos, boat and team

My daughter loved her single room and its privacy from the parents, but her highlight was amongst all the animals and landscape of the Galapagos the transparent kayaks and the SUPs (and the Xbox). My husbands highlight was the snorkeling (which was eased with the new equipment incl. full wet suit). My highlight was to have the chance to see the vulcano eruption and the flexibility of the captain/boat to return during daytime to see it in daylight as well. Enrique the naturalist guide did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable. The crew was very attentative, from the cabin stewards, bar man, board manager and kitchen.

Recommended for
The new ship with the great cabin comfort, great natural guide Enrique, great crew