Cormorant I Catamaran
(Capacity: 16 passengers)

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An experience of a lifetime in the Enchanted Islands

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The recently refurbished Motor Catamaran Cormorant incorporates the very best of Galapagos Catamaran design. This beautiful 16 passenger vessel with 8 cabins has been recently remodeled offering a great experience in the enchanted Islands.

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Itineraries

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Cruise A: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Saturday to Saturday

Saturday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Cruz Island: Las Bachas
Sunday: AM Genovesa Island: El Barranco / PM Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
Monday: AM South Plaza Island / PM Santa Fe Island
Tuesday: AM San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point / PM San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill
Wednesday: AM San Cristobal Island: David Rodriguez Breeding Center, Lobos Island / PM San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock
Thursday: AM Española Island: Suarez Point / PM Española Island: Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet
Friday: AM Floreana Island: Post Office Bay, Baroness Viewing Point / PM Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet
Saturday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters / Airport

Saturday

Baltra Airport
Morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra, Galapagos Islands. You will arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a Cormorant staff member and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
Afternoon’s visit is to Las Bachas, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. Las Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, blacknecked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.

Sunday

El Barranco (Genovesa Island)
Also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, El Barranco’s steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view off a cliff.

Monday

South Plaza Island
In the morning, you will visit South Plaza Island. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

Santa Fe Island
Your afternoon visit is to Santa Fe Island (Barrington) which is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island’s northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails: one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.

Tuesday

Pitt Point (San Cristobal Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit Pitt Point, situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts frigate birds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed and red footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds.

Witch Hill (San Cristobal Island)
In the morning, you will visit Witch Hill. Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.

Wednesday

“David Rodriguez” Breeding Center / Lobos Island (San Cristobal Island)
This is a new visitor site in the northeast part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In the Breeding Center, you will be able to admire the hatchling turtles from their birth until the are 120 days old when the grown turtles are taken to their natural habit.

After you visit to the Breeding Center you will take an excursion to Lobos Island which means “Sea Lion Island.” This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, playful, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins. This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see blue-footed and Nazca boobies.

Kicker Rock (San Cristobal Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit Kicker Rock. This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and snorkeling allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.

Thursday

Suarez Point (Española Island)
In the morning, you will visit Suarez Point. On the trail you will have the chance to spot blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts sea water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

Gardner Islet, Gardner Bay (Española Island)
The afternoon excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Friday

Post Office Bay, Baroness Viewing Point (Floreana Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Post Office Bay. You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel used as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home!

Baroness Viewing Point is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing. The legends about this baroness are associated with a fascinating murder mystery. There are easy trails in this area for exploring the flora and fauna of Floreana.

Cormorant Point, Champion Islet (Floreana Island)
Cormorant Point hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts and white cheeked pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The Green Beach is named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the Four Sand Beach is composed of white coral.

Afterwards, you will visit Champion Islet, named after the whaler Andrew Champion, which is a small island located just offshore Floreana Island in the southern part of the Archipelago, considered as one of the most beautiful places on Galapagos for all snorkeling and diving fans and an excellent opportunity for dolphin watching.

Saturday

Twin Craters (Santa Cruz Island) / Airport
Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

After this final visit, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Rates:
From $7545.00

Cruise B: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Saturday to Saturday

Saturday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Cruz Island: Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station
Sunday: AM Isabela Island: Tintoreras, Sierra Negra Volcano / PM Isabela Island: Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Wetlands
Monday: AM Isabela Island: Moreno Point / PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay
Tuesday: AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point / PM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
Wednesday: AM Santiago Island: Egas Port / PM Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove
Thursday: AM Bartholomew Island: Pinnacle Rock / PM Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Friday: AM Santiago Island: Chinese Hat / PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Saturday: AM North Seymour Island / Airport

Saturday

Baltra Airport
You will arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a Cormorant staff member and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
In the afternoon you will reached by bus from Puerto Ayora the highlands of Santa Cruz are a deep green contrasting beautifully with much of the dry, lower islands. The dominant vegetation in the highlands is the forest of Scalesia trees creating the lush green color. The lava tubes, over half a mile long, are underground and walking through them is a unique, surreal experience.

The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of turtles interact with one another and many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years old and strong enough to survive on their own.

Sunday

Tintoreras, Sierra Negra Volcano (Isabela Island)
Tintoreras Islet, located a short distance from Puerto Villamil, is home to a great variety of wildlife. Its turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tip reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, marine turtles and sea lions. One of its beaches surrounded by mangroves is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully.

The morning will consist also of a visit to the Sierra Negra Volcano which is the largest basaltic caldera in the Galapagos with a diameter of 6.2 miles (10 km). The site offers impressive views and the opportunity to observe up to seven species of finches and a rich display of vegetation. The north side of the caldera provides evidence of its most recent volcanic activity in 2005.

Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Wetlands (Isabela Island)
In the afternoon you will head to the Wetlands of Isabela Island which are located just outside of Puerto Villamil. The Wetlands consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species such as common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails, and gallinules.

The Wetlands can be visited on foot via a path through the swamps. Next you will visit Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center of Isabela. It is located about one mile (1.5 km) from Puerto Villamil. In this breeding center, populations from South Isabela Sierra Negra Volcano, Cerro Azul, Cazuela, Cinco Cerros, Roca Union, San Pedro, Tables and Cerro Paloma have been bred in captivity. In total there are 330 juvenile and adult tortoises.

Monday

Moreno Point (Isabela Island)
In the morning you will visit Moreno Point located southwest of Elizabeth Bay. Here a dry landing onto what was once owing lava is possible. The lava has left craters in its wake which formed crystal tide pools. By looking into the pools, you can peer into another world as the marine life drifts by your window. In the brackish pools of this area, you may see pink flamingos, white-cheeked pintails, and common gallinules. If you look carefully into the pools, you may see white-tip reef sharks and some sea turtles.

Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit Elizabeth Bay, which is located on the east coast of Isabela Island. The bay contains many islets, which can be visited by dinghy. Penguins and blue-footed boobies can be spotted on the rocky islets. With an abundance of marine life and clear water, the area is perfect for snorkeling and viewing schools of colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps even sharks.

Tuesday

Espinoza Point (Fernandina Island)
No foreign species have ever invaded Fernandina Island, and therefore it is one of the world’s most pristine island ecosystems. The volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the landspace with lava fields reaching the ocean. The island’s highlight features the flightless cormorant nesting site. This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk.

Vicente Roca Point (Isabela Island)
Located on the northwestern coast of the island and comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola mola (sunfish) may be spotted here. This bay is great for diving and snorkeling.

Wednesday

Egas Port (Santiago Island)
Also known as James Bay, Egas Port is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur sea lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site.

Espumilla Beach / Buccaneer Cove (Santiago Island)
Espumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. The crabs attract the hunting herons performing the dance of predator and prey. With an abundance of marine life including octopi, moray eels, and sharks, snorkeling is highly recommended.

Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago Island was once a refuge for British buccaneers. These pirates would anchor in the protected bay to make repairs and stock up on tortoise meat among other things. The steep cliffs, where hundreds of seabirds perch in front of the dark red sand beach, are a magnificent site.

Thursday

Pinnacle Rock (Bartholomew Island)
Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin.

Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. Hunt and peck over the two distinguished types of lava, pahoehoe and ‘a’a, for signs of plant life that have managed to emerge over the past 100 years since the most recent volcanic explosion. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal!

Friday

Chinese Hat Islet (Santiago Island)
This small islet is located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island. Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet’s summit. This small islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tubes and lava flows.

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
Situated on Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill is one of the newest visitor sites accessible to tourists in the Galapagos Islands. One of the lengthier Galapagos walking trails will lead visitors along a beach and up a trail to the lagoon lookout where bright flamingos, pintail ducks, and land iguanas can be spotted.

Saturday

North Seymour Island / Baltra Airport
In North Seymour you may see Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and magnificent frigate birds which are abundant on this island. North Seymour was formed by a series of submarine lava flows containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone. After this final visit, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Rates:
From $7545.00

Cruise: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Saturday to Wednesday

Saturday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Cruz Island: Las Bachas
Sunday: AM Genovesa Island: El Barranco / PM Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
Monday: AM South Plaza Island / PM Santa Fe Island
Tuesday: AM San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point / PM San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill
Wednesday: AM San Cristobal Island: David Rodriguez Breeding Center, Lobos Island / Airport

Saturday

Baltra Airport
Morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra, Galapagos Islands. You will arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a Cormorant staff member and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
Afternoon’s visit is to Las Bachas, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. Las Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, blacknecked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.

Sunday

El Barranco (Genovesa Island)
Also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, El Barranco’s steep, rocky paths leads up to a high cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
This white sand coral beach heads a half mile trail (0.75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path are tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view off a cliff.

Monday

South Plaza Island
In the morning, you will visit South Plaza Island. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

Santa Fe Island
Your afternoon visit is to Santa Fe Island (Barrington) which is home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island’s northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails: one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff, and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.

Tuesday

Pitt Point (San Cristobal Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit Pitt Point, situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts frigate birds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed and red footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds.

Witch Hill (San Cristobal Island)
In the morning, you will visit Witch Hill. Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.

Wednesday

Lobos Island (San Cristobal Island) / Airport
In the morning you will take an excursion to Lobos Island which means “Sea Lion Island.” This appropriately named island is ripe with noisy, playful, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open, well, fins. This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see blue-footed and Nazca boobies. After this final visit, you will be transferred to the San Cristobal airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Rates:
From $4645.00

Cruise: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Wednesday to Saturday

Wednesday: AM San Cristobal Island: Airport / PM San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock
Thursday: AM Española Island: Suarez Point / PM Española Island: Gardner Islet, Gardner Bay
Friday: AM Floreana Island: Post Office Bay, Baroness Viewing Point / PM Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet
Saturday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters / Airport

Wednesday

San Cristobal Airport
Morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands. You will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a Cormorant staff member and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

Kicker Rock (San Cristobal Island)
In the afternoon, you will visit Kicker Rock. This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and snorkeling allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.

Thursday

Suarez Point (Española Island)
In the morning, you will visit Suarez Point. On the trail you will have the chance to spot blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts sea water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

Gardner Islet, Gardner Bay (Española Island)
The afternoon excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Friday

Post Office Bay, Baroness Viewing Point (Floreana Island)
In the morning, you will visit the famous Post Office Bay. You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel used as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home!

Baroness Viewing Point is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing. The legends about this baroness are associated with a fascinating murder mystery. There are easy trails in this area for exploring the flora and fauna of Floreana.

Cormorant Point, Champion Islet (Floreana Island)
Cormorant Point hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as common stilts and white cheeked pintails can also be seen. The beaches on this island are distinct: The Green Beach is named so due to its green color, which comes from a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and the Four Sand Beach is composed of white coral.

Afterwards, you will visit Champion Islet, named after the whaler Andrew Champion, which is a small island located just offshore Floreana Island in the southern part of the Archipelago, considered as one of the most beautiful places on Galapagos for all snorkeling and diving fans and an excellent opportunity for dolphin watching.

Saturday

Twin Craters (Santa Cruz Island) / Airport
Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking. After this final visit, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Rates:
From $3545.00

  • All meals and excursions
  • Transfers in the islands
  • Bilingual National Park Guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment/Wetsuit
  • Use of underwater camera
  • Free airport Assistance*
  • Hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)*
  • 1 Free transfer out for the Galapagos Flight (applicable on regular cruise departure day only)*
  • Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park entrance Fee, $100
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card, $20
  • Tips to crew / guides
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel / Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Discount for groups
  • Discount for children under 12 years
  • Supplement for Christmas and New Year
  • Single supplement 70%
  • Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, safety concerns, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide and captain will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits.
  • All prices in United States Dollars