The Endemic is the very latest purpose-built Galapagos cruise catamaran to join the fleet. Launched in summer 2018, she has been designed to offer unrivalled luxury alongside sustainable operations, and has one of the best crew-to-guest ratios in the archipelago. Because she has been designed for Galapagos cruises and not converted from a general purpose design, Endemic offers remarkable features you can’t find on other vessels, including stunning full height, full width panoramic windows and a private balcony for every suite. Thanks to her twin-hull design she is much more stable on the water than traditional yachts, making her a perfect choice of Galapagos cruise vessel for those prone to motion sickness.
Endemic’s interiors have been designed in a modern style, and her decor makes the most of the huge amounts of natural light that enters the cabins and communal spaces. Accommodating a maximum of only 16 guests, her gorgeous cabins feature king size beds (or two full singles, to your choice), as well as a mini lounge area. The en suite bathrooms are sumptuous, with spacious showers and the highest quality linens and eco-friendly toiletries. Every cabin suite features independent air conditioning controls, and plenty of storage. The design has been modelled on a home bedroom and not a hotel room, giving the accommodations a wonderfully comfortable and relaxed feel. This is a Galapagos cruise ship that instantly makes you feel at home. For those travelling as a family or in a group, be sure to enquire about suites on the upper deck. These all feature interconnecting doors which means you can enjoy a huge amount of living space as a group and yet have privacy for sleeping. This makes an Endemic cruise perfect for families travelling with older children or young adults.
The communal areas on Endemic have been designed with just as much thought and care. Beautiful natural finishes throughout reflect the light that spills in from the panoramic windows that line the indoor spaces. The dining room has a relaxing, informal layout which carries over to the lounge area with it’s gorgeous sofas and armchairs. Uniquely, Endemic has a dedicated briefing area in the bow, which allows your expert naturalist guide to give you knowledgeable and intimate presentations about the flora and fauna of the islands and what you can expect to see on your next Galapagos cruise adventure. This area also doubles as a more intimate lounge area where you can enjoy some peaceful indoor relaxation.
Outside the experience is nothing short of magnificent. The lower deck diving platform also doubles as a beautiful shaded terrace with comfortable seating, while the equivalent area in the upper deck is a little more exposed to the sun and has sofas and coffee tables to enjoy a cocktail or two as another exciting day of your Galapagos cruise turns to night. For sun worshippers and those who want to enjoy the best views in the Galapagos, the Endemic’s “Sky Deck” will be perfect for you! Featuring a huge circular jacuzzi, luxurious loungers, a bar, barbecue and al fresco dining area, this is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some equatorial sunshine. You can’t truly say you have been on a Galapagos cruise unless you have watched sea lions play from a top-deck hot tub!