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Why we like it
- Part of the newest fleet in Galapagos
- All cabins have a private balcony
- Some of largest cabins in Galapagos
- Only 16 passengers per cruise
Combine the Cormorant with it sister property La Selva lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon to take full advantage of all Ecuador has to offer.
The Galapagos. After Mashpi we were somewhat apprehensive and hoping that the luxury and diversity of the Lodge would not deter from the different experience that was awaiting us on the MV Eclipse. Wow! The whole job lot with the crew, the guides, the food, the other guests and the islands and wildlife . . . . just blew us away. An American lady and her husband that we teamed up with on some trips said to us "How are we going to explain to friends and family back home about this place?" We all agreed that you couldn't! Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor and thanks to A&K
- RY, Berkshire
The MC Cormorant incorporates the very best of Galapagos catamaran design and cruises the islands in style. Its practical and elegant design provides more comfort, superior speed, excellent stability and meets all the latest safety standards. The Cormorant offers generous, comfortable accommodation and the amenities of a larger boat while still preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel. All cabins on board are of a comfortable standard and the modern and ample accommodation includes a huge sun deck with Jacuzzi and al fresco dining.
Each cabin has a well-appointed private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning and sleek modern design. All have ocean views with large portrait windows and some cabins also offer interconnecting facilities, ideal for families. This spacious catamaran accommodates 16 guests in 8 spacious cabins, all of which have private balconies. All soft drinks and juices onboard are complimentary and you will be invited to a champagne reception on arrival as well as being offered a complimentary fruit basket in your cabin.
From your comfortable base aboard the Cormorant, you will be able to explore the best visitor sites in the islands. There are many opportunities to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak, bird-watch and take great close-up photographs of the flora and fauna. The Cormorant anchors off-shore at two visitor sites per day. Passengers are taken ashore as a single maximum group size of sixteen with your dedicated naturalist guide who is certified and speaks fluent English. On the islands you will follow marked trails, walking at a leisurely pace, with your guide explaining the unusual sights you see. You will spend 3 to 4 hours at each site, allowing plenty of time to explore the abundant wildlife. The snorkelling schedule allows several immersions during the cruise. The use of snorkelling equipment and wetsuits is complimentary. Most of the snorkelling activities take place before or after island excursions, so that you will not miss the hikes.
Suggested itineraries in Ecuador
Highlights of Ecuador
Nights: 9 | from £3,050pp
A thrilling exploration of the UNESCO-listed city of Quito and a cruise to the Galapagos Islands in search of owls, land iguanas and sea lions.
Classic Ecuador & Galapagos
Nights: 12 | from £7,220pp
Highlands, islands and UNESCO-listed splendour: that’s Ecuador. This Latin American nation is small but packs a real punch, from the historic cities and rumbling volcanoes of its mainland to the unparalleled creature encounters on its outlaying Galapagos Islands – arguably the world’s best wildlife destination.
Discover Galapagos & Ecuador
Nights: 14 | from £5,180pp
Combine a trip to the incomparable Galapagos Islands with a journey through the beautiful highland regions of Ecuador, discovering its artisan crafts and markets in the shadow of snow-capped volcanic peaks.
Family Luxury Small Group Journey - Family Galápagos
Nights: 9 | from £10,080pp
Cruise the Galápagos aboard eco-friendly Eclipse, where you’ll walk among giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies, and share child-friendly activities led by an A&K Young Explorers Guide.
Extended Family Ecuador and Galapagos
Nights: 16 | from £6,595pp
A 16 night wild family adventure taking in the best of Ecuador and the Galapagos including a cruise through unique ecosystems with expert naturalist guides on hand.