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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.
What can I say? Eleanor you have been to the Galapagos so you know all about it. What I will say is that is was an unforgettable experience and something that will stay with us forever. Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer 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.
Best time to be thereThe Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.
Fly toQuito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid flying time 13 hours
time differenceGMT -5 hours
VisasNot required for UK passport holders
Health RequirementsYellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
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