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Cormorant

The brand new Cormorant incorporates the very best of Galapagos Catamaran design.

The modern and ample accommodation includes jacuzzi, huge sun deck and a private balcony for each of the spacious staterooms. Kayaks are also available for use. Cormorant combines high quality with excellent pricing making your Galapagos experience an affordable luxury.

It has 2 suites and 4 interconnected cabins. The Cormorant has 10 trained and friendly staff members, plus a bilingual naturalist guide. Guests are free to visit the bridge to see how the boat operates and chat with the crew. The lounge area has comfortable seating, plasma TVs, DVD player, stereo and some games for your use. There is also a small library of books and DVDs on the Galapagos Islands and other topics. Feel free to use the lap tops for viewing and downloading photos etc. Each cabin has air conditioning as do public spaces, and rooms are cleaned every morning. Beach towels are provided for use on the deck and onshore. Light snacks, tea and coffee are served between meals.Itineraries
VIP has carefully selected a variety of Galapagos itineraries featuring the finest ships and yachts in the archipelagos, providing you with a cruise in comfort and the best selection of wildlife activities available to explore the natural beauty and wonder of the Galapagos Islands. Activities you can enjoy during your Galapagos adventure include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, beach combing and many more. You will also visit various islands and sites such as lava fields, island trails, giant tortoise reserves, the Darwin research center, marine sites and breeding farms.

Click on each itinerary below to see which islands, excursions and activities are planned for am & pm day-by-day, departures & prices:

Itineraries 2014


>> Cormorant - 4 Day Itinerary
WedAM
Arrival San Cristobal Island

PM
Junco / Galapaguera, San Cris...
The Junco lagoon, located about 700m above sea level, is one of the... more

ThurAM
Gardner Bay, Española Island
Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding sit... more

PM
Suarez Point, Española Island
Hood Mockingbird, Nazca Boobies, Waved Albatross, Red-billed tropic... more

FriAM
Baroness Lookout / Post Offic...
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Lobería and the inland f... more

PM
Cormorant Point, Floreana Isl...
This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as c... more

SatAM
Charles Darwin Station, Santa...
The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to tortoises ranging fr... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person
Deluxe Cabin - Low Season$2,455price quote
Deluxe Cabin - High Season$2,775price quote
Suite - Low Season$2.665price quote
Suite - High Season$2,985price quote


>> Cormorant - 5 Day Itinerary
SatAM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...

PM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...
Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Isla...
Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a swimming ... more

SunAM
Bartolomew Island
The best known of Bartholomew’s features is the tuff cone known as ... more

PM
Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island
The Sullivan Bay lava field has a variety of interesting patterns m... more

MonAM
South Plaza Island
South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in t... more

PM
Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe is a volcanic uplift and hosts a forest of Opuntia cactus,... more

TuesAM
Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Is...
One of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin, Cerro Brujo is a ... more

PM
Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Isl...
Pitt Point, situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts ... more

WedAM
San Cristobal Island - La Gal...
At this information centre in the highlands you will learn about th... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person
Deluxe Cabin - Low Season$3,205price quote
Deluxe Cabin - High Season$3,635price quote
Suite - Low Season$3,415price quote
Suite - High Season$3,845price quote


>> Cormorant - 8 Day Itinerary "A"
SatAM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...

PM
Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Isla...
Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a swimming ... more

SunAM
Bartolomew Island
The best known of Bartholomew’s features is the tuff cone known as ... more

PM
Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island
The Sullivan Bay lava field has a variety of interesting patterns m... more

MonAM
South Plaza Island
South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in t... more

PM
Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe is a volcanic uplift and hosts a forest of Opuntia cactus,... more

TuesAM
Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Is...
One of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin, Cerro Brujo is a ... more

PM
Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Isl...
Pitt Point, situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts ... more

WedAM
Cerro Colorado / Puerto Chino...
On a small hill there is a wooden platform that offers amazing view... more

PM
Sleeping Lion, San Cristobal ...
This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the west... more

ThurAM
Gardner Bay, Española Island
Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding sit... more

PM
Suarez Point, Española Island
Hood Mockingbird, Nazca Boobies, Waved Albatross, Red-billed tropic... more

FriAM
Baroness Lookout / Post Offic...
This site shows a breath-taking view of La Lobería and the inland f... more

PM
Cormorant Point, Floreana Isl...
This site hosts a large flamingo lagoon where other birds such as c... more

SatAM
Charles Darwin Station, Santa...
The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to tortoises ranging fr... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person
Deluxe Cabin - Low Season$5,129price quote
Deluxe Cabin - High Season$5,665price quote
Suite - Low Season$5,579price quote
Suite - High Season$6,115price quote


>> Cormorant - 8 Day Itinerary "B"
SatAM
Arrival in Baltra and transfe...

PM
Twin Craters / Highlands, San...
Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora, the highlands of Santa Cruz are a... more

SunAM
The Wall of Tears, Isabela Is...
From 1945-1959, a penal colony hosted prisoners who were forced to ... more

PM
Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela
The Sierra Negra Volcano boasts the largest basaltic caldera in Gal... more

MonAM
Punta Moreno, Isabela
Here you can see beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore bi... more

PM
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela
Elizabeth Bay is a marine visitor site. As you enter the bay Galápa... more

TuesAM
Mangle Point, Fernandina Isla...
No foreign species have ever invaded Fernandina Island and therefor... more

PM
Urbina Bay, Isabela Island
The waters of Urbina Bay are a good place to see turtles and rays a... more

WedAM
Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Is...
Punta Espinoza is a narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine... more

PM
Tagus Cove, Isabela
Named after a British warship which anchored here in 1814, this cov... more

ThurAM
Egas Port, Santiago Island
Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small sal... more

PM
Espumilla Beach, Santiago Isl...
This large coffee-coloured sand beach is just north of the prized f... more

FriAM
El Barranco, Genovesa Island
An extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of... more

PM
Darwin Bay Beach, Genovesa Is...
The beach is a coral beach where a 750m trail takes you through mor... more

SatAM
North Seymour Island
Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebir... more

PM
Return to mainland Ecuador

Package Prices and other details
Cabin ClassPrice Per Person


 
       
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Year of construction: 2011
Type: Power Motor Catamaran
Length: 108 ft (33 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draft: 5 ft (1,40 m)
Capacity: 16 passengers
Accommodation: Main Deck: 2 Suites 441ft² / 41m² (private balcony), 2 Double Staterooms 301 ft² / 28 m² (private balcony),Upper Deck: 4 Connected Cabins 301 ft² / 28 m² (private balcony), Lower Deck: 1 Single Cabin 150 ft² / 14 m²
Main engines: Cummins QSM 11 / 400 HP @ 2100 RPM
Max speed: 14 knots
Water maker: 2000 Gallons / day
Exterior: GFRP (fiber reinforced polymer)
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide Quality Control Manager, 8 other crew (First Mate, Second Mate, Chef, Sous Chef, Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Barman, Housekeeper) Safety & Navigation: All equipment meets or exceeds the international SOLAS standard: 2x 20-man life raft, Navtex, 2 GPS Depth Sounder, 2 naval radars, Fire detection and prevention systems etc.
 



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