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Step aboard the newest boat in the Galapagos - the Grand Majestic. Designed specifically to cruise the Galapagos, the Grand Majestic is sure to impress with its state of the art facilities, guaranteeing an experience in the islands in a way which few have done before. Enjoy the pristine waters and get up-close with the native wildlife whilst
staying in pure luxury
Explore the Galapagos Islands in luxurious style. All rooms complete with Private Balconies
Brand new first class catamaran, excellent service and facilities
Island landings, snorkelling opportunities and expert guides
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Baltra - Bachas Beach
Day 2: Bartolome - Sullivan Bay
Day 3: South Plaza - Santa Fe
Day 4: Witch Hill - Pitt Point
Day 5: Lobos Island - San Cristobal airport
Day 1:Arrive Santa Cruz Island
Assistance at the airport by our representative for your Galapagos flight. You will arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim you will be met by Cormorant staff 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.
Afternoon’s visit is to Bachas Beach, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz which is a beach for swimming. 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, black-necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.
Day 2: Bartolome & Sullivan Bay
In the morning, you will head to Bartolome Island where the famous Pinnacle Rock is found. Bartolome consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. We will take a trail of stairs to the summit of the volcano (about 30 or 40 minutes) where you will enjoy one of the best views of the islands! You will also visit a small, beautiful beach surrounded by the only vegetation found on this barren island. The beach is perfect for snorkeling where you may even see and swim with Galapagos penguins
In the afternoon, you will visit Sullivan Bay located on the southeast part of Santiago. This place is interesting for its geology because the area is covered by lava flows. This place has elevations in the form of small volcanoes formed by the lava flows.
Day 3: South Plazas and Santa Fe 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
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.
Day 4: 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.
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.
Day 5: Lobos Island - Depart San Cristobal
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 San Cristobal airport in time to catch your flight back to the mainland.
Departs - Saturdays (fortnightly)
Ship Cabins: Cormorant
Area size: 24m², 1 double or 2 single bed configuration, panoramic windows, private balcony, located on upper and lower decks
Area size: 38m², 1 king and 1 queen sofa bed, panoramic windows, private balcony, located on upper deck, TV, DVD player
Ship Deck Plan
Year Of Construction: 2011
Social Areas: Sun deck, jacuzzi, dining room, library
Length (m): 33 m
Beam (m): 12 m
Machinery: Cummins QSM 11 / 400 HP @ 2100 RPM
Life Rafts: 2x 20-man life craft
Speed (knots): 14 knots
1 pre-cruise hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil*
Activities as specified
Use of kayak, wetsuit and snorkelling equipment
All meals during the voyage
What's not included?
International and internal airfares
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
Galapagos Park entrance fee US$100
Transit control card US$20
Any items not mentioned as included
Hotel and transfers*
Hotel night and free airport transfers are included only when
booking recommended flights with us. Please contact us for more
Please note that there will be a surcharge applied to peak season
periods: Christmas, New Year, Easter and Spring Break. Contact us for
more information on pricing details.