The 16-guest Galapagos Cormorant brings the best in catamaran design to the Galapagos Islands. Featuring large suites, spacious staterooms, private balconies in all cabins and the bonus of interconnected cabins for families and groups, the Cormorant is, much like its namesake, sleekly suited for Galapagos cruising. Kayaks and snorkeling gear on board and a huge sun deck with Jacuzzi keep your focus on the sights and wildlife of the Galapagos, while indoors luxury amenities make your visit as comfortable as possible. Cruise itineraries on the Cormorant range from a 4-day introduction to a comprehensive 15-day cruise to thoroughly explore the Galapagos Islands.
Common Areas Aboard Cormorant
Browse the onboard library, or use one of the ship's laptops. Crew and guides aboard Cormorant include the Captain, a bilingual Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide, a cruise manager and 8 other crew (First Mate, Second Mate, Chef, Sous Chef, Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Barman, Housekeeper). All equipment aboard Ocean Spray meets or exceeds the international SOLAS standard; satellite phone is available.
Activities Aboard Cormorant
Cormorant has snorkeling gear and wetsuits available for the duration of your cruise, as well as are kayaks for further exploring the Galapagos Islands off the ship. Daily excursions with naturalist guides include hikes to view points and on beaches. Beach towels are provided for use on the deck and onshore.
Sustainability Aboard Cormorant
Cormorant guests travel knowing their carbon emissions are offset through CanopyCo, an Ecuadorian-based organization managed by local and European professionals dedicated to reforesting Ecuador’s native forests for the benefit of the climate, the local community and, of course, Ecuador’s phenomenal flora and fauna. Cormorant's entire operation has been included in the offsets, from the fuel used by the engines on board the catamaran to the bus rides its staff take to work. Aboard Cormorant, you can rest assured that from the moment you arrive in the Galapagos Islands to the moment you leave, the impact of your carbon footprint will be a net zero.
Cormorant is also one of the main supporters of the Simon Bolivar Volunteer Program, which helps to find and place volunteers into worthy projects throughout Ecuador and Galapagos. The charitable projects are varied and include: health programs, child welfare, environmental projects, animal welfare, agricultural education and professional internships.
Cabins Aboard Cormorant
Cormorant features 9 cabins, all with private balconies except the one single cabin on the Lower Deck. Amenities in each cabin include air conditioning, plasma TV/DVD player, biodegradable AVEDA bathroom products, hair dryers and safety deposit box. A sofa bed can be added to any of the 4 Upper Deck cabins. Electrical outlets are 220/110v.
2 suites with private balconies measuring 441 square feet are located on the Main Deck. The suites feature a king-size bed, lounge and sofa bed.
Staterooms are 301 square feet and also feature private balconies. There are 2 staterooms with fixed twin beds on the Main Deck, and 4 staterooms on the Upper Deck that have twin beds that can convert to king-size beds. The Upper Deck staterooms can be interconnected for families. A 150 square foot single cabin with portholes (no balcony) may be available on the Lower Deck, with no single supplement.
Cormorant Deck Plan