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Grand Majestic Cruise

Luxury Class Motor Yacht

This ship made in America has an exclusive design and high-level finishing. Its primary objective is offering the best experience on board, taking on count comfort, distribution, colors and ample spaces. It is the perfect option for exclusive high-end private charters.

The crew is focused on providing the highest quality service.

The Grand Majestic itinerary was designed to offer a great variety of places. They combine five, and eight-days, led by a certified bilingual naturalist guide.

People will love the sun deck, the perfect place to enjoy the sunset or relax in the jacuzzi. Also, there are some meals that you can take there while you enjoy nature and its fantastic weather.

 16 passengers
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Stable
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The newest catamaran in Galápagos
1 single cabin 
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Jacuzzy
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Al-fresco dinning

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Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise | Luxury Ship
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  •  16 passengers
  • Stable
  • 1 single cabin
  • Jacuzzi
  • The newest catamaran in Galápagos
  • Al-fresco dining

Grand Majestic Cruise Information

1. Itinerary A▼  

2. Itinerary B  ▼

 3. Itinerary C  ▼

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Itinerary A
8 days – 7 nights

Day  1 San Cristobal Island & Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo – “La Galapaguera”
Day  2 North Seymour &South Plaza Islands
Day  3 Bartholomew & Santiago Island: Egas Port
Day  4 Isabela Island: Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay
Day 5 Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point & Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
Day 6 Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach Or Buccaneer Cove & Sullivan Bay
Day 7 Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
Day 8 San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock – Transfer out
Day 1: San Cristobal Island & Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo – “La Galapaguera” 
Santa Cruz Highlands Galapagos Cruise

In the morning, you will arrive at San Cristobal Island. After going through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met…

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…by a Grand Majestic staff member and transferred to the yacht. You will be guided to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Breeding Center Jacinto Gordillo – “La Galapaguera” in Cerro Colorado. It is a new visitor site in the southeast part of San Cristobal Island and can now be reached in roughly one hour by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. On the trees and shrubs surrounding the site, you may see land birds like warblers, finches and mockingbirds. Giant tortoises can be observed on the trails. They live there wild but in a protected area to ensure their survival by sealing them off
from introduced predators like pigs and goats.

Day 2: North Seymour & South Plaza Islands
Magical Galapagos Journey Tour

In North Seymour you will be able to see Galapagos sea lions, land iguanas, blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigate…

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…birds which are abundant on this island. North Seymour was formed by a series of submarine lava flows containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.

In the afternoon, you will head to 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 bright orange 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.

Day 3:  Bartholomew & Santiago Island: Egas Port 
Bartolome Island Galapagos Islands

In the morning, you will head to Bartholomew Island, home of the famous Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew consists of an extinct…

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…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 Galapagos penguins.

In the afternoon, you will go to Egas Port, also known as James Bay, on Santiago Island which is home to the curious Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards. The trail leads to the coastline with gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna. Here the Galapagos fur sea lions bathe in the sun. This is also a great snorkeling site.

Day 4: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay
Tagus Cove | Isabela Island | Galapagos Islands | Galapagos Cruises

In the morning, you will visit Tagus Cove on Isabela Island which is located across from Fernandina Island, near the Bolivar…

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…Channel dividing the two islands. This spot has been frequented by ships since the 1800s, using the area as an anchorage site. Trails winding by Lake Darwin up to a ridge display wonderful views.

In the afternoon, you will go to Urbina Bay which is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano on the west coast between Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay. This area experienced a major uplift in 1954 causing the land to rise over 16 feet. The coast expanded half a mile out leaving marine life stranded on the new shore. This area is also a great place for snorkeling.

Day 5: Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point & Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point
Vicente Roca | Galapagos Islands | Isabela Island | Galapagos Cruise | Flighless Cormorant

In the morning, crossing the Bolivar Channel that divides Isabela and Fernandina Islands, you will land at Espinosa Point…

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…and after walking past a colony of marine iguanas and a group of sea lions, to reach the island’s highlight: the flightless cormorant nesting site (seasonal). This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk.

The afternoon visit is to Vicente Roca Point. Comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Keep an eye out for seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola mola (or sunfish).

Day 6: Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer Cove & Sullivan Bay
Egas Port | Santiago Island | Galapagos Islands

In the morning, visit is to Espumilla Beach where marine iguanas lounge and the Sally Lightfoot crabs attract the…

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…hunting herons performing the dance of predator and prey right before your eyes. Snorkeling is highly recommended as you could find yourself face to face with an octopus, moray eel, shark and a variety of other species of tropical fish.

The afternoon visit takes you to 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 form of small volcanoes, formed by the lava flows.

Day 7: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
Bachas Beach Galapagos Islands

In the morning, you will visit Bachas Beach, located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Bachas is a swimming beach. One of…

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…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.

In the afternoon, you will visit “Fausto Llerena” Giant land tortoises breeding center, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity; this is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long adults. Subspecies of the giant tortoises interact with one another, and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years-old and strong enough to survive on their own.

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Day 8: San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock – Transfer out
Kicker Rock Galapagos Islands

In the morning, you will visit Kicker Rock. This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San…

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…Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, snorkeling allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.

After visiting the Interpretation Center, you will be transferred to the San Cristobal airport to catch your flight to Guayaquil or Quito on mainland Ecuador.

1. Itinerary A  ▲

2. Itinerary B▼  

3. Itinerary C  ▼

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Itinerary B
5 days – 4 nights

Day  1 Santa Cruz Island – “Fausto Llerena” Breeding Center
Day  2 Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay
Day  3 Rabida Island & Chinese Hat
Day  4 San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill & Lobos Island
Day  5 Santa Cruz Island: Interpretation Center – Transfer out
Day 1: Santa Cruz Island – “Fausto Llerena” Breeding Center 
fausto-llerena-breeding-center

You will arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After going through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a…

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…Grand Majestic staff member 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.

In the afternoon, you will visit “Fausto Llerena” Giant Tortoises Creeding Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity; this is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long adults. Subspecies of the giant tortoises interact with one another, and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years-old and strong enough to
survive on their own.

Day 2: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay 
Darwin Bay | Genovesa Island | Galapagos

In the morning, you will visit El Barranco which is also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps. It is a steep, rocky path that leads…

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…up to a high cliff rock face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to a palo santo forest as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos doves.

In the afternoon, you will visit the white-sand coral beach of Darwin Bay which heads a half mile trail (0,75km) that winds through mangroves filled with land birds. Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls can be spotted here. Further down the path we find tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. At the end is a spectacular view of a cliff.

Day 3: Rabida Island & Chinese Hat
Rabida Island Galapagos Cruise

In the morning, you will visit Rabida Island (or Jervis) which is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in…

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…the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida’s famous maroon/red sand beach, and after an easy hike, you will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some species are abundant such as a few varieties of finches, Galapagos vermilion flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.

In the afternoon, you will visit Chinese Hat Islet. This small islet is located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island. Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet’s summit. This small islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tunnels and lava flows. Some of the lava flows were formed underwater and subsequently raised above sea level. The presence of coral heads on the lava flow indicates this phenomenon.

 

Day 4: San Cristobal Island: Witch Hill & Lobos Island 
Lobos Islands Galapagos Islands

In the morning, you will visit Witch Hill. Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of…

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…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 take part in 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.

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Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Interpretation Center – Transfer out
San Cristobal Interpretarion Center | San Cristobal Island | Galapagos Islands

In the morning, you will visit the Interpretation Center. This site is part of an environment project. The tour of this center…

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…will explore the natural history of the islands including human interaction and conservation efforts. The Museum of Natural History explains the volcanic origin of the archipelago, ocean currents, climate, and the arrival of endemic species. The Human History exhibit chronologically describes significant events such as discovery and colonization of the islands.

After visiting the Interpretation  Center, you will be transferred to the San Cristobal airport to catch your flight to Guayaquil or Quito on mainland Ecuador

1. Itinerary A  ▲

2. Itinerary B ▲

3. Itinerary C▼ 

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Itinerary C
4 days – 5 nights

Day  1 San Cristobal Island – El Junco Lagoon
Day  2 Floreana Island: Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point
Day  3 Española Island:  Suarez Point &  Gardner Bay
Day  4 Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters – Transfer out
Day 1: San Cristobal Island – El Junco Lagoon
El Junco, Galapagos

In the morning, you will arrive at San Cristobal Island. After going through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met…

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…by a Grand Majestic staff member 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.

In the afternoon, your first visit takes you to El Junco Lagoon. Located in the highlands 19 kilometers from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, El Junco is located in the caldera of an extinct volcano. Rainwater feeds the lagoon. There are many farms and ranches in this area of San Cristobal Island, and sometime cows can be found near the lagoon.

Day 2: Floreana Island: Devil’s Crown, Post Office Bay & The Baroness’ Overlook
Post Office Bay | Floreana Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos Cruise

In the morning, you will visit the famous Post Office Bay. You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th…

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…century whalers placed a wooden barrel used as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home!

Your afternoon visit is to Cormorant Point. Here you will enjoy a hike to a salt-water lagoon which is home to flamingos. You will also have a chance to snorkel around Devil’s Crown which is the rocky remains of an offshore volcano sticking out of the water. This is a great location to spot a wide range of marine creatures.

Day 3: Santiago Island: Chinese Hat & North Seymour Island 
Chinese Hat | Galapagos Islands

In the morning, you will visit Suarez Point. On the trail you will have the chance to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses,…

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…and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts sea water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

The afternoon excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

 

Day 4: Mosquera Islet & Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill 
Mosquera Islet | Galapagos Islands

In the morning, you will visit the Twin Craters located opposite to each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto…

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…Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.

After visiting the Twin Craters, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport to catch your flight to Guayaquil or Quito on mainland Ecuador.

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Technical Specification

  • Year of construction: 2018
  • Type: Broward 603, USA
  • Length 127′ (39 m)
  • Beam 24′ (7.30 m)
  • Draft 5′ 11″ (1.80 m)
  • Max Speed 25 knots
  • Capacity 16 passengers9 Crew members + 1 Bilingual Guide
  • Main engines MTU Series 2000
  • Water maker 2 X 1200 Gallons / day
  • Exterior Naval Aluminium, GFRP (fiber reinforced polymer)
  • Accommodation
  • Lower Deck: 6 Staterooms
  • Cabins 1 & 2: 164 ft² / 15.25 m²
  • Cabin 3: 198 ft² / 18.40 m²
  • Cabin 4: 176 ft² / 16.30 m²
  • Cabin 5: 155 ft² / 14.40 m²
  • Cabin 6: 148 ft² / 13.70 m²
  • Main Deck: 1 Stateroom,1 Master Suite with his and her bathrooms
  • Cabin 7: 167 ft² / 15.50 m²
  • Master Suite: 398 ft² / 38 m²
  • Sun Deck: Jacuzzi (Please check with your Guide and Quality Control Manager for our Jaccuzi schedules.)

*All cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning.

Deck Plans

All rates are referential, please contact us to find the best available offers with this incredible Cruise.

 RACK RATE 4 Days  5 Days 8 Days 
Master Suite 3.645 4.745 7.945
Stateroom 2.745 3.545 5.945
Charter Regular 41.450 53.450 89.950
Charter High Season 44.450 58.450 99.950
Charter Christmas & New Year N/A N/A 129.950

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