Discover the Galápagos Islands in style aboard a luxurious 157-foot catamaran, complete with your own dedicated butler.

Discover the Galápagos Islands in style aboard a luxurious 157-foot catamaran, complete with your own dedicated butler.
A couple of extravagant yachts and exploration vessels are currently sailing around the Galápagos Islands, but there's a new top-tier catamaran making its debut in the area.

Named Hermes, this 157-foot vessel is custom-built to cater to affluent travelers. It's set to become the second-largest luxury catamaran globally and the largest one in the South American archipelago.

Despite its considerable size, Hermes will only accommodate a maximum of 20 guests at any given time, ensuring an exclusive experience. With an almost 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, passengers can expect impeccable five-star service, including a dedicated 24/7 butler during their voyage.

The Salon | Hermes Cruise | Galapagos

Hermes boasts 12 generously sized convertible suites spread across its main and upper decks. Each suite, comprising ten doubles and two singles, features floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-in closet, a private bathroom, a minibar, and a scenic private balcony equipped with a Jacuzzi. Guests can indulge in a complimentary premium beverage menu as they soak in the breathtaking views.

In addition to the lavish suites, Hermes offers several upscale indoor and outdoor social areas, reminiscent of larger cruise ships. From plush lounges and a well-stocked library to a spa with ocean-facing Hammam, guests have a variety of spaces to relax and unwind. Outdoors, there's an aperitif lounge, a spacious sundeck with alfresco dining, an observation zone, and a Jacuzzi surrounded by sunbeds.

Sundeck | Hermes Cruise | Galapagos

Food enthusiasts will delight in the culinary offerings aboard Hermes. An esteemed Ecuadorian chef has curated a signature menu showcasing the diverse flavors of Ecuadorian cuisine. Guests can also participate in cooking lessons and cocktail classes to learn more about local dishes and beverages.

When it comes to exploration, Hermes offers itineraries ranging from three to 14 nights, featuring stops at remote and breathtaking destinations such as Gardner Bay, Black Turtle Cove, Santa Fe Island, and Buccaneer Cove. Two experienced naturalist guides accompany guests on hikes, snorkeling excursions, kayaking adventures, and more.

King Suite | Hermes Cruise | Galapagos

In line with the Galápagos' status as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hermes utilizes a fuel-efficient propulsion system to minimize its environmental impact. While not fully electric, this system is a step towards reducing pollution in the region. Additionally, the company behind Hermes is launching a reforestation initiative to replant endangered native trees, such as the Scalesia, on private land in the Galápagos. Guests can contribute to this effort by joining tree planting activities during their itinerary.

Prices for a three-night voyage start at $6,195 for a double or single suite, while a private charter costs $117,705. 

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