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Cruising the Galapagos islands is by far the best way of getting to know the Archipelago. Galapagos cruises emerged as a result of limited access to land in the archipelago, making it difficult to offer land based tours. Fast forward to the present day & the islands feature full grown fleets of ships, yachts, catamarans & cruises that offer guests an experience of a lifetime. Perfected over the years, Galapagos cruises provide an all inclusive experience ranging from short to long programs, covering most corners of the islands. An unparalleled experience like no other in the world, catering guests with an unprecedented approach to wildlife & nature. Truly a paradise to behold, walk alongside untamed wildlife & invigorate your every sense, the islands are waiting to enchant you.

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5 - 15 DAYS
Isabela 2 Galapagos Ship
Isabela 2 Galapagos Ship
Starting At
$3499
$3329
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
La Pinta Galapagos Ship
La Pinta Galapagos Ship
Starting At
$4499
$4344
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
5 - 15 DAYS
Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos Ship
Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos Ship
Starting At
$3649
$3555
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Legend Galapagos Ship
Legend Galapagos Ship
Starting At
$1799
$1662
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Coral 1 & 2 Galapagos Yacht
Coral 1 & 2 Galapagos Yachts
Starting At
$1749
$1659
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Grace Galapagos Yacht
Grace Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$5699
$5599
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Origin Galapagos Yacht
Origin Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$7749
$7849
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Infinity Galapagos Yacht
Infinity Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$3249
$3149
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Evolution Galapagos Ship
Evolution Galapagos Ship
Starting At
$4899
$4759
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Cormorant Galapagos Catamaran
Cormorant Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$3349
$3245
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Natural Paradise Galapagos Yacht
Natural Paradise Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2749
$2645
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Ocean Spray Galapagos Catamaran
Ocean Spray Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$3349
$3245
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Petrel Galapagos Catamaran
Petrel Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$3349
$3245
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Alya Galapagos Catamaran Thumbnail
Alya Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$3049
$2945
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Endemic Galapagos Catamaran Thumbnail
Endemic Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$3499
$3389
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Camila Galapagos Trimaran
Camila Galapagos Trimaran
Starting At
$3349
$3245
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Celebrity Xploration Catamaran
Celebrity Xploration Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$6099
$5919
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Eclipse Galapagos Ship
Celebrity Xperience Galapagos Ship
Starting At
$6299
$6199
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
5 - 15 DAYS
Treasure of Galapagos Catamaran
Treasure of Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$3299
$3195
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Galaxy Galapagos Yacht
Galaxy Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2049
$1949
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Galaxy II Eco Galapagos Catamaran
Galaxy II Eco Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$2249
$2149
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Passion Galapagos Yacht
Passion Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$3149
$3049
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Anahi Galapagos Catamaran
Anahi Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$2849
$2719
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Mary Anne Galapagos Sailboat
Mary Anne Galapagos Sailboat
Starting At
$4599
$4499
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
5 - 15 DAYS
Sea Star Galapagos Yacht
Galapagos Sea Star Journey Yacht
Starting At
$4499
$4395
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
5 - 15 DAYS
Odyssey Galapagos Yacht
Odyssey Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$3295
$3195
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Seaman Galapagos Catamaran
Seaman Journey Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$2699
$2529
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Tip Top IV Galapagos Yacht
Tip Top 4 Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2999
$2865
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Eric & Letty Galapagos Yacht
Eric & Letty Galapagos Yachts
Starting At
$4599
$4499
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
1 DAYS
Galapagos Diving Day Tours
Galapagos Diving Day Tours
Starting At
$299
$245
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Intermediate - Hard
4 - 15 DAYS
Tip Top III Galapagos Yacht
Tip Top 3 Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2799
$2699
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Tip Top II Galapagos Catamaran
Tip Top 2 Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$3169
$3069
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
5 - 15 DAYS
Archipell 2 Galapagos Catamaran
Archipell 2 Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$1999
$1895
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Archipell 1 Galapagos Catamaran
Archipell 1 Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$1999
$1895
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
5 - 15 DAYS
Millennium Galapagos Catamaran
Millennium Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$2689
$2589
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Beluga Galapagos Yacht
Beluga Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2699
$2589
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Grand Queen Beatriz Galapagos Yacht Thumbnails
Grand Queen Beatriz Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2049
$1965
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
0 DAYS
Queen of Galapagos Catamaran
Queen of Galapagos Catamaran
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$0
$0
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
San Jose Galapagos Yacht
San Jose Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1999
$1895
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Yolita II Galapagos Yacht
Yolita II Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2649
$2549
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
6 - 15 DAYS
Astrea Galapagos Yacht
Astrea Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2949
$2835
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Danubio Azul Galapagos Yacht
Danubio Azul Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1810
$1709
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Nemo 2 Galapagos Catamaran
Nemo 2 Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$1499
$1399
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Nemo 1 Galapagos Catamaran
Nemo 1 Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$1699
$1595
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Nemo 3 Galapagos Catamaran
Nemo 3 Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$1799
$1699
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Daphne Galapagos Yacht
Daphne Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1649
$1519
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Xavier Galapagos Yacht Thumbnail
Xavier Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2549
$2449
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Estrella del Mar Galapagos Yacht
Estrella del Mar Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2399
$2299
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Monserrat Galapagos Yacht
Monserrat Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2749
$2649
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Samba Galapagos Sailboat
Samba Galapagos Sailboat
Starting At
$3699
$3799
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Beagle Galapagos Sailboat
Beagle Galapagos Sailboat
Starting At
$4099
$3989
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Majestic Galapagos Yacht
Majestic Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2649
$2545
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Grand Majestic Galapagos Yacht
Grand Majestic Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2849
$2745
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Galaven Galapagos Yacht
Galaven Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$2099
$1945
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Reina Silvia Galapagos Yacht
Reina Silvia Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$4949
$4845
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Aida Maria Galapagos Yacht
Aida Maria Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1599
$1499
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
5 - 15 DAYS
Encantada Galapagos Sailor
Encantada Galapagos Sailor
Starting At
$1949
$1815
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Eden Galapagos Yacht
Eden Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1599
$1475
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Fragata Galapagos Yacht
Fragata Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$11949
$1835
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
8 - 15 DAYS
Floreana Galapagos Yacht
Floreana Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$3249
$3159
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Angelito Galapagos Yacht
Angelito Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1659
$1569
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Darwin Galapagos Yacht
Darwin Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1149
$1059
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Lonesome George Galapagos Catamaran
Lonesome George Galapagos Catamaran
Starting At
$1649
$1545
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
4 - 15 DAYS
Golondrina Galapagos Yacht
Golondrina Galapagos Yacht
Starting At
$1349
$1255
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Galapagos - Ecuador
Easy
 

Deciding Factors For The Best Cruising Experience

Cruise Duration

The perfect amount of time in the islands varies greatly from one person to another, while some may find a 4 day tour fulfilling and long enough, others might find a 15 day tour to short, wherever you may find yourself in it is important to have a clear idea of how much actual time you will have partaking in your scheduled activities and have a better judgment when deciding what tour package works best for you. Applicable for all cruises: all tour packages include the days you enter and exit the islands, both the first and last day will be for the most part operational, and will only have a short activity to fill in the remaining of the day.

When To Travel

What makes the islands so special is their never ending state of paradise, you can visit the islands any time of the year, & landscapes, wildlife and sealife will always have something in store for you. Adjusting to the seasonal changes that mark the end and begining of the galapagos cylcle called the (warm & dry) season, are a great guideline to know when to visit. Warm Season Jan to June: warmer water & weather, clear skies, short rains, green lush vegetation, calm seas, nesting & breeding season, less marine life. Dry Season July to Dec: colder waters and dry weather, stronger sea currents, great snorkeling with rich marine life, new wildife and offsprings, full on bird life

Diving

Cruises that offer diving in the islands are very few & can be numbered with the fingers of your hands, these are not to be confused with regular naturalist cruises that offer (snorkeling-exploratory treks, etc) which are not allowed to offer diving. This is where diving liveaboards play their role for those looking to dive while cruising the Galapagos. Diving cruises main focus will be underwater, which is where you will be most of the time, taking you in most cases to islands unreachable by regular naturalist cruises (Darwin & Wolf Islands) among other sites. Diving permits for cruises in the Galapagos are quite expensive, so liveaboards are priced in the luxury price range and offer tours for 8 days only.

Big or Small Cruise

Both big & small vessels are available in the islands, each one having their own distinctive benefits, over 90% of vessels found in the Galapagos are small in capacity, (12 to 16 passengers) the perfect amount of passengers to get to know your fellow travelers, & has proven to be the perfect way of approaching the islands with a more personalized service. Cruise Ships cannot exceed 100 passengers in capacity in compliance with park regulations & are somewhat restricted to certain visit points as they cannot disembark due to their size, but have major benefits in security, on-board facilities, stability & spaciousness which might be deciding factors for some.

Itineraries

An important part of your tour, this will be a deciding factor for many as it provides a layout of the activities, wildlife & different islands you can expect to see in your tour. Regulated by the Galapagos Park, yachts are only allowed to visit the permitted visit points once every 15 days, in order to lighten the visit load per site, so itineraries vary from one yacht to another. This plays in favor of travelers as they have an assortment of itineraries to choose from. Regular itineraries are the South-East loop, the oldest & most popular Islands for the abundant amount of wildlife, North loop which offers amazing volcanic landscapes, abundant birdlife & good snorkeling, & the West loop, the youngest islands that boost surreal volcanic sceneries & endemic unique species.

Guidance

Guides in all cruises are required to be authorized by the park, levels from 1 to 3 were the standard to measure guidance quality, but for the past few years no licenses have been issued making guidance levels inacurate, guides nowadays will be paired with the cruise category, Luxury Cruise = Better guidance. There is a common misconception that a major drawback of cruising the islands on a big ship is getting lost in the crowd & having poor guidance during your tour. Guidance quality is a deciding factor for many & fortunately the Galapagos Park takes this very seriously & enforces 1 guide for every 16 passengers for all vessels the islands, some have gone the extra mile & offer 1 guide for every 12 passengers (Eclipse) to ensure the highest quality of guidance.

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