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8-Day Galapagos Cruises

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An 8-day cruise of the Galapagos is considered by most experts to be the ideal cruise length, as you get to see several different islands and at least two differerent visitor's spots each day, providing a complete overview of the Islands. Many travelers critique 4 and 5-day cruises for being too short, as on most cruises, the first and last days are spent traveling from the Ecuadorian mainland leaving only 2-3 days to see the islands! On the other hand, a 15-day cruise circumnavigating the Galapagos may become physically exhausting for some travelers, as a typical day sees passengers rising at 6am with two excursions (usually hikes or snorkeling). Still undecided about how many days you should plan for your cruise? Please contact one of our Galapagos travel experts for help deciding which cruise is best for you. 

Deals on 8-Day Galapagos Cruises

Trip NameSaveFromDaysLevelSummary
Aventura Lodge$3375$33758RelaxedExplore the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz as well as two neighboring islands while relaxing in comfortable beachfront hotels. This 8-day vacation balances activity and relaxation perfectly in one of the world's premier wildlife-viewing destinations.
In the Steps of Darwin30%$46208RelaxedDiscover all of the Galapagos wildlife that made the Islands famous and inspired Charles Darwin´s theory of evolution. Snorkel, swim, or kayak on the pristine crystal waters and experience amazing animal encounters, including playful sea lions, frigate birds, iguanas, blue footed boobies, penguins, and giant tortoises.
Footsteps Back in Time30%$46208RelaxedHave amazing animal encounters while experiencing the depth and breadth of what the islands offer, including top notch landing sites on this 8-day voyage through the Galapagos. Visit the most remote islands and experience the true Galapagos exploration aboard the M/V Evolution.
Beyond Darwin's Footsteps25%$54508RelaxedThis 8-day adventure aboard Grace offers close encounters with wildlife. The islands are full of creatures that love to interact with visitors. Travel around Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz and more! Enjoy snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in the crystalline waters of this area.
Following Darwin's Footsteps25%$54508RelaxedEmbark on a memorable vacation aboard the Grace. The 8-day journey allows for many close encounters with Galapagos wildlife. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in clear waters. Explore South Plaza, Genovesa, Isabela and more on this tour!
Western Galapagos Luxury Cruise$1000$65508RelaxedTake this 8-day cruise aboard the luxurious Cormorant catamaran where you'll snorkel, hike, and kayak your way around the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago in style. Gourmet cuisine, the best guides, and spacious & stylish cabins guarantee a top-notch luxury cruising experience second to none.

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