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Below you'll find our favorite luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands. In the luxury class, you should expect the finest onboard accommodations, cuisine & most knowledgable naturalist guides. Cruise options vary from 4-Day trips (which most believe to be too short as you spend your first and last days in transit) to as long as 15-day itineraries circumnavigating the furthest reaches of the Galapagos. The type of boat is an important factor for your cruise as well. Several new catamarans that carry only 16-20 passengers provide some of the most luxurious onboard settings, while relatively larger cruise ships that carry up to 100 passengers onboard tend to have more spacious shared areas. Can't decide which cruise is right for you? Contact one of our Galapagos luxury cruise experts for help finding the perfect cruise. 
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Sea lion coming in from a swim
$6,550
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Luxury Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Cormorant
  • Venture up 375 wooden stairs
  • View a large sea lion colony
  • Snorkel alongside sea turtles
  • Kayak around Kicker Rock
Explore the eastern islands of the Galapagos archipelago on the Cormorant. Explore sea-side trails, admire volcanic formations, snorkel with sea lions, and experience the best of the archipelago while on your Galapagos tour.
Activities: Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Gardner Bay, Highlands, Leon Dormido, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay, Witch Hill
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Flamingos
$4,995
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Southern Islands Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Visit the Waved Albatross colony
  • Snorkel with sharks at Kicker Rock
  • Leave a letter at Post Office Bay
  • Hike the cliffs at Pitt Point
Explore the Galapagos Islands on board the Ocean Spray. This 6-day tour delights travelers with its close encounters with the famed Galapagos tortoises, playful sea lion colonies, and the occasional sharks.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Espanola, Floreana, Isla Lobos, Punta Pitt, Witch Hill
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Sea lions napping on a dock in the Galapagos
$6,550
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Cormorant
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel along side fish & sea lions
  • View a cormorant nesting site
  • Visit the Tortoise Breeding Station
Snorkel, hike, and kayak your way around the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago. Board the Cormorant in Baltra and begin your 8 day adventure! Enjoy ample opportunities to view a plethora of unique wildlife and breathtaking landscapes while you explore around the islands.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Buccaneer Cove, El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Las Tintoreras, Mangle Point, North Seymour, Puerto Ayora, Puerto Egas, Punta Moreno, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Snorkeling near the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
$4,165
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Hike 375 stairs to panoramic views
  • Trek through mangroves
  • Snorkel in search of marinlife
Journey to the Galapagos Islands on board the Ocean Spray. This 5-day Northern Islands cruise explores the islands of Genovesa, South Plaza, Mosquero, and Santiago. Light hiking, pristine snorkeling, and swimming with sea lions makes this trip the perfect introductory course to the Galapagos archipelago.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Bartolome, Genovesa, Mosquera, North Seymour
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Sally Lightfoot Crab on a rock
$6,880
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Isabela, Fernandina & Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Petrel
  • Explore Elizabeth Bay
  • View the Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Hike along tide pools and mangroves
  • Watch sea lions rest and play
Take time to explore the volcanic remnants on Isabela, the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz, the steep cliffs on South Plaza and more on this 8-day cruise aboard Petrel.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Charles Darwin Center, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Humedales and Wall of Tears, Los Gemelos (Twin Craters), Punta Moreno, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, Sierra Negra Volcano, South Plaza Island, Tagus Cove, Vicente Roca Point
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Isabela rock with birds
$7,695
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Northwestern Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Star Journey
  • Visit a hyper-saline lagoon
  • Explore lava tubes & flows
  • Hike across Santa Cruz Island
  • Learn about local conservation
Board the Sea Star Journey for an exploration of the archipelagos northern islands. Enjoy opportunities to view a plethora of endemic species, explore the islands unique landscapes, and learn about the importance of conservation in this sensitive region. This 10-day cruise is the perfect adventure for wildlife enthusiasts!
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Highlands, Isla Lobos
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Sea lions just lion around...
$12,600
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Encounter giant tortoises
  • Hike over islands covered in cacti
  • Admire the distinctive biodiversity
  • Kayak and stand up paddle board
Board the Origin for a unforgettable 15-day cruise through the Galapagos. Encounter the islands distinctive biodiversity including giant tortoises and abundant marine life. Kayak, stand up paddle board and snorkel over coral reefs, taking in the unique landscapes and beauty of the islands.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Gardner Bay, Genovesa, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Puerto Egas, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, South Plaza Island, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Witch Hill
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A colorful marine iguana
$10,355
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • View Kicker Rock
  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Walk up the beach of Darwin Bay
Indulge in the beauty of the Galapagos as you wander across island trails, explore lagoons, and swim and snorkel in crystalline waters. This 15-day tour allows you to enjoy close encounters with the creatures that call these islands home.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Darwin Bay, Espinosa Point, Espumilla Beach, Gardner Bay, Highlands, Isla Lobos, James Bay, Leon Dormido, Mirador de la Baronesa, Mosquera, North Seymour, Pinnacle Rock, Post Office Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, Punta Cormorant, Punta Suarez, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Vicente Roca Point, Whale Bay
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(Santiago)
$13,110
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Cormorant
  • Venture up 375 wooden stairs
  • Visit a sea lion colony
  • Experience the \\\"blowhole\\\"
  • Snorkel with marine wildlife
Swim, snorkel, kayak and hike your way through the 15-day Islands Circumnavigation Tour. Visit Post Office Bay, Kicker Rock and Pitt Point aboard the Cormorant.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Charles Darwin Center, El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Gardner Bay, Genovesa, Las Tintoreras, Leon Dormido, Mangle Point, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Puerto Egas, Punta Cormorant, Punta Moreno, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, Sierra Negra Volcano, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Witch Hill
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Sea lion looking off a rock
$6,300
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Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Snorkel or swim with sea lions
  • Admire distinctive biodiversity
  • See giant tortoises
  • Hike prickly pear forests
Travel the Galapagos Islands on an 8-day Southern Islands tour. Kayak, stand up paddle board, and snorkel over coral reefs, taking in the unique landscapes and beauty of the islands.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Bartolome, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Gardner Bay, Highlands, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Airport, South Plaza Island, Witch Hill
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Isabela rock with birds
$6,300
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
This unique 8-day Western Islands cruise on the M/V Origin explores the islands of Genovesa, Fernandina, Santiago and more! Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigatebirds, and iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the island's playful sea lions.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$6,300
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Spend 8 days cruising the Southern Islands of the Galapagos and visiting a variety of islands such as San Cristobal, Espa├▒ola, Floreana, and Santa Cruz. Explore the unique and endemic flora and fauna of each island and enjoy family adventure activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Bartolome, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Gardner Bay, Highlands, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Airport, South Plaza Island, Witch Hill
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South plaza
$7,300
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Family Cruise to the Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Zodiac ride at Black Turtle Cove
  • Explore Fernandina Island
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Embark on this unique 8-day tour to the Western Islands of the Galapagos, including visits to San Cristobal, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, and Santiago. Enjoy family-focused activities and experience stunning encounters with the archipelago┬┤s abundant wildlife.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Beach on Isabela island
$10,650
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Evolution
  • Hike up Prince Phillip's Steps
  • Journey to Chinese Hat
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove
  • View new and old tortoises
Enjoy the Islands Circumnavigation tour aboard the Evolution. This 15-day voyage offers island trails, lagoons, white sand beaches and volcanic vistas. Snorkel and swim in crystalline waters and view abundant wildlife on this Galapagos adventure.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Darwin Bay, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Gardner Bay, James Bay, Leon Dormido, Mosquera, North Seymour, Ochoa Beach, Pinnacle Rock, Post Office Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Urbina Bay, Vicente Roca Point
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Sail the Galapagos on the Origin ship!
$5,980
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Explore the red beaches of Rabida
  • Experience giant tortoises
  • Visit lava tunnels
  • Take a panga ride in the mangroves
Witness sea turtles and giant tortoises in their natural habitat in the Eastern Islands aboard the M/Y Passion. Climb the wooden steps of Bartolome and pick up a souvenir in Puerto Ayora during this 8-day cruise.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Genovesa, Punta Suarez, Rabida, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay
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A boating tour getting ready to leave the shore.
$5,980
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Take a panga ride to Devil's Crown
  • Hike to a lagoon
  • View a nesting site for turtles
  • Look for whales and dolphins
Walk on pahoehoe lava, take a panga ride around Elizabeth Bay and be on the lookout for iguanas in the Western Islands. This 8-day trip on the M/Y Passion is full of wildlife and beautiful scenery.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Elizabeth Bay, Espumilla Beach, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Puerto Ayora, Puerto Egas, Punta Cormorant, Punta Espinosa, Punta Moreno, Punta Vicente Roca (Galapagos), Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Kayaking from the beach
$7,695
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Eastern Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Star Journey
  • Snorkel, swim and kayak
  • Observe hybrid iguanas
  • Explore white sand beaches
  • Traverse across volcanic cones
Take a tour of the Eastern Islands of the Galapagos on the Sea Star Journey. Enjoy wildlife, volcanic wonders and beautiful landscapes on this 10-day tour. Spend time snorkeling, kayaking, trekking and spotting wildlife throughout the Eastern Islands.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Chinese Hat, Dragon Hill, Espanola, Floreana, Genovesa, Highlands, Mosquera, North Seymour, Rabida, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island
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lounging in the harbor - Santa Cruz
$5,450
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Following Darwin's Footsteps

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Relax on an olivine crystal beach
  • Spot land iguanas on a hike
  • Visit Tagus Cove
  • Enjoy exploratory snorkeling
Embark 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!
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Charles Darwin Center, Darwin Bay, Espinosa Point, Espumilla Beach, Highlands, James Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, San Cristobal Airport, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Vicente Roca Point, Whale Bay
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