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Explore the top-rated Ecuador small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Baltra, Bartolome, North Seymour, Charles Darwin Center, and Highlands, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Ecuador small ship cruises start at $1,650 for a trip of 5 to 99 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream Ecuador small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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See giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$6,959
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Wildlife Odyssey

Amazon & Galapagos - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience three wonders of the world - the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes mountains - in one action-packed 15-day trip visiting the best of Ecuador. Spend five nights in the Amazon jungle at the comfortable Sacha Lodge paddling dug out canoes and searching for Amazonian …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,291
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Eastern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seaman Journey
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Mail a letter from Post Office Bay
  • Relax on white coral beaches
  • Snorkel alongside marinlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from island to island on this 8-day Galapagos adventure. Visit several islands throughout the archipelago and experience the widlife and landscape unique to each one. Visit the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center where you will see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in …
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Floreana Island
$2,455
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be …
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Overlook at Pitt Point
$3,900
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Observe Galapagos giant tortoises
  • See the blue-footed boobies dance
  • Look for Galapagos penguins
  • Cruise along Moreno Point
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago and discover all that this wonderful destination has to offer. Snorkel with sea lions and kayak surrounded by unique species. On this 6-day exciting journey, explore the exclusive shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santiago. …
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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,150
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historically significant archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close …
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Snorkeling near the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
$4,820
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Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Hike 375 stairs to panoramic views
  • Trek through mangroves
  • Snorkel in search of marinlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the northern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. Once on board cruise to Bartolome Island and hike to the summit of the volcano for panoramic views. You also will trek through mangroves and view tidal pools teeming with sea lions and reef fish on Genovesa …
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Flamingo Lagoon
$8,990
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Kayay & Snorkel around Genovesa
  • Walk over recent lava flows
  • Visit Arnaldo T. Breeding Center
  • Hike along cactus groves at Rabida
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonders of the Western & Central Galapagos Islands while on this amazing 8-day cruise. This paradisiac archipelago is made up of rocky islets which are home to many spectacular species of Galapagos wildlife including penguins, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca Boobies, finches, …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$8,590
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Western & Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit the beautiful Junco Lagoon
  • Bird watching at North Seymour
  • Snorkel & Kayak across Tintoreras
  • Discover Sierra Negra volcano
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. Explore Moreno point and walk along one of the trails soon reveals a multitude of …
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Flamingos
$5,790
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Luxurious Southern Galapagos 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
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for this 6 day Galapagos adventure. Visit Black Turtle Cove to view blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, Kicker Rock for exceptional snorkeling and the nesting site of the Waved Albatross on Espanola Island.
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Galapagos penguin on a rock
$6,770
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Luxury West & Central Galapagos Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Hike & swim at Santigo Island
  • Admire Isabela's abundant bird life
  • Look for penguins at Tagus Cove
  • Visit Rabida Island
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
With no other place like it, the Galapagos is the earth’s living laboratory. Home to some of the most endemic species, these islands are reputed not only for their ancient and diverse wildlife but for their stunning natural beauty. Whether you are a birder, botanist or simply just curious, …
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Blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos
$4,490
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Luxury Central Galapagos Islands Cruise

4 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Discover Bartholomew Island
  • Snorkel around Floreana
  • Explore North Seymour Island
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Beautiful and mysterious, vast and fragile, this itinerary through the Galapagos Islands is an extraordinary 4-day voyage through the natural beauty of the world. This cruise across the central region delivers more than white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Exploreinteresting rock formations …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$4,820
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North & Central Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Horizon
  • Observe the Pinnacle Rock
  • Snorkel through clear blue waters
  • Visit James Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Roam across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get …
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$6,566
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Islands and Incas

Galapagos & Machu Picchu - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore magical Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca terraces of Moray
  • Photograph iguanas & sea lions
  • Wonder at volcanic landscapes
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the the enchanted islands of Galapagos on one amazing all-inclusive tour. While in Peru, tourMachu Picchu, eploring the massive ruins then wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit the …
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It reminded me of the Cliffs of Moher!
$3,150
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Southeastern Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Anahi
  • Observe unique marine birds
  • Swim and Kayak in Floreana
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, and Santa Cruz on this incredible 4-day adventure. Kayak and snorkel in crystalline waters, traverse picturesque volcanic landscapes, and observe fascinating native wildlife as you cruise through the beautiful southern islands of the …
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Iconic wildlife of the Galapagos sunning themselves
$6,145
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East & Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Calipso
  • Explore Chinese Hat
  • Observe the Galapagos tortoise
  • Discover Pinnacle Rock
  • Observe North Seymour's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise to the Eastern and Central Islands of the Galapagos, visiting some of the most beautiful islands including San Cristobal, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Floreana. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy …
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$55,450
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Private Charter - Central Islands Aboard Calipso

5 Day Itinerary aboard Calipso
  • Visit picturesque Witch Hill
  • Snorkel at Pinnacle Rock
  • Observe North Seymour's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 5-day private charter adventure exploring the highlights of the Central and Eastern Islands of the Galapagos. Soak up the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, and do some exploratory snorkeling. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including …
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The Grace
$134,000
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Private Charter - Beyond Darwin's Footsteps Aboard Grace

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Galapagos Islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands.This magical 8-day private cruise takes you andyour private group of up to 16 guests to one of the most enchanting destinations on Earth! Indulge in the wide variety of flora and …
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