Below you'll find our favorite 4-day Galapagos cruises as chosen by Adventure Life's team of Galapagos cruise experts. 4-day cruises are the shortest and most economical cruises available in Galapagos. Since the Galapagos are very remote (about 600 miles, or 1000 km) off the coast of mainland Ecuador, the first and fourth day of your cruise is primarily consumed by your flight to and from the Galapagos. That only leaves two full days to explore the islands, and that's not enough! Consider taking a 5-day cruise, which will cost about 20% more, but give you 50% more time on the islands. If you decide upon a four day cruise, then consider spending a few days before or after your cruise on one of the inhabited islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal or Isabela staying in a hotel at night and exploring the islands by day.