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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. 
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10 Best 8-Day Galapagos Luxury Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Central East & Southern Islands$129958Apr 10, 2025Explore Central East & Southern Islands on this 8-day cruise aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise. Visit Baltra and meet giant tortoises. Enjoy …
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Northwestern Islands$129958Apr 3, 2025Embark on an 8-day Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise in the Northwestern Galapagos Islands. Explore unique wildlife, including giant tortoises and lava …
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Volcanic Wonders$97508Jun 23, 2024On this comprehensive 8-day tour of the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/V Origin, see unusual wildlife such as marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, …
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Western & Eastern Islands$94908Jun 22, 2024Join the M/C Elite on a spectacular 8-day small ship cruise of the Galapagos Islands. Visit San Cristobal, North Seymour, Santa Cruz, Isabela, …
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa$94908Jun 16, 2024Enjoy an exceptional trip to the West & Central Galapagos Islands as you sail across one of the most magical destinations in the world. Discover the …
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South & Central Islands$94908Jul 7, 2024Enjoy the beauty of Bartolome, Española, Floreana, Mosquera Islet, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago and South Plaza on …
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Private Charter - Islands Circumnavigation - West Aboard Ocean Spray$1237908Jun 29, 2024Circumnavigate the Western Islands of the Galapagos on this 8-day private charter cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. Explore striking volcanic landscapes …
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Central Islands Cruise$94908Jun 15, 2024Discover the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, and Genovesa islands on this incredible 8-day adventure aboard …
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Private Charter - Beyond Darwin's Footsteps Aboard Grace$1722008Jun 25, 2024Close encounters with nature highlight this 8-day private Galapagos cruise onboard the Grace. The islands are teeming with animals that are eager to …
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Beyond Darwin's Footsteps$99508Jun 22, 2024This 8-day adventure aboard Grace offers close encounters with wildlife. The islands are full of creatures that love to interact with visitors. …
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6 Deals on 8-Day Galapagos Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Western IslandsCustom Label$58638Jun 21, 2024Journey to the western islands of the Galapagos on this 8-day cruise on the Seaman Journey.
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Eastern Galapagos Catamaran CruiseSavings$58638Jun 14, 2024Take an 8-day Galapagos cruise on the Seaman Journey and experience the islands of Baltra, Genovesa, South Plaza, San Cristóbal, Floreana and …
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Darwin's Discoveries: The Galapagos IslandsSavings$109008Jul 18, 2024Begin your amazing 8-day expedition at the riverfront Wyndham Guayaquil then spend the rest of your trip sailing across the legendary Galapagos …
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Seaman JourneySavings$879388Jun 21, 2024Journey to the western islands of the Galapagos on this 8-day charter cruise on the Seaman Journey. This incredible journey will take you and your …
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Central East & Southern IslandsCustom Label$48008Jun 20, 2024Onboard the M/Y Monserrat, embark on an 8-day fascinating trip that displays the Galapagos Islands' diverse landscapes and wildlife-rich beaches. …
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Northwestern IslandsCustom Label$48008Jun 13, 2024Sail to one of the most unique archipelagos in the world on this 8-day Northwestern Galapagos Islands expedition aboard M/Y Monserrat. Discover the …
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