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Almost everyone comes to Galapagos to see the amazing fearless animals that call the Galapagos home, and those animals and islands are still the same regardless of which boat you are on or how much you paid for your trip. Economical Galapagos cruises may lack some of the onboard comforts and VIP service of luxury class cruises, but by choosing the right boat and itinerary, you can have an amazing experience on a lower-priced cruise. We have taken the risk out of low-priced Galapagos cruises because since the 1990's we have worked only with yachts that have good levels of service that result in excellent value. Last-minute deals are occasionally available. Please contact one of our Galapagos trip planning experts for help finding the best deal. 

12 Best Budget-Priced Cruises in Galapagos for 2023-2024

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Galapagos Southeast Islands$23815Feb 8, 2023This affordable 5-day Galapagos cruise aboard the Coral I or II explores the southeastern and central islands of the Galapagos including San …
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Southeast Islands$24555Feb 9, 2023Explore the south-eastern islands of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz on this unforgettable 5-day cruise aboard the 100-guest …
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Western Islands$24555Feb 2, 2023Explore the remote, less-visited western islands of Santa Cruz, Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina on an unforgettable 5-day cruise on the 100-passenger …
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Western Galapagos Islands Cruise$23815Feb 1, 2023This 5-day all inclusive Galapagos cruise aboard the Coral I or II yachts explore the central and western islands of Santa Cruz, Isabela and …
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Northern Islands$23864Feb 10, 2023Journey to the Northern Islands of the Galapagos on this 5-day cruise aboard the Seaman Journey.
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Central and Western Islands$24275Feb 10, 2023Sail along Galapagos islands on Fragata yacht, and discover in 5 days the magic of this heavenly place, visit Isbela, Fernandina, Santiago and Santa …
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Central Islands II$24275Jan 30, 2023Discover the stunning landscape of Galapagos aboard Fragata yacht in 5 days, where you enjoy in a panga ride on Black Turtle, snorkeling at red beach …
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Central Islands I$19424Jan 31, 2023Diving in the magic waters of Galapagos in a cruise aboard 4 days in Golondrina Yacht. Explore the islands and enjoy the different activities like …
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South Central Islands II$17004Feb 9, 2023This 4-day Galapagos Cruise & Travel will take you to the South Central Islands. Join Nemo II and create your own experiences.
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Southern Islands$24605Jan 28, 2023This 5-day cruise of Galapagos' Southern Islands on the Bonita yacht explores the islands of Espanola, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and more. Kayak and …
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Central Islands + Genovesa$24605Feb 1, 2023This specially-designed 5-day cruise gives the entire family a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the western …
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Northeast Islands$20504Jan 28, 2023Take a 4-day exploration of the Galapagos. Board the Galaxy and tour the Northeastern Islands, including Genovesa, Santiago, Bartolome and San …
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Traveling to Galapagos on a Budget

Galapagos can be a pricey destination, but there are several tactics you can use to lower the cost of your trip. 

Travel in the Low Season
Most of the year is low season in Galapagos. High seasons are July, August, the end of November, and the Christmas & New Year holiday. 

Galapagos Land-Based Tours
Land-based Galapagos tours can be a less expensive versus cruises. 

Take a Short Cruise
Cruise prices are based upon a per day rate, so taking a 4 or 5-Day cruise can be nearly half as much as an 8-day cruise. 5-Day cruises are recommended, as you spend the first and last days in transit. A 4-day cruise gives you only 2 full days on the islands - not enough!

Extend Your Cruise
By staying in a hotel before or after your cruise, you can extend a 4-Day cruise a few days to be frugal. 

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