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Almost everyone comes Galapagos to see to 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. The Aida Maria and the Nemo I have been a reliable performers over the years, while the San Jose and Guantanamera are excellent values for the money. Contact one of our Galapagos experts to find the best deal. 

Best Budget-Priced Cruises in Galapagos

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Central & East Islands$16634RelaxedBoard the Galapagos Legend for a unique 4-day cruise exploring the central and east islands of the Galapagos archipelago. This itinerary allows you …
Galapagos Central Islands$16624RelaxedDuring this 4-day cruise explore the North Central islands of the Galapagos and visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, home to the Galapagos giant …
Galapagos Christmas Cruise in the Western Islands$23255RelaxedBegin your Galapagos holiday vacation December 27 aboard the Corals for a 5-day, wildlife-rich cruise through the western islands.
Galapagos Northeast Islands$16634RelaxedSpend 4 days cruising the northeast islands of the Galapagos and experience the best of the archipelago, visiting a variety of locations such as the …
Galapagos Southeast Islands$22155RelaxedThis 5-day small ship cruise explores the southeastern islands of the Galapagos, including San Cristobal, Española, Floreana & Santa Cruz. The vast …
Galapagos Western Islands$22155RelaxedSpend 5 days exploring the western islands of the Galapagos on board the Corals. Explore beautiful Santa Cruz, Isabela´s rich wildlife, lava …
North & Central Island$16634RelaxedThis quick, economical cruise is short on days, but big on amazing wildlife to view such as the Galapagos giant tortoise, marine iguanas and playful …
Southeast Islands$22165RelaxedExplore the south-eastern islands of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz on this unforgettable 5-day cruise aboard the 100-guest …
Western Islands$22165RelaxedExplore the remote, less-visited western islands of Santa Cruz, Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina on an unforgettable 5-day cruise on the 100-passenger …
Central Islands III$23875Relaxed
Western Islands$23955RelaxedThis 5-day cruise to the Western Islands visits some of the most remote corners of the Galapagos, including the Charles Darwin Research Station in …
Northeastern Islands$21255RelaxedExplore the Northeastern Galapagos Islands on this 5-day cruise. Watch a variety of birds fly overhead, observe land iguanas, and visit the Charles …

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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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