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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 2022-2023

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Galapagos Southeast Islands$23105Jun 29, 2022This 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$24555Jun 30, 2022Explore 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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Central & East Islands$18424Jul 11, 2022Board the 100 passenger Galapagos Legend for a unique 4-day cruise exploring the central and eastern islands of the Galapagos archipelago. Get ready …
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Eastern Islands$19354Jul 11, 2022Embark on a 4-day exciting cruise and enjoy the beautiful turquoise water and its incredible sea life that captures the best of the Galapagos …
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North & Central Islands$19354Jun 30, 2022Embark on a 4-day expedition and discover the wonders of the Galapagos Islands aboard M/Y Monserrat. Enjoy the volcanic formations and marine life of …
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San Cristobal to San Cristobal$328Aug 27, 2022Embark the luxurious Silver Origin on an 8-day adventure from San Cristobal to San Cristobal. Acquaint yourselves with Kicker Rock island, Punta …
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Western Islands$24555Jul 7, 2022Explore 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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North & Central Islands$18424Jul 4, 2022This quick, economical cruise is short on days, but big on amazing wildlife to view such as the Galapagos giant tortoise, marine iguanas and playful …
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Western Galapagos Islands Cruise$23105Jul 6, 2022This 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$21594Jul 1, 2022Journey to the Northern Islands of the Galapagos on this 5-day cruise aboard the Seaman Journey.
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Central Islands + Genovesa$23435Jul 6, 2022This 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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Southern Islands$23435Jul 2, 2022This 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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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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