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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
Southern Galapagos Islands Cruise$24855RelaxedThis 5-day all inclusive cruise of the Galapagos Islands aboard the Galaxy catamaran explores the Southern Islands of Floreana, Espanola, San Cristobal, Santa Fe and Santa Cruz. Snorkel among sea turtles, playful sea lions, marine iguanas, rare colorful fish, sharks and even penguins on one of the best cruises in the Galapagos.
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 to snorkel, hike and encounter wildlife such as sea lions, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises who all wait to greet you on their islands.
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 capacity Galapagos Legend small ship.
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 Galapagos Legend small cruise ship.
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 sea lions. Set sail upon the comfortable Galapagos Legend with 100 guests, a pool, and several luxury-class amenities.
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 formations of Fernandina, and the amazing Santiago´s black beaches. Spot a myriad of native species including Galapagos giant tortoises, penguins, and sea lions.
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 and endemic species of the islands makes this tour a unique and exciting experience for wildlife enthusiasts!
Northeast Islands$18004RelaxedThis 4-day Northeast Islands Galapagos cruise on the ship, San Jose, explores the wildlife-rich shores of Mosquera, Genovesa, San Cristobal, and more! Enjoy fantastic bird watching on Genovesa, swim with sea lions in San Cristobal, and snorkel with amazing tropical fish and other marine life throughout the 4 days!
Extended Western Islands Cruise$24208RelaxedExplore the Galapagos Islands on this cruise of the Galapagos archipelago. This budget-friendly cruise ship allows travelers to explore the vast wildlife and remote shores of the Galapagos in style.
Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise$24208RelaxedExplore the islands of San Cristobal, Espanola, Genovesa and more on this exciting Galapagos small ship cruise.
Central Islands III$22005Relaxed
Western Islands$23505RelaxedThis 5-day cruise to the Western Islands visits some of the most remote corners of the Galapagos, including the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz, Elizabeth Bay in Isabela, Espinosa Point in Fernandina, Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach, and Buccaneer Cove in Santiago.

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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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