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Explore these 130 top Charles Darwin Center cruises for 2024 and 2025. Some of the most popular activities on our Charles Darwin Center trips include cruises, wildlife viewing, wildlife & safari exploration, snorkeling, and kayaking. Discover Charles Darwin Center with your expert local English-speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small ships that carry under 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our Charles Darwin Center cruises start from $1,650 for cruises of 5 to 15 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Charles Darwin Center cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,863
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Eastern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seaman Journey
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Mail a letter from Post Office Bay
  • Relax on white coral beaches
  • Snorkel alongside marinlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from island to island on this 8-day Galapagos adventure. Visit several islands throughout the archipelago and experience the widlife and landscape unique to each one. Visit the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center where you will see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in …
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Genovesa - El Barranco/Prince Phillip's Steps - Nazca Boobies
$4,300
Up to 50%
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Eastern & Central Islands

7 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Discover Galapagos
  • Enjoy Tijeretas Hill landscapes
  • Visit Gardner Bay sandy beach
  • Observe Punta Cormorant's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the islands of the Galapagos aboardM/Y Monserrat.Explore an abundance of natural wildlife and breathtaking landscapes on this 7-day cruise. Visit the islands´ largest colony of magnificent frigate birds, discover a marvelous underwater world, land on a white sand beach, and learn about …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$9,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,800
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historically significant archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close …
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Sea lion in the Galapagos
$6,195
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Southern Islands

San Cristobal - Baltra - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Visit Tijeretas Hill bird colony
  • Discover Floreana Island's beaches
  • Snorkel with sea lions
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 4-day cruise through the EasternGalapagos Islands aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise. Begin at San Cristóbal Island, exploring Tijeretas and the Galapagos' history at the Interpretation Center. Dive into the archipelago's volcanic origins and conservation efforts. …
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$4,300
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard EcoGalaxy
  • Learn about tortoises of Galapagos
  • Hike along the base of the Volcano
  • Explore Egas Port
  • Ride around Tagus Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 6-day Western Islands cruise on the ship, the EcoGalaxy, explores the islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, and more! A great way to observe the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Galapagos!
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The Grace
$172,200
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Private Charter - Beyond Darwin's Footsteps Aboard Grace

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Galapagos Islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands.This magical 8-day private cruise takes you andyour private group of up to 16 guests to one of the most enchanting destinations on Earth! Indulge in the wide variety of flora and …
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Floreana Island
$117,705
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Private Charter - Southern Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

4 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Visit Tijeretas Hill bird colony
  • Discover Floreana Island's beaches
  • Snorkel with sea lions
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 4-day privatecruise through the EasternGalapagos Islands aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise. Begin at San Cristóbal Island, exploring Tijeretas and the Galapagos' history at the Interpretation Center. Dive into the archipelago's volcanic origins and conservation …
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Colorful Sally Lightfoot crab on volcanic rock
$9,950
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Beyond Darwin's Footsteps

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Close encounters with wildlife will make your journey a truly memorable one on this 8-day adventure. These islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands. Indulge in the wide variety of flora and fauna here as well as spectacular scenery on …
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Sea lion in galapagos
$11,695
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Southern & Northern Islands

San Cristobal - Baltra - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Enjoy exploring Española Island
  • Discover Floreana's beaches
  • Interact with the playful sea lion
  • Explore Genovesa Island
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 7-day cruise with Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise through the Eastern & Central Islands of the Galápagos. Begin at San Cristóbal Island, exploring Tijeretas and the Galápagos' history at the Interpretation Center. Gardner Bay offers white sandy beaches, Punta …
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Sea Lion resting on Red Sesuvium
$12,995
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Central East & Southern Islands

Baltra roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore lava tunnels in Santa Cruz
  • Visit Rábida's red sand beach
  • See marine iguanas at Punta Pitt
  • Encounter wildlife at Isla Lobos
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise to explore the Central East & Southern Galápagos Islands. Witness giant tortoises and lava tunnels on Santa Cruz, discover Rábida's red sand beach and unique palo santo trees and encounter diverse wildlife on South Plaza and Santa …
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Bartolome Island and Pinnacle Rock
$246,905
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Private Charter - Central East & Southern Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore lava tunnels in Santa Cruz
  • Visit Rábida's red sand beach
  • See marine iguanas at Punta Pitt
  • Encounter wildlife at Isla Lobos
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on aprivate8-day Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise to explore the Central East & Southern Galápagos Islands. Witness giant tortoises and lava tunnels on Santa Cruz, discover Rábida's red sand beach and unique palo santo trees and encounter diverse wildlife on South Plaza and …
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Sea lion on a pristine beach
$9,490
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Central Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit D. Rodriguez Breeding Center
  • Observe blue-footed boobies
  • Relax at Gardner Bay
  • Take a panga ride to Champion Islet
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise takes you across the archipelago, to the most emblematic locations. The Charles Darwin Research Station provides an opportunity to find out about the vital work that is being carried out to preserve the archipelago’s ecosystems. Discover El Barranco, also known as …
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Balcony
$93,290
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Ocean Spray

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Snorkel with turtles, rays and fish
  • Explore Urbina Bay
  • Hike along lava paths
  • Take a trail along Lake Darwin
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of the Galapagos Western Islands on board the 16-passenger Ocean Spray. This 6-day private cruise explores the Baltra, Isabela, Santa Cruz, and South Plaza. Immerse yourself in the clear blue water and admire the ever-curious sea lions, and famed blue-footed boobieswith your …
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Bonita Galapagos Yatch
$59,280
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Bonita

7 Day Itinerary aboard Bonita
  • Discover Dragon Hill
  • Visit Espumilla Beach
  • See unique wildlife at Vicente Roce
  • Hike across Urbina Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 7-day private cruise gives the entire family a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the western islands of the archipelago as a naturalist guide reveals to you its magical secrets. Wonder at ancient tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, and kayak …
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Galapagos penguin on a rock
$222,205
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Private Charter - Southern & Northern Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Enjoy exploring Española Island
  • Discover Floreana's beaches
  • Interact with the playful sea lion
  • Explore Genovesa Island
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 7-day cruise with Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise through the Eastern & Central Islands of the Galápagos. Begin at San Cristóbal Island, exploring Tijeretas and the Galápagos' history at the Interpretation Center. Gardner Bay offers white sandy beaches, Punta …
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Sun Deck
$123,790
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Private Charter - Islands Circumnavigation - West Aboard Ocean Spray

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • View a sea lion colony
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel with fish and sea lions
  • Visit the blowhole on Espanola
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for a western Galapagos circumnavigation private charter cruise. This 8-day voyage visits the islands of Isabela, South Plaza, Espanola, and San Cristobal. Explore striking volcanic landscapes and observe the islands' famously unique wildlife species, such as blue-footed …
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Kicker Rock at sunset in the Galapagos
$5,890
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Swim & Kayak at San Cristobal
  • Discover Kicker Rock
  • Visit the Fausto L. Breeding Center
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Words cannot describe the experience of a Galapagos cruise. Trace the remarkable origins of the species as you discover a land that time forgot. Swim with a large colony of sea lions at Isla Lobos, explore two sites on spectacular Española island, observeNazca Boobies, Blue-footed Boobies, …
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