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Explore the top-rated Charles Darwin Center small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Charles Darwin Center, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Charles Darwin Center small ship cruises start at $1,250 for a trip of 5 to 15 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream Charles Darwin Center small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,291
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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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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,150
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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, 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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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,750
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Complete Galapagos Wildlife Cruise

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:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 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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Floreana Island
$2,455
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be …
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It reminded me of the Cliffs of Moher!
$3,150
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Southeastern Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Anahi
  • Observe unique marine birds
  • Swim and Kayak in Floreana
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, and Santa Cruz on this incredible 4-day adventure. Kayak and snorkel in crystalline waters, traverse picturesque volcanic landscapes, and observe fascinating native wildlife as you cruise through the beautiful southern islands of the …
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Sea lion looking off a rock
$8,750
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Galapagos Origin Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Snorkel or swim with sea lions
  • Admire distinctive biodiversity
  • See giant tortoises
  • Hike prickly pear forests
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day Southern Islands cruise on the ship, M/V Origin, explores the islands of Espanola, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and more. Kayak and paddle board along island shores, swim and snorkel above colorful coral, and enjoys breathtaking views on hikes.
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The Grace
$134,000
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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:
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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Colorful Sally Lightfoot crab on volcanic rock
$8,100
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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:
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 on a pristine beach
$8,590
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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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Sun Deck
$113,220
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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:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, 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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Balcony
$86,450
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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:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, 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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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$3,600
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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:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, 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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Bonita Galapagos Yatch
$53,412
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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, 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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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$8,750
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an 8-day Galapagos cruise for the entire family on the M/V Origin and experience encounters with the incredible wildlife of Darwin´s islands. Spend your days hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and touring the Southern Islands and visit locations such as Frigatebird Hill, Kicker Rock, …
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Warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$5,887
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North Central Galapagos Islands Diving Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Calipso
  • Explore Lobos Island
  • Discover Manchena's natural beauty
  • Admire Wolf's underwater widllife
  • Dive at Darwin's Arch
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal / San Cristobal
Activities:
Hiking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an unforgettable 8-day cruise exploring the highlights of the North Central islands of the Galapagos. Indulge in this unique experience aboard the Calipso, a small ship cruise equipped with all the supplies needed for an extraordinary diving experience. Start your cruise by exploring the …
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Exploring tidal pools for critters in the Galapagos
$4,245
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Grand Majestic
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • View Nazca & red-footed boobies
  • Hike up to Prince Phillip's Steps
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The wildlife, remote shores, and clear waters of the Galapagos await your arrival for this special 5-day cruise perfect for those shorter on time. With expert crew and knowledgeable guides, explore the Galapagos archipelago aboard the Grand Majestic motor yacht. Departing from Santa Cruz Island, …
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Sleepy sea lion on a log
$4,245
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Explore Kicker Rock
  • Interact with Galapagos sea lions
  • Hike in the volcanic Sullivan Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day adventure to the Southern Islands provides a unique way to observe the vast wildlife and stunning landscapes of the Galapagos. Snorkel with sharks, turtles, and manta rays on San Cristobal Island; hike through North Seymour looking for blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds, and; meet …
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$58,450
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Private Charter - Northern Islands Aboard Grand Majestic

5 Day Itinerary aboard Grand Majestic
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • View Nazca & red-footed boobies
  • Hike up to Prince Phillip's Steps
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The wildlife, remote shores, and clear waters of the Galapagos await your arrival for this special 5-day private cruise, perfect for those shorter on time. With expert crew and knowledgeable guides, you and your own group will explore the Galapagos archipelago aboard the Grand Majestic motor yacht. …
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