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Below you'll find our favorite luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands. In the luxury class, you should expect the finest onboard accommodations, cuisine & most knowledgable naturalist guides. Cruise options vary from 4-Day trips (which most believe to be too short as you spend your first and last days in transit) to as long as 15-day itineraries circumnavigating the furthest reaches of the Galapagos. The type of boat is an important factor for your cruise as well. Several new catamarans that carry only 16-20 passengers provide some of the most luxurious onboard settings, while relatively larger cruise ships that carry up to 100 passengers onboard tend to have more spacious shared areas. Can't decide which cruise is right for you? Contact one of our Galapagos luxury cruise experts for help finding the perfect cruise. 
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Flamingos
$5,510
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Luxurious Southern Galapagos Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Visit the Waved Albatross colony
  • Snorkel with sharks at Kicker Rock
  • Leave a letter at Post Office Bay
  • Hike the cliffs at Pitt Point
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for this 6 day Galapagos adventure. Visit Black Turtle Cove to view blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, Kicker Rock for exceptional snorkeling and the nesting site of the Waved Albatross on Espanola Island.
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Isabela rock with birds
$9,849
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Northwestern Galapagos Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Star Journey
  • Visit a hyper-saline lagoon
  • Explore lava tubes & flows
  • Hike across Santa Cruz Island
  • Learn about local conservation
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Galapagos cruise highlights the archipelago's beautiful northern islands. Known for their striking volcanic features, pristine white sand beaches, and peaceful lagoons, these islands are a great place to get to know the Galapagos! Kayaking, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing opportunities …
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Snorkeling near the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
$4,595
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Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Hike 375 stairs to panoramic views
  • Trek through mangroves
  • Snorkel in search of marinlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the northern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. Once on board cruise to Bartolome Island and hike to the summit of the volcano for panoramic views. You also will trek through mangroves and view tidal pools teeming with sea lions and reef fish on Genovesa …
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Sally Lightfoot Crab on a rock
$7,225
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Isabela, Fernandina & Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Petrel
  • Explore Elizabeth Bay
  • View the Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Hike along tide pools and mangroves
  • Watch sea lions rest and play
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Aboard the Petrel, visit Isabela, Fernandina, and the Central Islands of the Galapagos. Explore rocky coastlines, volcanic landscapes, beaches, and forest trails while viewing abundant wildlife. Snorkel, hike, and ride by dinghy to experience impressive landscapes, historic sites, and a Research …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$7,650
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Complete Galapagos Wildlife Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Origin & Theory Galapagos Yachts
  • 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 Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, 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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Llamas around Machu Picchu
$12,650
Save $1300
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Galapagos Explorer + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour II
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
  • See daybreak over Machu Picchu
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
Activities:
Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark ona sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of Galápagos balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca. Explore the Galápagos in-depth aboard the 96-guestNational Geographic Endeavour II, a fully-equipped expedition …
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Sea lion on North Seymour
$6,200
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Footsteps Back in Time

8 Day Itinerary aboard Evolution
  • Meet South Plaza´s vast wildlife
  • Snorkel with sea lions & penguins
  • Visit Santa Fe´s archipelago
  • Walk on Punta Cormorant´s beaches
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day journey that immerses you in the wonders of the Galapagos, making this a truly memorable vacation. There are many close encounters with the exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with people and make the daily excursions an exceptional experience. Enjoy snorkeling, …
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Beach on Isabela island
$11,780
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Galapagos Evolution Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Evolution
  • Hike up Prince Phillip's Steps
  • Journey to Chinese Hat
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove
  • View new and old tortoises
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 15-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor these islands. Roam across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline …
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A kayaking trip to see the local bird life of the Galapagos.
$6,200
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In the Steps of Darwin

8 Day Itinerary aboard Evolution
  • Discover Daphne Major´s birdlife
  • Snorkel on Isabela Island
  • Meet Urbina´s Bay unique wildlife
  • Walk the white beach of Las Bachas
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Close encounters with wildlife make your journey a truly memorable one on this 8-day adventure. This is an excellent excursion for gaining a true understanding of the history of the Galapagos and the rare and incredible creatures that make their homes here. Indulge in the wide variety of flora and …
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Galapagos beach
$3,414
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Isabela II
  • Ride a panga around Gardner Bay
  • Relax on a white-sand beach
  • View giant tortoises
Activities:
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Introduce yourself to the Galapagos Islands on this 5-day tour aboard the Isabela II. This cruise travels the best of the Galapagos, stopping at the islands of Floreana, Espanola, San Cristobal and more! Swim with sea lions, learn the history, and view the giant Galapagos tortoises which gave this …
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View of Isabela From Fernandina
$5,012
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Northern Islands

7 Day Itinerary aboard Isabela II
  • Ride a zodiac in Tagus Cove
  • Explore the cliffs of Isabela
  • Climb Prince Phillip's Steps
  • Take a trail to a flamingo lagoon
Activities:
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a 7-day cruise to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Isabela II. Learn about the history of the islands, view the famous giant Galapagos tortoise, and swim with sea lions on the islands of Genovesa, Fernandina, Santiago and more!
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Sea lion by the kayaks
$3,414
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Central Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Isabela II
  • View land iguanas
  • Snorkel with penguins
  • See the floating pier
Activities:
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the central islands on a 5-day Galapagos cruise. This unique small-ship experience takes you to the islands of Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, and Bartolome. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory …
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A Red-footed Booby sitting in a bush.
$14,440
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Swim with sea lions
  • Visit Post Office Bay
  • Explore Tagus Cove
  • Hike around South Plaza Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 15-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Roam across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in …
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(Santiago)
$7,225
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Islands Circumnavigation - East

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Explore Witch Hill
  • Swim with reef fish
  • Visit Cormorant Point
  • Snorkel in clear water
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a Galapagos adventure on board the Ocean Spray. This 8-day Circumnavigation explores the islands of Genovesa, Santiago, Floreana, and more. Swim with sea lions, relax on picturesque beaches, and follow walking trails over lava formations and varied vegetation.
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Green sea turtle swimming
$7,225
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Islands Circumnavigation - West

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
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for a Galapagos circumnavigation tour. This 8-day adventure visits the islands of Isabela, South Plaza, Espanola, and San Cristobal, and offers stunning encounters with wildlife.
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Galapagos beach
$5,510
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Western Islands

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
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail for the highlights of the Galapagos on board the Ocean Spray. This 6-day cruise explores the Western Islands of Baltra, Isabela, Santa Cruz, and South Plaza. Immerse yourself in the clear blue water, ever-curious sea lions, and famed blue-footed boobies.
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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$7,650
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Origin & Theory Galapagos Yachts
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, 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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South plaza
$7,650
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Family Cruise to the Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Origin & Theory Galapagos Yachts
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Zodiac ride at Black Turtle Cove
  • Explore Fernandina Island
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day Galapagoscruise specially designed for families with children covers the highlights of the Western Islands. Spend your days discovering the beauty and wonders of the Galapagos and exploring the wildlife-rich shores of San Cristobal, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, and …
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