Galapagos Cruises Travel

Galapagos, one of the 4 worlds of Ecuador

When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835, he was so deeply impressed by their unique nature, flora, and fauna that he was inspired to write his theory of evolution which is now taught in science classrooms worldwide. You too will find inspiration aboard exclusive cruises through the archipelago alongside knowledgeable naturalist guides. During planned activities and adventures such as hiking, kayaking, and diving, you can witness first-hand the process of evolution occurring in the Galapagos archipelago.

For many years the only way to discover the Galapagos Islands was on cruises, but now you can combine your cruise with a comfortable lodge stay on one or several of the islands with day tours into the national park as well as the marine reserve.

Find the Galapagos cruise for you today!

Choose from a wide range of Cruises which Galapagos Travel offers.

There are several Galapagos cruises, each with a capacity between 40 and 100 passengers. These ships are known for their great stability and service, comfortable accommodations and superior food. Because they are bigger than the others, they have large public areas like bars and terraces. All cruise ships have air conditioning, ocean view cabins, gift shops and other luxury facilities. Cruise ships are best for those travelers who tend to get seasick as there is much less movement while cruising around the islands and they often have doctors on board. There are several decks where you can always find a moment to watch the sunset and enjoy the solitude.

Adventure Cruises

The Adventure Cruises offers unforgettable journeys through the stunning Galapagos Islands. Explore this unique and biodiverse archipelago aboard our comfortable and eco-friendly vessels, led by experienced guides who will immerse you in the wonders of this natural paradise. Discover pristine landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and engage in thrilling outdoor activities while enjoying the utmost in comfort and sustainability with our Adventure Cruises on the enchanted islands of Galapagos.

Comfort Cruise​

Comfort Cruises like the ones you find below are the perfect mixture of adventure and comfort. It’s truly  the best of both worlds – Explore at your own pace while finding plenty of time for relaxation aboard a ship cruising through the unrivaled beauty of the Galapagos archipelago.
Yachts receiving a Comfort Cruise designation have air conditioning, comfortable double cabins with private facilities and hot water and moderately spacious social areas usually including a sun deck. These boats have a professional crew including a chef preparing good quality food and knowledgeable naturalist guides speaking good to very good English.

Luxury Cruise​

These floating hotels perfectly combine luxury and adventure for those with a sophisticated palate and desire for supreme comfort while cruising the archipelago.
Luxury cruises have air conditioning, ocean-view cabins and suites with private facilities with hot water, and spacious social areas. Many of the luxury yachts are catamarans, which makes them more spacious and almost as stable as the cruise ships, and have mostly been specifically designed to cruise the Galapagos Islands.
Get to know the Galapagos in a way Darwin could have only imagined.

Aquamare Yacht Explorer

Build: 1998
Renovated: 2021
Vessel Lenght: 50 meters / 164 feet
Beam 9.8: meters / 32’ feet
Draft 3.2: meters / 10.5 feet
Design Suites: 16 GUESTS
Cruising Speed: 10-12 knots

Horizon Motor Trimaran

Built: May 2018
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 11 crew members + 1 Naturalist Bilingual guides
Departure: Saturday, Tuesday
Activities: Hikes, snorkeling, dinghy rides, swimming, kayaking

Endemic Motor Catamaran

Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 10 members + 1 bilingual guide + Cruise Service Officer
Speed: 12 knots
Departure: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Activities: Snorkel, swimining , walking

Natural Paradaise Motor Yacht

Renovated 2015
Capacity 16 passengers
Crew 10 crew members
Speed 12 knots
Departure Tuesday, Saturday
Activities Hikes, snorkeling, dinghy rides, swimming

Alya Motor Yacht

Capacity: 16 Passengers
Crew: 8 crew members + 1 Naturalist bilingual guide
Departure:Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Activities: Hikes, Snorkeling, Dinghy Rides, Swimming

Grace Motor Yacht

Renovated 2014
Capacity 18 passengers
Crew 11 crew members + 1 Naturalist Bilingual guides
Speed 12 knots
Departure Tuesday
Activities Snorkeling, swimming

Infinity Motor Yacht

Built: 2018 Capacity: 20 passengers
Crew: 11 crew members + 2 Naturalist Bilingual guides
Speed: 10 knots
Departure: Tuesday, Friday
Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, hiking

Elite Motor Trimaran

Built: May 2018
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 11 crew members + 1 Naturalist Bilingual guides
Departure: Saturday, Tuesday
Activities: Hikes, snorkeling, dinghy rides, swimming, kayaking

Ocean Spray

Renovated: 2014
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 10 crew members + 1 Naturalist Bilingual guide
Departure: Saturday, Thursday, Tuesday
Activities: Hikes, snorkeling

Origin Motor Yacht

Length 142,16 ft ( 43 m )
Beam 27, 4 ft ( 8,36 m )
Capacity 20 passengers
Crew 15 Crew members + 2 Naturalist Bilingual guides
Departure Sunday
Activities Snorkel, swimming, Walking

Petrel Catamaran

Renovated: 2015
Capacity: 16 Passengers
Crew: 8 crew members + 1 Naturalist Bilingual guide
Departure: Friday, Monday, Wednesday
Activities: Snorkeling, dinghy rides.

Sea Star Motor Yacht

Renovated: 2016
Capacity: 16 passengers
Crew: 10 crew members + 1 Naturalist Bilingual guide
Departure: Tuesday, Sunday, Thursday
Activities: Hikes, snorkeling, dinghy rides, kayaking

Cruise​ Ships

For the sake of environmental conservation, huge cruise ships are not allowed in the Galapagos. As such, these small cruise ships carrying up to 100 passengers are the largest ships cruising the Archipelago. These ships are a good choice for families with small children due to their size because some offer adjoining cabins and the additional space on board allows children and parents to mingle with other guests or entertain themselves during the crossing to the next excursion by looking out for whales, dolphins, or flying fish from the sun deck. These ships have efficient landing systems with multiple tenders to ferry guests to the trail or to go snorkeling in speed and comfort.

Evolution Cruise Ship

Renovated: 2014
Capacity: 32 passengers
Crew: 19 crew members + 2 Naturalist Multilingual guides
Departure: Saturday
Activities: Hikes, snorkeling, kayaking, dinghy rides, swimming

Galapagos Legend

Renovated: 2016
Capacity: 100 passengers
Crew: 60 crew members + 7 Naturalist Bilingual guides
Departure: Monday and Thursday
Activities: Hikes, snorkeling, dinghy rides, swimming

Isabella II Expedition

Renovated: 2014
Capacity: 40 passengers
Crew: 24 crew members + 3 Naturalist Multilingual guides
Departure: Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, hiking, glass bottom boat

La Pinta Motor Yacht

Renovated: 2014
Capacity: 48 passengers
Crew: 24 crew members + 3 Naturalist Bilingual guides
Departure: Monday, Thursday, Friday
Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, hiking, kayak, glass-bottom boat
With more than 50 Cruises and over 100 attractions, excursions, things to do and fun activities from around Galapagos Islands.

Discovery the Enchanted Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands constitute one of the best preserved volcanic archipelagos in the world and with a high ecological value due to its endemic flora and fauna. 95% of its originally recorded biodiversity is in a good state of conservation.

It is made up of 13 large volcanic islands, 6 small ones and 107 rocks and islets. It is estimated that the formation of the first island took place more than 5 million years ago, as a result of tectonic activity.

The main islands are: Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Baltra, Santiago, Fernandina, Marchena, Española, Pinta, Santa Fe, Pinzón and Genovesa. Only five of them are inhabited

The capital of the Galapagos Islands is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, which is located on the island of San Cristóbal.

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