If you would like to visit the Galapagos, the best way is to get to know all the different islands is on board of a cruise ship. By going on a cruise, you will visit two spots (e.g. bays, islands, rocks, snorkeling spots) a day, you will get 3 meals a day and, depending on the service, also drinks. There are about 70 independent cruise boats on the Galápagos, meaning there are boats available for a budget variety. We can offer you different types of cruises. During the night you will sail from one spot to the other.
Tourist, tourist superior, luxe or first class boat?
There are about 70 independent cruise boats on the Galapagos and there is a boat available for each budget. You can choose from different service levels. The tourist class is the lowest. You will have a rather small ship (up to 14 cabins) with Naturalist Guide I (see explanation guides below). Basic 3 meals a day and you might sleep in bunk beds. Snorkel gear and wetsuits are not included. The highest service level is a First class or Superior cruise. Everything is well arranged in these boats. The food is amazing, most of the times there is a Jacuzzi on board, the rooms are spacious and very comfortable, wetsuits are included and you will have a level III Naturalist Guide (see explanation below).
Naturalist Guide I
A level “I” guide is a native of the islands or has been a resident of the archipelago for many years and has at least a high school diploma. Level I naturalists must have a good level of knowledge about the islands and must have passed the Level I exam. They will speak English well but may not be fully fluent.
Naturalist Guide II
A level “II” guide has passed the Naturalist Guide Level II course and must be very knowledgeable about all Galapagos Island issues and areas. This guide will have at least a high school diploma often has a university background in biology, biology related fields, or in tourism. The guide must be fluent in English, French or German.
Naturalist Guide III
This guide must have passed the Naturalist Level III course, which certifies that he/she is extremely knowledgeable about all Galapagos Island areas and issues. This level guide will also have a university degree in biology, biology related fields, or tourism. He/she must be fluent in Spanish, English and either French or German.
In low season some boats offer their last cabins on a “last minute rate”, usually this is 50% of the original price. This last minute offers you will get about 4 weeks before departure. So if you would like to find a last minute cruise please send us an email with the date range, preferred service level and a number of people. We will contact our preferred cruises to see if there is a good deal available.
Tourist class cruise 4 day cruise starting at $ 800 per person
Superior class cruise 4 day cruise starting at $ 1.250 per person
List of boats we preferably work with:
Tourist Class Boats
Tourist Superior Class Boats
First Class Boats
Last minute deal request
If you would like to receive the available last minute offers for your travel please send us an email with the date range, preferred service level and a number of passengers.