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The Best Galapagos Cruises

A selection of the best cruise routes, all at least 5 days long

How to find the best value Galápagos cruise

The Galápagos Islands are one of the last unspoilt habitats left in the world, and they are a "must see"  for many travellers - certainly a "bucket list" destination! Because of the remoteness of the Galápagos and the limited numbers of visitors permitted by the National Park there is always a premium associated with any Galápagos cruise. However, there are some top tips to follow in order to find the best value Galápagos cruise. The first is to be flexible with your dates. Using our custom search filter will allow you to check out the best Galápagos cruises within a range of dates, and you will often find better prices if you can be flexible. If you can make very quick travel arrangements then we can often find bargains for you if you are prepared to travel in the next few days - call us for some amazing late availability deals! The next tip is to be flexible as to your ship requirements. If your prime reason for visiting the islands is the stunning Galápagos wildlife, then perhaps a budget class ship is a sacrifice you're willing to make? But remember, if this really is a trip-of-a-lifetime, or you are celebrating a special occasion, then we think you deserve a touch of luxury!

What our customers say about their adventure

What an unforgettable trip!
Our guide, Raúl, was extremely knowledgeable about all the birds, animals and history of the islands. Although I did not participate in snorkeling, others did and got a lot of great underwater pictures. I saw the giant tortoise, blue footed and red footed boobies, volcanic formations and other animals only found on the islands. My 7 days - 6 nights was just a perfect amount of time.
Galapatours picked the perfect route for us
The best vacation I've ever had. Everything was so well coordinated and the crew members did an amazing job. My partner and I had the most wonderful first vacation experience together. Luis, our host on the boat, was extremely energetic and very entertaining. The tour guides, Victor and Enrique, were also fabulous. It was amazing how much experience they had on the history and science behind Galapagos.
Galapagos was amazing!
We had a lot of fun on the Nemo III! The group and the pace of the trip were perfect for our young family. The crew was great and helped keep the trip interesting and exciting for our kids. Our guide kept the hikes engaging for our entire family and make the trip a truly memorable event for everyone.
Galapagos Giant Tortoise

How to choose the best Galapagos cruise and itinerary

When it comes to selecting the best Galápagos cruise, TripAdvisor and other review sites can give you a flavor for individual ships and crews, but they often won't go into detail about the itineraries, excursions, and other activities you will be able to enjoy on your Galápagos adventure. Using our unique search filters will allow you to tailor every aspect of your trip - from your ideal budget, the level of luxury you prefer, itinerary duration, and even which Galápagos Islands, visitor sites or wonderful wildlife you want to see. In our opinion, a 4 day Galápagos cruise is too short to get a real experience of the archipelago, so for this reason our experts will always recommend at least a 5 day cruise - and if you can, an 8-day or even longer Galápagos cruise is the ideal. The best cruise ships in Galápagos are always going to be popular, so we strongly recommend you book at least 3 months in advance if you can. Our friendly Galápagos experts can help you with all aspects of your trip, ensuring you select the very best Galápagos cruise for your needs. Call or Live Chat with us now!

What is the best Galapagos cruise ship class for me?

There are over 70 tourist cruise vessels working in the Galápagos Islands, ranging from intimate classic sailing yachts through to larger expedition vessels for 100+ passengers - all of which offer something unique and provide a range of options and levels of luxury so you can always find the best Galápagos cruise for you. Budget Class ships will offer you the basic comforts you need, and are ideal for those who want to get the best from the Galápagos Islands while being conscious of affordability. Mid-Range ships are a popular choice, offering a sensible compromise between price and facilities. First Class Galápagos cruises will give you a great experience, with good size rooms, great decor and wonderful food. Finally, for the ultimate Galápagos cruise experience, the Luxury ships in the fleet will bring you a true "trip of a lifetime" experience, with levels of comfort and style to rival the greatest hotels in the world, these are the best Galápagos cruise ships afloat. With a great option for every budget, Galápagos cruises really are the best way to experience these amazing islands.

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