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Galapagos Budget Cruises

A selection of the best budget cruises in Galápagos

Budget cruises in Galapagos typically have compact cabins, often with bunks and portholes. The amenities and services are basic, but they offer the best value for travellers on a tight budget.

What to expect from a budget ship?


While it is true that many people looking to visit Galápagos want a real "trip-of-a-lifetime" luxury experience, we also have a good range of budget Galápagos cruises for those people who are prepared to sacrifice some facilities in exchange for a wallet-friendly Galápagos adventure.

So what can you expect from a budget Galápagos cruise? Well, the first thing to say is that all of our budget class vessels are completely safe and very well-maintained. There are never any savings made when it comes to safety. On a budget Galápagos cruise, your main sacrifice will be space. Most of the budget vessels offer small cabins, most usually with bunk beds. You may have no windows at all if you are below decks, or perhaps a porthole rather than panoramic windows. Most cabins should still come with a private bathroom, but it will be smaller and more functional. You can still expect everything to be clean and well-presented, and for there to be a housekeeping service.

When it comes to communal facilities on a budget Galápagos cruise you will find cosy but smaller lounges, and there is usually less outside space, with smaller sundecks. Your food will be of a good quality, but will tend to be more simple than on a mid-range Galápagos cruise for example.

Budget Galápagos cruises tend to be very popular with younger travelers and those visiting Galápagos as part of an extended South American adventure, and this tends to make these boats have a fun and chilled vibe, as you'll see from some of the photos under each boat listing.

The final thing to note is that budget Galápagos cruises visit almost all the same Galápagos visitor sites as all the others, and they all have great itineraries that you can choose from. When it comes to a budget cruise you are not going to see less of the Galápagos, just a bit less space and slightly fewer facilities.

Why should I book a budget Galápagos cruise with Galapatours?

At Galapatours we live and breathe the Galápagos islands. They are our passion! It's this personal touch that makes booking your budget Galápagos cruise through us a simple and rewarding experience.

Firstly, we hand-pick the ships in our listings to ensure you only get the best in the fleet, no matter what class of cruise you select, from budget and mid-range Galápagos cruises all the way up to Luxury experiences. We personally visit every vessel and speak to every captain or owner, and we only list those who we know will give you a wonderful Galápagos experience.

Secondly, when you book your budget Galápagos cruise with us we only need to take a 20% deposit to secure your booking on your adventure of a lifetime. The balance of your cruise is not then fully due until 80 days before your cruise is due to sail. Because we are a German travel company we must operate under German and EU laws, which means your deposit, balance payment and holiday are completely safe, even in the unlikely event of any corporate bankruptcy or financial stress, giving you peace of mind.

Finally, we have the most comprehensive and detailed listings of Galápagos cruises to suit any budget. We also have extremely dedicated and knowledgeable Galápagos travel advisors on hand to help you every step of the way, Why not call or live chat with us now? We can start to help you put together a wonderful budget Galápagos cruise you'll remember forever.

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