Can I just book a Galapagos cruise directly on the Islands?
We can't ever recommend this option, but yes you can certainly try your luck when you arrive in Galapagos and attempt to book directly in either Puerto Ayora or Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. However, you must be aware that this approach carries the huge risk of not finding a ship at all - particularly during the peak visitor seasons.
Because of the limited number of boats permitted to operate, Galapagos cruises are mostly booked months, sometimes years, in advance. It is getting rarer and rarer to be able to find a boat with availability at the harbor. If you are looking for last minute offers we highly recommend you contact us now to see what pre-booked late availability deals we have. We really don't recommend flying to the islands without a cruise booked, and picking up a late deal now will give you peace of mind to enjoy your trip to Ecuador and Galapagos, knowing your boat will be waiting for you when you arrive.