Galapagos Cruises: Private Charter Deals
Charter discounts already available for groups from 14 passengers
If you plan to travel to Galapagos with a group of 12 or more, chartering a yacht most likely is your best option! This way, we can offer significant discounts, naturalist guides in your own language, and, overall, a more custom-made experience, tailored to your needs and interests. We recommend you start by using the filters for "group size" and "date" below to check which itineraries are still available at your chosen time of traveling.
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Why should I charter a Galápagos cruise?
There are a many factors behind the decision to charter a Galápagos cruise At Galapatours we have received charter requests from clients of all types who have wanted to experience the Galápagos in this way for a number reasons.
The first is privacy and exclusivity. Public figures and VIPs can relax knowing that they will not be disturbed while they are on the boat. They can enjoy their Galápagos cruise without being concerned about security, and for many, it's the perfect way to experience a unique destination with family out of the spotlight.
Another reason is to enjoy a Galápagos cruise experience with a group of friends or large family. If you have enough travel companions to fill an entire Galápagos cruise boat then you will all end up paying less per head than if you had booked individually. You also get to share the experience together, without being split across several boats, only meeting at the end of the cruise.
A third reason is for coporate clients. You may wish to charter a Galápagos cruise to offer the ultimate employee incentive reward to your top performers. Some clients have chartered a Galápagos cruise as the ideal opportunity for their senior executives and partners to come together and mix business with pleasiure.
Whatever your reason for wanting a Galápagos cruise charter, we can help. Contact one of our Galápagos experts today for the full details on a cruise charter and sample pricing.
If I charter a Galapagos cruise, can I customize my own itinerary?
This may be possible, but it is not guaranteed. In order to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Galápagos, and to prevent the wildlife from being excessively disturbed, Galápagos cruise operators have to submit their itineraries for approval from the National Park authorities. Boats are restricted from returning to visitor sites too quickly in order to prevent the most popular sites from becoming too crowded and increasing the likelihood of damage caused by both boats and visitors.
Most Galápagos boats operate on a two or three-week rotation on their itineraries, spreading out the number of times they return to each visitor site. If you are looking for a Galápagos charter with some specific islands in mind, it may be possible to choose the particular itinerary week that best fits your chosen "must see" islands or activities. Because Galápagos cruises are limited in availability you must book your charter well in advance to take advantage of this. If you can be flexible with dates, this will be a distinct advantage.
In rare cases, there may be boats available that can be chartered to sail an itinerary that is tailored exactly to your requirements. This may be because the vessel has been in dry dock having a refit, or it has otherwise not hit its quota of visitor points in the recent past. We would need as much notice as possible to help you with such a charter, and flexibility on dates would be required.
To discuss a private Galápagos charter in more detail, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable Galápagos advisers now. They can walk you through the whole charter process and help you find the perfect Galápagos cruise charter today.