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Solaris Galapagos Cruise

Southeast & Genovesa Galápagos

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Solaris

Price: Upon request

Southeast & Genovesa Galápagos

8 Days, Max. 16 passengers

8 Reviews


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A 8-day Expedition Cruise

8 Reviews

The Trip Highlights

Snorkel with Hammerheads at Darwin Bay

A bird lover's paradise: Hiking on Genovesa

Gardner Bay: Pristine, white sand beaches

Playful Sea Lions in South Plaza

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Great routes, great guides!

Single cabins with no supplement

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Solaris! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Española, the oldest and arguably the greenest of the Galápagos Islands, incredible hikes await. You will get to see many endemic species, including the Española Mocking Bird, the Española Lava Lizard, and, hopefully, the famous Waved Albatross. During our visit to Floreana, you will have the opportunity for some great dinghy rides, extensive snorkeling, and learning more about the fascinating human history of the Galápagos. On Genovesa, breathtaking dinghy rides, stunning views and close encounters with the most iconic birds of the Archipelago await you. Blue-footed Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and many more species can be seen here. On San Cristóbal, you will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters, relax with sea lions on pristine white sand beaches and learn more about the evolution of giant tortoises. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals. Your visit to Santa Fe will involve a beautiful short hike, during which you can observe Galápagos Hawks, Darwin's Finches, Galápagos Mockingbirds. and Galápagos Sea Lions. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides. A walk across South Plaza is one of the best visitor experiences in the Galápagos thanks to the large number of species living in such a small area.

Your ship: Solaris

The Solaris provides you with the unique opportunity to enjoy one of the first journeys onboard a brand new, state-of-the-art, First Class Galápagos cruise yacht. Having completed her luxurious fit-out and sea trials, Solaris had her maiden cruises in March 2019. She's the first yacht in the fleet to tailor her accommodation towards couples, families, and solo travellers.

  • Brand new ship, maiden voyage in March 2019
  • 5 single cabins - no supplement for solo Galápagos travel!
  • Triple occupancy available - family friendly
  • Stunning first-class interiors

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All meals


Transfers to and from ship


Snorkel gear (free of charge)

single bed

Single cabin without supplement


100% CO2 carbon footprint offset


Kayaks on board

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin


Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices


-20% for children ≤ 12


Triple cabins

EN guide

English guide

Food & Drinks

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Solaris Galapagos Cruise


Peter D from Cambridge

Solaris Galapagos Cruise


Fantastic Trip Hi, we are back home after a great adventure in the Galapagos and Peru. Not sure how to add pictures but the ship is very nice and the CAD pictures are accurate. As this is our first time to the Galapagos I really cant compare with the other yachts /Itineraries. but here is our Overview.. The ship is very well outfitted It can accommodate way more people then the 16 permitted and thus the rooms are quite spacious.Our room had a double and single bed and the bathroom had a shower and twin sinks. Lots of social areas including dining for 16, a lounge area, a smoking area and the whole top floor is a sun deck with some shade(non smoking). There are 2 tables under the shade that can accommodate about 12 people or more. There are 16 loungers that can be moved into sun or shade. There are also some clothes lines along the perimeter that were very well used. All in all a great comfortable ship. The food was very well prepared and varied throughout the trip. There was even a ceviche class. 3 meals per day and no one went hungry. they also accommodate for dietary needs. The drinks. they have a full bar. beer $4-5 wine $6-10 Cocktails from $6-12. My only complaint was that the menu reads that the prices included all taxes but we still were charged a 10% service charge over and above the listed prices. A number of people argued but there was no flexibility here so just be aware of this cost. Also know you have tips for the guide and the staff. Itinerary... We did the 8-day western itinerary that goes around Isabella Island. It was fantastic and full of activities from the day we boarded to the day we departed. We snorkeled 1-2 times every day and Hiked 1-2 times every day except the last day which was a hike at 6:30 am as we had a plane to catch. We did it all but some people elected to skip some activities. Not much free time but there was still some time to relax on the sundeck on a few days . The Guide... This is the luck of the draw as the guides do move around. We had Pedro who has been a guide for 13 years. He was excellent. Overall... a 5 star experience. Source: TripAdvisor


Solaris Galapagos Cruise


Amazing 8 day cruise We had an amazing time onboard the Solaris on the B tour around the islands. The boat is lovely as are the crew who can't do enough for you. You are busy all day long with shore visits and snorkeling. The food and snacks are plentiful and the chef is happy to help if you don't like what's being served. The only problem with this boat is it does rock n roll a lot when navigating at night from island to island. I can't thank Thomas Richmond enough for all his help when we were looking for this trip of a lifetime and his help and advice after we booked. Source: TripAdvisor


Solaris Galapagos Cruise


Excellent service for a magnificent tour Thomas Richmond at Galapatours was very helpful and insightful when I was comparing cruises for my Galapagos trip. He was able to find me a spot on a new cruise ship that did not uncharge for single cabins (which is the exception, rather than the rule). I appreciated his professionalism and diligence, and loved my 8 days on the Solaris. Source: TripAdvisor

laxjunkies, Calgary

Solaris Galapagos Cruise


Amazing cruise journey Just finished our cruise on the Solaris, and it was fantastic. The Solaris had professional photographers on our cruise so they should have some great pictures on their website soon. The interior cad photos are accurate. There is a fantastic sun deck. This ship can hold over 20 but they are limited to 16. Suites are big and spacious. Food was great. Changed up the meals throughout the trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Very glad we stayed with our reservation. Just on our wat to Peru. Will try to give a better trip report shortly. You will not go wrong with booking this yacht. Source: TripAdvisor

Daylon & Janet S. / USA

Solaris Galapagos Cruise


This was a great cruise Crew and guide extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Captain even started up engines and followed Orca's so we could see them. It was really extraordinary. Everything was above and beyond expectations. Source: Andean Travel Company

Pieter D. / Belgium

Solaris Galapagos Cruise


Unforgettable experience Thanks to the captain for the extra effort to get closer to the Orca's! We will never forget this experience. Source: Andean Travel Company

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