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Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise

Central, North & Western Galápagos

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Coral I & II

From USD 3,797

Central, North & Western Galápagos

8 Days, Max. 36 passengers

8 Reviews


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A 8-day Expedition Cruise

8 Reviews

The Trip Highlights

The best snorkeling in Galapagos: Vicente Rock Point

Thousands of Marine Iguanas at Espinosa Point

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Green Turtles nesting at Espumilla Beach

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Charming, classic motor yachts

Small group sizes for excursions

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 Coral I & II! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: Fernandina, the youngest island, will blow your mind with its rugged lava landscapes. The youngest island in the archipelago, it is still being formed by volcanic eruptions and makes for a wonderful, otherworldly contrast to the other islands. Isabela, the biggest of all islands in the Galápagos, offers you fantastic hikes, views and arguably some of the best snorkeling spots in the Archipelago. During your time spent on Rábida, you will have the opportunity to watch wild Flamingos and walk on a blood-red sandy beach. 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. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.

Your ship: Coral I & II

Unique amongst the Galápagos fleet, these "twins" were the first to operate in this manner. Other firsts we've discovered - the first boats with an on-board barbecue, and the first with solar-powered jacuzzi! Your captains are Javier and Fabian, and in talking with the crew, we discovered that 95% of them have been working on the Corals for 10 years or more - a real sign of quality and smooth running. The Coral twins have an unrivalled reputation for operating sustainably, and we've found out that their reclamation, recycling and waste processing systems exceed the National Park Requirements. … Read more about Coral I & II



Transfers to and from ship


Snorkel gear (free of charge)

FR guide

French guide possible


100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

scuba diving

Scuba outing possible


Kayaks on board

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin


Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

DE guide

German guide possible


Triple cabins

EN guide

English guide


All meals


-25% for children < 12

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.

Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise


Colin Clark

Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise


May 2023

What an incredible trip. We were originally booked to travel in November 2020 but a little global pandemic meant we had to defer. The operators were brilliant in the way they handled this. We kept the deopsit with them and had no problem re-booking once we were able to travel again which was over 2 years later. The trip itself was great. We were booked on a full 15 days cruise. After a few days we were worried it may be too long but every leg just has something different so in the end it was definitely the right decision for what is most likely a once-in-a-lifetime destination. The boat was great and the crew were incredible. The perfect balance of being welcoming and friendly while still providing great professional service. Food was outstanding even catering for our vegan diet. The Islands themselves and the truly extraordinary wildlife experiences were unforgettable both on land and on the snorkelling adventures. The animals here are so confiding that you get super-close. I would still recommend bringing binoculars and a camera with a telephoto lens (rather than just a smartphone) but even with a phone you will get plenty of great pictures. Overall a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks!

Patti S

Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise


Amazing trip to the Galapagos Galapatours website is easy to use and very informative. Our point of contact was Thomas who was very helpful. There was a mix-up with our flight to the Galapagos Island when Thomas was informed he took the necessary steps to ensure that the flight was changed. Our cruise was on the Coral II. The boat was great, the cabins were clean, and the bed was very comfortable. Delicious food, great staff and great guides. We loved the visits to the different islands and daily snorkeling and saw different animals/birds/sealife every day. Definitely will recommend Galapatours and this particular ship to our friends. Source: TripAdvisor


Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise


Spectacular cruise with many surprises We had a spectacular time. We went on a 7 night tour. I wouldn't go on anything shorter to see the variety of life on the different Islands. The Coral I has 36 passengers , the Coral II 20. They won't guarantee which boat you will go on. They usually travel together but the Coral II was in dry dock when we went. Being on this size boat gets you into places where the bigger boats aren't aloud.So only a total of 36 people split in 2 groups. My upper deck cabin had 2 single beds, a bathroom, and opened to a walk way. I would recommend this size. The cheaper cabins are smaller and open on to a inside corridor. My Sister an husband who sail liked them. The food was good served buffet style. More than enough food 3 times a day. The best was the bar-b-que on the tip deck. The staff was great especially Mosquito and Alex. One thing I liked is that an announcement would come over the speakers to give you time to get ready for the activities(getting up, eating, activities) We had two hikes a day( easy, stop a lot) but wear good shoes and walking sticks are available when need to walk over the lava fields. Also 1 -2 snorkels a day. A typical day is get up 7 am eat breakfast, go for a hike come back, snorkel, eat lunch, siesta,hike, snacks , drink, dinner, Itinerary, bed. You can participate in as much or little as you want. Everyday there was a new surprise.We saw Orcas, Minke whales, Galapagos sharks, penguins, blue footed boobies, & Iguanas to name only a few. I traveled with my husband,27 yo sons,& sister & husband


Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise


Spektakuläre Kreuzfahrt mit vielen Überraschungen Es war eine sehr schöne Zeit auf der Coral. Wir waren auf einer 8-Tages Fahrt, ich glaube kürzer wäre für uns nicht in Frage gekommen, man schafft es schließlich nicht jedes Jahr auf diese Inseln. Welches Schiff man von den beiden Corals bekommen, bleibt eine Überraschung. Die Coral I und II sind sowieso zusammen unterwegs. Die Corals haben uns in Ecken gebracht, wo größere Schiffe nicht hinkommen konnten. Die 36 Passagiere wurde bei Ausflügen in zwei Gruppen aufgeteilt. Das Essen wurde im Buffet-Stil serviert. Es war mehr als genug für alle. Am meisten hat uns das BBQ gefallen. Die Besatzung war spitze! Vor allem Alex und Mosquito. Ich fand es großartig, dass durch Lautsprecher angekündigt wurde, wann es wohin gehen wird. An einem tag gab es zwei Wanderungen, dafür empfehle ich gute Schuhe dabei zu haben. Schnorchel trips gab es auch. Man kann an so viel oder so wenig wie man möchte teilnehmen. Jeden Tag erwarteten uns neue Überraschungen. Wir sahen Orcas, Wale, Galapagos Haie, Pinguine, Blaufußtölpel und Echsen (das war nur der Anfang). Wir waren zwei Familien und reisten zusammen auf der Coral.

Michael Schmidt (Germany)

Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise


Perfect boat size, perfect trip I don't even know where to start. The crew of Coral I, made this short cruise of 8 days an unforgettable experience. The food was delicious, the cabins comfortable and the service unparalleled. Most importantly, however, our two guides made this probably the nicest vacation we have had in... ever? Thank you, Benno and Galapatours, for the great customer service and making the reservation process so seemless!

Michael Schmidt

Coral I and II Galapagos Cruise


Perfekte Schiffsgröße, perfekte Kreuzfahrt Ich weiß gar nicht wo ich anfangen soll. Die Besatzung auf der Coral machte diese 8-Tages Tour zu eine, unvergesslichen Erlebnis für mich. Das Essen war köstlich, die Kabinen gemütlich und der Service hervorragend. Am wichtigsten zu erwähnen ist jedoch, dass unsere 2 Naturführer an Bord diesen Urlaub zum besten Urlaub machen. So viel Wissen und Begeisterung steckt an. Vielen Dank an Benno und Galapatours für die tolle Betreuung und Unterstützung! !

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