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8 Day Galapagos Cruises

A selection of the finest eight-day cruises, sorted by date

What is the best time of year for a 7 day Galápagos cruise?

Because they straddle the Equator, the Islands are a true year-round destination, and a 7 day Galápagos cruise will give you a good flavor of the islands at any time of year.

If you are prone to seasickness, then it may be a good idea to avoid September, as ocean currents make this the time when the biggest swells are felt. However, if you book an 8 day Galápagos cruise on a larger ship, or a modern twin-hulled catamaran you will benefit from their increased stability at any time of year. You can use our clever cruise search filters to find itineraries featuring cruise ships and catamarans from our Galápagos cruise search pages.

If you are keen to see a particular Galápagos species at its most active, or during the mating season for example, you can check out our Galápagos animal database for more information on the best time of year for a 7 day Galápagos cruise, or speak to one of our friendly Galápagos experts by phone or live chat for more help finding the perfect Galápagos cruise for you.

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Our trips

Price
Minimum Price

USD 400

Maximum Price

USD 23000

Duration (days)
Minimum Days

3

Maximum Days

19

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What our customers say about their adventure

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What an unforgettable trip!
Our guide, Raúl, was extremely knowledgeable about all the birds, animals and history of the islands. Although I did not participate in snorkeling, others did and got a lot of great underwater pictures. I saw the giant tortoise, blue footed and red footed boobies, volcanic formations and other animals only found on the islands. My 7 days - 6 nights was just a perfect amount of time.
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Galapatours picked the perfect route for us
The best vacation I've ever had. Everything was so well coordinated and the crew members did an amazing job. My partner and I had the most wonderful first vacation experience together. Luis, our host on the boat, was extremely energetic and very entertaining. The tour guides, Victor and Enrique, were also fabulous. It was amazing how much experience they had on the history and science behind Galápagos.
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Galápagos was amazing!
We had a lot of fun on the Nemo III! The group and the pace of the trip were perfect for our young family. The crew was great and helped keep the trip interesting and exciting for our kids. Our guide kept the hikes engaging for our entire family and make the trip a truly memorable event for everyone.

What is included in a 7 day Galapagos cruise?

All of our 7 day Galápagos cruises are offered on an "all-inclusive" basis with just a few exceptions. Every cruise we offer includes transfers to and from the airport in Galápagos, all meals and snacks on board your cruise boat, all excursions and activities, use of kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling gear where carried, and unlimited soft drinks, teas, coffees and juices.

There are some things that aren't included in a one week Galápagos cruise, and these include tips and gratuities, and alcohol. Some Galápagos cruises do include alcohol as well, and we make sure that each of our ship listings gives you a comprehensive breakdown of exactly what is and isn't included so that you are not left with any surprises at the end of your 7 day Galápagos cruise.

For more information about what's included on a Galápagos cruise why not speak to one of our friendly Galápagos expert travel advisors today? You can phone us, start a live chat or drop us an email. We're waiting to help!

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Why do you list 8 day Galapagos cruises, not 7 days?

This is a good question! Most people search for a "1 week cruise" or a "7 day cruise", but in Galápagos, because of the way the ships have to run their itineraries, there's actually no such thing as a 7 day cruise! You will always actually get 8 days on board with a "7 day Galápagos cruise"!

The reason for this is that because of the timing of flights to and from Galápagos and Ecuador, almost all vessels will arrive in port in time for the late morning flight arrivals, and then at the end of your cruise drop you off ready for the early afternoon departures. In this way, everyone gets 7 nights on the ship, but you get a bonus afternoon and morning at either end.

No matter how you describe it, we feel that a 7 day Galápagos cruise is the perfect balance between time, cost and being able to get a real experience of Galápagos, and this length is among our most popular cruises. If you'd like help choosing your own perfect 7 day Galápagos cruise simply pick up the phone and speak with one of our knowledgeable Galápagos travel advisors today.