Cruise Based Tours
Why choose a cruise?
We believe that a live-aboard yacht is THE best way to see the Galápagos Islands!
Ability to see MORE islands and MORE wildlife than a land-based tour!
The best tour guides work on yachts
A wide variety of different cruising vessels available so you can find the one perfect for your group!
Camaraderie of spending your time with such a small group, whether you charter a yacht with your friends or join with new ones!
Click here to see a sample cruise itinerary!
Find the Perfect Yacht!
There are almost 100 cruise ship operators throughout the Galápagos and therefore a wide variety in the different sizes, luxuries, and quality of experiences. We highly recommend opting for one of the smaller cruise ships, normally 16-20 people. If you have a group of friends this is a perfect size to charter the whole ship, otherwise you can just book a cabin aboard and spend the evening getting to know other travelers from around the globe.
Our Featured Yacht:
The Galapagos’ newest luxury catamaran
The M/C Endemic is the newest catamaran in the Galapagos, launched in July 2018, with capacity for 16 passengers. Being the first in a new generation of catamarans, the Endemic boasts elegant exteriors, spacious and luxurious accommodations, and a beautiful al fresco dining area. Travel between the islands is fast and offers great stability due to the Endemic’s innovative design. We are excited to share this luxurious experience with you to make your trip to the Galapagos even more memorable and comfortable.
Length: 115 ft / 35mt
Beam: 45 ft / 14 mt
Crew: 10 members + Cruise Service Officer + Guide
Capacity: 16 pax
Speed: 12 knots
Suites Size (including Balcony): 344 sq ft / 32 sq mt
The most popular way to cruise the islands, single hull cruise boats offer the best of both worlds. Many have luxurious interiors but still maintain that classic boat feel. Knowledgeable guides will show you the best that the Galápagos has to offer, help you get your sea legs, and rejoice with you at each new wildlife sighting. Below are examples of upper-tier, mid-tier, and lower-tier yachts.
Catamaran boats, or boats with two hulls, provide the ultimate cruising experience, combining spacious interiors with a stability unachievable by single-hull boats. Also with a maximum capacity of 16 passengers, you can decide if you want to be with the group or enjoy the Galápagos from the private balcony off your cabin. Below are examples of upper-tier, mid-tier, and lower-tier catamarans.
Land Based Tours
Is a land-based tour right for you?
Great for people prone to sea-sickness
Wider variety of activities available
More local interaction and support of local economy
Less expensive than a cruise-based tour
Private tours for any group size
Less wildlife closer to town
Less convenient methods for intra-island travel
Many additional personal expenses
Explore the Galápagos from its port towns!
Land-based Galápagos tours offer an alternative to live aboard yachts. Stay in comfy hotels, eat at local restaurants and visit nearby islands on day tours by small speedboat. Galápagos multi-sport and island hopping tours are done on the inhabited islands.
If you can’t stomach the seas or don’t enjoy relaxing on-board the ship, booking a multi-sport tour of the Galápagos is a great option. Over the course of your stay you will get the opportunity to snorkel with the sea lions, sea kayak the crystal-clear waters, hike and bike the volcanic islands, and spend time relaxing on the beaches. You can include day trips to different islands via motor speedboat to the hot spots of your favorite animals so as not to miss out on all the amazing wildlife!
Land-based tour add-on