Galapagos

Trips
Nazca boobies are among the many birds you'll see on Genovesa
Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Northern Circuit
Cruise the best northern island sites, including Genovesa, on a 20-passenger yacht
Nazca boobies are among the many birds you'll see on Genovesa
Land Cost: $4,300 - $5,400
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11 days
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17 upcoming departures
This fleet of three identical expedition yachts built in 1991 are custom-designed for Galapagos cruising. These ships offer great value and are the perfect choice for families as they have a triple cabin available and offer special family and teen departures in the summer and over the holidays.
Look for Santa Cruz's wild tortoises
Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Southern Circuit
Cruise to the best southern island sites, including Floreana, on a 20-passenger yacht
Look for Santa Cruz's wild tortoises
Land Cost: $4,300 - $5,400
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16 upcoming departures
This fleet of three identical expedition yachts built in 1991 are custom-designed for Galapagos cruising. These ships offer great value and are the perfect choice for families as they have a triple cabin available and offer special family and teen departures in the summer and over the holidays.
Trek on Bartolome's otherworldly young terrain
Aboard M/C Athala II, Northern Circuit
Explore the Galapagos aboard this newly-refurbished high-end catamaran
Trek on Bartolome's otherworldly young terrain
Land Cost: $6,000 - $6,250
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16 upcoming departures
A catamaran, this ship guarantees a stable and comfortable cruising experience. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and friendly. Sea kayaks and jacuzzi are available on board. This is an excellent choice if you are looking for luxury and a small group experience catering to adults. Some cabins have private balconies.
Get close-up views of Galapagos sea lions frolicking in the surf
Aboard M/C Athala II, Southern Circuit
Explore the Galapagos aboard this newly-refurbished high-end catamaran
Get close-up views of Galapagos sea lions frolicking in the surf
Land Cost: $6,000 - $6,250
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11 days
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17 upcoming departures
A catamaran, this ship guarantees a stable and comfortable cruising experience. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and friendly. Sea kayaks and jacuzzi are available on board. This is an excellent choice if you are looking for luxury and a small group experience catering to adults. Some cabins have private balconies.
Dragon Hill is a popular nesting site for land iguanas
Aboard M/V Eclipse, Northern Circuit
Cruise the islands on one of the newest, medium-sized ships
Dragon Hill is a popular nesting site for land iguanas
Land Cost: $6,200 - $7,500
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11 days
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17 upcoming departures
Our most deluxe Galapagos offering, this expedition ship offers spacious staterooms, and unparalleled levels of comfort and service, with the same fantastic nature experiences delivered by our other boats. Single, double and triple cabins available. Family departures scheduled over summer and holidays.
Depending on the season, you may see sea turtle hatchlings
Aboard M/V Eclipse, Southern Circuit
Cruise the islands on one of the newest, medium-sized ships
Depending on the season, you may see sea turtle hatchlings
Land Cost: $6,200 - $7,500
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11 days
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16 upcoming departures
Our most deluxe Galapagos offering, this expedition ship offers spacious staterooms, and unparalleled levels of comfort and service, with the same fantastic nature experiences delivered by our other boats. Single, double and triple cabins available. Family departures scheduled over summer and holidays.
Admire and explore Rabida's red sand beach
Aboard M/V Evolution, Northern Circuit
Cruise the islands on a 192' newly-commissioned yacht offering traditional elegance
Admire and explore Rabida's red sand beach
Land Cost: $5,600 - $6,900
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11 days
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43 upcoming departures
This Victorian-style expedition vessel has every modern convenience, spacious cabins, and plenty of comfortable, covered deck space for lounging and alfresco dining. Adults of all ages find the ship comfortable, and its special family and teen departures are good choices for multi-generational travel.
See abundant Sally lightfoot crabs
Aboard M/V Evolution, Southern Circuit
Cruise the islands on a 192' newly-commissioned yacht offering traditional elegance
See abundant Sally lightfoot crabs
Land Cost: $5,600 - $6,900
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42 upcoming departures
This Victorian-style expedition vessel has every modern convenience, spacious cabins, and plenty of comfortable, covered deck space for lounging and alfresco dining. Adults of all ages find the ship comfortable, and its special family and teen departures are good choices for multi-generational travel.
Leave the M/Y Grace, your home for the week, and head for the mainland
Aboard the M/Y Grace, Northern Circuit
Cruise the islands on an historic ship offering luxury service and appointments
Leave the M/Y Grace, your home for the week, and head for the mainland
Land Cost: $6,100 - $6,950
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11 days
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42 upcoming departures
This refurbished yacht carries a rich history, royal credentials, and elegant, comfortable appointments. The ship attracts adult travelers who enjoy a bit of luxury, the history of the vessel, and adventure in style.
Spot sea lions on the rocks around Santa Cruz
Aboard the M/Y Grace, Southern Circuit
Cruise the islands on an historic ship offering luxury service and appointments
Spot sea lions on the rocks around Santa Cruz
Land Cost: $6,100 - $6,950
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11 days
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43 upcoming departures
This refurbished yacht carries a rich history, royal credentials, and elegant, comfortable appointments. The ship attracts adult travelers who enjoy a bit of luxury, the history of the vessel, and adventure in style.
Leave Ecuador with fond memories
Galapagos Adventure with Teens
Incredible up-close wildlife and an ecology project in partnership with Galapagos teens
Leave Ecuador with fond memories
Land Cost: $4,300 - $5,400
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11 days
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4 upcoming departures
These special departures for families with teens offer a chance for a unique cultural exchange with local Galapagos high school students.Your wildlife cruise will be on board one of two identical...
Iguanas enjoying some sun
Incas and Islands
Combine Inca Wonders of the Peruvian Andes with a Galapagos Wildlife Cruise
Iguanas enjoying some sun
Land Cost: $7,450
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16 days
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Arrange your trip around weekly Sunday cruise departures
Focus on the ancient Inca Empire. Hike ancient Inca trails near Machu Picchu. In Galapagos, view remarkably fearless wildlife in an ecologically sensitive and responsible exploration.
Overview

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CALL FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON SELECT DEPARTURES

Encounter some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world on the Galapagos Islands. Las Islas Encantadas, the Enchanted Isles, have excited the interest of scientists and nature travelers for centuries. This barren, volcanic archipelago is habitat for some of the world’s most unusual animals and plants. Most of the resident birds and reptiles are found nowhere else in the world.

Journeys' Galapagos cruise offerings provide you privileged access to the most famous natural laboratory of evolution on earth. In choosing a Galapagos cruise, we suggest small ships and week long cruises. Our choices of naturalist-guided, first class and luxury yacht Galapagos tours offer plenty of time on the islands, fast travel between islands and access to landing sites open only to small ships. Our programs feature great food and comfortable cabins, but the real emphasis is spending the most time possible exploring the scenic and wildlife diversity of the Islands with a certified naturalist. We find that most people with natural history interest who are planning a once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos trip will prefer these smaller yachts and a more personal experience.

The best way to find the right Galapagos cruise and overall Ecuador travel package is to call Journeys well before your intended Galapagos travel or tour dates. Many of the most popular ships in the Galapagos Islands fill far in advance, especially over the winter and school holiday travel periods. If you have your own tour group or are planning a family Galapagos tour, ask about special charters of these yachts.

Access to Galapagos cruise ships begins via a flight from mainland Ecuador. We can book your international air travel reservations and normally arrange airport transfers and Quito or Guayaquil hotel reservations. Galapagos trips combine well with travel to Peru, Panama, the Andes and the Amazon; departures are year-round, and every Galapagos cruise includes opportunities for snorkeling and swimming with marine wildlife.