POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR GALAPAGOS CRUISE

With all the different classes of boats available in the Galapagos it can be overwhelming to choose the boat that’s right for you and your cruising needs.

Before taking a look at the options, here are some important points to consider:

  • Generally speaking, you get what you pay for.
  • The naturalist guide is key as they can either make or break your trip. Typically first-class and luxury boats have the highest level naturalist guides (Level III) with an excellent level of English.
  • No matter what, you will not find any mega ships as the Galapagos National Park, limits boat capacity to 100.
  • If you’re prone to seasickness, consider a larger ship or one of the newer luxury yachts that have stabilizers to minimize motion at sea. See luxury yachts.
  • The smaller the boat, the more chance you will have to experience exclusive vacations with personalized services and having a space for your small group for all the activities and for the animal encounters. Read the advantages of small boat cruises in Galapagos.

NOW, LET´S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE CRUISE OPTIONS:

SAILING GALAPAGOS BOATS

sailing boat Galapagos

Classic sailing cruise ships are perfect for sailing aficionados or newbies. They offer a unique scenic experience as they sit low in the water, allowing the chance to observe wildlife from spacious wooden decks, as well as exquisite cuisine. The Mary Anne is a great example of one of best, most unique and most photographed ships in the Galapagos Islands, providing a one-of a kind experience with the possibility to reach remote visitor sites due to its compact size.


LUXURY CRUISES

choose a luxury Galapagos cruise

All luxury class Galapagos cruises provide not only the most qualified and experienced naturalist guides, but are also spacious, comfortable, stable and provide the highest level of on-board services and amenities, which include: gourmet food, safety, comfortable cabins and other additional features you won’t find on just any Galapagos cruise. The M/Y Passion is the perfect example of barefoot luxury and highly recommended for its spacious cabins, excellent service featuring a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, and smooth ride thanks to its electronic stabilizers.


FIRST CLASS GALAPAGOS VESSELS

Recommended first class cruise

Great value for your money and perfect to suit all your travel needs, thanks to the great range of quality, comfort, space, stability and food, while ensuring intimate experiences on board.

We highly suggest the Tip Top II catamaran for its stability, great value and spacious cabins and social areas.


BUDGET BOATS & ISLAND HOPPING GALAPAGOS TOURS

Recommended budget cruise Galapagos

For those on a budget, we recommend a hotel-based tour, where you will take day trip excursions to visit the nearby islands, and have the chance to experience how humans and wildlife live together peacefully.

If you’re set on a cruise, you can always choose a more affordable option such as the M/Y San Jose Yacht, surprisingly comfortable for a budget cruise.


MORE CRUISE OPTIONS

You have many different options if you prefer a diving cruise or if you are traveling with kids. Just ask our Galapagos travel experts to customize your holiday.

And, if you're still not sure, then don't hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable local experts who will help answer all your questions and make sure you pick the experience that suits your every need.

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