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Galapagos Legend Luxury Cruise

Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Legend Description

The Galapagos Legend is suited to accommodate up to 100 guests featuring over 1800 square meters (18,000 sqare feet) of comfort, entertainment and amazement as you journey through the Galapagos Islands. The Legend is a unique ship with all the fancy amenities normally found on a cruise-liner, but at the same time offering an intimate atmosphere while aboard. These include sauna, spa, jacuzzi, pool, running track, exercise equipment, playground, mini-cinema, library and a conference room for 90. Internet and phone services are available to help you stay connected with the outside world.

Take advantage of the lounge and panoramic windows or socialize at the bar with new friends you've met while on the cruise. Don't pass up the chance to relax in the ships sauna, spa or Jacuzzi or enjoy the swimming pool, running track and exercise equipment. Families onboard don't have to worry about their kids as they can also enjoy the "kids corner" with a playground, cinema and loads of interesting books and videos in the library available. Learn more about the fascinating Galapagos Islands with the ships 7 multi-lingual guides and feel safe at all times with a crew of 60 and a doctor available 24/7.

Learn more about the fascinating Galapagos Islands with the ships 7 multi-lingual guides and feel safe at all times with a crew of 60 and a doctor available 24/7.

The Legend is large and quite stable in the water, so those prone to sea sickness or sensitive to confined spaces of a smaller boat will find the Legend a good choice. The Legend is also great for children and those who want to get excercise running laps around the deck.

Galapagos Legend Cabins

There are 57 cabins in total on the Galapagos Legend, each tastefully designed with a classic style accompanied by air conditioning and mini bars. "Moon Deck" cabins have other features like private balconies.

  • Air Conditioning, Private Bathrooms and Mini Bars in all Cabins
  • 24 hour Room Service and Doctor
  • 7 Naturalist Guides
  • Air Conditioning, Private Bathrooms and Mini Bars in all Cabins
  • 24 hour Room Service and Doctor
  • 7 Naturalist Guides

Ships Similar to the Galapagos Legend

The Legend is one of the best values in Galapagos cruise ships, so for those on a budget that prefer a larger boat, the Legend may be your best choice. If you'd like a more upscale ship, thentake a look at the new, luxurious Santa Cruz II, or the classic Silver Galapagos. The Santa Cruz is renowned for its excellent guides, and La Pinta offers a smaller ship that holds a maximum of 48 passengers for those wanting a smaller ship with a more intimate feel.

How to Check Availability & Reserve the Galapagos Legend

To request a free quote or check availability for the Legend or any other boat, simply contact us by filling the "Check Availability" form at the top-left part of this page, write us at or call us at 1 877 4367512 US/Canada or at +44 (20) 8638 0738. in the UK.

It's recommended to book the Legend many months in advance if you plan to travel during the high seasons of summer, Christmas, and New Years as spaces fill up early.

A helpful and highly knowledgeable Galapagos Trip Advisor will assist you in building the perfect itinerary for you according to your timeline, interests and budget. Once you've got your choices narrowed down, we will put a hold on your cabins to reserve for your top cruise choices for up to a few days while you make a final decision. Once you make your decision, you'll need to make a deposit to confirm your reservation, and we will reserve your flight from either Guayaquil or Quito. You can arrange your own flight from home to Quito or Guayaquil, or we can help you find a discounted flight.

Most people that travel to the Galapagos take advantage of being in Ecuador and visit some of the other amazing destinations that the country offers. The most popular choices are staying in a lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon, exploring the historic capital of Quito and the surrounding Andes mountains, and the indigenous market of Otavalo.

Why Book With Columbus Travel?

When you book a Galapagos trip with Columbus Travel, you are assured:

  • World Class Service
  • Expert Advice
  • The Best Value

Contact us today for a free personalized itinerary and quote:

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Galapagos Legend Prices

2019 prices per person, except for charters

Subject to change.

Description 4 Days 5 Days 8 Days 11 or 12 Days 15 Days
$ 1,768
$ 2,356
$ 3,836
$ 5,303
$ 7,115
Standard Plus
$ 2,189
$ 2,918
$ 4,750
$ 6,567
$ 8,785
Junior Suite
$ 2,496
$ 3,328
$ 5,415
$ 7,486
$ 10,015
Balcony Suite
$ 2,977
$ 3,933
$ 6,440
$ 8,822
$ 11,698
Balcony S. Plus
$ 4,543
$ 7,468
$ 10,668
$ 14,936

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High season supplement: 5% over the cabin rate per person. Jan 01- 05/ Apr 05-May 25/ Jul 03-Aug 26/ Oct 02-Nov 22/Dec 18-31

Fuel surcharge: $ 50 for 3 or 4 night cruises, $ 100 for 7 nights, $ 150 for 9 y 10 nigths and $ 200 for 14 nights.

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Rates include:
  • All-inclusive cruise with meals and activities included
  • Sea-view cabins with air-conditioning & private bath.
  • Excellent cuisine, welcome & farewell cocktails, water, 24-hour coffee available.
  • Twice a day visits to islands with multilingual naturalist guide (upon request).
  • Snorkel and kayak equipment.
  • Various on board activities, lectures, and briefings.
Not included:
  • $100 National Park fee
  • $20 Entrance Control Card
  • Airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to/from Galapagos
  • Alcoholic & most non-alcoholic drinks
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance
  • Wetsuit rental: US$ 25 net per person per each short cruise, US$ 50 for a 7, 10, 11-night cruise, and US$ 75 for a 14+ night cruise.
  • Fuel surcharge of US$ 90 per person for a 3 or 4-night cruise, US$ 180 for 7, 10, and 11-night cruises, and US$ 360 for a 14-night cruise.
  • Internet service is available US$ 15 net per hour or fraction.
  • Tips and personal expenses.

Galapagos Legend Itinerary

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Galapagos Legend

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Legend Balcony Suite

Galapagos Legend Cabin

Balcony Suite

Galapagos Legend Room

Charles Darwin Panorama Lounge

Galapagos Legend Cruise Bar

Kids corner

Galapagos Legend Yacht Jacuzzi

Fresco Dining

Galapagos Legend Fresco Dining

Lonesome George Restaurant

Galapagos Legend Suite

Galapagos Legend Deck Plans & Specs

Moon Deck

Sky Deck

Earth Deck

Sea Deck


Gross tonnage: 2890 t
Length: 301 ft (92m)
Wide: 47 ft (15m)
Decks: 4
Made in: Germany
Rebuilt: 2002
Refurbished: 2017
speed: 17 knots
Cruise speed: 15 knots
Life Rafts: 22 for 25 pax each
Dinghies: 6 for 20 pax each
Glass bottom boat 1
kayaks: 8 double, 1 single
Electricity 110 v
Guest Capacity: 100
Crew: 60
Guides: 7 multilingual naturalists
Expedition leader: 1 multilingual naturalist

Galapagos Legend Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Andres thanks for reaching out. 
You can use this testimonial with my first name: 

We had an absolutely fantastic time. Everything arranged by Andres worked out extremely well without a hitch. There was proper and complete communication at all times. Andres was very thoughtful and thorough and gave us all the time necessary to plan a vacation of a lifetime for our whole family. 

With warm regards,
Anuj Bhargava

USA, March 2019

Hi Cristina,

We have just returned from our South American holiday after having a wonderful time.

I would like to thank you very much for your services. Our whole experience of the places you recommended & organized were excellent. We had no problems at all & we thoroughly enjoyed it. I was extremely well looked after on my tour through the Sacred Valley in Peru, all tours & all guides were excellent & all hotels were excellent. I always felt safe.

Our cruise around the Galápagos Islands was wonderful. I would recommend this ship to anyone. The staff, the guides & the excursions were all fantastic.

Thanks again. Wish you lived local...I would always use your services!

Thanks again.

Australia, Anne Campbell

November 2018

Hello Sofia,

"Sofia Valdivieso, our agent at Columbus Travel, provided top rate assistance and advice from the very beginning. She responded to all my queries promptly, patiently and clearly, booked our spots on the Legend, and arranged for all ground transfers and accommodations that were part of the package. Everything worked as planned in spite of our rather complicated (and in part personalized) itinerary, a testimony to Sofia's high level of organization, responsiveness and attention to details. The local contacts (drivers etc) were punctual, very professional, and utterly reliable. So I want also to compliment the local staff (drivers) in Guayaquil. Our experience on the G. Legend (28 June to 2 July 2018) more than met our expectations. Crew, staff and guides on board bent over backwards to ensure a great experience for all. We will be back for more. We look forward to working with Columbus Travel and Sofia again. Thank you, Sofia!"


June 2018

3 Guests

Hi Gabriela,

I just want to thankyou so very much for helping us organise our trip to The Galapagos.

It was such an amazing journey and couldn't have been possible without your assistance!

Best wishes to you in the future.

Thanks again,
Mats and Ricci

Australia, April 2018
2 Guests

Dear Pablo,

Thank you for organizing the Quito city tour and the cruise of the Galapagos Islands for us. With your help we experienced an amazing once-in- the- lifetime visit to the Galapagos Islands. Our 7 nights stay on the Galapagos Legend was beyond our expectation. I even credit you with arranging sunshine for every day. I will send a favourable review and recommendation to Trip Advisor.

Pablo, on a personal note, I wish you continuing success in your business and good health and happiness in your personal life.

Best regards,
Tibor Jando.

Canada, March 2018

Dear Pablo,

We are now home in Adelaide after our lovely holiday

Just a note to let you know that everything you arranged for us turned out exactly according to plan.

Thank you very much for putting together our itinerary and doing our bookings. We had no problems at all.

Thanks again, I will recommend you to friends and pass on your email address if that is ok with you.


Christopher Kirby

Australia, December 2017

6 Guests

Dear Francisco Vela,

I wanted to thank you for such a wonderfully memorable trip!  My family and I had such an incredible experience and made some really good friends on the cruise too!

Thank you for making the arrangements!


Le Eiko Hockema

August 2017

4 guests

Dear Maria,

Doug and I wanted to thank you so much for the amazing Galapagos trip that you planned for us. Everything was planned and executed seamlessly. We had a wonderful time touring Quito and of course our time on the ship and exploration of the Galapagos was magnificent. We want to thank you for all the effort and time you took to make our honeymoon the amazing adventure that it was.

Much thanks and appreciation,
Kiran Talvadkar and Doug Butterworth

February 2017

Hi, Maria. I wanted to take a few moments to express our gratitude for your work in putting this trip together for us.

Everything worked perfectly. All the drivers showed up on time and where very friendly. The Galapagos Legend was a fine ship and the staff on board was so friendly and helpful.

I want to especially thank the driver who took us to the airport when we were leaving to return to NY. When we arrived, the line to check in was so long.

He made some calls and miraculously, we got onto the Business Class line and checked in right away!!!!!

Again, thank you for everything.


Prof. Sheryl Schoenacher

January 2017

Hi Maria,

We've had such a wonderful time in Ecuador - so many unforgettable memories!  Your recommendations for the cruise and itinerary were right on, everything worked out perfectible for us with Legend cruise, the whole family was so happy!   And the service we got from Columbus Travel both in terms of planning and local transfers was well above any expectations.  Everything was flawless!  We'd be happy to recommend your company to anyone and you'd like me do some online reviews, I'd happy to do that. 

Thanks you so much, Maria!


December 2016
4 guests

Thanks Vladimir for all your help on arranging our Galapagos Trip on The Legend it was great time.

John Lee

April 2015


3 guests

Hi Pablo,

I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help you've provided. The trip was absolutely wonderful and problem free. I would highly recommend anyone who would want to go to the Galapagos, or any destination your company works with. Again, thank you for a GREAT trip. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tien Tran, USA
Galapagos Legend Cruise
May 2015

Hi Veronica,

Thanks again for the wonderful days you arranged for us in Ecuador! Absolutely great and we're most definitely going to recommend you and your agency!

Kind regards,



La Selva Lodge, Galapagos Legend Cruise, Land Ecuador
January 2015
4 Guests

Thank you Francisco. I appreciate all of your help booking this trip and your correspondences were always prompt and helpful. It was a fantastic trip and when we finally get around to Manchu Picchu, we'll certainly send you an email.

Catherine P

2 Guests

Hi, Christian,

I was just about to sit down and write you a note, myself. I have to thank you so much for helping us book our cruise-of-a-lifetime! We had no idea how wonderful it was going to be. Everything was better than we'd imagined: the ship was perfectly comfortable, the crew friendly and extremely hospitable, our Guide, Joffrey Herrera, charming and knowledgeable, the islands and wildlife endlessly fascinating.

I think the three of us felt rather sorry for the other passengers, who had to leave the ship after only three or four-day cruises. The full week-long cruise is really necessary to see (almost) everything.

I will certainly recommend a Galapagos trip, and your services, to anyone I meet who may be interested. We were privileged to be able to take such a fun adventure. Thank you for helping us get there!


Gretchen Niver
USA, May 2010
Traveled on the Legend

Hi Christian,

All of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip. You worked your hardest to help us stay in a variety of hotels, though I miscommunicated the dates. This was rapidly rectified however, and we loved every place we stayed. The Napo Wildlife Center couldn't have been better, the tours you arranged for us both to Odavallo, and the city tour were outstanding. The guides exceeded all expectations, as did your driver. It was great to meet you personally. The ship, and the Galapagos tours were also outstanding. Thank you so much. We will certainly recommend you and Columbus Travel.

Sincerely yours,

Mary Lou
USA, January 2010
Traveled on the Galapagos Legend


Thank you for your email.

We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos. The boat was very pleasant and the crew very friendly and professional. We really enjoy every minute and our guide, Jose Luis, was excellent.

Thank you very much for your services and help and for the delicious dinner in Quito.

Warm regards,

Esmeralda de Belgique
Belgium, April 2009
Traveled on the Legend


Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our trip to Peru/Machu Pichu and Ecuador/Galapagos and appreciate your help in planning and arranging our trip. The hotels you chose for us were terrific especially the Casa Andina in Lima and the Peublo in Agua Calientes.

The Legend cruise ship was wonderful with a great total Galapagos experience. Very comfortable with great food and service. It was very nice to have drivers to tranfer us between airports and hotels. We really enjoyed our guide Natalie who was with us in Cusco and Machu Pichu; she was very well informed and personable.

Thanks again for you help and making our trip such a great experience.

Steve Reibman
USA, September 2008
Traveled on the Legend

Dear Washington,

I would like to thank you for the organization of our trip to Ecuador and Galapagos. Everything went perfectly including the guide we had in Quito. Thank you also for the recommendation to stay at the la Mirage.

Thanks a lot again

Kind Regards

Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu
USA, July 2008
Traveled on the Legend

Hi Elena -
We just wanted to thank you for aranging the most marvelous trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed both our Galapagos adventure and our time in Quito and the Andes. Everything went like clockwork with the pickups, transfers, and tours. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Our guides were especially wonderful. Luis on the Legend was fabulous. Byron in the Quito are and the Andes really made the trip so unique and special for us. Cliff particularly liked Byron since they had a mutual interest in birding. Byron took us to some places that were off the beaten trail and that made the visit extra special. Thanks again for all you did. You were really on top of every detail and I never worried a bit. I will highly recommend you to others traveling to the Gallapagos and Ecuador!

Susan and Cliff
USA, March 2008

Hello Elena. Just a short message to say thank you for arranging my recent trip. The staff of the Legend were great and it was a very enjoyable cruise. Everything worked out great. Thank you again.
Stan Singer
January 22th, 2006
Buenos Noches Seniorita Margarita Just got back from our trip to Ecuador and Peru.
I'm always nervous sending $$$ to people in another country that I met on a website - but our trip was fantastic.
Everything went very smoothly. Galapagos and Quito are amazing places. The Legend was a great boat, with a great crew. We were also impressed with the Quito guide you organised (Ivan) who seemed amazingly versed and knowlegable in everything Ecuadorian! Muchos Gracias
July, 2006

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