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Galapagos Cruises & Tours

Columbus Travel offers the largest variety of Galapagos cruises at the best prices anywhere.

What to Expect on a Galapagos Cruise

When you book a cruise with Columbus Travel, you’ll have every detail of your trip meticulously planned by a highly professional destination expert. We’ll help you find the perfect cruise for your particular travel dates, budget and interests.

A Galapagos cruise is an all-inclusive experience and the most efficient way to explore the archipelago, giving you the chance to reach unique sites while living on board a high quality vessel with daily full meal services and private accommodations.

During a cruise you’ll be able to visit the most interesting sites around the Galapagos islands, escorted all the time by a bilingual naturalist guide, and in order to avoid long and strenuous boat rides, navigation from one site to another is done during the night while the guests are sleeping.


So, how do you begin to choose a cruise that is right for you?

Boat vs. Land Tour

For starters, you should decide whether you are ready for a sea cruise or not. If you tend to become seasick, a Galapagos land based tour where you sleep in hotels may be the best choice for you. But if sleeping on a cruise is no issue to you, cruising around the archipelago would be the most efficient way to explore the islands. As you are moving during your sleep from island to island, your waking hours will all be spent having fun and adventuring.


The second thing you should think about is how much you are willing to spend on a cruise. Columbus Travel offers a wide spectrum of different types of budgets from budget yachts, mid-range yachts, first class cruises, high-end yachts, and luxury cruise ships, as well as one day diving tours and liveaboard cruises. With Columbus, you’re guaranteed the best price since we negotiate volume discounts with each of the boat owners out of our Ecuador offices.

Length of Cruises and Itineraries

There are many types of itineraries available such as 4, 5, 6, 8 and even 15 days. Keep in mind that the longer the itinerary is, the more of the islands you’ll be able to see, and the more expensive the trip. If there is something specific you would like to see on your cruise, such as certain types of wildlife or interesting geological formations, make sure to look at the itinerary’s scheduled visitor sites because each cruise has a different itinerary.

When to go to the Galapagos Islands

There are some variations in climate between the warmer and cooler seasons, and wildlife varies month-to-month, so choosing the best time to go to the Galapagos is important. For example, if you want to see the Waved Albatross, they arrive on Espanola Island to breed in late March, laying eggs from mid-April to late June. Chicks fledge between late December and early January. But the weather on the equator definitely is good enough to travel year round.

Other Galapagos Travel Options and Add-ons

Stay an extra day or two in a hotel on the Islands

You can also complement an unforgettable cruise experience with some extra nights in a hotel in Galapagos. The days prior to or after your Galapagos cruise, you can book one of our recommended hotels in the main inhabited Islands of the Archipelago. We have selected for you some of the best hotels in the Galapagos. Each hotel offers excellent service, a friendly atmosphere, and comfortable rooms for rest and relaxation.

Ecuador mainland and Peru trip extensions

All visitors to Galapagos must pass through the Ecuador mainland cities of Quito or Guayaquil, and Ecuador is an amazing destination in itself. Some highlights are the Amazon Rainforest, Machu Picchu in Peru, or even mainland Ecuador tours.

Choose a reliable agency specializing in Galapagos

We get it. Most people only go to the Galapagos once in their lifetimes and booking with an agency that specializes in the Galapagos assures your trip will be a seamless, rewarding experience.

Columbus Travel can help you to make all of the above decisions and more. It is important not to feel overwhelmed by choosing your Galapagos experience; we’ll make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact us today via e-mail, , or call us at the numbers below to speak with a Galapagos Destination Expert to start planning your trip today.

Compare all Galapagos Boats

Cruise name Category Type of boat Year Built Pax Price/Day Cruises in days Promo
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
InfinitySmall Yatch201820$861          
Elite Catamaran201916$942          
Santa Cruz IICruise Ship200290$956         
La PintaCruise Ship200748$1167          
Isabela IICruise Ship200040$710          
Galapagos LegendCruise Ship1963100$432          
Grand Queen BeatrizSmall Yatch201816$754          
TheorySmall Yatch201920$1006           
EvolutionSmall Yatch200432$806          
Cormorant IICatamaran202016$1011          
IntegritySmall Yatch200516$962           
GraceSmall Yatch192816$938          
PassionSmall Yatch201512$650          
OriginSmall Yatch201620$981           
Stella MarisSmall Yatch198712$22563           
Natural ParadiseSmall Yatch201616$736          
Grand DaphneCruise Ship202016$NAN            
Blue SpiritSmall Yatch200816$288           
SolarisSmall Yatch201916$649          
CalipsoDiving Cruise201916$611          
Grand MajesticSmall Yatch201816$711          
Tip Top IICatamaran200816$814          
Sea Star JourneySmall Yatch201116$680         
BeagleMotor Sailor197014$540          
GalaxySmall Yatch200716$388         
Mary AnneMotor Sailor199724$623          
Tip Top IVSmall Yatch200616$503          
OdysseySmall Yatch200820$719         
BelugaSmall Yatch196816$610          
Cachalote ExplorerSmall Yatch201816$375          
Coral I and IISmall Yatch200536$419          
Treasure of GalapagosCatamaran201016$719         
Reina SilviaSmall Yatch196116$631           
LettySmall Yatch199120$588          
Galapagos SkyDiving Cruise200016$799           
Nortada CruiseDiving Cruise19868$574           
Galapagos MasterDiving Cruise200216$731          
Humboldt ExplorerDiving Cruise200916$674           
Seaman JourneyCatamaran200716$540          
Tip Top VCatamaran201916$714          
Nemo IMotor Sailor199614$250          
BonitaSmall Yatch201916$368          
FragataSmall Yatch199416$441          
Nemo IIMotor Sailor199012$141          
Nemo IIIMotor Sailor199014$375          
Yolita IISmall Yatch200716$715          
AngelitoSmall Yatch199216$463          
Archipel IICatamaran200516$513          
Estrella del MarSmall Yatch199116$545          
MonserratSmall Yatch200520$620          
SambaMotor Sailor196614$500          
Xavier IIISmall Yatch199816$620          
DaphneSmall Yatch199716$489          
NautilusDiving Cruise198516$241         
AquaDiving Cruise199816$399          
Danubio AzulDiving Cruise200310$484          
GolondrinaSmall Yatch200416$306          
EdenSmall Yatch199616$600          
DarwinSmall Yatch199516$266          

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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