Budget boats offer the most affordable Galapagos cruises and are for those who are not so concerned about niceties and most interested in experiencing the beauty and wonder of the islands.
Even though these small yachts are the cheapest way to venture through the Galapagos, the itineraries are just as good as more expensive cruises. Just the same, remember to choose your itinerary carefully to make sure you make the most of your trip and can check off all the things you’d like to see on your bucket list.
You may be sacrificing quality of the guides, food, spaciousness, comfort, and boat stability with a budget level boat, so if those issues are of concern for you, consider choosing from a midrange boat instead.
Some good options for your budget cruise include the Aida Maria, Eden, and Golondrina yachts.