Choosing the best Galapagos 5-day cruise for you
When considering Galapagos cruises, the 5-day cruises strike a great balance between time and cost while lacking slightly in comprehensiveness of your Galapagos experience.
Choosing the right cruise makes all the difference on your trip to Galapagos. Generally, cruises vary between 4-day cruises all the way up to 15-day cruises. 5-days is a great trip length for those looking to save some time or money and still experience much of what the Galapagos Islands have to offer. Each length has distinct pros and cons, so here’s the need to know for a 5-day cruise.
Why choose a 5-day cruise?
- While a 5-day cruise is still a relatively short expedition, you will at least be able to experience several visitor sites and most of the activities available on most cruises (like snorkeling, hiking, dinghy rides, swimming, and to a lesser extent, sea kayaking).
- The 5-day option is your best balance for those who want to see a lot but are still trying to manage their budget prudently.
- This is a great length for families. The Galapagos Islands can be an amazing destination for the whole family from folks traveling with children, adolescents up to great grandparents. 5-days is an excellent way to see a lot while not exhausting the youngest and oldest with multiple daily activities. For families, it’s important to remember that most cabins only accommodate two people (but usually no more than four even in bigger cabins). Children generally receive discounts, but amounts and age policies vary for each boat.