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Recommended First Class Galapagos Small boat Cruises

Rated 4.80 out of 5
$2,590$5,395

The Anahi has one of the best reputations among Galapagos catamarans for having a top-notch crew, a variety of itineraries, and comfortable accommodations. Consistently a great choice for families or couples who want a bit more room and a few more creature comforts but want to avoid the massive cruise ships. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, or 15 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 16 Passenger, 1st-class motor catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, naturalist walks

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$2,590$4,600

The Beluga is a comfortable 16 passenger first-class steel-hulled motor schooner that offers well-planned itineraries and top guides to allow you to get a fantastic Galapagos experience.  She has comfortable cabins and spacious common areas for relaxing on board, while on-board kayaks enhance your activity options. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 Passenger First Class Motor Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

Rated 4.88 out of 5
$4,500$5,600

First-class 20 passenger sister yachts that offer active and very personalized tours due to a small guide to traveler ratio (1 naturalist per 10 travelers). Great guides, great itineraries, great service make these memorable trips, and these are the first boats in the Galapagos to have Stand Up Paddleboards on board. Trip Length: 8 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 20 passenger, First Class Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

First Class Yachts are for people who value comfort and great experience, but don't need luxury. They offer nice cabins with beds on the floor (not bunk beds), decent sized private bathrooms, plenty of common space and great guides and itineraries. Click here to see more First Class Yachts.

Recommended Luxury Class Galapagos Small boat Cruises

$7,500$7,850

The luxurious 20-passenger Origin Galapagos yacht was custom designed for comfort and sustainability. The sophisticated design maximizes ocean views from the ten deluxe staterooms on the main deck and the expansive indoor and outdoor social and observation areas. The Origin offers world-class service and amenities while saving fuel and treading gently on the earth.  The itineraries are carefully designed so you will experience the best of the Galapagos, while the inspired gourmet style menus, open bar policy, and sun deck and hot tub will keep you comfortable and happy. Trip Length: 8 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 20 passenger Luxury Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

$5,100$7,490

An incredibly spacious, stable, and luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos Islands, the 12-passenger Passion was previously a private family yacht. It has been retrofitted for tourism, and it has comfortable cabins, fantastic deck spaces, and a very stable ride due to its size and built in stabilizers. Trip Length: 5, 8 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 12-Passenger luxury-class yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

$4,199$6,599

The Sea Star Journey is a newer luxury cruise that combines spacious accommodations and unique itineraries for seeing the Islands. Trip Length: 5, 6, 10, 11 or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16-Passenger luxury yacht Activities: Naturalist walks, snorkelling, kayaking

Luxury Class Yachts are for those who want to be very comfortable on their cruise. They have spacious cabins, well-adorned bathrooms, upscale common areas, fine food, and often even a cruise director on board, in addition to the naturalist guide, to make sure everyone is comfortable. Click here to see more Luxury Class Yachts.

Recommended Tourist Superior Galapagos Small boat Cruises

Rated 4.95 out of 5
$1,445$3,500

The Angelito I Galapagos Cruise is a perfect trip for travelers seeking a quality Galapagos cruise experience — good guides, service and wildlife-rich itineraries — but who would rather not spend extra for fancy accommodations. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, tourist superior class yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 4.83 out of 5
$2,460$3,780

A beautiful sailboat with wooden decks, the Cachalote is a top choice for those looking for a great Galapagos experience, with great itineraries, guides, and service, but who don't need, or want to pay for, luxurious cabins and shared spaces. Trip Lengths: 6, 8, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 Passenger Tourist-Class Motor Sailor Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,550$3,695

The Nemo I is a small 14-passenger sailing catamaran that is perfect for adventurous people who want to spend their time in the Galapagos outside on the net between the hulls or on the various common areas. Cabins are quite small, in the pontoons, making a trip on this boat an intimate nature adventure. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 14-Passenger, tourist superior sailing catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Tourist Class Yachts are perfect for those who value experiencing the islands over large or well-decorated cabins and common areas. The cabins (often with bunk beds), bathrooms, and common areas will be smaller, but they still offer top naturalists and great itineraries. Click here to see more Tourist Class Yachts

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Choosing a great Galapagos Islands cruise can be confusing. Our goal is to make it simple for you to get the right trip for you, and our unbiased expert travel advisors are here to help.

On a Galapagos small boat yacht trip you visit multiple islands and sites, going ashore twice a day for nature walks and snorkeling adventures with your naturalist guide. By visiting more sites than on a land-based trip a Galapagos yacht trip is the best way to see the most animal species, and to experience the famous variation between the species on each island.

Galapagos cruise ships range from 10 passenger boats to 100 passenger ships, with 16 passengers the most common size. Yachts are broken up into categories based on size and luxury: Luxury yachts are the most spacious with the best service, and are best for those who want to travel in comfort and style; First Class yachts offer nice amenities and service at a lower price; Tourist Superior Class yachts still offer great Galapagos experiences, but the cabins (with private bathrooms and air conditioning) and communal space are generally smaller and not fancy.

To learn more about traveling to the Galapagos Islands, read our Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

Read about the different classes of yacht trips here: What is the Difference Between Boat Classes in the Galapagos Islands 

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Galapagos Cruises and Yacht Trips

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Rated 5.00 out of 5
$2,590$4,600

The Beluga is a comfortable 16 passenger first-class steel-hulled motor schooner that offers well-planned itineraries and top guides to allow you to get a fantastic Galapagos experience.  She has comfortable cabins and spacious common areas for relaxing on board, while on-board kayaks enhance your activity options. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 Passenger First Class Motor Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$5,229$5,290

The Mary Anne is a lovely 3-masted Galapagos sailing ship owned and guided by the longest-running operator in the Islands. This striking vessel is one of very few sailboats in the Galapagos and the nearly one thousand yards of sail add to her graceful appearance. Trip Length: 8 or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 16-Passenger first-class motor sailboat Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$3,500$3,600

A slightly smaller tourist-superior naturalist cruise that's a bit nicer than others in it's same class. Trip Length: 8 or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging:  14 passenger tourist superior motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,563$3,650

The Eden is a good value for a naturalist cruise, larger than most others in its class and price range. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16 passenger, tourist superior motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,662$7,870

This 100 passenger Galapagos cruise ship offers lots of amenities, including massages, jacuzzi, and sauna in the spa, a swimming pool, and a kids corner, cinema, and game room. The larger size makes the boat very stable. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 110 passenger first-class/luxury class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, walking

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,300$3,750

A true small sailboat experience in the Galapagos, but with added speed thanks to the motor-sail combination. Trip Length: 4, 5, or 8 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 14 passenger tourist-superior class sailing motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, walking

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$3,388$6,888

A large 1st-class yacht with all the amenities you'd expect from a large cruise ship. Trip Length: 5, 6, or 7 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 90-passenger first-class/luxury class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, walking

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$6,100$8,900

This elegant luxury yacht, once owned by Princess Grace of Monaco, offers excellent itineraries, small groups, and a fantastic 9:1 passenger to naturalist guide ratio. Trip Length: 8 or 15 Days Destination: Galápagos Islands Lodging: Luxury-class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$3,237$5,390

Deluxe 40-passenger boat run by one of the most well-established operators in the Galapagos. Trip Length: 7 & 5 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: 40 passenger luxury ship Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, naturalist walks, & sea kayaking

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$2,955$6,895

The La Pinta is a spacious, mid-sized Galápagos luxury cruise. Offers all the amenities you'd expect from a deluxe cruise, including 24-hour on staff doctor and a exercise gym. Trip Length: 5 & 7 Days Destination: Galápagos Islands Lodging:  48 passenger luxury motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, & kayaking

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$5,756$6,501

The Eric and Letty Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu trip offers the best of each destination: great wildlife viewing in the Galapagos, and amazing culture and history in Peru. The First Class Eric and Letty yachts each have 2 naturalists on board, meaning your nature walks have fewer travelers to each guide. The Machu Picchu portion visits the best ruins and markets, always trying to avoid the crowds and to show the best off-the-beaten path sites that truly enhance your trip. Trip Length: 14 Days Destination: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, & Cusco, Peru / Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: Boutique hotels / First Class Yacht Activities: Inca ruins, indigenous markets, wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,550$3,695

The Nemo I is a small 14-passenger sailing catamaran that is perfect for adventurous people who want to spend their time in the Galapagos outside on the net between the hulls or on the various common areas. Cabins are quite small, in the pontoons, making a trip on this boat an intimate nature adventure. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 14-Passenger, tourist superior sailing catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,800$4,295

The San Jose is a first class, 16 passenger motor yacht at a great price point.  All cabins are located on the main and upper decks, and feature picture windows that can be opened. They also offer twin or double beds, private facilities, and privately controlled air conditioning. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, tourist superior to first class yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 4.95 out of 5
$1,445$3,500

The Angelito I Galapagos Cruise is a perfect trip for travelers seeking a quality Galapagos cruise experience — good guides, service and wildlife-rich itineraries — but who would rather not spend extra for fancy accommodations. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, tourist superior class yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 4.88 out of 5
$4,500$5,600

First-class 20 passenger sister yachts that offer active and very personalized tours due to a small guide to traveler ratio (1 naturalist per 10 travelers). Great guides, great itineraries, great service make these memorable trips, and these are the first boats in the Galapagos to have Stand Up Paddleboards on board. Trip Length: 8 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 20 passenger, First Class Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

Rated 4.86 out of 5
$2,450$7,099

The Seaman Journey (formally the Seaman II) is a stable and very comfortable catamaran with several itinerary choices. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, 11, or 15 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-passenger, 1st-class motor catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 4.83 out of 5
$2,460$3,780

A beautiful sailboat with wooden decks, the Cachalote is a top choice for those looking for a great Galapagos experience, with great itineraries, guides, and service, but who don't need, or want to pay for, luxurious cabins and shared spaces. Trip Lengths: 6, 8, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 Passenger Tourist-Class Motor Sailor Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

Rated 4.80 out of 5
$2,590$5,395

The Anahi has one of the best reputations among Galapagos catamarans for having a top-notch crew, a variety of itineraries, and comfortable accommodations. Consistently a great choice for families or couples who want a bit more room and a few more creature comforts but want to avoid the massive cruise ships. Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, or 15 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 16 Passenger, 1st-class motor catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, naturalist walks

Rated 4.67 out of 5
$1,662$5,655

Comfortable, mid-sized, and stable sister ships that travel together through the Galapagos Islands. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, or 15 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 32 passenger first-class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, walking

Rated 4.00 out of 5
$1,375$3,094

A small, comfortable yacht ideal for those on a budget who still want a quality guide and nice itinerary. Trip Length: 4, 5, 6, 8, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, tourist class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

Rated 4.00 out of 5
$3,090$6,880

A very stable, spacious Mega-catamaran. One of the few Galapagos cruises that offers private balconies in all cabins. Trip Length: 4, 5, 6, 8 or15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 16-Passenger luxury catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, sea kayaking