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Recommended First Class Galapagos Cruise Ships

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 Cruise Ship

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Cruise Ships

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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