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Recommended First Class Galapagos Small boat Cruises

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$2,590$4,850

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

$3,195$5,244

The Galapagos Odyssey was designed specifically for comfortable cruising in the Galapagos Islands, with spacious communal areas and picture windows in each cabin. During your downtime, you can relax and enjoy the view from one of the Galapagos Odyssey’s many decks, or soak in the outdoor jacuzzi.Trip Length: 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 1st-Class to Luxury Class 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, stand up paddle boarding

$2,600$6,750

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

$4,649$6,949

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
$1,570$3,865

The Angelito I Galapagos Cruise is a perfect way to experience the best of the Galapagos Islands for travelers seeking a quality Galapagos naturalist cruise but who don't need luxury accommodations . It offers great guides, personal service and top-notch wildlife-rich itineraries.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
$2,835$4,450

The Cachalote Explorer 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 Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$1,595$3,795

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 

All Galapagos Cruises and Yacht Trips

Galapagos Cruises and Yacht Trips

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$3,990$4,389

A slightly smaller and very striking motor-sail yacht with unique 8 and 15-day itineraries. With capacity for only 14 passengers the trip is more intimate and the guide to passenger ratio is lower than on most Galapagos yachts.Trip Length: 8 or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging:  14-Passenger, 1st-class motor-sail yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

$6,195$6,595

One of the Galapagos' only dive-only cruises; good chances to dive with whale sharks, schools of hammerhead sharks, and/or manta rays.Trip Length: 8 or 15 days Destination: Wolf & Darwin Islands, Galapagos Islands Lodging: First-class, live-aboard dive yacht Activities: SCUBA diving, snorkeling, naturalist walks

$3,195$5,244

The Galapagos Odyssey was designed specifically for comfortable cruising in the Galapagos Islands, with spacious communal areas and picture windows in each cabin. During your downtime, you can relax and enjoy the view from one of the Galapagos Odyssey’s many decks, or soak in the outdoor jacuzzi.Trip Length: 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 1st-Class to Luxury Class Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

$5,600$6,900

This luxurious and charming 32-guest expedition yacht is ample enough to provide spacious accommodations, yet small enough for guests to be able to experience nature in an up-close and personal manner.Trip Length: 8 or 15 Days Destination: Galápagos Islands Lodging: Luxury-class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, walks, snorkel, sea kayak, & dingy rides

$4,649$6,949

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

$2,151$5,218

The Galaxy II Eco Catamaran is the most efficient and eco-friendly first class yacht in the Galapagos.Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, First Class yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

$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, stand up paddle boarding

$2,600$6,750

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

$3,195$6,119

The Treasure is a first class, 16 passenger catamaran at a great price point.  All cabins are located on the main and upper decks offering twin or double beds, private facilities, and private balconies.Trip Lengths: 5, 7, 9, 11, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, first class catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

$1,945$4,045

The Galaven is a tourist superior 20 passenger yacht, offering 1 naturalist guide for every 10 travelers. The Galaven offers spacious outdoor seating areas with sun chairs, large interior dining room and a library.Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 20-Passenger, tourist superior yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

$5,068$5,656

Experience the best Inca sites on day hikes around Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, spending the night in comfortable, local boutique hotels. You will experience Peru like no other tourists and you will even get to hike the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of the Sun, just like the Incas did centuries ago. Then relax on a Galapagos Islands cruise, exploring the islands like Darwin and observing the amazing wildlife. 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 Length: 13 Days Destinations: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, & Cusco, Peru; and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: Boutique & charming hotels, and a cabin on a tourist superior yacht Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, & optional kayaking

$3,390$5,733

The Angelito I 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 Angelito I Galapagos Cruise is a perfect trip for travelers seeking a quality Galapagos cruise experience — good guides, service and wildlife-rich itineraries — without the high end prices for fancy accommodations. In Peru, you will see the most impressive Inca ruins, charming Andean villages, and stunning Peruvian countryside on a tour that captures all the area’s must-see sites.Trip Lengths: 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands, Cusco, Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu Lodging: Boutique Hotels & Tourist Superior Class Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, Inca ruins, indigenous markets

$7,885$10,182

Explore the best of Peru and Ecuador: Machu Picchu, the Amazon basin, and the Galapagos Islands. Hike to incredible Inca ruins in Cusco and the Sacred Valley before hiking the one day Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, arriving on foot through the Sun Gate just like the Incas did. Then travel to the Amazon basin in Ecuador, home to incredible wildlife. Experience this amazing ecosystem from the comfort of the first class Napo Wildlife Center, a community owned lodge located in Yasuní National Park. End your journey with a 6 day cruise through the Galapagos Islands, the "Enchanted Isles." Living on board the luxurious first class Odyssey Yacht, you travel from island to island observing the wildlife up close by kayak, foot, and snorkeling.Trip Lengths: 17 Days Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Quito, Amazon, Galapagos Islands Lodging: Boutique and charming 3-star plus hotels in Peru & Quito, a first class lodge in the Amazon, and a first class yacht in the Galapagos Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, cultural experiences, wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

$3,245$7,475

The recently refurbished Cormorant Luxury Catamaran incorporates the very best of Galapagos Catamaran design. All of the cabins have floor to ceiling windows and private balconies. The Cormorant has spacious common areas, and a lovely sun deck with a large jacuzzi.Trip Lengths: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, luxury class catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking