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Recommended First Class Galapagos Small boat Cruises

$3,700$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: 6, 8, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 Passenger First Class Motor Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

$3,695$5,744

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

$2,159$7,379

The Seaman Journey is a luxurious first-class yacht offering superior comfort, size, style, and stability. 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

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 Tourist Superior Galapagos Small boat Cruises

$1,850$4,295

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

$3,000$4,500

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 First Class Motor Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

$1,841$4,462

The Bonita Galapagos Cruise is a budget friendly, spacious and comfortable yacht, with capacity for 16 passengers, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. Trip Length: 5, 7, 9, 11, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 passenger Tourist Superior Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding

Recommended Luxury Class Galapagos Small boat Cruises

$2,600$6,750

An incredibly spacious, stable, and luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos Islands, the 14-passenger Passion was previously a private family yacht. For every traveler on the Passion, a donation is made to WildAid’s Galapagos Conservation Fund, which works to stop illegal fishing and prevent invasive species. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 14-Passenger luxury-class yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

$8,050$8,450

The luxurious 20-passenger Origin and Theory Galapagos Yachts are sister ships 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 and Theory offer 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: Luxury yachts with 20 passengers each Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding

$3,569$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.

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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$3,000$4,500

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 First Class Motor Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayak

$2,860$5,950

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, 12, or 15 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 16 Passenger, 1st-class motor catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, naturalist walks

$3,500$6,320

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

$1,842$5,802

Comfortable, mid-sized, and stable sister ships that travel together through the Galapagos Islands. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 32 passenger first-class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, walking, kayaking (optional), scuba diving (optional)

$1,750$3,413

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, 11, 12, 13, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: 16-Passenger, tourist class motor yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

$3,410$7,225

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, 10, 11, 12, 13, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Boat Details: 16-Passenger luxury catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, sea kayaking

$6,665$8,985

Explore the best of Peru and Ecuador: Machu Picchu, the Amazon basin, and the Galapagos Islands. Travel to the Amazon basin in southern Peru, home to incredible wildlife. Experience this amazing ecosystem from the comfort of the Tambopata Research Center, a remote rainforest lodges adjacent to one of the largest parrot and macaw clay licks in the world, making for incredible wildlife viewing. 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. Complete your journey with a 5 or 7 day cruise through the Galapagos Islands, the "Enchanted Isles." Living on board the luxurious first class Treasure of the Galapagos Catamaran, you travel from island to island observing the wildlife up close by kayak, foot, and snorkeling. Trip Lengths: 15 or 17 Days Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, 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 catamaran in the Galapagos Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, cultural experiences, wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

$5,245$8,110

Trek the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and then swim with the sea lions on a cruise through the enchanted Galapagos Islands. The trip begins with acclimatizing hikes to impressive ruins in Cusco and the Sacred Valley to help get you acclimatize, but also because these sites shouldn’t be missed! On this unique 5 day Inca Trail trek you begin hiking after the hordes have departed on the traditional trek, so you can hike and camp in relative solitude away from the masses of other trekkers. This schedule also gives you more time to explore ruins along the way and at Machu Picchu. In the Galapagos Islands, you board the Archipel I & II Catamarans for a cruise around the islands. You experience the unique ecosystems of each island and see tons of incredible wildlife by walking, kayaking, and snorkeling. Trip Length: 14 or 18 Days Destinations: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Galapagos Islands Lodging: Comfortable camping, boutique 3-star plus hotels, and tourist superior cruise Activities: Trekking, Inca ruins, cultural experiences, naturalist walks, kayaking, snorkeling, wildlife viewing

$10,945$12,300

The luxurious Origin & Theory 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 Origin and Theory yachts have 2 naturalists on board, meaning your nature walks have fewer travelers to each guide. In Peru, you take in the very best Inca sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and culminating in a deep exploration of the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. World-class local guides get you away from the crowds for this fascinating exploration of the Inca Empire and the Enchanted Islands. Trip Length: 14 Days Destination: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, & Cusco, Peru / Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: Luxury hotels & yacht Activities: Inca ruins, indigenous markets, cultural experiences, wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding

$6,135$6,935

The EcoGalaxy Catamaran Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu trip combines a 5 or 6 day naturalist cruise in the islands with immersive culture tours in Peru. The EcoGalaxy is one of the most efficient first class boats out there! Providing a spacious, stable and comfortable cruise with high quality service, delicious food, knowledgeable guides and professional crew. The Machu Picchu portion hits the highlights in Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu with enriching opportunities to delve into the musical, agricultural and culinary worlds of both contemporary & ancient Peru. Trip Lengths: 12 Days or 13 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru Lodging: 16-Passenger, First Class catamaran in Galapagos & boutique or deluxe hotels in Peru Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, historic & cultural tours, Inca ruins, day walks

$1,841$4,462

The Bonita Galapagos Cruise is a budget friendly, spacious and comfortable yacht, with capacity for 16 passengers, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. Trip Length: 5, 7, 9, 11, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 passenger Tourist Superior Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding

$6,015$7,710

Experience the best Inca sites on day hikes around Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, then relax in in comfortable, local boutique hotels at night. 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. The 16 passenger Beluga Motor Yacht provides a first-class experience in the Galapagos Islands from start to finish. Enchanted Expeditions, operators of the Beluga, has operated in the Galapagos for approximately 30 years and consistently impresses clients with attention to detail and customer service. Sea kayaks on board make this a more active cruise. Trip Length: 13 or 15 Days Destinations: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, & Cusco, Peru; and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: Boutique & charming hotels, and a first class yacht Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, naturalist walks, & kayaking

$2,095$4,695

Discover the Galapagos Islands on board the Archipel I Galapagos Catamaran, a very stable and comfortable cruise, with excellent long and short wildlife itineraries. Trip Length: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Accommodations: 16 passenger, Tourist Superior Catamaran Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking

$8,050$8,450

The luxurious 20-passenger Origin and Theory Galapagos Yachts are sister ships 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 and Theory offer 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: Luxury yachts with 20 passengers each Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding

$3,569$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

$6,450$8,200

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

$6,395$7,595

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

$3,990$4,320

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