Because most visitor sites can only be reached from the sea, the best, and almost the only, way to see the Galapagos is by boat. At its best, the combination of marvellous wildlife, a well-run well-equipped boat, and first-rate naturalist guides makes for a truly memorable and enriching trip.
Cruising on well-crewed boats built and maintained to modern standards is never cheap, and the extra costs of being hundreds of miles into the Pacific Ocean means that a Galapagos cruise is going to absorb a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. It is all the more important to make sure that you get value for money.
This is where personal tastes and preferences come in. You can choose between different sizes and styles of boat, different routes around the islands, and by how many days you would like your cruise to last. Although price and quality are not always in lock-step, for the most part the higher the price the more comfortable the boat will be and the better you will be looked after.
Like-for-like you will find that Geodyssey's prices are very competitive. If you find a better price elsewhere, please let us know and we will try to beat it.
Please book well in advance for the widest choice.
Booking your Galapagos cruise
The guide prices given below are per person for two people travelling together and sharing twin/double cabins in low season.
Most boats offer discounts and special offers off their list prices at various times through the year. It is well worth calling us or filling in our Quote request form to check what offers are currently available.
Click on each boat's link below for a fuller description, photos, deck plans, etc.
2011 itineraries and prices
(for 2012 please download our booking information supplement)
Galapagos cruises - Luxury Class
Isabella II is the most luxurious of the boats cruising the Galapagos. She combines an elegant and relaxed atmosphere with the adventure of experiencing the islands...
3N from $1,703
4N from $2,272
7N from $3,750
Grace has an elegance, beauty and prestige that reflects her illustrious past. She was once owned by Aristotle Onassis and is named after Princess Grace of Monaco...
7N from $5,195
A generously-equipped luxury-class motor yacht with 24 cabins, all on the upper deck. New to the Galapagos and has received excellent reports from our customers...
7N from $4,935
Galapagos cruises - First class - large
GALAPAGOS EXPLORER II
One of the larger Galapagos boats, built to a modern design, fully equipped, and with a fast cruising speed ...
3N from $1,550
4N from $2,060
7N from $3,395
A 300ft 'expedition vessel' with the equipment, stability and amenities of a small cruise liner...
3N from $1,540
4N from $1,990
7N from $3,390
Conscientiously run to preserve a direct personal experience of discovering the islands. Well fitted out with a sensible selection of cabins and prices...
3N from $1,590
4N from $2,120
7N from $3,711
Galapagos cruises - First class - medium
CORAL I AND II
A good combination of comfort, space and speed in medium-sized boats. Outside decks are a particular feature, with unobstructed views...
3N from $1,290
4N from $1,740
7N from $2,990
210 ft expedition vessel accommodating 48 passengers in staterooms, each with sea view. Generous accommodation, with spacious cabins and ample social areas...
7N from $5,150
ERIC, FLAMINGO & LETTY
3 identical sister yachts, customed-designed for the Galapagos, sailing as a fleet. Holder of international awards for high environmental credentials...
7N from $3,375
Newly remodelled 192ft cruise ship drawing on the style of luxury motor yachts of the 1920s, but with a modern levels of comfort and safety. A mix of beautifully-furnished salons, open decks, and private areas...
7N from $4,395
Galapagos cruises - First class - small
ALTA - no longer exists
Beagle is a schooner-rigged motor yacht, with teak decks and a well-appointed interior. 6 a/c double cabins...
7N from $3,320
14N from $6,640
Spacious comfortable small deluxe yacht with lots of deck space. 8 double staterooms. Full a/c...
7N from $3,200
A standard motor yacht, broad in beam with 8 cabins all on main or upper decks. A decent amount of space for a small boat.
3N from $1,750
4N from $2,250
7N from $3,500
An elegant, 3 masted tall sailing ship now with 24 passengers
4N from $2,200
5N from $2,640
9N from $4,400
10N from $4,840
14N from $6,600
120ft sailing yacht with 3 full masts, 2 decks, and 10 spacious cabins with reasonably spacious comfort and high standard of fit...
4N from $2,338
5N from $2,805
9N from $4,675
10N from $5,143
14N from $7,013
Galapagos cruises - Superior tourist class - small
Ketch-rigged motor sailor refitted in 2002. Guest cabins are practical, deck space is ample, and there is a good-sized salon...
7N from $2,480
78ft motor-yacht with stabilising sail. Comfortable, well laid-out, with good cabin accommodation and public areas, including an inside salon and an outside stern area often used for convivial dining...
7N from $2,550
Galapagos cruises - Tourist class - small
3N from $1,224
4N from $1,644
7N from $2,328
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