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Classic Galapagos

breathtaking wildlife, untouched nature and stunning beaches; sailing the enchanted islands

A live-aboard trip is the classic way to visit the Galapagos islands. All boats follow specific itineraries of varying lengths and stop for visits on different islands.

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Itinerary summary

The Galapagos Islands

Arrival day: Fly from either Quito or Guayaquil to the Galapagos (boats sail from either Baltra or San Cristóbal islands, both of which have airports). Met on arrival and driven to the relevant harbour to board, generally in time for lunch.

Intervening days: During all island cruises experienced naturalist guides lead daily excursions to one or more of the approved visitor sites. These can either be land-based or in an inflatable (known locally as a 'panga'). There will also be snorkelling opportunities, and in the evening naturalist presentations are given on board. Many boats also carry kayaks that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. See the itineraries on individual boat pages for specific details.

Final day: After an early morning excursion and breakfast, disembark and fly back to Ecuador (Guayaquil or Quito).

Go further

The unique wildlife and geology of the Galapagos can be further appreciated by a stay on one of the inhabited islands. A land-based stay also offers the chance to do some diving.

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Accommodation options

In the following section you will see our suggested options for possible accommodation.

Top end - $6,500+ per week

  • Evolution image
    Evolution - a classic small ship for 36 passengers.
  • Grace image
    Grace - carries 18 passengers and was a wedding gift to Princess Grace of Monaco.
  • Integrity image
    Integrity - a luxury motor yacht with stabilisers, carrying up to 16 passengers.
  • La Pinta image
    La Pinta - a deluxe cruise ship with comfortable communal areas, carrying up to 48 passengers.
  • Ocean Spray image
    Ocean Spray - a luxury catamaran for up to 16 passengers.
  • Origin, Theory and Evolve image
    Origin, Theory and Evolve - a luxury motor yacht, custom-designed for Galapagos cruising, for up to 20 passengers.

Mid range - $5,500-$6,500 per week

Good value - under $5,500 per week

  • Beluga image
    Beluga - a steel-hull motor yacht with comfortable communal areas and cabins, for up to 16 passengers.
  • Cachalote Explorer image
    Cachalote Explorer - a steel-hulled motor yacht for up to 16 passengers.
  • Nemo II image
    Nemo II - a cosy sail-catamaran for up to 14 passengers.
  • Samba image
    Samba - a charming small motor yacht for up to 14 passengers.

As a fully bonded and very experienced Tour Operator, we can help you plan and book your perfect trip to Galapagos.


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