Cruise Trips to Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are a World Heritage Site, and home to some of the most amazing birds, animals, reptiles, and marine life in the world. The island is a home to tortoises, iguanas, penguins, sea lions, rays, dolphins, and a wide variety of birds. The islands are relatively remote. Taking a cruise to the Galapagos Islands will take you back in time as you swim in the crystal clear turquoise water, and walk on the volcanic islands like pirates.

The Galapagos Islands are like nowhere else on earth. 97.5% of the land and thousands of square kilometers have been designated a national park, and surrounding the archipelago is a large marine reserve.

The islands are best known for their endemic species. Each island is home to certain species that have adapted to the conditions of the particular environment.

The islands are about 900 km west of South America, and are a territory of Ecuador, in the area of the Caribbean. The capital is Puerto Banquerizo Moreno. Santa Cruz is the most inhabited. The islands cover an area of 7,880 km2, over a sea area of 45,000 km2. There are 18 main islands and over 107 rocky islets.

The Galapagos Islands cruises are on the equator, and there are generally two seasons. June to November is the time of the garua - a time of frequent drizzles, and the islands are covered with fog at night. The temperature average is 72℉. The warm season is from December to May, with sunshine and occasional rain showers. The average temperature is 77℉. From island to island, the rainfall will be different.

The islands are a protected reserve. There are 116 protected sites that you can visit. You will go to these sites with a guide in groups of 2-4, in order to minimize the environmental impact of tourism.

Santa Cruz

The island of Santa Cruz has the most inhabitants. The capital city is Puerto Ayora. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the tortoise breeding center. Tortoises are common to the islands, and you are sure to spot a few on your travels.

Nature

Black Turtle Cove is a breeding area for rays and sharks. The islands are also volcanic - the flow of lava forms the islands into a unique different shape. Go snorkeling through the lava tunnels on Isabella Island. Swim with turtles, spot sea horses, and catch a glimpse of the resident blue-footed booby birds.

Adventure

For the more adventurous you can go cliff jumping in Santa Cruz, or snorkel with sea lions in La Loberia, Punta Estrada. There is also a famous local fish market at Puerto Ayora.

Beach

The Galapagos Beach, and the islands in general, are a part of unique ecosystem that is incredibly diverse and beautiful. The waters are turquoise and crystal clear - pelicans could swim up to you, or marine iguanas, or you could go kayaking and see baby hammerhead sharks. The rich biodiversity of these islands is like nowhere else on earth.

Visit the El Chato Reserve to see tortoises in the wild - some are very large, indeed, though you are not allowed to touch them. You can also walk through the lava tunnels, and have tea or coffee. This is a very popular, family-friendly attraction.

Explore the cruise to the Galapagos Islands for boating day trips. There are various companies that offer trips around the islands, where local guides will take you to areas of interest.

The Galapagos island cruise departs from various ports. Although, there are many other ports from where Galapagos is approachable. These are as follows:

  1. Daphne Island (Galapagos)
  2. Chinese Hat Islet (Galapagos)
  3. Mosquera Islet (Galapagos)
  4. North Seymour (Galapagos)
  5. Black Turtle Cove (Galapagos)
  6. Baltra (Galapagos)

These cruises are operated by the world’s top class cruise lines. The average length of each cruise line is 6 to 9 days only. A list of cruise lines is given below:

  1. Celebrity Cruises
  2. Silversea Cruises

Apart from the above mentioned cruise lines, you can book any cruise line to Galapagos Islands as per your convenience.

Celebrity Cruises is one of a premium cruise line that caters to provide best hospitality services to its guests. The cruise ships available for Galapagos Islands are as follows:

  1. Celebrity Xploration
  2. Celebrity Xpedition
  3. Celebrity Xperience
  4. Silver Galapagos
  • Why Go

    The Galapagos Islands are a World Heritage Site, and home to some of the most amazing birds, animals, reptiles, and marine life in the world. The island is a home to tortoises, iguanas, penguins, sea lions, rays, dolphins, and a wide variety of birds. The islands are relatively remote. Taking a cruise to the Galapagos Islands will take you back in time as you swim in the crystal clear turquoise water, and walk on the volcanic islands like pirates.

    The Galapagos Islands are like nowhere else on earth. 97.5% of the land and thousands of square kilometers have been designated a national park, and surrounding the archipelago is a large marine reserve.

    The islands are best known for their endemic species. Each island is home to certain species that have adapted to the conditions of the particular environment.

    The islands are about 900 km west of South America, and are a territory of Ecuador, in the area of the Caribbean. The capital is Puerto Banquerizo Moreno. Santa Cruz is the most inhabited. The islands cover an area of 7,880 km2, over a sea area of 45,000 km2. There are 18 main islands and over 107 rocky islets.

  • Best Travel Time

    The Galapagos Islands cruises are on the equator, and there are generally two seasons. June to November is the time of the garua - a time of frequent drizzles, and the islands are covered with fog at night. The temperature average is 72℉. The warm season is from December to May, with sunshine and occasional rain showers. The average temperature is 77℉. From island to island, the rainfall will be different.

  • What to visit

    The islands are a protected reserve. There are 116 protected sites that you can visit. You will go to these sites with a guide in groups of 2-4, in order to minimize the environmental impact of tourism.

    Santa Cruz

    The island of Santa Cruz has the most inhabitants. The capital city is Puerto Ayora. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the tortoise breeding center. Tortoises are common to the islands, and you are sure to spot a few on your travels.

    Nature

    Black Turtle Cove is a breeding area for rays and sharks. The islands are also volcanic - the flow of lava forms the islands into a unique different shape. Go snorkeling through the lava tunnels on Isabella Island. Swim with turtles, spot sea horses, and catch a glimpse of the resident blue-footed booby birds.

    Adventure

    For the more adventurous you can go cliff jumping in Santa Cruz, or snorkel with sea lions in La Loberia, Punta Estrada. There is also a famous local fish market at Puerto Ayora.

    Beach

    The Galapagos Beach, and the islands in general, are a part of unique ecosystem that is incredibly diverse and beautiful. The waters are turquoise and crystal clear - pelicans could swim up to you, or marine iguanas, or you could go kayaking and see baby hammerhead sharks. The rich biodiversity of these islands is like nowhere else on earth.

    Visit the El Chato Reserve to see tortoises in the wild - some are very large, indeed, though you are not allowed to touch them. You can also walk through the lava tunnels, and have tea or coffee. This is a very popular, family-friendly attraction.

    Explore the cruise to the Galapagos Islands for boating day trips. There are various companies that offer trips around the islands, where local guides will take you to areas of interest.

  • Cruise Characteristics

    The Galapagos island cruise departs from various ports. Although, there are many other ports from where Galapagos is approachable. These are as follows:

    1. Daphne Island (Galapagos)
    2. Chinese Hat Islet (Galapagos)
    3. Mosquera Islet (Galapagos)
    4. North Seymour (Galapagos)
    5. Black Turtle Cove (Galapagos)
    6. Baltra (Galapagos)

    These cruises are operated by the world’s top class cruise lines. The average length of each cruise line is 6 to 9 days only. A list of cruise lines is given below:

    1. Celebrity Cruises
    2. Silversea Cruises

    Apart from the above mentioned cruise lines, you can book any cruise line to Galapagos Islands as per your convenience.

    Celebrity Cruises is one of a premium cruise line that caters to provide best hospitality services to its guests. The cruise ships available for Galapagos Islands are as follows:

    1. Celebrity Xploration
    2. Celebrity Xpedition
    3. Celebrity Xperience
    4. Silver Galapagos

Find the Best Cruise Trips to Galapagos

310 Сruises
7 Night Galapagos Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Oct 03, 2020

Interior

-

Oceanview

$4999

Balcony

-

Suite

$6949

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

May 09, 2020

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5049

Balcony

-

Suite

-

Rating

4.6

7 Night GALAPAGOS NORTHERN LOOP
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Oct 02, 2021

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5149

Balcony

-

Suite

$6899

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Dec 14, 2019

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5199

Balcony

-

Suite

$6799

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Southern Loop
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Jan 02, 2021

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5249

Balcony

-

Suite

$6999

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Southern Loop
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Jan 16, 2021

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5249

Balcony

-

Suite

$6999

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Northern Loop
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Jan 09, 2021

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5249

Balcony

-

Suite

$6999

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Aug 15, 2020

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5299

Balcony

-

Suite

$6499

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Nov 21, 2020

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5299

Balcony

-

Suite

$6499

Rating

4.6

7 Night Galapagos Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Xpedition

Port

Baltra, Galapagos

Date

Feb 20, 2021

Interior

-

Oceanview

$5299

Balcony

-

Suite

$7299

Rating

4.6