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Galapagos Cruise Holidays

Picking the right Galapagos Expedition Ship

We work with lots of Galapagos Island suppliers, so are able to find the right cruise ship & itinerary to suit you.  Each Galapagos Cruise has its own daily schedule of landings & zodiac boat rides.

  • Wide range of ships from comfortable to luxury!

  • Out of this world wildlife viewing opportunities

  • Swimming & snorkelling

  • Kayaking & hiking

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Make sure you always have your camera to hand as you get close to fantastic wildlife. Enjoy lectures from guides and experts who explain the marvels of this special part of Earth.

TIP: Worried about sea-sickness...a larger ship will be more suitable for you compared to a smaller vessel.  Or, you could select a land based stay for overnight. 

Here are a few examples of some of the cruise options available.


Silver Galapagos

  • Capacity: 100 people.

  • Incredible food & drink.  Butler service.

  • Elegant and spacious cabins with wonderful sea views.

  • Experts on board; marine biologists, ecologists etc.

  • Varied Itineraries.

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M/Y WildAid's Passion

  • Luxury yacht.

  • Amazing service.  One member of staff per guest.

  • Lots of areas to relax and socialise; sundecks, lounge, bar, jacuzzi.

  • Capacity: 12: small & intimate.

  • HIre for an exclusive charter with a group of friends or a multi-generational family trip!

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Great Value

M/V Monserrat

  • Calm & relaxed ship.

  • Max capacity of 20. Get to know your fellow explorers!

  • One of the faster ships, enabling you to get to islands more quickly.

  • Comfortable cabins (twin & double) with air conditioning & private bathrooms.

  • Chef on board to prepare delicious meals and two guides.

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Xavier III

  • Maximum capacity of 16.

  • Comfortable & private cabins, beautiful window view in upper deck cabins.

  • Watch the sunrise from the spacious sundeck.

  • Snorkelling equipment provided free of charge.

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Luxury Silversea's Silver Origin Expedition Cruise 2023

What's Included?

  • All-Inclusive fare: food & drinks
  • Shore Excursions
  • Expedition Gear
  • Butler Service
  • Flights to and from the UK (economy)
  • Private door to airport pick up
  • Airport Transfers

Guide Price 2023: from £9800pp

Various cabin styles available.

Day 1: San Cristobel.

Arrive and board Silver Origin.  Sail near Kicker Rock.  Look for blue-footed & Nazca boobies & sea lions.

Day 2: Isla Bartolome

The ship anchors near the volcanic, lunar-like landscape at Sullivan Bay.  Board a zodiac to reach the shore and climb up several hundred steps to a boardwalk.  From here you should see lava lizards! Epic views!

If you don't fancy the walk, you can always enjoy a zodiac boat ride.

Later in the day you will reach Buccaneer Cove and explore by zodiac. Look for blue footed boobies, sea turtles and reef sharks.

Day 3: Isla Isabela and Fernandina

Head to one of the best marine sites on the island.  Deep water snorkelling is possible here. Hopefully you will see brown noodies, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins.

Later in the day see hundreds of marine iguanas basking on the black lava rock on Fernandina. Bright red Sally Lightfoot crabs will also be scuttling by!

Day 4: Isla Isabela

Follow a trail through a forest to Darwin Lake. You should see several land birds on your hike, including finches and Galapagos Hawks.

Then, head to the mangroves of Elizabeth Bay.  This bay is used for turtles for resting and feeding.

Day 5: Floreana

Swim or snorkel from the famous Post Office Bay. 

Then head out 700m to Champion Islet; a marine site. You can see many seabirds here...and it's possible to see the rare Floreana mockingbird.

Finally, head to the most northerly part of the island; Punta Cormorant.  Follow a short trail from the beach to a lagoon full of flamingoes!

Day 6: Santa Cruz Highlands

In the morning you will reach the highlands, due to the altitude this part of The Galapagos feels very different! See giant land tortoises. (hiking expedition)

In the afternoon, the Silver Origin docks right in front of the Charles Darwin research centre.  Learn about how the islands are protected.  Free time in the local town, a perfect place to hunt for gifts!

Day 7: Santa Cruz

A walk around Cerro Dragon-a great place to see Sally lightfoot crabs scuttling around. Look out for flamingoes in the lagoon and Galapagos land lizards on the volcanic rock.

In the afternoon, you will arrive at Isla Guy Fawkes. This is a group of 4 small islets that offer some of the best deep water snorkelling. You may see sharks or manta rays!

Then head to a beautiful white coraline beach of Bahia Borrero.  It is used as a nesting site for green turtles.

Day 8: San Cristobel

Arrive back in San Cristobel.

*These are example excursions and can change due to weather conditions.

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When To Go

The Wet Season is from December to June.
Expect daily rain & cloudy skies.
Great time for diving & snorkeling.

The Dry Season is from July to November.
Expect little wind & bluer skies.

Flight Time

15-19 hours from the UK.
Indirect via Guayaquil/Quito.

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