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LIVE GALAPAGOS CRUISES AVAILABILITY
If you would like to visit the Galapagos Islands, the best way to do it is to onboard a cruise ship. By going on Galapagos Cruises, you will visit two places a day (e.g. bays, islands, rocks, snorkeling spots). You will get 3 meals a day and, depending on the service, also drinks.
There are about 70 independent cruise boats on the Galapagos, meaning there are boats available for a wide variety of budgets. During the night, you will sail from one spot to the other. Galapagos Cruises are a very unique way to discover the beauty of the Galapagos Islands.
LAST-MINUTE GALAPAGOS CRUISES
In low season, some Galapagos Cruises offer their last cabins on a “last-minute rate” which usually is 50% of the original price. You will get these last-minute offers about 4 weeks before departure. If you would like to find a last-minute cruise deal, please contact us and send us an email with the travel date range, preferred service level, and the number of people. We will contact our preferred cruises to see if there is a good deal available.
TOURIST, TOURIST SUPERIOR, FIRST-CLASS, OR LUXURY BOATS?
There are about 70 independent cruise boats on the Galapagos Islands, so there is a boat available for each budget. You can choose from different service levels. For example, the tourist class is the lowest. In this class, you will have a rather small ship (up to 14 cabins) with Naturalist Guide I (see an explanation of guides below), 3 basic meals a day, and you might sleep in bunk beds. Snorkel gear and wetsuits are not included in the Tourist class. On the other hand, the highest service level comes from Luxury Class cruises. On this type of cruise, everything is well arranged. The food is amazing, and most of the time there is a Jacuzzi on board. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, and wetsuits and snorkeling gear are included. additionally, you will have a level III Naturalist Guide (see an explanation of guides below).
Naturalist Guide I
A level “I” guide is a native of the islands or has been a resident of the archipelago for many years, and has at least a high school diploma. Level I naturalists must have a solid level of knowledge about the islands and must have passed the Level I exam. They speak English well, but may not be fully fluent.
Naturalist Guide II
A level “II” guide has passed the Naturalist Guide Level II course and must be very knowledgeable about all Galapagos Island issues and areas. This type of guide will have at least a high school diploma, however, they often have a university background in biology-related fields, or in tourism. The guide must be fluent in English, French, or German.
Naturalist Guide III
This type of guide must have passed the Naturalist Level III course, which certifies that he or she is extremely knowledgeable about all Galapagos Island areas and issues. This level of the guide will also have a university degree in biology-related fields or tourism. He or she must be fluent in Spanish, English, and either French or German.
TYPES OF GALAPAGOS CRUISES
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BUILD YOUR OWN TRIP
You can also contact us to create your own customized trip. If you have special requests like a complete private tour with services and hotels chartered, a honeymoon, a family trip, or a very short tour, just contact our destination experts and we will help.