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Cruises in the Galapagos Islands

Cruises in Galapagos Islands

Looking for a Galapagos Islands cruise, look no further, we have links to the best and cheapest cruise offers in the Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of islands belonging to Ecuador in the western Pacific Ocean. The islands are quite remote and isolated, lying some 1000 km (620 miles) west of the South American continent. The Galapagos archipelago consists of 13 main islands and 6 smaller isles, which together embrace some 50,000 sq km (19,500 sq miles) of ocean.

Seeing the sites and wildlife of the Galapagos is best done by boat. Most people book their place well in advance (as the boats are usually full during the high season). Booking a boat tour with a company in your home country will usually be the most convenient, but is often considerably more expensive.

Boat tours can also be arranged from Guayaquil, Quito, and even from Puerto Ayora. While it is possible to get a last-minute deal, be aware that many budget tours may spend extra time in Puerto Ayora, might not always be on the best boats, and may only visit the inner islands.

In either case, when looking for a tour consider the following:

Number of passengers. Many of the sites in the islands are limited in how many people may visit at any given time, so it is generally best to travel on a boat with fewer passengers (between ten and twenty passengers is ideal). Itinerary. Fernandina, Isabela, and Genovesa islands are three of the most interesting islands in the archipelago, but many tours skip these islands and visit only the inner islands.

Level of Activity. Landings are only permitted during the twelve hours of daylight, so try to find a trip that takes advantage of daylight hours. In addition, the aquatic life is the highlight of the trip for many visitors, so be sure to find a tour that includes at least one daily snorkel. Additional costs. Many tours do not include the $100 park entry fee or the cost of a flight from the mainland to the islands (apx. $400 from Quito).

Budget

Latin Trails. Latin Trails offers 4, 5, and 8 day cruises in the islands with prices starting at $130 per day.
Galasam Cruises. Galasam owns 3 Galapagos cruises, Millenium, Estrella de Mar I and II, with 4 to 8 days itinerary in Galapagos islands with prices starting at $150 per day.

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Thomas Cook - For cruise offers and deals to the Galapagos Islands.
Kuoni - Offer luxury cruise ship holidays in the Galapagos Islands.
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