Galapagos Islands Sailing Trips & Itineraries

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Meet a variety of friendly and exotic creatures in the Galápagos Islands
Map of Wildlife Cruise Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 6 Days
Wildlife Cruise Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 6 Days

This is your chance to experience a "boatload" of distinct wildlife in the Galápagos Islands during a memorable cruise adventure. In less than a week, you'll travel around the archipelago on a yacht—stopping at a number of beautiful islands for land- and water-based activities led by a naturalist guide. Hike through unique vegetation to meet giant tortoises, snorkel with sea lions and tropical fish, and look for blue-footed boobies, waved albatrosses, and bright-pink flamingoes in the wild.

Spend a week aboard a luxury cruise and enjoy land-based activities on several islands
Map of Luxury Cruise Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 9 Days
Luxury Cruise Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 9 Days

This is the ultimate luxury cruise for travelers who are drawn to the exotic landscapes and wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. After a night in Ecuador's high-altitude capital of Quito, you'll jet off to the volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Spend a week on a yacht cruise visiting a number of islands —including lesser-visited ones—while taking part in various activities that include fun encounters with rare bird species, vibrant marine life, and giant tortoises.

Meet wildlife on eight islands in less than a week
Map of Multi-Island Wildlife Cruise in the Galápagos - 6 Days
Multi-Island Wildlife Cruise in the Galápagos - 6 Days

This once-in-a-lifetime cruise in the Galápagos Islands is made for nature lovers. In less than a week, you'll visit eight islands on this volcanic archipelago off the coast of Ecuador that became a major turning point in the theory of evolution. Hike, swim, and snorkel as your guide shows you rare bird species, hybrid iguanas, exotic marine life, and giant tortoises in their natural habitat for the ultimate wildlife adventure.

Hop between several unique islands in the Galapagos and meet the residents
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Island-Hopping Wildlife Cruise in the Galápagos - 9 Days

This incredible cruise itinerary explores countless species of distinct wildlife—and marine life—in the Galápagos Islands. Over the course of nine days, you and your nature guide will hop between the best places on this famous volcanic archipelago and meet rare birds, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, jolly sea lions, and friendly sharks. You'll also take part in hiking, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling as well as relaxing on soft coral sand for the ultimate feel-good getaway.

Spend an afternoon on Isla Rábida, known for its red sand beaches, on this cruise itinerary
Map of Quito & Galápagos Islands Cruise Adventure - 11 Days
Quito & Galápagos Islands Cruise Adventure - 11 Days

This fast-paced 11-day itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the Galápagos. The adventure starts in Quito, where you'll explore the colonial architecture of its UNESCO-listed historic center, followed by a visit to a famous South American market. Then hop on a plane and board your cruise to experience 10 of the archipelago's extraordinary volcanic islands and their friendly residents, like blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises.

Drop anchor in the pristine waters off Isla Isabela
Map of Ultimate Galápagos Cruise - 13 Days
Ultimate Galápagos Cruise - 13 Days

This exciting, well-rounded cruise itinerary in the Galápagos is perfect for wildlife lovers who want to experience the exotic residents—and volcanic landscapes—of this stunning archipelago off the coast of Ecuador. In just under two weeks, you'll cruise to several islands to hike around and view a number of species like giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. Of course, there will be plenty of time to relax, too, while swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing (likely with friendly sea lions nearby).

Spend a morning on Isla Plaza Sur, known for its carpet of opuntia cacti
Map of Quito & Galápagos Family Cruise - 7 Days
Quito & Galápagos Family Cruise - 7 Days

This incredible family adventure combines the oldest capital in South America with a cruise around the Galápagos Islands. You'll land first in Quito, with time to ride a cable car and step foot in both hemispheres. Then fly to the Galápagos, where you'll board a three-night cruise. Enjoy a range of kid-friendly excursions, like easy hikes, panga rides, and snorkeling, while looking for rare birds, sea lions, and other exotic (yet friendly) creatures. Return to Quito for some museum-hopping to finish this trip of a lifetime.