Best Galapagos
cruise ships

deluxe first class
tourist class


Best Galapagos
deluxe and first class
ships and yachts

Deluxe cruise ships

Each of these ships has its devoted fans.


Eclipse  (see photo)
Isabela II
La Pinta

First class ships and yachts

About 60 Galapagos cruise boats fall within the first class category. The quality range among these boats is broad, so book one of the better ones. Proven passenger pleasers include:


Alta motor sail yacht
Galapagos Explorer II cruise ship
Galapagos Legend cruise ship
Grace motor yacht
Nina motor catamaran yacht
Santa Cruz cruise ship
Sky Dancer motor yacht  (diveboat)

Not recommended

Tourist and
tourist superior class boats

I cannot confidently recommend any of the boats in these two Galapagos categories. Their negatives overshadow their low fares. In essence, you'll be roughing it. Shortcomings are many. For example, cramped beds, cabins and public spaces - and a lack of amenities in general.

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