Galapagos Islands cruises

Marooned from mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are a wildlife paradise that’s been allowed to blossom with minimal interference from mankind

Now home to throngs of spiky marine iguanas, giant turtles and blue-footed boobies, the islands are a haven for these creatures as well as visiting nature buffs. After all, where else can you laze beachside with a seal or kayak alongside inquisitive penguins? Our Galapagos Islands cruises mean you can see all this archipelago has to offer from the comfort of our well-appointed boats.

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Why choose us

Experienced crew

With years of experience cruising in the Galapagos, our knowledgeable guides and crew are best placed to show you this incredible region.

Best of land and sea

Our cruising vacations combine the perfect blend of sailing and land expeditions, so you can see wildlife on and off the boat.

Safety first

Safety is our number one priority, which is why all our boats are top-of-the-line and equipped with full safety features.

Full inclusions

We’ve taken care of the details so you can focus on spotting wildlife. All our cruises include all meals onboard, tea and coffee, water, beach towels and snorkeling equipment.

Local matters

Our staff live and work in the area, which means revenue from all our trips benefit the local economy.

Sustainable travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

Our boats

Grand Queen Beatriz
Grand Queen Beatriz
Experience the ‘Enchanted Islands’ in our new custom-built yacht, the Grand Queen Beatriz.
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Grand Daphne motor yacht off Las Bachas in the Galapagos
Grand Daphne
Grand Daphne is a brand new ship that started sailing in 2021, making it one of the newest boats on the market.
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4.9 out of 5 based on 210 reviews submitted.
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Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Brent · Traveled May 2024
Truly an incomparable travel destination-there are so many unique animals that you can’t find other places. Three days was perfect for me since I’m not into snorkeling. Additional days would have just started to feel repetitive for my tastes (and also bad for my pale skin complexion-the sun is ferocious!). I highly recommend this trip and destination.
Review submitted 20 May 2024

Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Grand Daphne)

Herbert Ashley · Traveled May 2024
I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent cruise. The snorkelling and walks were fantastic. We saw and learned a lot. Service on board was impeccable. Food was good. This trip could easily be enjoyed by anyone between 20 and 70 years of age. It was also environmentally sound. Amazing.
Review submitted 22 May 2024

Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Grand Daphne)

Kim · Traveled May 2024
Ultimate Galapagos was the trip of a lifetime! The boat, crew and guide (Karla) were all superb - couldn´t be bettered. And what a destination! Swimming with penguins, marine iguanas and playful sealions... seeing the beautiful wildlife of these amazing islands close-up is an experience I´ll never forget. Just perfect!
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Classic Galapagos: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Andy · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Treasures of Galapagos: Western & Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Oliver · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 30 May 2024

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