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.

Learning to swim in the Galapagos. Be Fearless. Be Intrepid.

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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 203 reviews submitted.
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Deborah · Traveled April 2024
We loved our luxurious trip on board Queen Beatrix to see the wondrous Galapagos. A trip of a lifetime!
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Andrea · Traveled April 2024
Wow! If you love wildlife and want the holiday of a lifetime in a very special place, this is it. A beautiful boat with a lovely crew taking you to islands with magical wildlife, and your own naturalist on hand to guide your up close encounters with animals, reptiles, birds and fish.
Review submitted 03 May 2024

Shelley · Traveled April 2024
Overall, this trip was amazing. If you are from a cooler country, definitely be prepared for intense heat, and humidity on the hikes. The wildlife we were able to view was amazing and our guide shared his wealth of knowledge with us.
Review submitted 19 Apr 2024

Robert · Traveled April 2024
Unforgettable trip. A must for lovers of outdoor activities, nature, birds, sealife, reptiles. Great boat, guide, crew. Busy, well organized. Boat is ideal way to visit Galapagos. NO rain during week on boat.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Melissa · Traveled March 2024
Roberto is a top-notch guide! You'll leave with an once-in-a-lifetime experience truly understanding the Galapagos, their animals, ecological challenges, and their rock formations. I cannot recommend enough. Bring sun protection clothes!
Review submitted 16 Apr 2024

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