Galapagos Cruises

Cruise the Galapagos Islands with On The Go Tours

Made up of dozens of volcanic, other-worldly islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos have been attracting visitors from around the world for years. Boasting an incredible array of endemic species from the bluefooted booby to the marine iguana, these famed islands are a nature lover's paradise and cruises around the islands allow visitors to get up close and personal with the resident wildlife.

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Discover the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands on a 3, 4 or 5 night cruise. With our expert naturalist guide and crew, you'll enjoy two guided excursions at different islands each day, with ample opportunity to swim, snorkel and kayak along the way.

Upcoming Galapagos Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Ultimate Galapagos - 10 days Quito, Ecuador 15 Dec 2016 USD $10,925 Ultimate Galapagos - 10 days Map
Galapagos Encounters - 7 days Quito, Ecuador 15 Dec 2016 USD $7,595 Galapagos Encounters - 7 days Map
Galapagos Discovered - 6 days Quito, Ecuador 19 Dec 2016 USD $6,555 Galapagos Discovered - 6 days Map

Galapagos Private Tours

The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South AmericaDarwin’s Eden - 9 days MapTailored To Suit You

Darwin’s Eden

9 days | FROM USD $7,899

Travel to the islands that gave birth to Darwin’s theory of with of...

The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South AmericaWilds of Ecuador - 16 days MapTailored To Suit You

Wilds of Ecuador

16 days | FROM USD $10,529

Embark on an incredible adventure through the wilds of Ecuador from to...

Cruise between the unique Galapagos Islands for 4 or 5 nights on the M/V Santa Cruz II making excursions on shore to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Extend your time in Ecuador visiting the colonial capital of Quito and the incredible Amazon Rainforest.

Galapagos Cruises

The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South AmericaGalapagos Discovered - 6 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Galapagos Discovered

6 days | FROM USD $6,555

Every year the Galapagos Islands tempt throngs of travellers to its in...

The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South AmericaGalapagos Encounters - 7 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Galapagos Encounters

7 days | FROM USD $7,595

Boasting an incredible array of endemic species from the blue-footed a...

The Anahi Catamaran | The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South AmericaUltimate Galapagos - 10 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Ultimate Galapagos

10 days | FROM USD $10,925

Encounter sea lion colonies basking on pristine beaches, giant blue in...

Choose from our range of Galapagos cruise itineraries starting and ending in Ecuador's charming capital, Quito, for better international flight connections. Sailing on board the M/C Anahi catamaran stop at a number of islands to explore volcanic sand beaches and secluded bays. With return flights between Quito and the Galapagos included, as well as the majority of your meals, you can sit back and relax safe in the knowledge you'll be well looked after.

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Animal Attractions
The stars of the Galapagos Islands

Home to a staggering diversity of endemic species, the main drawcard for visitors to the Galapagos archipelago is the chance to see a host of animals, on land and in the sea, up close and personal. Some of the most iconic species include the giant tortoise, the largest land animal found on the islands, the blue-footed boobie with its distinctive coloured webbing and giggle-inducing name, and the marine iguana that often congregate on the sun-kissed beaches, with plenty more species to discover for yourself.

Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

Check out the best time to explore the Galapagos Islands as well as details on travel from money to health with our handy travel guide.

The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South America

Best Places to Visit

Top islands to explore in the Galapagos archipelago

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic conditions in Galapagos

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Tourist Visas

Details on what visa you'll need and how to obtain one

Discover the best time to see crabs and more animals with our Galapagos Wildlife Calendar

Galapagos Wildlife Guide

Learn more about what wildlife to see when

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Multi-Country Tours

Available touring combinations in South America

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Recommended Reading

  • Galapagos
    by Kurt Vonnegut
  • My Father's Island: A Galapagos Quest
    by Johanna Angermeyer
  • On the Origin of Species
    by Charles Darwin
Did you know...?

Facts about Galapagos

  • The Galapagos Islands are where Charles Darwin had his breakthrough theory on evolution.
  • The giant tortoises, for which the islands are known, can live for as long as 150 years and weigh around 270kg.
  • From the 16th century onwards, the Galapagos Islands were used by pirates who would hide their loot there.

Galapagos Travel Advice:

We keep informed of the latest travel updates on the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for the Galapagos Islands:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Tourist Organisation site and the latest Ecuador and Galapagos Weather Updates from the BBC.

Cruise Boats in the Galapagos

Visiting the Galapagos Islands is a trip of a lifetime and the boat you're on is an important part of the experience. While the M/S Anahi Catamaran is our main featured boat, in order avoid availability issues and provide you with further choice we also offer Tip Top II , III and IV, which are all First Class yachts catering for up to 16 passengers, and the more luxurious Santa Cruz, which is a large cruise ship, carrying 90 passengers with excellent facilities on board. On board the M/S Anahi three tasty buffet meals are provided each day and you'll be looked after by an attentive crew, in addition to a knowledgeable Level III naturalist guide.

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