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Find the best Galapagos cruise deals all in one place, plus tips to visit Galapagos on a budget. We update this page daily for last-minute deals & new sales.
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Find the best Galapagos cruise deals all in one place. Review our extensive selection of Galapagos Island cruise deals, discounts, special offers and money-saving tips all on this page. Browse the list of special offers below to find the best Galapagos deals on upcoming cruises. Our deals are updated daily. For further savings, and to make sure you get the best Galapagos cruise prices, read the tips below and contact our experts who know the nuances of Galapagos deals.

Our advice can save you thousands while ensuring you choose the right cruise for your interests, style and budget. Let us be your guide to cruising the Galapagos on a budget and finding discount Galapagos cruises that don’t sacrifice your experience or the islands’ sustainability. Our experts have years of experience helping travelers find budget Galapagos cruise ships and last-minute Galapagos cruise deals. Contact us and we’ll do the hard work for you.


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ON THIS PAGE Galapagos Cruise Deals:
Galapagos Cruise Prices Explained
Early Booking Galapagos Deals
Last Minute Galapagos Deals
Solo, Child & Group Deals
The Cheapest Time to Go
4 Tips for Visiting Galapagos on a Budget
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Galapagos Cruise Prices Explained

The cost of a Galapagos cruise can vary considerably depending on a number of factors including the length of the itinerary, the time of year, the time of booking, the class of yacht or ship, the amenities on board, the quality of service and the booking agency. The average cost of an 8-day Galapagos cruise is $5,000 per person. Shorter cruises of 5 days or less and discount cruises can start as lows as $2,500 per person. There are also added but required additional costs like flights from mainland Ecuador, National Park fees and pre/post hotels to consider (and look for on sale and as discounted perks). But how do you find these low rates and Galapagos deals? Browse this page, then talk one-on-one with one of our specialists about the best budget Galapagos cruise options available today.

Book Early for the Most Available Galapagos Cruise Deals

The easiest way to secure the best price on a Galapagos cruise is to book early, sometimes up to one year in advance. Early-booking discounts are significant, saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars per person. Early booking also ensures you get the best selection of ships, cabins and itineraries assuring you not only save money but select the right experience for this once-in-a-lifetime destination. Booking early is the most secure way to get a Galapagos Islands cruise cheap.

What is early? Typically in the Galapagos, that means over a year in advance, but at least 6 months prior to departure. Last minute Galapagos cruises may have appealing discount prices, but they may not be the best match for your travel style, cabin preferences and so on. View all Galapagos deals below & filter the sidebar settings for early-booking deals to see what’s on sale. Or learn more about the best time to go to Galapagos or take a deeper look at information on 2024 Galapagos cruises and the years ahead to better determine which time might be best for your travel group’s booking.

Finding Last Minute Galapagos Island Cruise Deals

Last minute Galapagos cruise deals are an option for travelers with flexibility. The Galapagos only offers small boats, ranging in size from 12 to 100 guests, so they do tend to sell out in advance, early. But last minute Galapagos cruise availability is sometimes an option and can save money. Last minute Galapagos Island cruise deals are usually seasonal, so see the section below on the cheapest time to cruise the Galapagos Islands.

And be aware that there is often a downside to these type of Galapagos discounts. For example, flights may be more expensive when you book a last minute Galapagos cruise. Or you might not have the best choice of cabin to suit your needs.

If you are interested in Galapagos last minute deals, within the next 60 days, view the listings below and contact our experts with your preferred travel dates. Galapagos last minute availability can change daily, and our crew can help you find the best cruise at the eleventh hour. Sometimes there can be unadvertised specials for last minute Galapagos cruises, so get in touch and let us do the work for you. Our extensive relationships and buying power can help you save money.

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Solo, Child & Group Galapagos Deals

There are also specialty Galapagos deals to consider for solo travelers, families with young children and groups large and small. Read on for nuances about Galapagos cruise deals available to these types of travelers.

Where to Look for Child Discounts

If you book with AdventureSmith Explorations, we’ll help you find these family Galapagos deals. But as you browse around, notice that some ships will offer discounts for children. Examples are $500 off all guests ages 18 and under. Depending on the agency or operator you book your trip with, these child discounts are found in various places. On AdventureSmith Explorations, find these details in the Inclusions, Terms & Notes section of each trip’s Itinerary Details. Holiday dates may be excluded so be sure to read the full terms & conditions, or speak with one of our specialists for a final quote.

Travel as a Group or Charter a Boat to Save

The same is true for groups of travelers. Even as few as 8 traveling together can save off published rates, and our team can connect you to these often-unpublished hidden Galapagos cruise deals. If you have a slightly larger group of around 16, look to charter a ship. Galapagos Islands yacht charters can save 10-30% off the standard per-person rate.

Best Galapagos Cruise Deals for Solo Travelers

Solo or single travelers are often challenged to find cheap Galapagos cruises because of single supplements. But it is possible for solo travelers to find a budget Galapagos cruise at the equivalent of the double per person price. Some yachts and small ships will have a dedicated single cabin offered at the double rate. Others have a male or female share program where you can guarantee the double rate if you are willing to share with a same sex roommate. Many will guarantee the double rate, even if a shared roommate is not found. Look for single-occupancy pricing on our website or contact our experts to find a great deal on a solo cruise.


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What Is the Cheapest Time to Visit the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos are great for travel year-round, but there are better times of year to find a cheap Galapagos cruise. The least expensive time of year to visit the Galapagos Islands is in September and October, just after the summer holiday has ended. May is also a good time to find Galapagos cruise deals, just before the busy summer season starts. Early December, after Thanksgiving and before Christmas is a good time to find discount Galapagos cruises, and the period just after New Year holiday in mid January is a good time to find budget Galapagos cruises. Stay away from busy holiday periods such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Summer is also a busy time when ships sell out and there are fewer Galapagos deals to be had. Timing your cruise can save considerable money. Learn more about the best time to visit Galapagos.

How to Visit the Galapagos Islands on a Budget – 4 Tips

Special offers aside, there are natural ways to find Galapagos savings beyond discounts. Here are four key factors we educate travelers about. If you are seeking to visit the Galapagos Islands on a budget, read on.

1. Choose a Shorter Itinerary

Logically, the shorter the cruise, the lower the cost. Galapagos cruise itineraries are approved in advance by the Galapagos National Park and are available in a wide variety of lengths from 4 to 15 days. But know this: We recommend travelers consider at least an 8-day cruise if you wish to experience a wide variety of Galapagos habitats and species. Galapagos travel takes considerable time and effort (and money), so shorter cruises may mean less value despite their lower overall price. Read more about this consideration in our comprehensive guide on how to choose the best Galapagos cruise or head to our Galapagos Trip Finder to view all itineraries.

2. Look to Low-Cost Yachts & Ships

Low-cost yachts such as the 36- and 20-guest Coral I and Coral II, the 16-guest Beluga, 16-guest Cachalote Explorer, 16-guest Seaman Journey or small ships such as the 100-guest Legend offer shorter affordable cruises and frequently feature deals to entice travelers.

3. Choose a Discount Cabin

Many Galapagos yachts and small ships have what is known as the entry-level cabin or the loss leader cabin. This is the cheapest cabin on board and often advertised at the lowest “from” price. It may be smaller or have a porthole instead of a window or otherwise be less appealing than other cabins on board. But it comes with the best price. Usually there are only one or two of these aboard a boat (and luxury Galapagos cruises may have none), so you must book early to secure the entry level discount cabin.

4. Book a Triple Cabin

Some Galapagos cruise ships offer triple cabins, providing an economical way for friends and family to save money. Typically, a triple cabin will have two twin beds, or one full bed and the third person sleeps on a converted couch or roll-away type bed. This can be a good option for families with one child. Aboard a discount yacht or small ship the cabins can be small and three adults in one cabin may be cramped, but this can be a great way to save money.

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Let’s face it, traveling to the Galapagos Islands can be expensive, but our tips and deals can help make the Galapagos affordable. While we don’t recommend you shortchange this trip of a lifetime, it is possible to cruise the Galapagos on a budget. View all of the available Galapagos cruise deals here to find out what’s on sale now. Expiration dates are listed, with offers updated regularly, so check back often on this page or contact us to stay in the loop on Galapagos deals.


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