A traveler wearing a tan safari hat lays on the ground with camera in hand for a photo of the giant Galapagos tortoise in front of her.
red-footed booby bird with brown feathers & light-blue-ringed eyes sits on a branch among bright green leaves in Galapagos.
Man in blue wetsuit sits in water & photographs Galapagos penguins among tan rocks on a sunny day during the Legend cruise.
Woman in black wetsuit with snorkel & flippers dives underwater to look at a green sea turtle & bright yellow fish in Galapagos.
The all white Galapagos small ship the Legend floats in the dark blue ocean against a deep red hillside of Rabida island.
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Legend Galapagos Cruises

Board the 100-guest M/V Legend and experience luxury, quality service and family-friendly small ship cruising in one of the most famous travel destinations in the world: the Galapagos Islands.

Being one of the larger ships sailing in the Galapagos, the Legend is a great choice for its affordability, stability and ability to cater to groups on Galapagos family cruises without sacrificing the exclusivity and personalized attention small ship cruising is known for. Comfortable outdoor spaces, fun onboard activities and well-planned daily excursions make her the right choice for travelers of all styles. Activities on the Galapagos Legend include hiking, snorkeling (deep-water snorkeling available on select itineraries), swimming and kayaking. 

The Legend operates four Galapagos cruise itineraries (two 4-day cruises and two 5-day cruises), which can be combined in various ways to create longer 8-, 11-, 12- or 15-day cruises. This truly is the trip of a lifetime! Call today to inquire about a specific Galapagos Legend itinerary or to learn more about Galapagos Legend cruises.

The 4-day Legend Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise begins in Baltra, cruises to North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza and San Cristobal islands. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, hiking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability). The Legend Eastern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Southern or Western Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary, or combine multiple Legend itineraries for longer cruises. 

The 5-day Legend Southern Galapagos Cruise focuses on the southern islands, some of the oldest and most biodiverse in the archipelago, including Floreana, Espanola, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) among some of the Galapagos Islands’ most unique species. The Legend Southern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Western or Eastern Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary. 

The 4-day Legend Central Galapagos Cruise begins and ends in Baltra, and visits the northern island of Genovesa and the central islands of Santa Cruz and Santa Fe. Enjoy hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability) from the 100-guest M/V Legend. The Legend Central Islands Cruise can be combined with the Eastern or Western Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary.

The 5-day Legend Western Galapagos Cruise visits Baltra, Mosquera Islet, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz. The 100-guest Legend is an ideal and family-friendly base from which to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) in the Galapagos Islands. The Legend Western Islands Cruise can be combined with the Central or Southern Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Galapagos cruises and Galapagos trips.



Itinerary

5-Day South Itinerary

The 5-day Legend Southern Galapagos Cruise focuses on the southern islands, some of the oldest and most biodiverse in the archipelago, including Floreana, Espanola, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) among some of the Galapagos Islands’ most unique species.

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 5-Day South itinerary with visits to Floreana, Espanola, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal
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Day 1
THU - Embark to Interpretation Center & Tijeretas Hill (San Cristobal)

Arrive to San Cristobal Island and transfer by bus to board the M/V Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, make a dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, capital of the Galapagos Islands. The interpretation center is full of interesting information and offers the perfect overview to the formation of Galapagos, its significance in the world, threats and conservation efforts. Follow this visit with a hike to Frigatebird Hill (Cerro Tijeretas) for great looks at both species of frigatebird, with the bonus of a beautiful view of the bay below.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
FRI - Gardner Bay, Gardner & Osborn Islets & Suarez Point (Espanola)

Begin today at one of the most stunning beaches in all of Galapagos: Gardner Bay. The long, white, sandy beach, lapped by turquoise waters is home to a colony of Galapagos sea lions, indifferent to the humans that walk amongst them. The Hood mockingbirds, endemic to this particular island, will be eager to inspect the visitors and satisfy their innate curiosity. Darwin’s finches may also join the throng including the reclusive warbler finch. One can also snorkel here from the beach, in the shallows of the bay.

Next up: one of the highlight visits of the trip. Punta Suarez seems to have everything—a naturalist’s paradise. A slew of marine iguanas and sea lions greet all at the landing site from where the walk continues with close encounters of boobies, endemic lizards, gulls and even a dramatic blow hole. The oldest extant island in the archipelago, this is the only opportunity to commune with the endemic waved albatross during their breeding season between April and December. With luck, watch their complex courtship display.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
SAT - Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point/Devil's Crown Or Champion Islet (Floreana)

A very short walk from the beach leads to the famous Post Office Barrel. Claimed to have been first setup in 1793 by Captain James Colnett, it remains the oldest functioning post office in the Pacific. The system was that whalers and fur sealers would leave addressed letters in the barrel to be picked up by homeward bound colleagues. In the spirit of maintaining tradition, visitors today will often take letters and hand-deliver them in their home countries.

On arriving at Cormorant Point, the observant visitor will notice that olivine, a volcanic crystal, has proffered a subtle green hue on the dark beach. Walk past island-endemic Scalesia plants to a large, shallow lagoon often inhabited by a variable number of shockingly pink greater flamingoes. Continue through a forest of palo santo trees to arrive at a powdery white beach, a nesting area of green turtles. Paddle barefoot in the shallow water to spot diamond stingrays and white-tipped reef sharks.

One of the favorite snorkeling sites in the islands is Devil’s Crown, an eroded volcanic cone home to an abundance of fish and marine animals. Swim with big schools of yellow-tailed surgeonfish, salemas and creolefish and with luck spot turtles, spotted eagle rays, parrotfish and even hammerhead sharks! The jagged crown is a roosting area for boobies, noddies, tropicbirds and frigates.

Champion Islet is a truly magical place to snorkel. Expect to see green turtles, harmless white-tipped reef sharks, an impressive diversity and abundance of fish as well as some playful sea lions often approaching very close, itching to show off their prowess in the water. Champion Islet also happens to be the last remaining home of the island-endemic Floreana mockingbird which one may be lucky enough to see from the pangas.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
SUN - Charles Darwin Station, Highlands & Ballena Bay or Eden Islet (Santa Cruz)

Once home to the famous Lonesome George, the last tortoise of the Pinta race, the Fausto Llerene Breeding Center is named in honor of this long-time guardian. The center is set in the Galapagos National Park Service where various interpretative buildings are available to visit. The grounds, with large stands of native vegetation, are one of the better places to spot some of the seldom seen Darwin’s finches such as the woodpecker, cactus and vegetarian finches.

Next visit the Highlands Tortoise Reserve in the mountains to admire different kind of birds, such as: tree and ground finches, vermillion flycatchers, paint-billed crakes, yellow warblers and cattle egrets (usually standing on the tortoises’ shell). The journey to the reserve offers great opportunities to see the contrasts that the island offers in reference to the variety of ecosystems. The road goes from the coast through the agricultural zone and straight up to the dense humid forests. Often, Galapagos giant tortoises are also seen on the way, wandering through pastures in the paddocks. This spot is a birdwatchers’ haven, since almost every land bird present on the island lives or migrates here.

In the afternoon, visit Eden Islet or Ballena Bay—the perfect spot to enjoy snorkeling, kayaking or the glass-bottom boat. Expect to see lots of fish species including king angelfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish, damsels, rays and sharks. From the land portion of the visit there will be sea lions and basking marine iguanas with herons and turtles in the mangrove areas. Possibly even discover some antique ceramic relics left behind by previous settlements.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
MON - Carrion Point (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

Take a morning dinghy ride at the entry of the Itabaca Channel in a lagoon with turquoise water, to observe sharks, blue-footed boobies and different kinds of fish. After the morning’s tour, head to the Baltra Airport for flights back to the mainland.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

Equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wetsuit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person ($40 per use per person for a transparent kayak)

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on Day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page. Note: Your passport must be valid 6 months after your Ecuador trip concludes.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available by adding a pre- or post-cruise hotel night, or when combining this cruise with another itinerary (for an 8-day cruise), and includes 2 half-day immersions (45-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, lunch, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability. Contact your Adventure Specialist for pricing.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

5-Day West Itinerary

The 5-day Legend Western Galapagos Cruise visits Baltra, Mosquera Islet, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz. The 100-guest Legend is an ideal and family-friendly base from which to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) in the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 5-Day West itinerary with visits to Baltra, Mosquera Islet, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz.
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Day 1
THU - Embark Baltra to Mosquera Islet

Arrive to Baltra Island then transfer via a short 10-minute bus ride to board the M/V Galapagos Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch. Spend the afternoon on Mosquera Islet, a tiny, low-lying islet covered in coral sand that is set between North and South Seymour Islands. It is home to a group of sea lions that come to laze on the soft white sand. It is a good spot to observe shorebirds as well as herons, lava gulls and boobies. Snorkeling or diving here, one can often see sharks, rays and barracudas.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
FRI - Egas Port (Santiago) & Rabida

The black volcanic sand is what sets apart Egas Port. It is best known for the dramatic shoreline that hosts various species that choose to live between land and sea. Particular among these are the endemic Galapagos fur seals which maintain a small colony at the end of the morning walk. Other species of note include American oystercatchers, sea lions, waders, herons, lava lizards and even Galapagos hawks. Consider an optional visit to an abandoned salt mine famous in its day for supplying salt to mainland Ecuador.

Lying at the heart of the archipelago is Rabida Island with its distinctive red-sand beach. This is home to sea lions, mockingbirds, finches, endemic Galapagos doves and vermillion flycatchers. Walk through a forest of palo santo and cacti to a beautiful overview of the bay. Snorkeling here can be excellent, often with large schools of black-striped salemas, sea lions and the ubiquitous turtles.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
SAT - Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove (Isabela)

At the far end of a long, level hike along Urbina Bay, arrive at a strange phenomenon where large blocks of coral lie completely exposed after a dramatic geological uplift in 1954. At the western base of Alcedo Volcano, hope to run into a few very impressive land iguanas as well as some of the volcano’s endemic Galapagos giant tortoises during the wet season.

After lunch, head to Tagus Cove, a well-known hideout and deep water anchorage in the days of pirates. Tagus Cove was also one of the few sites visited by Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle in 1835. A beautiful hike leads past an overview of Darwin Lake and on to a stunning volcanic landscape revealing Isabela island’s dramatic northern volcanoes. Once back at sea level the perfect activity is to snorkel along a submerged wall with turtles, lots of fish, penguins and potentially flightless cormorants. Possibly even be tempted by a panga ride or kayak!

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
SUN - Espinosa Point (Fernandina) & Vicente Roca Point (Isabela)

This morning, visit the youngest island of Galapagos and one of the most pristine in the world. Fernandina is simply the marine iguana capital of the world. This desolate volcanic backdrop is home to a huge concentration of these enigmatic reptiles. Find the diminutive Galapagos penguins incongruously sharing the same shoreline. Also have the exciting opportunity to snorkel with marine iguanas feeding underwater, penguins, turtles and the bizarre, endemic, flightless cormorants.

After lunch, visit the spectacular Vicente Roca Point, surrounded by immense cliffs of the eroded volcano. Find the cliffs studded with resting sea birds such as brown noddies and Nazca boobies, and enjoy them in close proximity from a dinghy. Snorkeling here is superb, with certain species of fish only found in the west of the archipelago. There is also a very real chance of swimming with penguins and potentially a plethora of green turtles.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
MON - Santa Cruz Highlands & Disembark Baltra

Make a dry landing on Santa Cruz Island and head to the mountains to admire different kind of birds, such as: tree and ground finches, vermillion flycatchers, paint-billed crakes, yellow warblers, and cattle egrets (usually standing on the tortoises’ shell). The journey to the Highlands Tortoise Reserve offers great opportunities to see the contrasts that the island offers in reference to the variety of ecosystems. The road goes from the coast through the agricultural zone and straight up to the dense humid forests. Often, Galapagos giant tortoises are also seen on the way, wandering through pastures in the paddocks. This spot is a birdwatchers’ haven, since almost every land bird present on the island lives or migrates here. After this visit, say farewell to fellow travelers and transfer to the Baltra Airport for flights back to the mainland.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

Equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wetsuit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person ($40 per use per person for a transparent kayak)

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on Day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page. Note: Your passport must be valid 6 months after your Ecuador trip concludes.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available by adding a pre- or post-cruise hotel night, or when combining this cruise with another itinerary (for an 8-day cruise), and includes 2 half-day immersions (45-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, lunch, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability. Contact your Adventure Specialist for pricing.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

4-Day Central Itinerary

The 4-day Legend Central Galapagos Cruise begins and ends in Baltra, visits the northern island of Genovesa and the central islands of Santa Cruz and Santa Fe. Enjoy hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability) from the 100-guest M/V Legend.

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 4-Day Central itinerary with visits to Santa Cruz, Genovesa and Santa Fe.
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Day 1
MON - Embark Baltra to Santa Cruz Highlands

Arrive to Baltra Island and be transferred by a short 10-minute bus ride to board the M/V Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch. After a dry landing, head to the mountains of Galapagos to admire different kinds of birds, such as tree and ground finches, vermillion flycatchers, paint-billed crakes, yellow warblers, and cattle egrets (usually standing on the tortoises’ shell). The journey to the Highlands Tortoise Reserve offers great opportunities to see the contrasts that the island offers in reference to the variety of ecosystems. The road goes from the coast through the agricultural zone and straight up to the dense humid forests. Often, Galapagos giant tortoises are also seen on the way, wandering through pastures in the paddocks. This spot is a bird watchers’ haven since almost every land bird present on the island lives or migrates here.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
TUE - El Barranco & Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

Awake in Darwin Bay near Genovesa Island and ride a panga to the far side of the caldera, where red-billed tropicbirds display vociferously overhead while Galapagos fur seals can be seen on the shoreline. Once at the top of the rocky stairway of Prince Philip’s Steps, be met by Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, mockingbirds and finches that line the way through a palo santo forest. Arrive at an expansive open lava field. Wedge-rumped storm petrels swarm above the lava. Keep eyes peeled for short-eared owls.

From within the flooded caldera of Tower Island, in the afternoon set foot onto a sandy beach to be greeted by swallow-tailed gulls often said to be the most beautiful gull in the world. A short, flat trail leads past stands of mangroves and saltbush on which there may be nesting red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds. At the tidal lagoon one may also see the rarest gull in the world, the endemic lava gull.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
WED - Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) & Santa Fe

This morning, arrive to a small lava dock for the day’s first encounters with marine iguanas that blend in perfectly to the dark rock. Walk past large prickly pear cacti and arrive to one end of a long, sickle-shaped beach with Dragon Hill standing in the distance. The walk follows a circular path, past a shallow lake where flamingoes frequently come to feed. Waders such as stilts, turnstones and sandpipers work the muddy edges frenetically looking for food as the walk continues inland to a dry, forested habitat where land iguanas nest and burrow.

After lunch, enjoy a fabulous snorkel in the turquoise waters of the protected bay, with possible sea lions, turtles, reef sharks and spotted eagle rays. Land onto a sandy beach with abundant sea lions and begin a walk past a forest of island-endemic giant Opuntia cacti. Here, search for another island endemic—the Santa Fe land iguana, paler than its cousins on other islands. Galapagos hawks and even endemic rice rats are also things to look out for.

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Day 4
THU - Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

Named for some wrecked World War II barges whose ribs are still visible in the sand, Bachas Beach offers great swimming, a lovely walk along the shore and a visit to a lagoon behind the high tide line with wading birds, marine iguanas and sometimes even flamingoes. The beach is also a favorite nesting site for green turtles which often leave tractor-like tracks in the sand. After spending the morning at the beach, say farewell to fellow travelers and transfer to the Baltra Airport for flights back to the mainland.

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Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

Equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wetsuit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person ($40 per use per person for a transparent kayak)

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on Day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page. Note: Your passport must be valid 6 months after your Ecuador trip concludes.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available by adding a pre- or post-cruise hotel night, or when combining this cruise with another itinerary (for an 8-day cruise), and includes 2 half-day immersions (45-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, lunch, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability. Contact your Adventure Specialist for pricing.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

4-Day East Itinerary

The 4-day Legend Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise begins in Baltra, cruises to North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza and San Cristobal islands. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, hiking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability).

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 4-Day East itinerary with visits to Bartolome, South Plaza, North Seymour and San Cristobal islands.
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Day 1
MON - Embark Baltra to North Seymour

Arrive to Baltra Island and be transferred by a short 10-minute bus ride to board the M/V Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, land on popular North Seymour. This flat, uplifted island is an important spot to see both magnificent and great frigatebird males courting the females by clicking, bill-clapping, shuddering and flapping their wings, all while showing off their grossly inflated, bright red pouch. Hope to see courting blue-footed boobies displaying their unique feet while dancing for a prospective mate. Sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, crashing surf and distant views of the Daphne Islands top off a great visit.

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Legend

Meals

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Day 2
TUE - Bartolome & South Plaza

In the morning, visit Bartolome Island with its iconic view from the top. Overlook the famous Pinnacle Rock and the austere Santiago Island beyond—a view well worth the climb up the wooden boardwalk. This volcanic scene has often been likened to a lunar landscape. A subsequent snorkel here might put swimmers face to face with Galapagos penguins, white-tipped reef sharks and playful sea lions.

Sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls and land iguanas are all present at South Plaza Islet. The small island is covered with a carpet of a red succulent studded with Opuntia cacti. At the cliff edge, spend time watching birds fly past at eye level in the up-draught. These include frigatebirds, flocks of Galapagos shearwaters and of particular note, flights of displaying red-billed tropicbirds. Back at sea level, once again encounter land iguanas, some of which have hybridized with their resident marine cousins.

 

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Day 3
WED - Pitt Point & Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)

Be greeted by sea lions at the beach of Punta Pitt and prepare for a climb to a high point on the steep eroded tuff cone. This is the only place in the islands for the chance to see all three of the booby species in the same place. The red-foots will be perched on the Cordia lutea and small trees, the Nazca’s on the ground near the cliff edge and the blue-foots will be a little farther inland. Frigatebirds will be all around and the views are breathtaking.

In the afternoon, visit Cerro Brujo and be humbled by the immensity of the stunning cliffs of Sorcerer’s Hill. Enjoy simply sharing the beach with sea lions, snorkeling from shore or a walk to a hidden lagoon where there may be black-necked stilts, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels and white-cheeked pintails.

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Legend

Meals

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Day 4
THU - Dismembark & Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve (San Cristobal)

In the moist highlands of San Cristobal, visit the giant tortoise breeding center La Galapaguera to witness the most iconic creature of the archipelago in its various life stages. The tortoises wander in a semi-natural habitat which lends itself to good photographic opportunities. The aim of the reserve is to help restore populations of the threatened San Cristobal tortoise back into the wild. In town, there are shops to purchase local handicrafts and souvenirs. After, head to the San Cristobal Airport for flights back to the mainland.

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Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

Equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wetsuit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person ($40 per use per person for a transparent kayak)

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on Day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page. Note: Your passport must be valid 6 months after your Ecuador trip concludes.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.

For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available by adding a pre- or post-cruise hotel night, or when combining this cruise with another itinerary (for an 8-day cruise), and includes 2 half-day immersions (45-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, lunch, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability. Contact your Adventure Specialist for pricing.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

In addition to the rates and dates listed below, longer Galapagos Legend itineraries are available by combining the ship’s shorter itineraries. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing and more information on 8-, 11-, 12- and 15-day Galapagos Legend cruises.

Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2022
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Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2022
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Jan 02 - Jan 05, 2023
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Jan 05 - Jan 09, 2023
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Jan 09 - Jan 12, 2023
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Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2023
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Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2023
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Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2023
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Jan 23 - Jan 26, 2023
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Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2023
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Jan 30 - Feb 02, 2023
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Feb 02 - Feb 06, 2023
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Feb 06 - Feb 09, 2023
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Feb 09 - Feb 13, 2023
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Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2023
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Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2023
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Feb 20 - Feb 23, 2023
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Feb 23 - Feb 27, 2023
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Feb 27 - Mar 02, 2023
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Mar 02 - Mar 06, 2023
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Mar 06 - Mar 09, 2023
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Mar 09 - Mar 13, 2023
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Mar 13 - Mar 16, 2023
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Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2023
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Mar 20 - Mar 23, 2023
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Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2023
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Mar 27 - Mar 30, 2023
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Mar 30 - Apr 03, 2023
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Apr 03 - Apr 06, 2023
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Apr 06 - Apr 10, 2023
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Apr 10 - Apr 13, 2023
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Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2023
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Apr 20 - Apr 24, 2023
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May 04 - May 08, 2023
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May 08 - May 11, 2023
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Expedition Ship
Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Legend small ship cruises bring luxury, quality and service in a casual setting. This 100-passenger ship emphasizes a variety of comfortable outdoor spaces, fun onboard activities and multiple off-ship excursions. The Legend is a family-friendly Galapagos option.

Expert Review

Reviews from Our Experts So You Know What to Expect

Taylor Cranney • February 5th, 2018
Expert Review: Legend Galapagos Cruise

AdventureSmith Specialist Taylor reviews her Galapagos small ship cruise aboard the 100-guest Legend. Find out why snorkeling topped her trip highlights, including a very rare mola mola encounter.

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"Delightful Staff"

Our accommodations on board the Legend were very comfortable, the food was delicious, and the staff delightful.

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"Topnotch Sites"

Galapagos was awesome. The sites were topnotch - it was so great to see exotic wildlife in its habitat.

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"Impressed How Easy It Was to Get Close to The Animals"

I was very impressed how easy it was to get close to the animals. There really wasn't anything we didn't enjoy.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Galapagos Cruise

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5 Day Land Tour
Quito & Guayaquil Galapagos Travel Package

Most Galapagos cruises require travelers to find pre- and post-cruise Guayaquil or Quito hotels. This travel package offers an easy, cost-effective way to get to the Galapagos with a comprehensive land package.

From $485USD
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5 - 6 Day Land Tour
Machu Picchu Explorer

Travel to Peru's most spectacular archaeological monument in South America: the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. This 5- or 6-day Machu Picchu Explorer adventure includes Cusco, the Urubamba Valley and upscale accommodations.

From $1895USD
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4 - 5 Day Land Tour
Ecuador Amazon Adventure - Napo Wildlife Center

Spend 4, 5 or 8 days at the Napo Wildlife Center, a luxury eco-hotel and ecotourism project that includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles of Ecuador's most pristine Amazon rainforest within Yasunì National Park.

From $1425USD
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4 - 5 Day Cruise
Coral I & Coral II Galapagos Cruises

The 36-passenger Coral I and the 20-passenger Coral II are sister ships with ample deck space, outdoor Jacuzzis and delicious cuisine. The Corals combine the versatility and intimacy of a yacht with the comfort and space of a small ship at a great value.

From $1787USD
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7 - 11 Day Cruise
Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruises

The 90-guest Santa Cruz II is an expedition vessel in the Galapagos Islands with itineraries designed to capitalize on wildlife viewing. Enjoy hikes, snorkeling and a glass-bottom boat, alongside talented naturalist guides and a stellar crew, all of which set this trip apart.

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10 Day Cruise
National Geographic Endeavour II Galapagos Cruises

The 96-passenger National Geographic Endeavour II boasts high caliber expedition leaders and naturalist staff and specified expedition tools. Guests experience the perfect balance of comfort, activity and education.

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