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Best Galapagos Cruises for 2022 and How to Book

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With travel returning to normal, we are finding that many clients are now thinking ahead to 2022. We are delighted to welcome them back to the Galapagos Islands, and we are back with a bang, with some fantastic offers for the year ahead. There has never been a better time to book, with some superb early bird booking rates available for savvy customers. We can help you plan and organize your trip to meet your requirements and preferences. Check out our website for live availability of cruises. These are some of the most exciting Galapagos Islands cruises that we recommend looking at for 2022:

Cormorant I

Cormorant 1 offers 5-star luxury cruises on a modern catamaran with capacity for just 16 passengers. This is about as luxurious as it gets. This vessel boasts superb comfort and service, including the chance to kick back in an on-board Jacuzzi, or to while away the time between islands on your own private balcony. The dedicated on-board cruise manager helps make sure that your trip runs smoothly each and every day of your trip. Good news for those that love kayaking – there are boats available on board. You can take 4-day, 5-day or 8-day tours on this yacht.


Another relatively intimate space for just 20 passengers, Infinity offers 4, 5 and 8 day cruises on this luxury yacht. Sleek and very modern in design, this boat won’t fail to impress. On the islands you gain more personalized attention, as passengers are broken into groups of 10 to enjoy the wildlife and learn about each island. When cruising between islands you can enjoy the ample space within the social areas, including in the ship’s fabulous Jacuzzi, or retreat to your own private balcony.

Natural Paradise

Natural Paradise is another good option to consider for your Galapagos Islands Cruise. Once again, catering to just a small number of passengers (16) this yacht provides 4-day, 5-day and 8-day excursions around the archipelago. As well as comfortable cabins and lovely shared spaces including a spacious sundeck, this vessel has a high crew member to passenger ratio, to ensure that you get the best possible service on your trip. You can enjoy the water with the wetsuits, snorkeling gear, and underwater camera onboard too.

Grand Majestic

If you’re looking for a state-of-the-art yacht in which to enjoy your vacation in the islands, look no further than the Grand Majestic, and especially if you seek a private charter. There are ample social areas, and an exceptionally large master suite available with two private bathrooms – great if you like to cruise in comfort. You won’t want to miss the Jacuzzi and lovely sun decks, and the service is excellent. One of Grand Majestic’s advantages over other options is its reputation for being one of the fastest cruises in the Galapagos. This means less time sailing between islands, and more time to enjoy the other features of your trip – which could be a 4-day, 5-day or 8-day cruise. This boat offers space for 16 passengers.


A new kid in town, Elite is a recent entry in the Galapagos Islands, and as such a modern boat it offers a high level of stability for 16 passengers at a time. Elite is renowned for being a splendid cruise option for families, with its interconnected suites and welcoming service. With sweeping panoramic windows, you can be sure you won’t miss a thing while cruising the islands. Another very lovely feature of this 16-passenger vessel is that food is sourced from a local farm. We are able to secure fantastic rates on cruises on this ship for 4-day, 5-day and 8-day trips.


Another relatively new catamaran, MC Endemic has space for 16 passengers in 5-star luxury with itineraries that span 4 to 8 days in length. There are 8 fabulous suites, each with private balcony, making this a delightful option for those looking to charter a boat for their Galapagos cruise. Comfort and space are key features of this catamaran, with its large sun deck and wonderful Jacuzzi. This vessel is equipped with all the water equipment you’ll need, from snorkels through to wetsuits and kayaks.

Cormorant II

If it’s new you seek, Cormorant II is your best bet, as it first hit the Galapagos waters in 2021! Not to be confused with Cormorant (also a smart choice, by the way!) this catamaran has a modern, while luxurious design, and has also been built for stability in the water as well as a noiseless journey, hopping between the islands. Floor to ceiling windows mean you can enjoy every minute of your trip with sweeping panoramic views. This catamaran has space for 16 people across 10 cabins, each with private balcony. You can book 4, 5 or 8-day cruises on this brand-new boat.


For 5 and 6 day cruises in style, Alia is yet another fabulous option for your 2022 Galapagos Islands cruise. With capacity for 16 in 8 cabins, each with private balcony, Alia gives you the chance to experience the Galapagos in style. Enjoy lovely al-fresco dining on your trip, or a quiet drink on your private balcony while cruising between the islands. On this vessel, you’ll have the chance to kayak if you wish, as well as hiking, snorkeling, and wandering the beaches, photographing the amazing wildlife.


EcoGalaxy is an option that offers outstanding value for its 16 passengers. One of the important points to note about this catamaran is its focus on a more ecologically friendly trip. Cabins are modern and comfortable, and there is the option to interconnect some, which makes this catamaran a great option for families in particular. This ship offers 6-day Galapagos islands itineraries and a wonderful experience all around, especially given that you’ll know you’re doing your absolute best for the environment while you’re on your cruise of a lifetime.

La Pinta

La Pinta is an altogether bigger boat, with capacity for 48 passengers in luxury and luxury plus cabins. There is ample space and some of the cabins on this ship are the largest in the islands, so if it is space you seek, this may be your best bet. Families can be accommodated in comfort with cabins that can be interconnected. A lovely feature of this cruise ship is its glass bottom boat, great for getting up close and personal with the underwater wildlife. You won’t want to leave after your 5-day or 7-day itinerary!

At Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders, we are experts in Galapagos travel. We have a wide network of contacts and an outstanding reputation within the travel industry. If you’re looking for a Galapagos Islands cruise for 2022, we can identify the absolute best rates available for your trip, taking into account your dates and your requirements.

We offer personalized assistance and can pinpoint great promotions, sometimes even with free hotel accommodation on the mainland before the tour starts. We can also help you plan and organize your extended trip on the Ecuadorian mainland too. Don’t hesitate to get in touch today to let us help you plan your amazing 2022 Galapagos adventure.

By Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders
By Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders
Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders is a leading travel company based in Ecuador and run by local tour guides and travel specialists, we are happy to provide expert and free trip planning advice, no commitment fee involved.
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