Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos Cruise

10 Days in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

The magic of the Galapagos is undeniable and there is simply no better way to experience your dream trip to this archipelago than from a luxury yacht on a multi-day cruise. Cruises allow you to see more islands and more wildlife on more excursions like shore hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, and glass-bottom boat trips. 

Each of these activities means up-close encounters with the incredible wildlife of these islands like marine iguanas, boobies, and sea turtles. It's rare to encounter such relaxed and curious animals in the wild like sea lions who will swim right up to your nose, marine iguanas who placidly pose for up-close photos. sea turtles and sharks who will let you swim alongside them and dancing blue-footed boobies performing just for you from only a few feet away. 

With weekly departures year-round, special dates for families during school vacations, and two itinerary routes to choose from, planning a seamless, end-to-end adventure in the Galapagos has never been easier!

We've selected the finest yachts, with the best guides and crew, top quality gear, and a commitment to sustainability and the environment so that no detail of your experience will be overlooked and you can feel confident that your travels here are contributing to the preservation of this special place for generations  to come.

Cost:

From $10,895 per person for 6 guests
$10.995 per person for 4 guests
$11,250 per person for 2 guests

Discounts available for children under 17, groups and charters (20 guest maximum). See notes below.

Highlights

Small, Luxury Yacht
Snorkeling with Sea Lions & Sea Turtles
Expert Naturalist Guides
Up-close Wildlife Viewing

Seasonality:

Low: None
Mid (Better): June - November
High (Best): December - May

Travel Style:

Luxurious, Family, Active, Romantic

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Beaches and Bays Route:

  • Day 1 - Arrive Quito (Saturday)

    Welcome to Ecuador! Arrive at Quito's Mariscal Sucres International Airport and transfer to your boutique accommodation.

  • Day 2 - San Cristobal Island
  • Day 3 - San Cristobal Island
  • Day 4 - Espanola Island
  • Day 5 - Floreana Island
  • Day 6 - Puerto Ayora and Santa Cruz
  • Day 7 - Bartolome and Rabida Islands
  • Day 8 - South Plaza, North Seymour and Baltra Islands
  • Day 9 - San Cristobal and to Quito
  • Day 10 - Quito, Papallacta and Departure

Remote Islands Route:

  • Day 1 - Arrive Quito (Saturday)

    Welcome to Ecuador! Arrive at Quito's Mariscal Sucres International Airport and transfer to your boutique accommodation.

  • Day 2 - San Cristobal Island
  • Day 3 - Genovesa Island
  • Day 4 - Santa Cruz and Baltra Islands
  • Day 5 - Isabela Island
  • Day 6 - Fernandina Island
  • Day 7 - Rabida Island
  • Day 8 - Puerto Ayora and Santa Cruz Island
  • Day 9 - San Cristobal and to Quito
  • Day 10 - Quito, Papallacta and Departure

Accommodation On This Adventure:

Origin and Theory Yachts

The Origin and Theory are the most comfortable and luxurious yachts operating in the Galapagos. Custom-designed for fuel efficiency and comfort, the Origin & Theory are the ultimate Galapagos cruise vessels, offering exceptional amenities while minimizing environmental impacts. 

Each of the ten, deluxe double staterooms offers panoramic views of the ocean. Individual climate control, fine bed linens, with memory foam and soft pillows ensure a comfortable night's sleep, while an ample sectional closet provides plenty of space for personal items. 

Each cabin has a private bathroom with a dual-flush toilet and a modern rainfall shower with ocean views. Plush towels, waffle bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, and biodegradable hand soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner are provided.

Additional amenities include a vanity nook with a stool and lighted mirror, Apple TV with preloaded movies and documentaries on the Galapagos, and a safe deposit box. Cabins are cleaned twice daily, and a light laundry service is available. There is also a personal espresso machine and tea kettle set up in each cabin.

All staterooms are located on the main Beagle deck with two cabins having interconnecting doors, and two cabins set up to accommodate triples; perfect for families. 

All meals are creatively prepared by expert chefs using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy an open bar policy complete with wine, local beers, and a variety of spirits. The elegant dining room features marble tabletops, Lunch is generally served al fresco on the spacious sundeck, which is equipped with day beds, chaise lounges, tables, hammocks, a four-person Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and wet bar. The intimate indoor bar is always open for hand-crafted cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, juices, coffee, and tea.

​The experienced 13-member Ecuadorian crew includes a high-level captain, a full-time concierge, and two expert naturalist guides – one for every 10 guests, the lowest ratio in the Galapagos.

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La Casona De La Ronda, Quito

The moment you enter through the grand wooden doors of La Casona De La Ronda, you are entering into Ecuadorian history. Originally built in 1738, this boutique hotel is located in the Quito Historic Center in one of the oldest Spanish houses. With just under two dozen rooms, La Ronda has been tastefully renovated with decor and amenities that exude Ecuadorian culture. Each of the rooms has been tastefully designed and set off of the central courtyard. En suite bathrooms, luxurious bedding and refined Spanish colonial style combine to create a warm and inviting place to start or end your adventures in Ecuador. Guests will enjoy attentive hospitality and an on-site restaurant that specializes in modern Ecuadorian cuisine. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to numerous local cafes, shops, markets, and restaurants. 

Itinerary Includes:

  • Moraway Adventures travel consultation and pre-departure services
  • English speaking naturalist guides
  • Road transfers to and from airports
  • 8-day cruise on the Origin, Theory or Evolve (2023) plus 2-nights accommodation in Quito
  • Meals starting with Breakfast on Day 2 and ending with Lunch Day 10
  • All activities on the boat including but not limited to kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, glass-bottomed boat tours, visit to Darwin Station
  • Quito walking tour and visit to Papallacta
  • Limited laundry
  • All park entrance fees, transit fees, and conservation donation

Itinerary Excludes:

  • International airfare into and out of Quito, Ecuador
  • Quito - San Cristobal - Quito internal flight (est. $500 per person)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses for extra services, optional activities, or changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control
  • Mandatory travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services, or evacuation

Notes:

All prices based on 2 adults sharing. Single supplements apply for solo travelers - call for details. Book two consecutive weeks back to back for the most comprehensive cruise itinerary, and do not repeat the same visits twice. Last-minute discounts are sometimes possible, call for details.

Child rates and terms:

Children 17 or younger enjoy 15% off of cruise-only cost
Children under 11 years old enjoy 30% off of cruise-only cost and a flight discount and are only accepted on select family departures (which align with most school breaks - call for details)
Children under 6 are only accepted on charter bookings
Child discounts only apply at 1 child per 1 adult with a limit of 2 discounts per family
Child discounts may be limited by cruise operator on any given departure
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Child discounts cannot be applied on holiday weeks 

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