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Guide to Galapagos Cruises
The spectacular #Galapagos islands has a lot to offer you if you're looking for #relaxation, #nature and #culture. This island can offer you all in one, and yet still in an #affordable price level. You'll be amazed by the beauty of this little piece of heaven (on earth).
The Galápagos Islands
Most travelers to the Galapagos take an overnight cruise at some point during their trip. There are hotel-based alternatives, but overnight cruises are the easiest way to see the islands and the only way to see the more remote islands.
Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Cano Island Tour
Guided Tour in Cotopaxi
There is some variety in the boats, but they are generally classified as follows: Luxury/Deluxe; First-Class; Tourist Superior; Tourist. The levels are based on the spaciousness, quality of food and guide, whether the rooms have air conditioning and private baths, etc. Also, catamarans (more stable boats) are only available at the higher levels.
levels are based on the spaciousness, quality of food and guide
We decided to combine day trips based in Puerto Ayora with a 5 night cruise on a 16 passenger catamaran (“Archipell I”) — On some websites this ship is called First-Class and on others it is called Tourist Superior. Either way, we were very content with the accommodations, food, crew, and guide. We booked this ship last-minute from a travel agency in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. By booking last-minute we got the cruise at about a 60% discount off of what we would have paid booking at home.
By booking last-minute we got the cruise at about a 60% discount
Here are some images to give you a feel for what a Galapagos catamaran cruise is like: