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Galapagos Cruises: What's Included?

A Galapagos cruise is an expensive proposition, usually costing around $2000-$3000 for a full week. Unless your name is Bill Gates, that's a lot of scratch. Almost everything is included in the price...almost. Here's what's usually included and not: check with individual cruises for details.

Usually Included:

  • Cabins
  • All food
  • Transportation while in the islands
  • Visitor sites
  • Admission prices
  • Occasional special cocktails
  • Services of guides
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Basic medicines, such as seasickness tablets
  • Guide

Usually not included:

  • Galápagos park fees
  • Tips for guides and crew
  • Drinks other than water

Sometimes included:

  • Airfare to and from Galapagos

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to The Galápagos Islands: Galápagos Health & Safety, Punta Cormorant - Floreana Visitor Site, Green Sea Turtle, Lava Heron, Mammals - Galapagos, Cruise Tours, Lava Lizard, Brown Pelican, Herons and Egrets in the Galapagos and Recommended Reading List.

By Christopher Minster
I am a writer and editor at V!VA Travel guides here in Quito, where I specialize in adding quality content to the site and also in spooky things like...
24 Sep 2013

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