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Amigo 1

Amigo 1 is a tourist class motor yacht, built in 1984 but still running strong. It can accommodate 16 passengers in 8 twin-bed cabins; each cabin has a private dining and living room. Trips last from 5 -8 days, all meals are included. The crew includes an experienced, bilingual naturalist guide. Rates are on the budget side, ranging per person from $935 - $1870.00.

Golondrina 1

A tourist-class yacht, this boat is a good option for travelers on a budget. A bit smaller than most vessels, it has space for 10 passengers and is equipped with a dining area, bar, and covered deck. All meals, mainly Ecuadorian dishes featuring fresh seafood, are included in the price. Trips last for 5 or 8 days. Prices range from $1200-1920.


Built in 2000, this tourist class yacht can accommodate up to 16 passengers. Each cabin has a private bathroom and air-conditionings. On board you can find a spacious sundeck, bar, lounge, and library. It offers diving cruises in addition to Galapagos cruises led by a bilingual naturalist guide. Trips last from 4-8 days. Check availability to learn the prices.


This tourist class yacht, while not as comfortable as some of the other ships cruising the Galapagos, is nonetheless a good option for budget travelers. It can accommodate up to sixteen passengers in double cabins (with private bathrooms but no air conditioning), and you can find a dining room, serving three meals a day, and a well-stocked bar on board. Cruises last a week, rates per person are typically around $790.

San Jose

This tourist class yacht has capacity for sixteen passengers in double cabins that include a private bathroom. Onboard facilities include a dining room and bar, comfortable lounge, and spacious deck. The crew consists of eight seasoned sailors plus a bilingual naturalist guide. Cruises last for a week. Rate per person is $2750, with discounts available for children under twelve.

Aida Maria

This sixteen-passenger, tourist superior class yacht claims to offer an appealing combination of comfort, style and economy. Onboard you can find a broad sun deck, eight double rooms with private bathrooms, a dining room, and several social areas. Snorkeling equipment is available for rent and the itinerary is planned to include occasional dives (led by experienced instructors). The cruises last from 4-7 nights, with prices at $ 1430-2750 per person.


A sixteen-passenger tourist-class yacht, Angelique is fully air-conditioned and houses a large sundeck, a bar, a library, a dining room, and several lounge areas. The eight double cabins have private bath rooms. An experienced bilingual guide is part of the crew, and the meals feature fresh international and local cuisine. The trips go for 4-8 days, with rates per person ranging from $931-2150.


The Darwin is a 61 foot tourist class yacht. It has the capacity for up to 16 passengers and provides one English speaking guide. Each cabin has a double bed and upper and lower berth. All room has private bathrooms and hot water. Vegetarian meals are provided upon request. Snorkeling equipment is provided with no extra fee.


Built in 1995, this 83 foot long, tourist class yacht, has ten double cabins on three decks.. Each cabin has its own climate control, private bathrooms, and hot water. The crew consists of one bilingual, naturalist guide and five crewmen. Three course meals are provided but bring extra food because there is very little in the way of snacks.


An tourist-class yacht, Daphne is a good option for people who are traveling on a budget but still want to sail through the Galapagos in style. Popular with students in particular, Daphne houses a restaurant, bar, small library, and comfortable lounge area. Up to 16 passengers can reside in eight double cabins with private bathrooms. A naturalist guide is part of the crew. Trips go for 4, 5, or 8 days; check availability to learn rates.


This charming, bright red motor schooner was recently refurbished in 2004. It can accommodate 12 passengers in twin cabins with private bathrooms and air conditioning. There is a small, five person crew, including a naturalist guide. A dining room, library, bar, and sundeck can be found on board. Cruises last either 5 or 8 days. Rates range from $1125 – 1812 per person.

Merak Yacht

Merak, with capacity for only 8 passengers, is a good option for people who want a particularly intimate Galapagos experience. On board you can find four double cabins and two shared bathrooms, as well as a dining room, lounge, and outside solarium. It has only three crew members, including a bilingual naturalist guide. A tourist class yacht, it is also one of the more reasonably priced options. Cruises last for 4, 5, or 8 days, with prices ranging from $840 – 1300 per person.

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Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to The Galápagos Islands: National Geographic Islander, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Legend, First Class, Isabela II, Eclipse, Luxury, Xpedition, Galapagos Explorer II and Pinta.

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