Find the best Galapagos cruise deals all in one place. Review our extensive selection of Galapagos Island cruise deals, discounts, special offers and money-saving tips all on this page. Browse the list of special offers below to find the best Galapagos deals on upcoming cruises. For further savings, and to make sure you select the right cruise at the best price, read the tips below and contact our staff of Galapagos experts who know the nuances of cruising in the Galapagos. Our tips and advice can save you thousands while ensuring you choose the right cruise for your interests, style and budget. Let us be your guide to cruising the Galapagos on a budget.
Tips to get a Galapagos Islands Cruise Cheap
Our Galapagos cruise experts have years of experience helping clients find and select the perfect cruise at the best price. Below we share insider tips to save money. From budget Galapagos cruise and ship options to last-minute Galapagos cruise deals and insight on how to visit the Galapagos islands on a budget, our tips will guide you to the enchanted islands at the best price. Contact us and we’ll do the hard work for you finding the cheap Galapagos cruise of your dreams.
Book Early for Cheap Holidays to the Galapagos Islands
The easiest way to secure the best price on a Galapagos cruise is to book early, sometimes up to one year in advance. Early-booking discounts are significant, saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars per person. Early booking also ensures you get the best selection of ships, cabins and itineraries assuring you not only save money but select the right experience for this once-in-a-lifetime destination. Booking early is the most secure way to get a Galapagos Islands cruise cheap.
Last Minute Galapagos Island Cruise Deals
Last minute Galapagos cruise deals are an option for travelers with flexibility. The Galapagos only offers small boats, ranging in size from 12 to 100 guests, so they do tend to sell out in advance, early. But last minute availability is sometimes an option and can save money. Last minute Galapagos Island cruise deals are usually seasonal so see the section below on the cheapest time to cruise the Galapagos Islands. If you are interested in Galapagos cruise last minute deals, within the next 60 days, view the listings below and contact our experts with your preferred travel dates. Galapagos last minute availability can change daily, and our crew can help you find the best cruise at the eleventh hour. Sometimes ships are willing to offer unadvertised specials for last minute Galapagos cruises so get in touch and let us do the work for you. Our extensive relationships and buying power can help you save money.
What is the Cheapest Time to Visit the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos are great for travel year-round, but there are better times of year to find cheap Galapagos cruises. The cheapest time of year to visit the Galapagos Islands is in September and October, just after the summer holiday has ended. May is also a good time to find Galapagos cruise deals, just before the busy summer season starts. Early December, after Thanksgiving and before Christmas is a good time to find cheap Galapagos cruises and the period just after New Year holiday in mid January is a good time to find budget Galapagos cruises. Stay away from busy holiday periods such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Summer is also a busy time when ships sell out and there are fewer deals to be had. Timing your cruise can save considerable money. Learn more about the best time to visit Galapagos and see our our extensive Galapagos Cruise Guide.
Choose a Shorter Itinerary
Logically the shorter the cruise, the lower the cost. Galapagos cruise itineraries are approved in advance by the Galapagos National Park. Itineraries are available in a wide variety of lengths from 4 to 15 days. We recommend travelers consider at least an 8-day cruise if you wish to experience a wide variety of Galapagos habitats and species. Galapagos travel takes considerable time and effort (and money), so shorter cruises may mean less value but can reduce the overall price. Read our Galapagos Cruise Guide to learn more about how much time to spend in the Galapagos Islands.
Choose a Discount Cabin or Book a Triple Cabin
Many Galapagos yachts and small ships have what is known as the entry level cabin or the loss leader cabin. This is the cheapest cabin on board and often advertised at the lowest “from” price. It may be smaller or have a porthole instead of a window or otherwise be less appealing than other cabins on board. But it comes with the best price. Usually there are only one or two of these aboard a boat (and luxury Galapagos cruises may have none) so you must book early to secure the entry level discount cabin.
Some Galapagos cruise ships offer triple cabins, providing an economical way for friends and family to save money. Typically, a triple cabin will have two twin beds, or one full bed and the third person sleeps on a converted couch or roll-away type bed. This can be a good option for families with one child. Aboard a discount yacht or small ship the cabins can be small and three adults in one cabin may be cramped, but this can be a great way to save money.
Best Galapagos Cruise Deals for Solo Travelers
Solo or single travelers are often challenged to find cheap Galapagos cruises because of single supplements. But it is possible for solo travelers to find a budget Galapagos cruise at the equivalent of the double per person price. Some yachts and small ships will have a dedicated single cabin offered at the double rate. Others have a male or female share program where you can guarantee the double rate if you are willing to share with a same sex roommate. Many will guarantee the double rate, even if a shared roommate is not found. Look for single-occupancy pricing on our website or contact our experts to find a great deal on a solo cruise.
Deals on Luxury Galapagos Cruises
Even the most luxurious yachts and small ships offer excellent deals. Upscale travelers seeking to save money on small luxury cruises in the Galapagos should consider booking early to secure the best rate. View our selection of Galapagos luxury cruises to learn more about the finest yachts and small ships in the Galapagos. Look for the special offer icon to identify deals on luxury Galapagos cruise itineraries.
How Much Does a Galapagos Cruise Cost?
The cost of a Galapagos cruise can vary considerably depending on a number of factors including the length of the itinerary, the time of year, the time of booking, the class of yacht or ship, the amenities on board, the quality of service and the booking agency. The average cost of an 8-day Galapagos cruise is $5,000 per person. Shorter cruises of 5 days or less and discount cruises can start as lows as $2,500 per person. And Galapagos Islands yacht charters can save 10-30% off the standard per-person rate.
How to visit the Galapagos on a Budget
Let’s face it, the Galapagos Islands can be expensive, but our tips and deals can help make the Galapagos cheap. While we don’t recommend you shortchange this trip of a lifetime, it is possible to cruise the Galapagos on a budget. Low-cost yachts such as the 36- and 20-guest Coral I and Coral II, the 16-guest Beluga, 16-guest Cachalote Explorer or small ships such as the 100-guest Legend offer shorter affordable cruises and frequently feature deals to entice travelers. Use the tips above and the Galapagos deals below to save money on your next Galapagos cruise.