A passenger from the Legend Galapagos luxury cruise lies on his belly on the sand to capture a photo of a sunbathing sea lion.
A Darwin's Finch perches on the top edge of a green sign with the word "stop" painted in white letters, at the Galapagos Islands during the Legend luxury cruise
A reddish-brown land iguana lumbers across the sand on the Galapagos Island, one of the highlights of the ecosystem's unique wildlife that guests aboard the Legend luxury cruise will experience
Kids who are traveling aboard the Legends luxury cruise through the Galapagos islands huddle around a guide, who is giving them an education in the ecosystem, flora, fauna, and wildlife
A red-footed booby, a white-breasted-bird with brightly colored feet, opens its beak while standing in the grasses on the Galapagos Islands
View Photos
South America Galapagos Islands Cruise

Legend Galapagos Cruises

Board the 100-guest M/V Legend and experience luxury, quality service and family-friendly small ship cruising in one of the most famous travel destinations in the world: the Galapagos Islands.

Being one of the larger ships sailing in the Galapagos, the Legend is a great choice for its affordability, stability and ability to cater to groups on Galapagos family cruises without sacrificing the exclusivity and personalized attention small ship cruising is known for. Comfortable outdoor spaces, fun onboard activities and well-planned daily excursions make her the right choice for travelers of all styles. Activities on the Galapagos Legend include hiking, snorkeling (deep-water snorkeling available on select itineraries), swimming and kayaking. 

The Legend operates four Galapagos cruise itineraries (two 4-day cruises and two 5-day cruises), which can be combined in various ways to create longer 8-, 11-, 12- or 15-day cruises. This truly is the trip of a lifetime! Call today to inquire about a specific Galapagos Legend itinerary or to learn more about Galapagos Legend cruises.

The 4-day Legend Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise begins in Baltra, cruises to Bartolome, South Plaza, North Seymour and San Cristobal islands. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, hiking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability). The Legend Eastern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Southern or Western Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary, or combine multiple Legend itineraries for longer cruises. 

The 5-day Legend Southern Galapagos Cruise focuses on the southern islands, some of the oldest and most biodiverse in the archipelago, including Floreana, Espanola, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) among some of the Galapagos Islands’ most unique species. The Legend Southern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Western or Eastern Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary. 

The 4-day Legend Central Galapagos Cruise begins and ends in Baltra, visits the northern island of Genovesa and the central islands of Santa Cruz and Santa Fe. Enjoy hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability) from the 100-guest M/V Legend. The Legend Central Islands Cruise can be combined with the Eastern or Western Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary.

The 5-day Legend Western Galapagos Cruise visits Baltra, Mosquera Islet, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz. The 100-guest Legend is an ideal and family-friendly base from which to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) in the Galapagos Islands. The Legend Western Islands Cruise can be combined with the Central or Southern Islands Cruise to create an 8-day/7-night itinerary.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Galapagos cruises.



Itinerary

5-Day South Itinerary

The 5-day Legend Southern Galapagos Cruise focuses on the southern islands, some of the oldest and most biodiverse in the archipelago, including Floreana, Espanola, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) among some of the Galapagos Islands’ most unique species.

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 5-Day South itinerary with visits to Floreana, Espanola, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal
Read More
Day 1
THU - Embark to Cerro Colorado & Tijeretas Hill (San Cristobal)

Arrive to San Cristobal Island and transfer by bus to board the M/V Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternon, make a dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, capital of the Galapagos Islands. Visit the Cerro Colorado Interpretation Center, an excellent place to learn about natural history in the Galapagos.

The Museum of Natural History displays information on the volcanic origins of the islands, their remoteness from the continent, ocean currents, climate, the arrival of the different species and their colonization, among other points of interest. The human history is also showcased, chronologically narrating the most significant events related to the discovery and colonization of the islands. Later, visit Tijeretas Hill; the word tijeretas is the name commonly known for the frigates. It is one of the only places to see the two species of frigatebirds nesting in the same colony. Enjoy a high-intensity walk amid beautiful landscapes with a magnificent view.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
FRI - Gardner Bay & Suarez Point (Espanola)

In the morning make a wet landing on a beautiful white coral sand beach guarded by a colony of sea lions at Gardner Bay on Española Island. Walk along the shore to spot Galapagos hawks, American oystercatchers, Galapagos ground doves, Hood mockingbirds, yellow warblers, lava lizards, marine iguanas and three species of Darwin’s finches: a subspecies (Geospiza fuliginosa) of the large cactus finch, which is similar to the large ground finch, the small ground finch (Geospiza fuliginosa) and the warbler finch (Certhidea olivacea), another endemic subspecies. Swimming and snorkeling offer a great variety of Galapagos marine wildlife: king angelfish, Creole fish, damsel fish, parrotfish, manta rays and white-tipped reef sharks.

Española is an island of geological interest, so in the afternoon at Suarez Point, explore volcanic formations and a riveting wildlife: large sea lion colonies and seabirds including Española mockingbird, Nazca boobies and the spectacular red-billed tropicbird. You will also encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards and the colorful Sally Lightfoot crabs. Hike among Nazca and blue-footed boobies, right up to nesting grounds that sometimes overlap the trail. Other birding favorites include Galapagos dove, Galapagos hawk, swallow-tailed gulls and the world’s largest colony of waved albatross, an unequivocal highlight during mating season (May-December). Admire the island’s dramatic backdrop, featuring the famous Soplador, a seaward blowhole that shoots water some 75 feet into the air.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
SAT - Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point & Devil's Point (Floreana)

Located on the north side of Floreana Island, Post Office Bay is so-named because in 1793 Captain James Colnett installed a wooden barrel that served as an informal post office for sailors passing through, who would take letters with them to their destinations. Today, the Legend’s visitors continue the tradition by placing unstamped postcards inside the barrel that should reach their destinations for free. It can take weeks, months, even years, not arrive at all or even arrive before you do! Look for Darwin’s finches, yellow warbler and lava lizards, and enjoy great snorkeling opportunities with green Pacific sea turtles. This island is best known for its endemic vegetation: scalesia villosa, lecocarpus pinnatifidus and Galapagos milkwort.

In the afternoon, make a wet landing on an olivine green sand beach at Cormorant Point. Hike from the black mangrove beds to a brackish lagoon, which usually holds one of the largest flamingo populations in the Galapagos. This island features some endemic plants such as scalesia villosa, white and black mangrove and holy stick. The trail continues to a beautiful white-sand beach, one of the most important nesting sites of green Pacific sea turtles and where sting rays hide in the shallows. Spot sea turtles, blue-footed boobies plunging into the water and small reef sharks floating along the shoreline in search of food. A small colony of penguins resides on Floreana and can sometimes be observed as well. Next visit one of the favorite snorkeling sites in the islands: Devil’s Crown, an eroded volcanic cone. Swim with big schools of yellow-tailed surgeonfish, salemas and Creole fish and with luck spot turtles, spotted eagle rays, parrotfish and even hammerhead sharks.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
SUN - Charles Darwin Station, Highlands & Ballena Bay or Eden Islet (Santa Cruz)

Spend the morning at the Charles Darwin Research Station to observe the giant tortoises that are part of the reproduction program. This is the former home of the world’s most famous tortoise, Lonesome George, the last of his species who died in 2012. Admire a prickly-pear cactus forest and variety of Darwin’s finches and other land birds. The Darwin Station works to provide environmental education to communities and schools within the islands, and to tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy some free time to visit the town and shop for souvenirs.

This afternoon, take a 45-minute bus ride to the Santa Cruz Highlands, located to the northwest of Puerto Ayora, and tour a natural reserve with giant tortoises. These enormous and slow-moving reptiles are responsible for the island’s name and therefore approaching them in their humid and forested abode is always an inspiring adventure. They can weigh up to 500 pounds and can live up to 200 years. Later visit Ballena (Whale) Bay, a beautiful green sand cove at the base of Dragon Hill on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The beach contains plenty of olivine crystals of volcanic origin. The crystals were formed when the magma was still underground. The content is magnesium, iron and silica. A small population of tortoises from Pinzón Island lived at the site but were probably taken by whalers or previous inhabitants. There is an opportunity to see marine iguanas and seabirds followed by snorkeling.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
MON - Carrion Point (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

Spend the morning exploring the marine biodiversity around Carrion Point. There may be an opportunity to snorkel among the variety of colorful fish, stingrays and sharks. After the morning’s tour, head to the Baltra Airport for flights back to the mainland.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device for 2021: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

2021 equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wet suit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person
Scuba diving: $326 for a half day tour with 1-2 immersions, equipment included

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December. For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available during the cruise and includes 2 half-day immersions (30-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

5-Day West Itinerary

The 5-day Legend Western Galapagos Cruise visits Baltra, Mosquera Islet, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz. The 100-guest Legend is an ideal and family-friendly base from which to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive (added cost upon availability) in the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 5-Day West itinerary with visits to Baltra, Mosquera Islet, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz.
Read More
Day 1
THU - Embark Baltra to Mosquera Islet

Arrive to Baltra Island then transfer via a short 10-minute bus ride to board the M/V Galapagos Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch. Spend the afternoon on Mosquera Islet, a flat, sandy island with some barren lava rock. Little sesuvium portulacastrum plants grow on the sand, and a large colony of sea lions and shorebirds such as herons and lava gulls can be seen here.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
FRI - Egas Port (Santiago) & Rabida

This morning, make a wet landing on the black sand beach of Egas Port, visited by Charles Darwin in 1835. The unique layered terrain of the Santiago shore is home to a variety of animals including the yellow-crowned night heron, and marine wildlife including lobster, starfish, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and colonies of endemic fur seals. In the afternoon, land on the red sand beaches of little Rabida Island. Rabida is considered the epicenter of the Galapagos Islands due to the diversity of its volcanic geology. Nesting brown pelicans are found from July through September and nine species of the famous Darwin’s finches can be seen here. Take a panga ride along cliffs to observe nesting seabirds and snorkel off the coast, where marine life is particularly active.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
SAT - Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove (Isabela)

Begin today with a visit to the volcanic ash beach and coral area of Isabela Island’s Urbina Bay. Depending on the season, find giant tortoises, land iguanas and the unusual flightless cormorant. After a short walk inland, snorkeling time is allotted, providing yet another chance to swim with sea turtles, sea lions and countless tropical fish. Urbina Bay features a wide variety of plant life that changes depending on the season. Observe the beautiful colors of plants that attract different insects, birds and reptiles. Explore the uplifted coral reef that resulted from 1954 volcanic activity and a spectacular view of Alcedo Volcano.

After lunch, head to Tagus Cove, a natural harbor. The trail leads to Darwin’s salt-water crater lake and excellent views of lava fields and volcanic formations. Learn about the eruption of five volcanoes that formed this island (the Galapagos’s largest) and marvel at the century-old wall graffiti believed to have been left by 19th-century pirates, the water-filled caldera, the spectacular view and the Darwin volcano. Return by the same path for a panga ride along a shoreline full of marine wildlife; admire a variety of seabirds, such as blue-footed booby, brown noddy, terns, flightless cormorant and, depending on the season, a large number of Galapagos penguins, the only penguin species in the world to extend its range into the northern hemisphere. They are monogamous and lay their eggs in small cracks in the lava not reached by ocean waves. The population of penguins on the islands is about 2,000, most of whom live in this western portion of Isabela; others are scattered farther south. There will also be an opportunity to snorkel in deep water.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
SUN - Espinosa Point (Fernandina) & Vicente Roca Point (Isabela)

This morning make a dry landing at Espinosa Point on Fernandina Island, across the Bolívar Channel from Isabela. This area boasts some of the highest diversity of endemic sea fauna in the Galapagos. The largest, most primitive-looking race of marine iguanas are here found mingling with sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. This spot provides a wonderful opportunity to encounter flightless cormorants at their nesting sites, Galapagos penguins and the “king” of predators on the islands: the Galapagos hawk.

After lunch, Bolivar Channel offers great deep-water snorkeling, as it’s one of the richest marine havens on Earth due to the upwelling of cold water currents. Take a panga ride along the coast to observe a great diversity of sea and coastal birds: Nazca and blue-footed boobies, noddies, brown pelicans, penguins and flightless cormorants. Isabela’s Vicente Roca Point is marked by two turquoise coves well protected from the ocean swells.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
MON - Santa Cruz Highlands & Disembark Baltra

Make a dry landing on Santa Cruz Island for the 45-minute bus ride to a giant tortoise reserve in the Highlands. These enormous and slow-moving reptiles are responsible for the island’s name and therefore approaching them in their forested abode is always an inspiring adventure. These gentle giants can weigh 500 pounds and live up to 200 years. After this visit, say farewell to your fellow travelers and transfer to the Baltra Airport for flights back to the mainland.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device for 2021: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

2021 equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wet suit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person
Scuba diving: $326 for a half day tour with 1-2 immersions, equipment included

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December. For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available during the cruise and includes 2 half-day immersions (30-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

4-Day Central Itinerary

The 4-day Legend Central Galapagos Cruise begins and ends in Baltra, visits the northern island of Genovesa and the central islands of Santa Cruz and Santa Fe. Enjoy hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability) from the 100-guest M/V Legend.

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 4-Day Central itinerary with visits to Santa Cruz, Genovesa and Santa Fe.
Read More
Day 1
MON - Embark Baltra to Santa Cruz Highlands

Arrive to Baltra Island and be transferred by a short 10-minute bus ride to board the M/V Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch. After a dry landing and 45-minute bus ride to the Santa Cruz Highlands, spend the afternoon among famous giant tortoises in their natural habitat at a reserve. These enormous and slow-moving reptiles are responsible for the island’s name. They can weigh up to 500 pounds and can live up to 200 years. Approaching them in their humid and forested abode is always an inspiring adventure.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
TUE - El Barranco & Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

Awake in Darwin Bay near Genovesa Island and climb Prince Philip’s Steps to the El Barranco plateau, the site of a seabird colony teaming with Nazca and red-footed boobies. Storm petrels and short-eared owls are also found nesting in the Genovesa lava flows. In the afternoon, make a wet landing on a small sand and coral beach. A short trail heads west along the tidal lagoon to a point overlooking the cliffs and Darwin Bay. Along the trail near the lagoon, observe pairs of swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, and yellow-crowned and lava herons. The trail continues through palo santo trees, opuntia cacti and saltbushes inhabited by great frigatebirds and red-footed boobies. It is estimated that more than 200,000 red-footed boobies live in the trees and bushes of Genovesa Island.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
WED - Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) & Santa Fe

This morning, make a dry landing on Santa Cruz near a brackish lagoon where feeding flamingoes can occasionally be found. The trail leads across typical dry-zone vegetation up to Dragon Hill, an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely views of the anchorage and neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers and Galapagos doves. In the afternoon, make a wet landing on the white sand beaches of Santa Fe Island. Pass through the endemic cactus forest to observe Santa Fe land iguanas (the largest in the islands), the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snakes, endemic rice rats, a variety of finches and one of the four mockingbird species in the archipelago. Enjoy an opportunity for a deep water snorkeling outing today.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
THU - Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra

Make a wet landing on the north side of Santa Cruz Island at Bachas Beach. Behind the beach lies two small flamingo ponds where iguanas sunbathe. See coastal birds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds and gulls, as well as interesting native vegetation like red and black mangrove and salt bushes. This beach is one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in the Galapagos. A turtle can lay eggs three or four times per season with an average of 70 eggs each time. At this paradisiacal site, search for the remains of barges that sank a long time ago, when the United States Navy operated a base during World War II on Baltra Island. Local people modified the word barges to “Bachas.” After spending the morning at the beach, say farewell to your fellow travelers and transfer to the Baltra Airport for flights back to the mainland.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device for 2021: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

2021 equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wet suit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person
Scuba diving: $326 for a half day tour with 1-2 immersions, equipment included

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December. For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available during the cruise and includes 2 half-day immersions (30-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

4-Day East Itinerary

The 4-day Legend Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise begins in Baltra, cruises to Bartolome, South Plaza, North Seymour and San Cristobal islands. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, hiking and scuba diving (added cost upon availability).

Galapagos cruise route map of the Legend 4-Day East itinerary with visits to Bartolome, South Plaza, North Seymour and San Cristobal islands.
Read More
Day 1
MON - Embark Baltra to Bartolome

Arrive to Baltra Island and be transferred by a short 10-minute bus ride to board the M/V Legend. Receive a warm welcome and introductory briefing from the crew and enjoy a delicious lunch. Visit Bartolome Island, a fascinating moonscape formed by different volcanic parasitic cones. Due to its geographical location, the lack of vegetation is immediately noticeable, so keep an eye out for pioneer plants (the first to establish roots on new ground) like the endemic tiquilia nesiotica, chamaesyce (known as sand mat or spurge in English), lava cactus and scalesia bushes.

Hike to the island’s summit for impressive views, including the famed Pinnacle Rock, and encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards and blue-footed boobies. Beach time is a great opportunity to snorkel and see (perhaps swim with) Galapagos penguins, sea turtles and white-tipped reef sharks among a great variety of colorful fish. This is often one of the best snorkeling experiences because the water is generally clear, full of marine life and without too much surf.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
TUE - South Plaza & North Seymour

Spend the morning on South Plaza, one of the smallest yet richest islands in the archipelago. Walk through an impressive cactus forest surrounded by land and marine iguanas. At the island’s highest point, be on the lookout for tropicbirds, Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. In South Plaza there is a large colony of approximately 300 smaller-sized land iguanas who feed on all kinds of vegetation, but during the dry season survive on the fruits and flowers of opuntia cacti. Due to their proximity with marine iguanas, this is the only place on Earth to find the Galapagos hybrid iguana.

In the afternoon, land on popular North Seymour. Take a two-hour walk through large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigatebirds, and swallow-tailed gulls. Encounter sea lions, land iguanas, and on a lucky day, even a Galapagos snake. There is another opportunity for a short snorkeling outing this afternoon.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
WED - Pitt Point & Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)

Make a wet landing followed by a high-intensity hike on rocky terrain. The trail includes a 295-foot-long olivine beach and a path that climbs to the top of a volcanic tuff, through several magnificent viewpoints. This is probably the only site where the three booby species of the Galapagos can be seen together, as well as two species of frigatebirds and a sea lion colony. It is also excellent for panga rides and snorkeling, where a good range of seabirds can be observed.

In the afternoon, make a wet landing near Cerro Brujo, an eroding tuff cone that, at several locations, is composed of AA lava formations and a beautiful white sandy beach. It’s a great place for snorkeling and sunbathing. Visit a lagoon where migratory bird species can be seen: black-necked stilts, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, other sandpiper species and white-cheeked pintails. Cerro Brujo offers beautiful views of Kicker Rock, the southern part of San Cristobal and the adjacent coast.

Accommodations

Legend

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
THU - Dismembark & Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve (San Cristobal)

Make a dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to visit the Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve to learn about the National Park’s conservation programs. Enjoy a beautiful landscape on the way to the reserve and later, take the opportunity to visit the port village, have a drink or shop for arts and crafts and other souvenirs. After, head to the San Cristobal Airport for flights back to the mainland.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation in cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities; all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails and coffee station; two daily off-vessel excursions; English-Spanish speaking naturalist guides; snorkeling opportunities; glass bottom boat excursions; lectures and activities on board; fuel surcharge; luggage handling; airport shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil hotels when domestic flight is purchased in combination with cruise. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Exclusions

International airfare; domestic airfare from Quito/Guayaquil to Galapagos; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult; $50 for children under 12 years old); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; medical services or insurance of any kind; internet access (available at the following fee per device for 2021: $80 for 4-5 days; $100 for 8-days; $180 for 11, 12 and 15 days).

2021 equipment rentals (fees are per person; specific exclusions apply during holiday season):
Wet suit: $25 for 4- to 5-day cruises; $50 for 8- to 12-day cruises; $75 for 15-day cruises
Double kayak: $30 per use per person
Scuba diving: $326 for a half day tour with 1-2 immersions, equipment included

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change. Please note that a logistics fee of $90 per person will be assessed if you do not purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with your cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Kayaks are available for rent for a fee. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December. For certified SCUBA divers, an optional (added cost) excursion is available during the cruise and includes 2 half-day immersions (30-60 minutes), pick up and drop off from cruise ship, transportation to/from dive site, dive equipment, snack and beverages. PADI license is mandatory. Diving excursions must be booked in advance, based upon availability.

Daily excursions from the boat to the islands will be made in pangas (inflatable skiffs). Trip members will hike from the landing point to specific areas for wildlife observation. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours round-trip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Some landings are dry but many are “wet,” requiring cautious footing on slippery rocks. The boat staff will be on hand to assist.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability and a 75% supplement during holiday season. Select Junior category cabins are available for triple occupancy with a 25% fare reduction for the third person sharing with 2 full-fare paying guests.

Families & Children

Kids under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive a 50% discount if sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests (discount is 25% during holiday season), and a 25% discount if sharing a cabin with one full-fare paying guest (no discount during holiday season), Junior cabin category only (where triples can be accommodated). Quadruple accommodation is available for two adults plus two children under 12 years old at time of sailing with a 50% discount per child sharing with two full-fare paying guests. In the case of three children plus one adult willing to share a cabin, a 50% discount will be applied to two children (discount is 25% during holiday season) and the third child will pay in full.

The minimum child age is 7 years old. Kids can enjoy different activities offered on board like stargazing, a special kids menu, a visit to the bridge to meet the captain and special crafts. There are special family departure dates when more children will be on board.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement.  Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

In addition to the rates and dates listed below, longer Galapagos Legend itineraries are available by combining the ship’s shorter itineraries. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing and more information on 8-, 11-, 12- and 15-day Galapagos Legend cruises.

Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 01 - Feb 04, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 08 - Feb 11, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 15 - Feb 18, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 22 - Feb 25, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 01 - Mar 04, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 08 - Mar 11, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 15 - Mar 18, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 22 - Mar 25, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Mar 29 - Apr 01, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 05 - Apr 08, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 19 - Apr 22, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Apr 29 - May 03, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 03 - May 06, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 06 - May 10, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 10 - May 13, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 13 - May 17, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 17 - May 20, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 20 - May 24, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 24 - May 27, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 27 - May 31, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
May 31 - Jun 03, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 07 - Jun 10, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 14 - Jun 17, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 21 - Jun 24, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jun 28 - Jul 01, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 05 - Jul 08, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 12 - Jul 15, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 19 - Jul 22, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 26 - Jul 29, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 02 - Aug 05, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 09 - Aug 12, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 16 - Aug 19, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 23 - Aug 26, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Aug 30 - Sep 02, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 06 - Sep 09, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 09 - Sep 13, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 13 - Sep 16, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 20 - Sep 23, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 27 - Sep 30, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 04 - Oct 07, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 11 - Oct 14, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 25 - Oct 28, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 01 - Nov 04, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 04 - Nov 08, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 08 - Nov 11, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 15 - Nov 18, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Nov 29 - Dec 02, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 02 - Dec 06, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 06 - Dec 09, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 13 - Dec 16, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1842USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2455USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 20 - Dec 23, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
green central galapagos islands directional icon
From $1934USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 23 - Dec 27, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green western galapagos islands directional icon
From $2578USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2021
Galapagos Legend • 4 days
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon
From $1934USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
Dec 30 - Jan 03, 2022
Galapagos Legend • 5 days
green southern galapagos islands directional icon
From $2578USD
Per Person
Read More
Read More
green southern galapagos islands directional icon South Galapagos Islands
green central galapagos islands directional icon Central Galapagos Islands
green western galapagos islands directional icon West Galapagos Islands
olive green eastern galapagos islands directional icon East Galapagos Islands
Accommodation

Learn About the Galapagos Ship on Your Itinerary

Expedition Ship
Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Legend small ship cruises bring luxury, quality and service in a casual setting. This 100-passenger ship emphasizes a variety of comfortable outdoor spaces, fun onboard activities and multiple off-ship excursions. The Legend is a family-friendly Galapagos option.

Deals

Current Deals on This Trip

Add to Wishlist
Offer expires March 31st, 2021
Complimentary Local Flights Or Cabin Upgrade On Select 2021 Legend Galapagos Cruises

Book now for complimentary domestic airfare or an upgraded cabin on your select 2021 Galapagos cruise.

Add to Wishlist
Offer expires March 31st, 2021
Save 5-20% & Flexible Cancellation Available on Legend, Coral I & II Galapagos Cruises

Book now to save from 5-20% per person when you book your select 2021 or 2022 Galapagos cruise aboard Legend, Coral I or Coral II. Flexible cancellation policy for new 2021 bookings.

Expert Review

Reviews from Our Experts So You Know What to Expect

Taylor Cranney • February 5th, 2018
Expert Review: Legend Galapagos Cruise

AdventureSmith Specialist Taylor reviews her Galapagos small ship cruise aboard the 100-guest Legend. Find out why snorkeling topped her trip highlights, including a very rare mola mola encounter.

Testimonials

Hear It from Travelers Who Have Explored with Us

"Delightful Staff"

Our accommodations on board the Legend were very comfortable, the food was delicious, and the staff delightful.

Overall
5 /5 Star Created with Sketch.
Accommodations
5 /5 Star Created with Sketch.
Meals
5 /5 Star Created with Sketch.
Read More Rectangle Copy 10 Created with Sketch.
"Topnotch Sites"

Galapagos was awesome. The sites were topnotch - it was so great to see exotic wildlife in its habitat.

Overall
4 /5 Star Created with Sketch.
Accommodations
4 /5 Star Created with Sketch.
Meals
4 /5 Star Created with Sketch.
Read More Rectangle Copy 10 Created with Sketch.
Book with the confidence that comes from experience.

100+ combined years of experience, 7 continents explored, decades of expedition cruising around the world & here to help you find & book your dream trip.

Extend Your Trip

Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Galapagos Cruise

Add to Wishlist
5 Day Land Tour
Quito & Guayaquil Galapagos Travel Package

Most Galapagos cruises require travelers to find pre- and post-cruise Guayaquil or Quito hotels. This travel package offers an easy, cost-effective way to get to the Galapagos with a comprehensive land package.

From $385USD
Year Round
Add to Wishlist
5 - 6 Day Land Tour
Machu Picchu Explorer

Travel to Peru's most spectacular archaeological monument in South America: the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. This 5- or 6-day Machu Picchu Explorer adventure includes Cusco, the Urubamba Valley and upscale accommodations.

From $1575USD
Year Round
Add to Wishlist
4 - 5 Day Land Tour
Ecuador Amazon Adventure - Napo Wildlife Center

Spend 4, 5 or 8 days at the Napo Wildlife Center, a luxury eco-hotel and ecotourism project that includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles of Ecuador's most pristine Amazon rainforest within Yasunì National Park.

From $1332USD
Year Round
More to Explore

Trips You Might Also Like

Add to Wishlist
4 - 5 Day Cruise
Coral I & Coral II Galapagos Cruises

The 36-passenger Coral I and the 20-passenger Coral II are sister ships with ample deck space, outdoor Jacuzzis and delicious cuisine. The Corals combine the versatility and intimacy of a yacht with the comfort and space of a small ship at a great value.

Special Offer
From $1842USD
Year Round
Add to Wishlist
5 - 7 Day Cruise
Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruises

The 90-guest Santa Cruz II is an expedition vessel in the Galapagos Islands with itineraries designed to capitalize on wildlife viewing. Enjoy hikes, snorkeling and a glass-bottom boat, alongside talented naturalist guides and a stellar crew, all of which set this trip apart.

Special Offer
From $4112USD
Year Round
Add to Wishlist
10 Day Cruise
National Geographic Endeavour II Galapagos Cruises

The 96-passenger National Geographic Endeavour II boasts high caliber expedition leaders and naturalist staff and specified expedition tools. Guests experience the perfect balance of comfort, activity and education.

Special Offer
From $7560USD
Year Round
Exit Created with Sketch.

Legend Galapagos Cruises