How to Plan a Galapagos Cruise Like a Pro

The Galapagos Islands are a destination like no other and a place that sits on thousands of travelers bucket lists.

While it is possible to visit on a land-based tour, the majority of travelers will explore by ship. However, finding the right Galapagos cruise can be a daunting task.

The Galápagos Islands are located 1000 kilometers (620 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean.

Location of Galapagos Islands

There is only one way to get to the Galápagos Islands, which is by plane. Flights depart daily from the main cities of Guayaquil or Quito.

How to Get to the Galapagos Islands

Weather in the Galápagos Islands

For those who imagine the archipelago as tropical islands with dense forests, they are deceived.

Overall, the climate of the islands is pleasant all year round allowing the Galápagos Islands to be visited at any time.

Best Time to take a Galapagos Cruise

Where to Stay Before/After Your Cruise

The largest city is Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, with a good hotel structure and with the largest number of stores and restaurants.

When people think of cruising, they soon think of a trans-Atlantic cruise containing thousands of people.

Galapagos Cruise Overview

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