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Ecuador Galapagos Cliffs
We offer a selection of the best smaller vessels in the Galapagos and will beat any price!
Ecuador Galapagos
"We've never had such a stress free trip. We're very pleased with your services, and have been telling all our patients and friends about you."

Ira Grushak, Jo Eisman and family, Long Island, NY

Ecuador Galapagos monkey
We can combine your Galapagos trip with any number of days in mainland Ecuador.
Ecuador Galapagos walkway
"This trip was outstanding! Everything from the planning, the cruise, the guides, and the excursions was perfect."

Brenda Enders (2nd trip with Vaya)

Galapagos Cruises with Top Naturalist Guides

Choose from our most popular Galapagos yachts & itineraries and then give us a call to discuss your custom travel plans with a specialist. This is our most popular destination and we are leaders in Galapagos travel and conservation. We promote truly sustainable travel options in this magnificent world heritage and actively support local conservation efforts.

Ocean Spray

Galapagos Small Ship & Yacht Cruises

Travel the magnificent Galapagos aboard a small cruising vessel

We offer a handpicked selection of the best smaller vessels in each class (Luxury/First/Tourist Superior). The best way to experience the Galapagos is on one of the smaller vessels, offering a more personalized, intimate experience.


4-8 Days, flexible start dates $1,800-$6,500 / person

Family Galapagos THUMB

Galapagos Family Adventure

The Galapagos offers extraordinary opportunities for family travel

Spending a week together on a 20 passenger yacht, exploring one of the world's greatest nature destinations, is tough to beat as a family travel experience.


8 days, flexible start dates From $4,100 / adult; child discounts

Peru Machu Picchu Galapagos THUMB

Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands Tour

Combine two of the most magnificent highlights of South America

Experience spectacular Machu Picchu and the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands in one trip. Fascinating history in Peru, and outstanding vessels and guides in the Galapagos.


12-15 days, flexible start dates from $5,260 / person

Mary Anne Galapagos Charter

Galapagos Charters

Charter your very own Galapagos vessel for your family or friends

Private charters are available in all boat classes (Luxury/First/Tourist Superior) and for many dates throughout the year. An opportunity to create a private, intimate traveling experience through the Islands.


4-8 Days, flexible start dates Contact us for pricing

Ecuador Galapagos Amazon Thumb

Amazon Lodges: 3 and 4 Night Galapagos Extensions

Add a few days in the easily accessible Amazon Jungle

Experience two of the greatest destinations of any trip to South America: the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon jungle. From outstanding jungle lodges you make daily excursions with highly trained guides.


4-5 days, flexible start dates From $1,215 / person

Ecuador Galapagos EHH THUMB

Highlands & Haciendas

Explore the Ecuadorian Andes while staying in historic haciendas

This is a great option if you have a few extra days before or after your Galapagos trip and want to experience some of the best of what the Ecuadorian Andes has to offer.


5 days, flexible start dates From $2,020 / person with 2 travelers

Nariz del Diablo

Avenue of the Volcanoes and Hacienda Extension

Explore Ecuador on the incredible Avenue of the Volcanoes

A superb add-on before or after your Galapagos cruise: explore the stunning Ecuadorian countryside and stay in unique haciendas. Experience Cotopaxi Volcano National Park while staying in a former Incan palace, see traditional Andean culture, ride the famous Devil's Nose Train.


6 days, flexible start dates From $2,510 / person with 2 travelers

Why Take a Galapagos Cruise with Vaya

We will help you make the most of your trip to the Galapagos. First and foremost, you’ll be on one of the finest small vessels available. From in-depth, first-hand experience, we carefully choose our vessels from among the dozens of options available. Our criteria are simple: we only want to offer the highest quality ships, guides, and itineraries, as well as the best value in any vessel class.

Generally, travelers have questions about which boat is right for them, the differences between first class and luxury class vessels, the best islands to visit, and how long a cruise should be. We are here to answer those questions in an unbiased, honest fashion. We are very careful to create itineraries suited to our travelers’ interests, and our specialists take pride in putting together itineraries that go above and beyond the ordinary.

We also take our environmental responsibility in the Galapagos seriously. The founder of Vaya Adventures is President of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, an organization that works to promote truly sustainable tourism in the Galapagos. We believe in small scale, limited tourism in the Galapagos as the only way to protect the islands long term. We do not promote hotel-based tours because we believe it is a step in the wrong direction for tourism in the Galapagos.

Beyond the Galapagos, the mainland of Ecuador is an exceptional and beautifully diverse destination, and we can put together land programs of any length that you might be interested in or have the time for. Options include the Amazon rainforest (a 3 night extension that adds a unique element to the trip), stays at historic haciendas in the Andes, unique cultural excursions in Quito and beyond, and many options for day treks and active exploration.

If you have the time and it works in your budget, one thing you might consider is combining the Galapagos with a trip to Peru and Machu Picchu, one of our most popular trips. We are happy to discuss the details with you and help you figure out how you can get the most out of your time and budget. Please contact us with any questions or to discuss your plans.