• Galapagos Small Vessel & Yacht Charters

  • Choose from the finest vessels in the islandsSee below for our top selections in each class

  • Luxury, First Class, and Tourist Superior OptionsOur Galapagos specialists will help you choose the ideal vessel

Galapagos Charters

A Galapagos charter gives you the opportunity to share this magnificent location with your closest family members and friends in an intimate and ideal manner. It is hard to imagine a better way to bring a family or group of friends together than on a 4 to 8 day cruise around the Galapagos Islands.

The advantages of a charter are many: your own private guide making sure your family and friends have the best experience of their lives; the entire crew working only for you and your traveling companions; greater flexibility in terms of the pace of the excursions; all the public spaces on the vessel just for you; and total control over the assignment of the best cabins on board.

Luxury Class Yachts

Galapagos Luxury yachts are different from normal luxury charters. While they offer premium service and tend to be sleek, elegant, and modern, they are still expedition ships. Luxury boats may offer larger cabin sizes, or amenities such as a Jacuzzi or private balconies.


A top 16 passenger luxury catamaran

Duration Days: 8, 6, 5 & 4 | From: $69,990

Ocean Spray

An exceptional 16 passenger luxury catamaran, one of our top choices

Duration Days: 8, 6, 5 & 4 | From: $62,490


A sleek 16 passenger luxury catamaran

Duration Days: 8, 6, 5 & 4 | From: $62,490

First Class Yachts

First class Galapagos boats are comfortable ships but don't offer as many amenities as the luxury boats. First class boats are a great option for travelers who want a less expensive cruise that is still comfortable and service-oriented.

Tourist Superior Class Yachts

The tourist class Galapagos boats offer the most economical cruise options. The ships are often decorated in a simple fashion, and cabins may be slightly smaller, but they are clean and comfortable. The ones we recommend offer intimate, family-like service with high quality naturalist guiding.

Why travel to the Galapagos with Vaya

Best in class small vessels
Best in class small vessels
Superb naturalist guides
Superb naturalist guides
Environmentally & culturally respectful travel
Environmentally & culturally respectful travel
Thoughtfully designed itineraries
Thoughtfully designed itineraries

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  • Our trip was virtually flawless and we thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. All of the local guides were very attentive, accommodating and very knowledgeable.
    Maurice Strul and Marcie Gerson
  • Superb. Authentic experiences and connections with local people are important to us when we travel, and everyone delivered on these.
    Jim Schnur and Lenore Holland
  • Our guides were all wonderful and made our trip especially personal and memorable.
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