• Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Legend: A comfortable first class yacht

Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $1,939/per person

The Galapagos Legend combines the amenities of a larger cruise liner with the intimacy of small ship. This 300-foot ship has a fascinating history, having served as a cruise ship, military hospital ship, and casino ship before being outfitted for Galapagos expeditions. The Legend has capacity for 100 passengers, and offers comfortable cabins and plenty of open areas for socializing and taking in the scenery. With top quality naturalist guides, the Legend is great choice for exploring the Galapagos, and with its extra room can be an excellent option for families with kids.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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Vessel Information


The Galapagos Legend has 52 ocean view, air-conditioned cabins and 3 additional interior cabins. Each cabin includes a safe, entertainment system with LCD TVs, and hair dryer. Internal, local, and international satellite telephone service is available. Wi-Fi is accessible when anchoring at the main islands.

This Galapagos Legend's Balcony suites have private balconies. The Junior and Legend suites have three meters of windows to enjoy sea views.

Yacht Specifications

Construction: refurbished in 2017
Type: Deluxe yacht
Length: 300 ft. / 92 mts.
Beam: 47 ft. / 14 mts.
Draft: 13 ft. / 4 mts.
Max speed: 20 knots
Accommodations: Superior cabins with private facilities; Junior Suite with private facilities; Legend Suite; Balcony Suite
Crew: Captain, 6 Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Physician, plus 60 crew members

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary A - Central (4 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Black Turtle Cove or Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz)

Genovesa: El Barranco and Prince Philip’s Steps / Darwin Bay

Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz) / Santa Fe

Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B - West (5 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Mosquera Islet

Egas Port (Santiago) / Rábida

Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Espinosa Point (Fernandina) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)

Santa Cruz: Highlands Tortoise Reserve or Pit Craters / Return to Mainland

Itinerary C - East (4 days)

Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour

Bartolome / South Plaza

San Cristobal: Punta Pitt and Islet Pitt / Cerro Brujo

San Cristóbal: Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve / Return to Mainland

Itinerary D - South (5 days)

Arrive to San Cristóbal / Interpretation Center & Tijeretas Hill

Española: Gardner Bay, Osborn or Gardner Islets / Suárez Point

Floreana: Post Office Bay / Cormorant Point, Devil’s Crown or Champion

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands Tortoise Reserve

Carrion Point (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland


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Trip length: 8 day, 5 day & 4 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 100

Prices 2024:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee, tea, snorkeling equipment

Not included: Park fees (about $220 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), gratuities, wet suit rental, high season surcharge, fuel surcharge

4 day cruise
Standard Interior: $1,939 per person
Standard Plus: $2,401 per person
Junior Suite: $2,737 per person
Balcony Suite: $3,264 per person
Legend Balcony Suite: $3,791 per person

5 day cruise
Standard Interior: $2,584 per person
Standard Plus: $3,200 per person
Junior Suite: $3,649 per person
Balcony Suite: $4,312 per person
Legend Balcony Suite: $4,981 per person

8 day cruise
Standard Interior: $4,120 per person
Standard Plus: $5,102 per person
Junior Suite: $5,816 per person
Balcony Suite: $6,918 per person
Legend Balcony Suite: $8,022 per person

Children 11 years old and under receive a 25%-50% discount (depending on departure) when sharing a room with a full-fare paying guest

Single supplement: 50%-75% (depending on departure)

Charters: Contact us for pricing

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The trip to the Galapagos was fabulous - a trip of a lifetime. One that I would suggest everyone take, especially if you are an animal person. The Legend ship was wonderful; the staff extremely helpful and the guides on each excursion extremely knowledgeable. Every portion of the trip went without a hitch.
    Debbi and Ken Craig
  • Galapagos was a once in a lifetime experience. Each island was unique, the animals so fearless, and the scenery fantastic. We had a great cruise on the Legend- the food, accommodations and guides were excellent.
    Marshall Wong
  • The guides on the Galapagos Legend were wonderful as well. Everybody was terrific. They all did their best to make sure we had a good experience. The guides were always there when we arrived at our destinations and were very helpful when we left as well.
    Barbara Weir

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