Galapagos Legend: A comfortable first class yacht
Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $1,768/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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We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting ships, excursions and length as desired.
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The Galapagos Legend has 53 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.
Construction: refurbished in 2011
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 El Chato Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz)
Genovesa: El Barranco and Prince Philip’s Steps / Darwin Bay
Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz) / Santa Fe
Mosquera Islet / Return to Mainland
Itinerary B - West (5 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
Egas Port (Santiago) / Rábida
Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove
Espinosa Point (Fernandina) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)
Highlands (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
Itinerary C - East (4 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Bartolome
South Plaza / North Seymour
San Cristobal: Pitt Point / Cerro Brujo
San Cristóbal / Return to Mainland
Itinerary D - South (5 days)
Arrive to San Cristóbal / Interpretation Center & Tijeretas Hill
Española: Gardner Bay / Suárez Point
Floreana: Post Office Bay / Cormorant Point, Devil’s Crown or Champion
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands
Carrion Point (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.
Trip length: 8 day, 5 day & 4 day itineraries
Max number of passengers: 100
Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), Fuel Surcharge ($50 for 4 or 5 day cruises; $100 for 8 day cruises), gratuities, wet suit rental ($25-$50 per person)
High season surcharge: 10% (for Jan 1 – Jan 5; Apr 10 – 20; Dec 18 – Dec 31 departures)
4 day cruise
Standard Interior: $1,842 per person
Standard Plus: $2,281 per person
Junior Suite: $2,600 per person
Balcony Suite: $3,101 per person
Legend Balcony Suite: $3,602 per person
5 day cruise
Standard Interior: $2,455 per person
Standard Plus: $3,040 per person
Junior Suite: $3,466 per person
Balcony Suite: $4,097 per person
Legend Balcony Suite: $4,732 per person
8 day cruise
Standard Interior: $3,914 per person
Standard Plus: $4,847 per person
Junior Suite: $5,525 per person
Balcony Suite: $6,572 per person
Legend Balcony Suite: $7,620 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: 25%-100% (depending on departure)
Charters: Contact us for pricing
Reviews from this trip
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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