Galapagos Cruises Luxury Class

For those who are looking for the ultimate in creature comforts and service on their Galapagos cruise, the yachts on this page live up to the highest of expectations. Spacious cabins, often similar in size to a luxury hotel room, and a number of luxury touches including room amenities and top quality gourmet dining are typical in this category. Many of these yachts offer full view windows and/or private balconies in all cabins to enjoy the beauty of the Galapagos from the comfort of your own cabin. Most offer an on board jacuzzi and other luxury features. Execpt for the Eclipse and Explorer, all of the yachts below carry 16 passengers.

These yachts meet or exceed the highest standards of safety and maintenance, and include a highly experienced and professional crew, excellent guides (frequently level III, the most experienced), and top notch service. Prices in this category vary greatly depending on the yacht and the cabin type selected, but all of the yachts listed below are over $4000 per person for an 8 day cruise. All of the options shown here can be counted on for an exceptional experience in the Galapagos islands.

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Passion Luxury Yacht

M/Y Passion

Originally built as a private luxury yacht, the M/Y Passion has been completely renovated and refitted for the Galapagos while retaining many of her original elegant touches. Carrying only 12 passengers and defined by character, refinement and exclusivity, she provides the best in passenger comfort while maintaining a relaxed, personal environment perfect for a cruise in the Galapagos islands.

Ocean Spray Catamaran

Ocean Spray Catamaran

One of the newest and most modern vessels in the Galapagos, the Ocean Spray catamaran is among the most comfortable and best performing catamarans cruising the islands. More than ample common areas inside and out, indoor and outdoor dining areas, jacuzzi well situated for stargazing, and an outside bar complement the luxury features of this yacht.

Cormorant Evolution Catamaran

Cormorant Evolution

One of the newest catamarans operating in the Galapagos, this smooth and fast yacht offers private balconies, a huge sun deck with jacuzzi, and very spacious cabins which can be connected for families traveling on board. An excellent reputation and excellent itineraries.

Athala Catamaran

Athala Catamaran

Built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style, the Athala catamaran provides exceptional comfort, speed, and stability. Fully refubished in October 2011, the Athala offers the generous comfortable accommodations of a larger boat while preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel. Itineraries, food, furnishings, service, and crew are all of the highest standards. A highly recommended luxury option.

Eclipse Yacht


The Eclipse carries 48 passengers, but emphasizes individual attention and excellent service with a high level of environmental and social responsibility in its operations. With 4 guides on board for each cruise, passenger excursions are in groups of only 12 guests. Excellent itineraries focus on the pristine natural areas of the islands, with only one landing in a populated area during the 8 day itineraries. Family departures on selected dates.

Galapagos Explorer II

Galapagos Explorer II

The largest ship we sell, carrying 100 passengers, the Explorer is a beautiful ship with a great reputation and excellent itineraries, and highly responsible operators. While we prefer smaller vessels for Galapagos tours, this ship is ideal larger groups or for those concerned about seasickness, offering a maximum level of comfort during your tour and an exceptionally smooth ride.

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