Galapagos Day Cruises

When Charles Darwin visited the archipelago in 1835, he had no choice but to sleep on his boat, the Beagle.  As he was particularly susceptible to seasickness, he would have preferred a bed on dry ground. Today, visitors to the Galapagos have a luxury that Darwin so desired: hotels. There are a variety of hotels and lodges on four of the islands.

Here at Galapagos Best, we offer land-based tours as well as cruises. In a land-based tour, you stay in a hotel and have the option of traveling by boat during the day to various destinations in the archipelago. Most visitors who opt for a bed on dry ground choose a hotel in Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. Puerto Ayora is the most populated city in the Galapagos with approximately 26,000 inhabitants. As such, it is home to a variety of hotels, shops and restaurants. Galapagos Best can arrange each aspect of your Galapagos land-tour, from your accommodations to your daily excursions. As a tour operator, we get better rates at the hotels than you would as a tourist. Whether you want a 5-star hotel or trendy hostel, let us make your reservation. 

Below you will find information about two of our most recent offerings: our new catamaran yacht, La Adriana, and the Galapagos Apart & Suites Hotel.

 

M/C Adriana

We are thrilled to introduce our new catamaran yacht, M/C Adriana. She began sailing in the Galapagos in 2015. Below you will find her daily schedule. Each day, our crew, as well as a certified, bilingual naturalist guide, will take you on a journey to a unique Galapagos destination. Onboard, you'll find three private bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen, and plenty of space to relax while you cruise through the archipelago. The maximum capacity is 16 passengers, and La Adriana is also available for private excursions. You can buy a single day trip or a package deal.

Please contact us for availability and booking.

You can learn more about La Adriana's offerings here

OUR NATURALIST

WILL PICK YOU UP

FROM THE REEF STORE

IN PUERTO AYORA

Monday

Bartolomé and Sullivan Bay

Pick-up hour: 6:00 am

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snorkeling Gear, Towels, Water, Coffee

Price: $ 195.00 book with us and get discounts

Tuesday

Las Bachas AND North Seymour

Pick-up hour: 8:00 am

Includes: Lunch, Snorkeling Gear, Towels, Water, Coffee 

Price: $ 187.00book with us and get discounts

Wednesday

Sombrero Chino  

 Pick-up hour: 6:00 am

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snorkeling Gear, Towels, Water, Coffee

Price: $ 195.00 book with us and get discounts

Thursday

punta carrion&south plaza

Pick-up hour: 8:00 am

Includes: Lunch, Snorkeling Gear, Towels, Water, Coffee

Price: $ 170.00 book with us and get discounts

Friday

Bartolomé ISLAND

Pick-up hour: 6:00 am

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snorkeling Gear, Towels, Water, Coffee

Price: $ 195.00 book with us and get discounts

Saturday

LAS BACHAS AND North Seymour

Pick-up hour: 8:00 am

Includes: Lunch, Snorkeling Gear, Towels, Water, Coffee

Price: $ 187.00 book with us and get discounts 

Sunday

South Plaza Island and Punta Carrión  

Pick-up hour: 8:00 am

Includes: Lunch, Snorkeling Gear, Towels, Water, Coffee 

Price: $ 170.00 book with us and get discounts


hostal baltra

We are also excited to welcome the owners of the Galapagos Apart & Suites to the Galapagos Best Family. Starting this year, we are working together to offer quality hotel rooms at affordable prices for our clients in the archipelago. The hotel is centrally located in Puerto Ayora, less than a block from the popular restaurants on Kiosk Street. 

The Galapagos Apart & Suites has free wifi, air conditioning, hot water, and an outdoor pool. It also has a variety of rooms and many large suits that are perfect for families or for large groups of friends. 

Please contact us for availability and booking.