Galapagos Islands


7 Night Galapagos Adventure Cruise| May - Nov | Legendary Wildlife and Nature

The places you visit play a starring role throughout every journey, and planning your Galapagos cruise stops is equally important. While this list isn’t exhaustive of every nook-and-cranny you’ll explore along the way, we’ve included descriptions of key ports and places to help you get to know the wilderness areas, landmark locations, notable regions, and coastal towns. What can you expect? Dozens and dozens of three-feet-long iguanas pile up like sandbags. Watch your step. And because these animals don’t encounter predators, they’re not afraid to get up close to you. Iguanas plop down on pathways and tortoises are in no hurry to get out of the way.


The Galápagos Islands belong to the animals. From millions of years ago to now, each island is filled with discoveries and its own endemic species. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station for an inside peek at the conservation efforts of the giant tortoise. On Isla Floreana, paddle board alongside sea lions or stroll the white sand beaches as rays relax on the sea floor. Snorkel or kayak along Isla Isabela’s dramatic landscape of eroded tuff cones. Hike Isla Santa Cruz’s Dragon Hill, eyes peeled for expert lounging land iguanas and maybe a flamingo or two. Download rates and dates PDF.

Because the islands are so isolated and protected, there are regulations regarding activities inside the park and foods that you may bring with you.

Galapagos National Park Rules     Prohibited Items to Galapagos Islands

*International travelers no longer are required to present COVID-19 vaccinations cards prior to entering Ecuador or the Galapagos Islands. Effective October 20th, 2022.  All travelers are still required to present the digital Traveler's Health Declaration when boarding the plane for their journey to Ecuador. The form can be filled out online using the following link. A printed version can also be filled out before or upon arrival.


What To Expect In The Galapagos

Ecuador welcomes with Spanish colonial architecture, though chances are you’re here for the wildlife. Get in a snorkel with green sea turtles or a guided amble past blue-footed boobies, flamingos, penguins, and iguanas. Darwin’s famed giant tortoises watch over their natural habitat reminding you that this is an ancient world—for you to explore.

Do it right! Darwin’s Discoveries goes from Guayaquil to seven islands of the Galapagos, boutique yacht style. Enjoy glass-bottom boats and beachcombing, kayaking, snorkeling with marine life. Adventures in Galapagos are active and inspiring. Plus there is plenty of wildlife. It’s why you came and better than you imagined. Check off animals from your Galapagos bucket list, and a few you’ve never even heard of. Wildlife is bigger, better and bolder in the Galapagos.

What's Included?

  • Included in your fare:
  • Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
  • Exclusive activities and shore visits
  • All meals aboard the vessel
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wellness amenities
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
  • Refer to your final guest documents for any additional inclusions specific to your itinerary and vessel
  • Not included in your fare:
  • Airfare to and from your home city
  • Discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew
  • Travel protection
  • Optional excursions and land tours
  • Port taxes/fees (except La Pinta)
  • No onboard wifi


Just a super trip to the Galapagos with UnCruise and the wonderful crew and guides of La Pinta! The wildlife encounters were up close and personal and the onboard experience unparalleled. Incredible!!"

Brian M., Calgary AB Canada

"Each activity was led by highly experienced, ship board guides who were extremely knowledgeable and conversant in the native habitat. The enthusiastic passion they exhibited on each and every tour was highly infectious and made for very informative and enjoyable outings."

Dennis K., TX

“We added on Machu Picchu to our Galapagos trip. The Guides, the lodging, the food was first class!"

David J., WY