Galapagos Legend, Galapagos

Excellent food and drinks

“Seeing the sea lions, swimming with the flightless cormorants and penguins. Cruising with the turtles, visiting the land and mari…”

Karen W, United States United States
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  • Gym, Jacuzzi, swimming pool
  • Sun terrace, lounge, BBQ
  • Onboard boutique, library, and auditorium
  • Wi-Fi available

Built in 2002 and renovated in 2016, the 55-cabin M/V Galapagos Legend can accommodate up to 100 guests per small ship cruise. All en suite cabins have a TV, air conditioning, ample storage space, and either a window or a porthole. Some cabins have a balcony. Family cabins are available. Kayaks and snorkeling equipment are carried onboard. Paid Wi-Fi is available. The ship has excellent leisure facilities, including a gym, Jacuzzi, and swimming pool. Relax on the sun terrace, in the indoor salon and bar, and at the upper deck outdoor lounge and BBQ area. You'll also find a boutique, a library, and an auditorium. There's a children's area for younger guests. Delicious local food and Western fare is served in the spacious dining room.

Board the M.V. Galapagos Legend for an exciting three-, four-, seven-, or 14-night cruise around the splendid Galapagos. Different itineraries are available, exploring various islands of the group. Wildlife-spotting opportunities are plentiful, with a rich array of water-dwelling creatures and land animals. Guided tours are included, and licensed divers can join underwater explorations. Trips start and end at Baltra or San Cristobal, providing airport access. Whether you sail North, South, East, or West, your trip will include varied activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, and stops at diverse islands.

The experienced team of the MV Galapagos Legend is waiting to welcome you aboard and assist you in having a holiday to remember. Book online to secure your dates and cabin type.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Glass Bottom Boat Excursion, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-200 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Kayaks (45 USD per activity), WiFi internet (79.99 USD per trip), Massage, Spa, Yoga.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2002
  • Year renovated 2016
  • Length 92m/301ft
  • Beam 15m/47ft
  • Top speed 17 knots
  • Cruising speed 15 knots
  • Max guests 100
  • Number of cabins 55
  • Tenders 6 for 20 pax each

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Galapagos Legend Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Karen W
  • United States United States
Gleeful Galapagos

Seeing the sea lions, swimming with the flightless cormorants and penguins. Cruising with the turtles, visiting the land and marine iguanas. We had a fabulous time with the crew and the many fun activities they planned. It was a well run trip with great food which exceeded our expectations.

Recommended for
Birds, nature trips, snorkeling
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Dexter C
  • United States United States
Absolutely wonderful.

The excursions were wonderful and offered something for everyone.

Recommended for
The size of the boat was perfect - not too big and big enough
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Laura W
  • United States United States
A fabulous cruise on the Legend!

We felt well taken care of from the moment we boarded until the time we departed. Such excellent attention was given to every aspect of our experience! Some of the best snorkeling of my life, wildlife galore, delicious food, wonderful guides, and more. We're making plans to do it again with another itinerary!

Recommended for
Extraordinary staff, excellent guides, superb excursions
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christine K
  • United States United States

Packing in dingies to go out by pods of dolphins. Final night with video of pictures taken by guides

Recommended for
Our nature guide was great. Friendliness of everyone working. Excusions.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Miguel D
  • Chile Chile
Una experiencia maravillosa

Es un viaje que superó todas nuestras expectativas. El Crucero Galapagos Legend nos hizo sentir muy especiales en todo momento. Desde la recepción en el aeropuerto, todo está perfectamente planificado y todos están muy preocupados de cuidar a los pasajeros. La tripulación y los guías naturalistas son muy amigables, considerados y amables. Los camarotes son perfectos, camas muy cómodas y espacios amplios, acompañados de hermosas vistas. El baño tiene de todo lo necesario, la temperatura y presión del agua son fantásticas. Las instalaciones del crucero son de primer nivel, cuenta con: piscina, jacuzzi, gimnasio, biblioteca, sala de conferencias, equipo de esnórquel, 2 bares y 2 restaurantes, spa, médico a bordo, recepción, una pequeña tienda de regalos, estación de café 24 horas, y secadora de ropa (muy necesaria). Todas las comidas y bebestibles son excelentes, preparaciones para disfrutar al máximo. Las visitas guiadas son increíbles, recomiendo totalmente hacer el esnórquel siempre que sea posible. Nuestra eterna gratitud para todo el personal a bordo.

Recommended for
La amabilidad de la tripulación y los guías, las comidas y todas las visitas guiadas.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cailin K
  • Canada Canada
What an amazing and fun filled trip!

Fabulous staff, who were friendly and efficient. We met so many wonderful people from around the world. Snorkelling with sea lions was extraordinary!

Recommended for
So many great activities and things to see, from giant tortoises, to snorkelling with sea lions and turtles, to walking on giant lava beds.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lee C
  • Australia Australia
Well organised and a good team

Seeing nature in its full glory on the Galapagos

Recommended for
Guides were very good, crew were very helpful, excursions were excellent
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Samuel T
  • Singapore Singapore
Good considering it's the Galapagos

Everything was fine for a big boat for Galapagos standards. Boat especially rooms are showing their age and not very nice at all. Rooms also very small for what is considered a junior suite.

Recommended for
Nice activities, boat was ok considering the circumstances, staff friendly
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Declan S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Trip of a lifetime.

Snorkelling with sea turtles Seeing the pink flamingos Seeing large school of sharks Seeing giant tortoise We were the only boat on nearly all of the islands Great food on board Busy itinerary that you could pick and choose from

Recommended for
Excursions, amazing organisation, knowledge of guides.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Boaz S
  • Israel Israel
perfectly arranged

snorkeling at genovesa Island, walking on Bachas Beach,, tortuses at the ranch

Recommended for
excellent guides, onboard conditions, friendly staff