Galaxy Cruise Ship, Galapagos



  • 'Smart Voyager' certification for environmental commitment
  • Highly trained crew and naturalist guides
  • Explore famous islands with diverse wildlife

The Galaxy is a first-class yacht offering exciting cruises to the Galapagos Islands. She has the coveted 'Smart Voyager' certification, ensuring a commitment to reduce negative impacts on the sensitive Galapagos environment. The crew and naturalist guides are trained to the highest standard to offer a personalized service and unforgettable experience. Social areas include a spacious sun deck with loungers which is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning landscapes, outdoor dining room, indoor lounge, bar, library, and dining room. An assortment of table games, videos, and books are available for your enjoyment, and a variety of sodas, cocktails, and liquors are available for an extra cost at the bar.

Nine well-appointed cabins are available, each with private bathrooms with hot/cold water showers, air-conditioning, a hairdryer, internal telephones, and a safety deposit box. Two cabins are on the lower deck, 3 on the main deck, and 4 on the upper deck. Cabins can be configured to either 2 single or 1 double bed.

Galapagos cruises aboard the Galaxy yacht are available as 4, 6, 8, or 15-day itineraries. Explore the famous islands of Floreana, Santa Fe, Isabela & Santiago to get up close with tortoises, penguins, sea lions, and various colorful birds. Activities include swimming, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling - snorkel gear is included.

Join the Galaxy yacht for a memorable cruise in the Galapagos Islands. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: Domestic Flight Non-Issuance Fee (60 USD per trip), National Park Fees (100 USD per trip), Visas and Fees (20 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (20-25 USD per day), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

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.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Smart Voyager accreditation
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Kayaks
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktails

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, German, French, 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 2007
  • Length 35m
  • Beam 7.6
  • Cruising speed 12 Knots
  • Engines 2 Caterpilar Motors 440 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Water capacity 4.000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 6.000 gallons

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Galaxy Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 11 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Piers D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing adventure with lots of wildlife

Wide variety of wildlife

Recommended for
Wildlife, naturalist guide, crew/staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Debra P
  • Australia Australia
Amazing - no two days were the same!!

Swimming with sharks and manta rays

Recommended for
Wildlife, the crew and the small number of passengers
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Catherine S
  • United States United States
Great Time on the Galaxy

The opportunity to snorkel with turtles and variety of fish. Our group was multi-generational and the children added a fun dimension to the tours.

Recommended for
Snorkeling, swimming, downtime on the ship
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tatyana I
  • United States United States
A trip filled with a lot of activities, good food and service.

Some of the highlights of the trip are snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, having interesting conversations at the dinner table.

Recommended for
The size of the cruse (16 people), activities, food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alexis N
  • United States United States
An incredible Galapagos cruise!

My husband and I loved our 5 day/4 night Galapagos cruise onboard the Galaxy. Everything about the cruise was fantastic. The boat was clean and well furnished. The cabins were spacious and comfortable. The features like shower and air conditioning worked well. The food was wonderful and we never went hungry. We particularly liked the snacks they would serve every time we returned to the boat from an activity like snorkeling or beach walk. The crew was kind and professional. The naturalist was spirited and knowledgeable. Everything happened on a precise schedule that was easy to follow (and nice to have structure). The snorkeling was amazing, especially with the high quality scuba mask and wet suits provided. We will absolutely be returning to the Galapagos another cruise!

Recommended for
Snorkeling, nature walks, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • ALAN G
  • Canada Canada
The crew and guide provided us with a great adventure.

As a bird photographer I was able to get many good photos and was thrilled with a close up of of a Galapogas Hawk. I also took many exciting scenes. The crew were well trained and very friendly and helpful.

Recommended for
The boat and crew were superb as were the trips to shore
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Frederic K
  • United States United States
Bucket list, check!

Care and concern demonstrated by crew always going the extra mile to keep us smiling. Boat condition and cleanliness was exceptional.

Recommended for
Crew, location, adventures
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Dana L
  • United States United States

birds watch

Recommended for
birds watch, hiking, Snorkeling
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • J. Miller T
  • United States United States
Fantastic trip - excellent crew - extraordinary guide

seeing amazing animals and landscapes every day, every trip - our guide was incredible - amazing and kind - the captian and crew took incredible care of us, from the dinners to getting on and off the boat, everything - not one complaint....

Recommended for
wildlife - crew & guide - boat comfort
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alan B
  • United States United States

Snorkeling and seeing the variety of fish....quite an experience

Recommended for
Cabins are large, ship is gorgeous and the crew were the best