Paul Schicke
Written by Paul Schicke Senior Expedition Designer

Updated: August 22, 2022
Published: March 22, 2017

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Kicker rock at sunset

The Galapagos is a premium tourist destination that’s often frequented by the rich and famous. Many travelers write the islands off as a destination that’s too expensive. However, there are lots of ways you can save on a Galapagos luxury cruise. Follow these tips and join the likes of Princess Grace and Aristotle Onassis to experience this natural wonderland for yourself.

Travel Around Peak Season

The climate in the Galapagos Islands stays fairly constant all year round. But, while there’s no right and wrong time to go for good weather, traveling off-peak is usually cheaper. Instead of visiting during the busiest times of the year (Christmas and New Year), arrive after everyone else has gone home. You’ll usually be able to find specials over late January into February along with some of the clearest skies and calmest waters. Fall is another great time to travel and with fewer people around, you’ll be able to enjoy having the islands to yourself.

Sea lions on a beach during peak season in the Galapagos Islands

Choose A Deluxe Stateroom

If availability permits, book a deluxe stateroom. Although they’re not as spacious as some of the higher category rooms, you’ll still have the luxury and comfort of a premium ship. On board, you’ll also eat and explore with the rest of the passengers while saving on the cost of your Galapagos cruise.

Retire each evening in absolute comfort in a deluxe stateroom aboard Quasar's Galapagos Yachts

Consider the All-Inclusive Cost

Although Galapagos cruises may initially seem expensive, they include your accommodations, daily activities, buffet breakfast and lunches with a gourmet dinner. When you break this down to a daily rate and compare it to the cost of booking hotels and tours separately as well as adding on the potential cost of food, they’re actually a fairly inexpensive way to travel. You’re also not hit with unexpected costs like resort fees, gear rental and airport transfers.

All-inclusve food and drinks Galapagos cruise

Book 2 weeks in the Galapagos and Save

Quasar's 8 day/7night M/Y Grace and M/V Evolution cruises are designed to be combined into a full 2-week cruise. It’s the ultimate Galapagos experience and you’ll also save 10% on the cost of the 2nd cruise.

Grace Yacht exploring Galapagos Islands year-round

Grab a Last-Minute Galapagos Special

We always recommend booking in advance as most of our cruises around the Galapagos Islands do sell out in advance. However, occasionally we do have last-minute availability. If you’re able to up and go within 6 weeks of the departure date, check online or contact us for potential last minute Galapagos specials.

Grace yacht at sunset

Save on Your Galapagos Cruise

As you can see, there are a number of ways to save on a Galapagos cruise. Instead of ruling out this bucket list destination because of cost, use these tips to snag a deal. And, at the end of the day just remember, travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

Boy resting with sea lions on a beach in the Galapagos

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Paul Schicke
By Paul Schicke
Senior Expedition Designer

Hello! My name is Paul. I am a photographer, traveler, teacher and writer. I have extensive experience in travel to Galapagos, Peru, Patagonia and the western seaboard of South America specializing in ways travelers can experience these once-in-a-life destinations like locals on the road. Lover of wine, chocolate, travel, coffee, and helping others plan vacations of a lifetime!

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