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Our style of travel in small groups means you get to have the islands, animals and guides more to yourself
Tailored to the Galapagos
356-degree unrestricted views & lots of outdoor space under shade. Ideal for whale watching, photography or taking in your surroundings.
They make the difference between a good adventure and the trip-of-a-lifetime. Quasar guides are entertaining hosts with top leadership skills & university level knowledge.
Explore the Galapagos in Style Onboard Our Small Cruise Ships
Ever since our company was first established in 1986, Quasar Expeditions has pursued one key goal: to create memories that last a lifetime. From the very beginning, we have been a family-owned business, with the comfort of our travellers at the forefront of everything we do. Today, we are the oldest and most experienced Galapagos Islands small ship cruise company.
Our vision is to inspire travel, not tourism, and to provide our guests with the opportunities to establish profound connections with each destination. We wish to create authentic, exclusive, unique and meaningful experiences on both sea and land for each adventurer who steps on board with us. Take a journey onboard one of our small ship Galapagos cruises and feel transformed.READ MORE
Experience Thrilling Surroundings in the Galapagos Islands Best Cruise Line
We believe that the best way to really experience the Galapagos Islands is without heaving crowds of tourists. Therefore, we have developed a safari-style approach to our trips; we deliberately keep our group sizes small and intimate. In Africa, across the vast plains of its nature reserves, the safari lodges hold an average of 24 guests (according to Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast magazines).
The reason for this is simple: wildlife reserves and natural parks are best experienced in small groups, away from the crowds. And we quite agree; we offer intimate cruises for no more than 32 passengers at a time, in order to provide them with the most personalised and exclusive experience. Our guests come to us not just seeking a physical there-and-back trip, but a transformational and authentic experience; they seek a layer of depth and contrast, wishing to establish meaningful connections both with humans and with the earth. We give them that experience, combined with awe-inspiring adventure and five-star cuisine onboard the World's best cruises for Galapagos Islands.
The Quasar Expeditions Cruise Experience
We can promise an in-depth and profound experience of the Galapagos Islands, we can promise a superior team of crew, staff, and guides, all dedicated to giving you the best experience possible. It is our view that what can turn a good trip into an exceptional trip, and an exceptional trip into the trip of a lifetime, hinges on the quality of its staff.
Our years of experience, combined with the style of trip we offer, has enabled us to attract some of the best and friendliest team members we could ask for. And that is not all: our naturalist guides are hand-picked, passionate about what they do and know, and will surely enable you to have the most authentic and fulfilling adventure you could ask for.
What are the best cruises for Galapagos Islands?
At Quasar Expeditions, we pride ourselves on delivering a fast, reliable, and dedicated service to all of our customers. We are honoured to have been voted the #1 small ship cruise line for three consecutive years (Travel + Leisure magazine, 2018, 2019 & 2020). Where most companies get back to potential clients within 48 hours, our committed team is often already two emails and a phone call in.
This is because we recognise that when considering a Galapagos cruise, budding explorers expect to see value in all directions from the get-go. It is our mission to make every potential guest feel important and valued, from their first enquiry right up until the moment they step onboard with us.
Timeless elegance with royal history. Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard Grace Kelly’s honeymoon yacht.
Travel to this natural wonderland as Darwin once did: personally and privately, but with the comfort and elegance of today. We invite you to be enchanted by the Galapagos Islands.
Experience Galapagos in the company of your loved ones. Travelers of all ages enjoy incredible wildlife encounters, vibrant scenery, and excursions designed for family bonding.
Relive your cruise of a lifetime for years to come. Photo departures give you insider access to top professionals, who will guide you in capturing the best of Galapagos from every angle.
What better way to begin the story of your marriage than a bucket list trip with your soulmate? Experience a romantic island getaway, with tailor-made itineraries to fit your interests.
We understand that a Galapagos cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for most of us. This is why it’s so important to make choices that ensure your adventure will live up to–and even surpass–your expectations and that you do it right and receive the highest value. And a big reason why Quasar was awarded the #1 Spot for Travel + Leisure’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line for the third year in a row is that we deliver a top-notch experience with incredible value.
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