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Voted #1 in the World | 3 Years in a Row
WORLD'S BEST AWARDS - BEST SMALL SHIP CRUISE COMPANY
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Avoid cruise ship crowds, restrictive access & average guides
We Keep
Our Numbers Down

Our style of travel in small groups means you get to have the islands, animals and guides more to yourself

Luxury Yachts
Tailored to the Galapagos

356-degree unrestricted views & lots of outdoor space under shade. Ideal for whale watching, photography or taking in your surroundings.

World Class
Naturalist Guides

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.

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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.

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8 & 15 Day Cruises

Timeless elegance with royal history. Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard Grace Kelly’s honeymoon yacht.

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8 & 15 Day Cruises

Experience the Galapagos in spacious comfort and privacy aboard a yacht that retraces the footsteps of Darwin.

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THE QUASAR booking PLAN
STEP 1

Get in touch for a
complimentary consultation

STEP 2

Work with a specialist to plan your perfect trip

STEP 3

Enjoy the trip
of a lifetime

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Over 75,000
happy travelers

35 years of family-owned
experience

5/5 stars on
Trustpilot

awards & press accolades
  • T+L Worlds Best Award 2018
  • T+L Worlds Best Award 2019
  • T+L Worlds Best Award 2020
  • AFAR Travelers Choice Awards 2018
  • CN Traveler Readers Choice 2018
  • LUX Global Excellence Award 2018

Galapagos trip Extensions

1 to 6 day
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