At a Glance
100-passenger ship, the maximum number of people that can land at each site in the Galapagos at any one time, meaning you'll never be sharing with any other ships
Very affordable option, offering great value for a Galapagos cruise
A selection of 3 and 4-night itineraries taking in different groups of islands and a variety of wildlife
- Snorkel and kayak, getting up close to the islands' endemic wildlife species
- Enjoy entertainment on board, from photo contests to karaoke and salsa parties
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation.
From December through to May the water and the air are warmer, but this is the rainy season. It drizzles almost daily for a short period of time. Ironically, this is also the sunniest time of year.
June through November, the Humboldt Current makes it way up to the Galápagos from the southern end of South America. The current brings cold water and cold weather, but it also brings water rich in nutrients and plankton, which attracts fish and birds. During this season there always seem to be clouds in the air, but it rarely rains. It's also quite windy, and the seas tend to be rougher.
To start planning your holiday to Galapagos Legend
Galapagos Legend is a comfortable 100-passenger expedition vessel which offers guests 3 or 4-night itineraries sailing around the magical Galapagos Islands, famed for their incredible array of endemic wildlife species from sharks to tortoises and birds.
The Galapagos Legend is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel, which accommodates up to 100 passengers in 52 cabins. Each of the cabins boats its own private bathroom and accommodates between two and four guests. Standard and Standard Plus cabins boast porthole windows while Junior Suites and above all boast larger panoramic windows to maximise the views as you cruise the islands. 18 cabins come equipped with their own private balcony.
Each cruise itinerary lasts 4 or 5 days and is carefully designed to see as much of the Galapagos wildlife as possible. They also combine easily if you wish to extend your stay on board. Each day there are two guided excursions, either on land or out in the water, observing wildlife, snorkelling, hiking and kayaking.
Boasting three separate decks and lots of open space, there are plenty of social areas on board Galapagos Legend to enjoy both indoors and outdoors, including a small pool, fitness centre, kids corner, bar, library, restaurant, Jacuzzi, auditorium and BBQ area. On board, guests can partake in lectures which provide a greater insight into the flora and fauna of the Galapagos, and there are also themed nights throughout each departure, where activities include salsa classes and karaoke.
|Standard Plus Cabin|
|Junior Suite Plus|
|Balcony Suite Plus|
|Legend Balcony Suite|
Location & directions
The Galapagos Legend cruises the Galapagos archipelago which sits off the coast of Ecuador. Cruise are 3 or 4 nights and take in different islands depending on the departure date.
How to get there
A 15-hour flight to Quito normally via Madrid followed by a two-hour 30-minute flight to the Galapagos.
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