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Where to stay in the Galapagos Islands

Where to stay in the Galapagos Islands

We have kept our accommodation choices here to a minimum, ensuring we use only the best ones for exploring this magnificent part of the world. From luxurious sailing vessels to an African-style safari camp, we promise real intimacy, comfort, and authenticity. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please get in touch with us and we will go through your options with you. You can explore via expedition ship, stay in a luxurious lodge, or combine the two for the ultimate Galapagos experience.

1. Integrity Yacht

Integrity is a 141 ft. luxury yacht, customised to carry 16 adventurers in comfort, style and safety. With decor refreshed annually, the yacht is state of the art, with all systems conforming to exacting standards for luxury Galápagos cruising. Integrity offers prisitine facilities, enhancing the luxury side of your cruise through the Galápagos and Pacific Ocean. From the swimming platform aft to the extended bow for whale and dolphin watching, every inch of Integrity was designed to enhance your Galápagos experience. Onboard, find a home away from home in a spacious, well-appointed stateroom. Relax and gather for refreshments and camaraderie in the Salon and Sun Deck lounges. There's no better way to unwind from an active day than a soak in the spa whilst cruising past volcanic shores. Integrity also carries snorkel gear and a fleet of Zodiacs, perfect for exploring the Islands' shorelines, bays and quiet coves.

2. Galapagos Horizon

The only trimaran sailing the Galapagos Islands, Horizon is a luxury yacht providing an intimate experience on board with a touch of elegance and comfort. Offering an intimate onboard experience, the Galapagos Horizon is outfitted with modern and spacious cabins, each with their own private balcony. This cruise can comfortably accommodate 16 travelers, visiting the most outstanding points in the islands, led by a certified bilingual naturalist guide and enjoying excellent service provided by crew members and a cruise director.

3. Grand Majestic

The Grand Majestic is the fastest vessel cruising the Galapagos Archipelago, specifically designed for exclusive high end private charters. The guide, captain and crew are dedicated to providing the highest quality service. Grand Majestic offers excellent four-, five-, and eight-day itineraries, led by a certified bilingual naturalist guide and a dedicated crew.

4. Origin and Theory

These spacious and luxurious yachts are perhaps the most comfortable and environmentally friendly ships to cruise the Galapagos while still being able to keep to a speed of around 10 knots, in order for you to have the most amount of time on shore in exploring the endemic wildlife. The Origin and Theory are two of the finest yachts to explore the Galapagos Islands. There are ten cabins all situated on the main Beagle Deck of each ship. Each of the 14 square foot rooms boasts panoramic windows, and a private en-suite bathroom. There are also two cabins with an interconnecting door which are perfect for families or a small group travelling together. There are ample areas throughout the boat for you to relax before or after your on-shore excursions exploring and finding the local flora and fauna. Upon the Darwin Deck there are three semi-private lounge areas as well as a fully stocked library and a computer station. There is also an expansive sundeck with plenty of loungers and hammocks for you to enjoy a sundowner from the fully stocked bar.

5. Natural Paradise

The Natural Paradise is a modern luxury yacht, purpose-built for exploring the Galapagos Islands. Hosting just 16 passengers at a time, the spacious cabins are spread out over three decks, with upper deck cabins having their own private balconies. The sundeck also boasts a large jacuzzi and al fresco barbecue area, perfect for relaxing with a sundowner. The yacht comes equipped with wetsuits and snorkelling gear for guests to discover the islands diverse marine life.

6. Scalesia Lodge

Located in the highlands of Isabela Island in the Galapagos, Scalesia Lodge is luxury lodge based on an African safari concept, where guests sleep under canvas allowing them to be fully immersed with the natural world. Nestled within 16 hectares of magnificent Scalesia forest, it offers incredible views of the coast of Isabela Island and out onto the Pacific Ocean. A new lodge concept in the Galapagos; Scalesia has been designed to connect you with nature, and works well on its own or combined with a Galapagos cruise.

7. Pikaia Lodge

Pikaia Lodge is an incredible experience where you can see how it is to stay on the Galapagos Islands and witness how the fauna thrive in this unique climate. With a range of rooms and suites available, an on-site spa, infinity pool and delicious cuisine on offer it’s a wonder why anyone leaves here the Pikaia Lodge. There is a huge focus placed on sustainable tourism at this lodge which is reflected in their marine programmes and guided land programmes.

8. Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Located on Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay Eco Hotel is a charming retreat, surrounded by the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. In a tranquil spot on a quiet beach, it accommodates up to 52 guests and has a completely eco-friendly infrastructure. Named after Darwin Finches, you will often spot friendly pelicans or herons at the pool having a drink and to explore further afield there are two boats to explore the nearby Islands. Perfect as an addition to a Galapagos Cruise, or for those who would prefer to be based on dry land, Finch Bay is a wonderful hotel in a great spot for exploring the Galapagos.

9. The Cormorant

The Cormorant II is the newest luxury catamaran in the Galapagos. Accommodating a total of 16 guests, this vessel features nine spacious, elegantly designed suites providing a pleasant and comfortable stay. Cormorant II features a sundeck, observation deck, fitness area, jacuzzi and social area to wind down after a long day of exploration with an expert naturalist guide. The indoor dining room (where fine-dining is served daily), lounge and bar also provide ample space to sit back and marvel at stunning seascape vistas. An attentive crew will keep an eye on every detail, providing an intimate cruising experience through the Galapagos Islands during 4, 5 or 8-day itineraries.

10. Aqua Mare

The Aqua Mare is a 16 guest luxury cruise ship. Aqua Mare features the finest amenities including a panoramic lounge, jacuzzi, and beach club. Each suite is designed and decorated with the utmost care. They are among the most spacious of any cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands and include an Owner’s Suite measuring 80sqm.