Galapagos Cruise vs. Island Hopping

Galapagos island hopping land tours

Trying to decide between a cruise/boat experience in the Galapagos, or and island-hopping tour? Here are some pro’s and con’s to help you decide!

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Galapagos with Natural ParadiseCRUISE

  • Can get to some remote islands
  • Don’t have to pack and unpack
  • With same guides and guests (make friends)
  • Cruises get to places with larger populations of birdlife, and visit more islands so you see more subspecies
  • Required if you want to do a scuba diving trip to Wolf and Darwin Islands

Galapagos Island Hopping Land TourISLAND-HOPPING

  • Can start on any day and for any number of days (typically 4 to 8 days)
  • Hotel rooms are bigger and don’t rock-and-roll at night
  • Can choose accommodations
  • Can customize the itinerary
  • Group or private tours
  • Better snorkeling – Kicker Rock and Los Tunneles not available to cruises
  • Can visit towns with local people, see island life, enjoy diverse food options
  • Easier to do occasional scuba diving
  • You can buy your own flights to the Galapagos

Galapagos Multi-sportMulti-Sport Activities

  • Hiking
  • Sea kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Surfing

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