A tourist-class cruise is an ideal choice if you want to explore the Galapagos Islands with your family or friends while staying within budget. These yachts provide basic accommodations for small groups of up to 16 people and have comfortable facilities and the essential amenities that will provide you rest and relaxation during your journey through the archipelago. Expect small cabins with narrow lower and upper berths (bunk beds), shared or small private baths with mostly limited hot water, and guides who are mostly naturalist II with adequate knowledge of English. Nonetheless, these tourist-class yachts remain great values for the money, each offering fabulous cruise adventures to those willing to forego a bit of luxury to discover the wonders of the enchanted Galapagos Islands.
“The Samba cruise anyway was great, good boat, good food, amazing guide and friendly staff.”