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Best 4 Days Galapagos Cruises in 2024 - 2025

Is booking a Galapagos 4-day cruises the right choice for me?

A 4 day/ 3 night Galapagos cruise is the most suitable trip length for visitors who are including Ecuador and the islands as part of a longer South America travel itinerary. Other ideal scenarios to take a shorter journey are:

  • Travelers who wish to add in scuba diving excursions before or after their liveaboard adventure.
  • Visitors who would prefer to combine their ship voyage with a beach stay on Isabela or Santa Cruz island
  • Families traveling with smaller children who need free days in between outings

One thing is sure, though: if you're taking into consideration a 4-day Galapagos cruise, you won't be disappointed! We have lost track of the number of customers contact us just after their short Galapagos cruise to inquire if we can help them make a booking for a longer trip next time. To find the absolute best 4-day Galapagos cruise, call us or chat with one of our Galapagos travel specialists today.

Why should my Galapagos cruise be booked with Voyagers Travel Company?

We are well-known as Galapagos cruise specialists. Happy to be labeled as the best choice for booking a small ship cruises to the enchanted isles — we have been doing this for over 18 years! Voyagers Travel is a travel agency that specializes in Galapagos cruises.

Our team works directly with the families that own the Galapagos yachts and small ships as well as the vessel logistic operators. The ship choices we offer are detailed and accurate because we have personally checked out all of the ships in our inventory. We are the most suitable partner for booking a 4-day Galapagos cruise.

We are a U.S. based company with a New Jersey headquarters and operate under United States laws. Our operations' offices are located in Quito — Ecuador and on both Santa Cruz and San Cristobal islands where our staff is constantly boarding each yacht once every couple weeks. Your money and vacation are secured in any scenario, even in the unlikely event of economic problems or corporate bankruptcy. You can rest assured that the trip of you have been dreaming of, a Galapagos cruise, will be fulfilled.

Ultimately, we're personalized. Andre Robles, our Director, really likes to speak with prospective clients and always looks to find ways to enhance their trip. He proudly has his contact details listed on our website.

You will speak to real travel planners who have first-hand expertise, passion, and a profound knowledge of the Galapagos and how to plan a trip here. We are a boutique travel agency, with a well-organized team and would love to help you book your short Galapagos cruise.


Which is the best 3 night - 4 day itinerary for a liveaboard adventure in the enchanted isles?

All itineraries will start and end on Baltra/Puerta Ayora (Santa Cruz Island) or San Cristobal islands. Every trip will usually include a visit at a giant tortoise sanctuary. You can spot marine iguanas as well as sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and frigate birds throughout the archipelago.
 Galapagos sea lions

You have three main itinerary options if you're taking a shorter 3 night boat trip around the islands.

1) Central Islands loop: (Santiago, Bartolome, Rabida, Chinese Hat, Santa Cruz, North Seymour).

2) Southern Islands loop: (San Cristobal, Floreana, Espanola, Santa Fe, South Plazas).

3) Northern Islands loop: (Genovesa, Bartolome, North Seymour, South Plazas, Santa Cruz).

Certain iconic species, such as the Red Footed Boobie (Genovesa), Galapagos Albatross(Espanola), and the Flightless Cormorant (Isabela island and Fernandina - not possible on a short 3-night cruise) - can only be seen on specific islands and at certain times of the year (see below).

If you are a keen birder, we suggest a route that includes Española or Genovesa. Genovesa, is one of the archipelago's two islands that are home to all three Boobie species - Nazca, Red and Blue-Footed.

Galapagos blue footed

We recommend that you choose a Galapagos cruise route, which includes islands that can only be accessed on a liveaboard tour like Española or Genovesa. You can spend a few more days exploring from Puerto Ayora. This is a great place to base yourself for excursions on Santa Cruz or other nearby islands. You can also reach them by ferry or day tour boat.

When is the best time to go on a 4-day Galapagos cruise?

The short answer, anytime, as soon as possible!

The Galápagos Islands lie on the equator, so there is never a wrong time period to visit them. Although a short Galapagos islands 4-day cruise will restrict the number of islands you can see, we can help extend your stay at a local hotel or nature lodge. The trip itineraries we propose, have the ideal combination of wildlife viewing and down time.

If you are looking to save money, we recommend that you choose one of the shoulder seasons like September or the first 15 days of December, it is when fewer people visit the islands and boat owners offer discounts to sell out last minute spaces. Another benefit of these slow times is fewer people at visitor sites, you get to have the isles to yourself.

Galapagos giant tortoiseAside from this, you can see the Galápagos creatures during all seasons. You will have the opportunity to view famous animals such as Ancient Tortoises, Darwin's Finches, and land Iguanas at any time.

December through June is the “hot season," with air temperatures peaking around the 90'sF and sea weather at its warmest — perfect if you wish to take a short Galapagos Cruise with many snorkeling excursions.

Although temperature levels balance in the low 80'sF, July to November is considered the “coolest season.” This time of the year is misty and foggier with occasional rain showers. Water temperatures are at their lowest due to the colder Humboldt current. Nevertheless, these cool down the sea and bring nutrients to the surface. There's more marine life for scuba divers, as well as snorkelers .

There is no greater time than now to book a 4-day Galapagos cruise. These 4-day cruises sell fast at Christmas, New Year, Easter, July, and August. It is best to book well in advance. Connect with one of our Galapagos travel experts today to help you plan your short Galapagos cruise and Ecuador tour.