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Welcome Aboard the Galapagos Legend!

Galapagos Island cruises aboard the first class Galapagos Legend

You can enjoy this legendary paradise, navigating in a 90 passenger, 5-star, fully air conditioned cruise ship. The Galapagos Legend has all the amenities of a cruise liner yet it's small enough for that intimate experience with nature that brings you to the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Legend - Legend Suite
Legend Suite
Galapagos Legend - Junior Suite
Junior Suite

Guests also benefit from the added comfort of extra space in our fully carpeted luxurious cabins. All with ocean views, wardrobes, and private facilities offering hot and cold water, hair dryer, safe deposit boxes and other amenities.

We pride ourselves for having highly trained hotel and ship crew. In addition the vessel also has the services of a 24hour duty doctor; and, naturalist multilingual guides.

Other facilities include an auditorium for conferences, spacious social areas, culinary delights at the dining room, 24 hour coffee bar, swimming pool with broad sun decks and observation platforms. 

At night guests can enjoy live music at the piano lounge, cocktail bars, computers equipped with games and internet access, or keep in touch with family and friends using our long distance call facility.

Enjoy fine dining on your cruise of the Galapagos Islands aboard the Galapagos Legend
Superb Culinary Delights!

Itinerary:
4 day Monday to Thursday

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Day Time Visitor Site
Mon - Aug 16 AM
PM
Baltra Airport
Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz Island
Tues - Aug 17 AM
PM
El Barranco (Tower Island)
Darwin Bay Tower Island)
Wed - Aug 18 AM
PM
Punta Suarez - Hood Island
Interpretation Center (San Cristobal Island)
Thurs - Aug 19 AM Baltra Airport

Includes:

  • Double accommodation with air conditioning and private bathroom

  • All meals onboard

  • 2 daily visits to the islands conducted by multilingual naturalist guides

  • Daily cocktails

Learn more about the Galapagos Islands by taking the full Galapagos Guided Tour.. 
Check out the links on this page for even more information about Galapagos...

Deck Plan:

Boat Deck of the cruise ship Galapagos legend
Upper Deck of the cruise ship Galapagos Legend

Main Deck of the cruise ship Galapagos legend

Social Areas : Services :
Swimming pool Glass bottom boat
Outside pool bar Bar service
Promenade Buffet service
Sun terraces & observation decks Concierge services
Dining room Music
Clinic & massage Room 24 hour medical service
Inside bars Audio-visual equipment
Library & video room Multilingual naturalist guides
Piano lounge Inter-cabin phone
Auditorium International phone
Meeting room Fax & e-mail service
Business centre Room service
Private living room Laundry service

Specifications:

Type: Motor Vessel
Class: Superior First Class
Capacity: 90 passengers
Accommodations: 10 double cabins each with private bath and hot shower:

 

* 4 Legend Suites lower double-twin berths
* 25 Junior Suites lower double-twin berths
* 18 superior cabins lower double-twin berths
* 3 Interior Cabins lower double-twin berths
Length: 300 ft.
Crew: 55
Guides: 6 (multilingual naturalists )
Electricity: 110 / 220 AC - 12 / 24 DC
Sets sail: Thursdays, Mondays

Your Tour Itinerary:

Aug 12 
Upon your arrival in Quito, Ecuador, our guides will meet you at the airport and escort you to our comfortable bus for a guided tour from the airport to the 5 star JW Marriott Hotel. The JW Marriott is one of the newest and most luxurious hotel in Quito and offers some great views of the surrounding Andean mountains. On a clear day you are able to see both Cotopaxi and Cayambe volcanoes!
JW Marriott, Quito
Aug 13 
Early morning is usually a good time to see if you can see the glacier clad volcanoes (on the equator!). After a delicious buffet breakfast, there will be company meetings from 9 AM to 1PM. The afternoon will be free to explore or to enjoy the hotel's facilities. 

There will be a welcome dinner at the San Francisco (1536) convent located in the colonial downtown (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in a private refectory and presenting the local folkloric Jacchigua Ballet. This fantastic folk dance presents 50 people on stage. Be prepared for an unforgettable and entertaining dinner show! Overnight at the JW Marriott.

Cotopaxi Volcano from Quito
Aug 14-15 
After breakfast, you will board the bus for a trip to Otavalo - the capital of the province of Imbabura. This trip is a treat of brilliant scenery and artisan villages, like Calderón, a small town where bread dough figurines are made in many shapes and sizes. Continue along the valleys of Guayllabamba and Cayambe, with their dairy farms and rose plantations. The famous Otavalo market offers ponchos, woolen goods, tapestries, the original "Panama" hat, sweaters, Indian jewelry and many handicrafts. 

Arrive at lunchtime to one of the charming country inns or colonial haciendas where you will spend the night. We will also visit the town of San Antonio de Ibarra, famous for the woodcarvings, the town of Cotacachi, an entire town dedicated to selling fine leather products, and the town of Peguche where textiles are woven in old-fashioned shuttle looms. 

This tour includes walking at an altitude of 2800 meters (9200 feet) . Sun protection (SPF 40). Good walking shoes. Great photo ops.

You will arrive back at the JW Marriott by 6 PM on Aug 15 for another great dinner feast at the hotel.

Country hacienda near Otavalo 

Country hacienda near Otavalo

 

Aug 16
We will pick you up from the Marriott for the drive back to the airport for your flight to Galapagos. Upon your arrival in Galapagos, you will be met by the guides from the Galapagos Legend who will escort you to the dock to board the ship.

Aug 16-19 
Galapagos cruise as per above itinerary.

Tower Island, Galapagos
Aug 19
The guides from the ship will escort you back to the airport for your flight to the coastal city of Guayaquil. We will pick you up at the airport and escort you to the Oro Verde Hotel in downtown Guayaquil where you will have your farewell dinner. 
Hotel Oro Verde, Guayaquil
Aug 20 
We will pick you up from the Oro Verde and escort you to the Guayaquil airport for your return flight home or elsewhere.

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Santa Cruz - Caleta Tortuga Negra
San Salvador - Sullivan Bay
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Fernandina - Punta Espinoza
Isabela - Tagus Cove
Isabela - Urvina Bay
Isabela - Elizabeth Bay
Santa Cruz - CDRS and Highlands
Floreana
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