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Eden Galapagos cruises – 6 multi-day itineraries for any budgets

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Eden Galapagos Cruises may be a great option for you if you are looking to cruise around the Galapagos islands and you are not ready to splurge.

A good standard-level yacht for small groups with elegant cabins and a spacious deck for incredible views to spot the incredible Galapagos Wildlife.

Eden offers different itineraries for different budgets and in various areas of the Galapagos. In this post, I will tell you all about it to help you choose the best Galapagos cruise for you.

If you are looking for a cruise to the Galapagos Islands I am going to help you find the perfect one for you. Besides offering some cruise options that I consider interesting, I also want to suggest how to actually seek one and what features you must remember to check out in order to land the perfect Galapagos Islands cruise.

In this post I will talk about Eden, a nice mid-range level yacht operated by the prestigious travel company G Adventures, which specialized in adventurous trips and is known for putting together groups of travelers with the same interests and age groups.

I recommend using Liveaboard.com to book your favorite trip to the Galapagos, primarily because you can compare prices and itinerary on one page and second because their customer service is outstanding (I was part of the team once).

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Which Galapagos Cruise should I book? Practical tips

I would suggest using aggregators such as Liveaboard.com where you can find many different cruises and compare prices and Itineraries to easily find the best Galapagos cruise itinerary for your needs.

Then look for the following parameters:

  • Price per day
  • length of the cruise
  • Itinerary
  • dates and availability
  • type of cabin (remember that if you suffer from sea sickness you should choose the lower deck where you have a lower perception of the sea motion
  • Check out the cancellation policy
  • What is included in the cruise
  • How many people maximum.

Check out my detailed post if you want to read my in-depth guide to choosing the best cruise.

Eden boat cruise overview - Galapagos cruises
Photo © Liveaboard.com

Eden Galapagos Cruise: General Information

Eden Galapagos Cruise is available in different itineraries for different dates and prices. But all the Galapagos Cruises on Eden, have the following features:

  • Flights to and from Quito included + 2 nights in Quito at the beginning and end
  • Non-flexible booking – regular cancellation policy applies 
  • Solo travelers can opt to share the room with another solo traveler to avoid paying for a single supplement. You will be paired with somebody of the same gender, when possible.

About the boat

Eden is a standard level relatively new yacht that caters to a maximum of 16 passengers to guarantee the best service and personalized attention. 

Cabin choice:

  • 3 upper deck twin share bunks, 
  • 1 main deck double 
  • 4 lower deck twin (lower berth) cabins. 

Each cabin features en-suite bathrooms, storage space, and plugs for charging devices. There is ample room for relaxation aboard the Eden cruise ship. 

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Warm Water Showers

Public space

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Charging stations
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Main Deck 

On the main deck, you will find the bar, lounge, and dining area, with a wraparound deck where guests can admire the spectacular views. On the upper deck, guests can enjoy the sun while relaxing in the lounge area.

Cuisine

The talented onboard chefs will serve up creative and delicious meals using an array of fresh ingredients. The meals are served buffet style and include varieties of local international cuisine with vegetarian options. Special needs are attended if timely requested upon reservation. 

Activities 

Eden yacht itineraries range from 7 – 17 days in length. Activities include snorkeling around underwater craters to see the incredible underwater life, hiking to stunning viewpoints, and visits to the Charles Darwin Research Station to spot giant Galapagos tortoises. Cruising is generally done overnight to allow more time to mingle with the diverse Galapagos Islands’ life. 

Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, and beach towels are also included in the cost of the trip.

Eden Galapagos cruises – 6 multi-day itineraries for any budgets

1. 7-day Galapagos Cruise itinerary – North & Central Islands

This Itinerary includes a total of 5 cruising days where you will be exploring the coasts of Santa Cruz Island, San Bartolome’ and Genovesa Island.

two tourtoises and a map
7 days Eden Galapagos Cruises photo ©  Liveaboard.com

7-day Eden Galapagos Cruise highlights

  • Spot Sally Lightfoot crabs on Bachas beach
  • Marvel at birds gathering along Darwin Bay
  • Snorkel alongside schools of tropical fish
  • Visit El Barranco (one of two locations to see red-footed boobies)
  • Walk on the volcanic formations on Bartolomé Island
  • See giant Galápagos tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz Island

7-day Eden Galapagos Cruise Itierary

Day 1 – Quito

Day 2 – Quito/Baltra Island

Day 3 – Genovesa Island

Day 4 – Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Day 5 – Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón

Day 6 – Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Day 7 – Quito

👉 Book your 7 days Eden Galapagos Cruises on Liveaboard.com

2. 8-day Eden Galapagos cruise itinerary – West & Central Islands

SEA LION IN THE SEA
8 days Eden Galapagos Cruise photo ©  Liveaboard.com

This 8-day Itinerary includes multiple sites around Santa Cruz and Isabela Island, places that you wouldn’t be able to see if you travel on your own.

The Eden cruises around Isabela Island going through the Bolivar Channel where you will most likely spot a good variety of whales, including killer whales.

You will also get to Rabida Island and land on its red sand and back to Santa Cruz.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL/PHYSICAL GRADING: 3 – Average – Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

8-day Eden Galapagos cruise highlights

  • Spot and snap photos of giant land tortoises on Santa Cruz
  • Look out for Darwin’s famed finches in Punta Moreno,
  • Enjoy watching the flightless cormorants on Fernandina.
  • Spot colonies of blue-footed boobies
  • Watch manta rays and whitetip reef sharks swim in Tintoreras
  • Take in views over saltwater craters and volcanoes on Isabela Island

8-day Eden Galapagos cruise itinerary

Day 1 – Quito

Day 2 – Quito/Santa Cruz Island

Day 3 – Isabela Island (Puerto Villamil – Sierra Negra)

Day 4 – Isabela Island (Punta Moreno – Elisabeth Bay)

Day 5 – Tagus Cove/Fernandina Island

Day 6 – Puerto Egas/Rábida Island

Day 7 – Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Day 8 – Quito

👉 Book your 8 days Eden Galapagos Cruise on Liveaboard.com

3. 8-day Eden Galapagos Cruise Itinerary – South & East Islands

blue footed boobies
8 days Eden Galapagos Cruise – photo ©  Liveaboard.com

This 8-day Galapagos cruise itinerary will take you to discover the South and East Islands, including Santa Cruz, Floreana, Santa Fe’ and Española San Cristobal.

You will be able to see a wide array of Galapagos animal species, including the giant Albatros, from April to December) and the friendly sea lions.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL/PHYSICAL GRADING 3 – Average – Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

8-day Eden Galapagos – South & East Islands Highlights

Spot marine iguanas in the lagoons of Floreana Island

Reef sharks in an underwater volcanic cone

Enjoy watching the friendly sea lions at Isla Lobos.

  • See giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Spot nocturnal barn owls
  • Snorkel in Corona del Diablo
  • Visit contrasting green and white sand beaches on Floreana Island
  • See napping reef sharks at the bottom of Gardner Bay

8-day Eden Galapagos – South & East Islands Itinerary

Day 1 – Quito

Day 2 – Quito/Santa Cruz

Day 3 – Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Day 4 – Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Day 5 – San Cristóbal Island

Day 6 – Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Day 7 – Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Day 8 – Quito

👉 Book your 8 days Eden Galapagos Cruise on Liveaboard.com

4. 10-day Eden Galapagos cruise Itinerary – East, Central, & West Islands

pingunin on a sunset background
10-day Eden Galapagos Cruises photo from Liveaboard.com

This 10-day Galapagos cruise itinerary will take you to discover the East Central and West Islands, departing from Santa Cruz, and sailing on to Isabela Island, Fernandina, Rabida.

You will enjoy spending time among the giant land tortoises on Santa Cruz, Darwin’s famed finches in Punta Moreno, and colonies of friendly sea lions in North Seymour.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL/PHYSICAL GRADING 3 – Average – Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

10-day Eden Galapagos cruise Highlights

  • Visit friendly sea lions in Isla Lobos
  • Spot colonies of blue-footed boobies
  • Mingle with iguanas on Santa Fe Island
  • Watch manta rays and white-tip reef sharks swim in Tintoreras
  • Take in views over saltwater craters and volcanoes on Isabela Island

👉 Book your 10-day Eden Galapagos Cruises on Liveaboard.com

10-day Eden Galapagos cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Quito

Day 2 – Quito – Santa Cruz

Day 3 -Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Day 4 – Puerto Ayora

Day 5 – Isabela Island (Puerto Villamil – Sierra Negra)

Day 4 – Isabela Island (Punta Moreno – Elisabeth Bay)

Day 7 – Tagus Cove/Fernandina Island

Day 8 – Puerto Egas/Rábida Island

Day 9 – Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Day 10 – Quito

👉 Book your 10-day Eden Galapagos Cruise on Liveaboard.com

5. 10-day Eden Galapagos Cruise Itinerary – North, Central, & South Islands

galapagos Eden Itinerary sea lion on the beach at sunset
10-day Eden Galapagos Cruise on Liveaboard.com

On this ten-day sailing adventure through the north, central and south islands, you’ll have the opportunity to spot the Galápagos’ most unique species.

From the giant tortoises at the El Chato Reserve to the marine iguanas on Floreana Island, and the elusive red-footed boobie at El Barranco.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL/PHYSICAL GRADING 3 – Average – Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

10-day Eden Galapagos Cruise Highlights

  • See nesting frigate birds and boobies in Darwin Bay
  • Spot waved albatross at Punta Suárez (Apr-Nov)
  • Witness sea lions frolic in Gardner Bay
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island).
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock.
  • Visits to Floreana and Española Islands.
  • Snorkeling at Darwin Bay, Sullivan Bay, Gardner Bay, and Corona del Diablo.

10-day Eden Galapagos Cruise itinerary

Day 1 – Quito

Day 2 – Quito/Baltra Island

Day 3 – Genovesa Island

Day 4 – Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Day 5 – Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón

Day 6 – Puerto Ayora

Day 7 – Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Day 8 – Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Day 9 – San Cristóbal Island/Quito

Day 10 – Quito

👉 Book your 10-day Eden Galapagos Cruise on Liveaboard.com

6. 17-day Galapagos Cruise – Complete Galapagos

flamingo in the water- eden 17 day itinerary
7-day Eden Galapagos Cruise on Liveaboard.com

This is the best Galapagos cruise itinerary, which I hope to do any time soon. It’s the most complete and it lasts 15 days. It includes all the highlights that you cannot see by daily tours of the Galapagos Islands such as:

Rabida Island – a small island east of Isabela island characterized by its red sand.

Genovesa Island – a remote deserted island that you can only reach by cruise where you can see  the rare red-footed boobies, the mocking-birds, and flamingos

Bolivar Canal  – between Fernandina and Isabela Island where you have a great chance to see many whales of all species especially killer whales, besides hammer sharks 

This cruise will also stop by all the main islands, Santa Cruz, Floreana, San Cristobal and Isabela, but in exclusive spots that you wouldn’t be able to visit if you were to travel on your own. 

17-day Galapagos Cruise highlights

  • Marvel at Bartolomé’s dramatic volcanic features
  • Watch as sea lions gather on Santiago Island
  • Spot marine iguanas at Punta Cormorant
  • See giant tortoises on the highlands of Puerto Ayora
  • Get up close to blue-footed boobies in Las Tintoreras

17-day Galapagos Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Quito

Day 2 – Quito/Baltra Island

Day 3 – Genovesa Island

Day 4 – Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Day 5 – Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón

Day 6 – Puerto Ayora

Day 7 – Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Day 8 – Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Day 9 – San Cristóbal Island

Day 10 – Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Day 11 – Puerto Ayora

Day 12 – Isabela Island

Day 13 – Isabela Island

Day 14 – Tagus Cove/Fernandina Island

Day 15 – Puerto Egas/Rábida Island

Day 16 – Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Day 17 – Quito

Please note that this cruise is not available every month and it’s always full. It’s necessary to book way in advance.

👉 Book your 17-day Eden Galapagos Cruise on Liveaboard.com

Eden Galapagos Cruises: final thoughts

I hope these itineraries inspired you to book your next trip to the Galapagos Islands! If you want to learn more about the Galapagos islands you can check out the following guide.

I have traveled around the Galapagos islands for 3 weeks and did a lot of research. I am sure I can help you build your trip as well.

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