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Galapagos Legend Luxury Cruise

Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Legend Description

The Galapagos Legend is suited to accommodate up to 100 guests featuring over 1800 square meters (18,000 sqare feet) of comfort, entertainment and amazement as you journey through the Galapagos Islands. The Legend is a unique ship with all the fancy amenities normally found on a cruise-liner, but at the same time offering an intimate atmosphere while aboard. These include sauna, spa, jacuzzi, pool, running track, exercise equipment, playground, mini-cinema, library and a conference room for 90. Internet and phone services are available to help you stay connected with the outside world.

Take advantage of the lounge and panoramic windows or socialize at the bar with new friends you've met while on the cruise. Don't pass up the chance to relax in the ships sauna, spa or Jacuzzi or enjoy the swimming pool, running track and exercise equipment. Families onboard don't have to worry about their kids as they can also enjoy the "kids corner" with a playground, cinema and loads of interesting books and videos in the library available. Learn more about the fascinating Galapagos Islands with the ships 7 multi-lingual guides and feel safe at all times with a crew of 60 and a doctor available 24/7.

Learn more about the fascinating Galapagos Islands with the ships 7 multi-lingual guides and feel safe at all times with a crew of 60 and a doctor available 24/7.

The Legend is large and quite stable in the water, so those prone to sea sickness or sensitive to confined spaces of a smaller boat will find the Legend a good choice. The Legend is also great for children and those who want to get excercise running laps around the deck.

Galapagos Legend Cabins

There are 57 cabins in total on the Galapagos Legend, each tastefully designed with a classic style accompanied by air conditioning and mini bars. "Moon Deck" cabins have other features like private balconies.

  • Air Conditioning, Private Bathrooms and Mini Bars in all Cabins
  • 24 hour Room Service and Doctor
  • 7 Naturalist Guides
  • Air Conditioning, Private Bathrooms and Mini Bars in all Cabins
  • 24 hour Room Service and Doctor
  • 7 Naturalist Guides

Ships Similar to the Galapagos Legend

The Legend is one of the best values in Galapagos cruise ships, so for those on a budget that prefer a larger boat, the Legend may be your best choice. If you'd like a more upscale ship, thentake a look at the new, luxurious Santa Cruz II, or the classic Silver Galapagos. The Santa Cruz is renowned for its excellent guides, and La Pinta offers a smaller ship that holds a maximum of 48 passengers for those wanting a smaller ship with a more intimate feel.

How to Check Availability & Reserve the Galapagos Legend

To request a free quote or check availability for the Legend or any other boat, simply contact us by filling the "Check Availability" form at the top-left part of this page, write us at or call us at 1 877 4367512 US/Canada or at +44 (20) 8638 0738. in the UK.

It's recommended to book the Legend many months in advance if you plan to travel during the high seasons of summer, Christmas, and New Years as spaces fill up early.

A helpful and highly knowledgeable Galapagos Trip Advisor will assist you in building the perfect itinerary for you according to your timeline, interests and budget. Once you've got your choices narrowed down, we will put a hold on your cabins to reserve for your top cruise choices for up to a few days while you make a final decision. Once you make your decision, you'll need to make a deposit to confirm your reservation, and we will reserve your flight from either Guayaquil or Quito. You can arrange your own flight from home to Quito or Guayaquil, or we can help you find a discounted flight.

Most people that travel to the Galapagos take advantage of being in Ecuador and visit some of the other amazing destinations that the country offers. The most popular choices are staying in a lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon, exploring the historic capital of Quito and the surrounding Andes mountains, and the indigenous market of Otavalo.

Why Book With Columbus Travel?

When you book a Galapagos trip with Columbus Travel, you are assured:

  • World Class Service
  • Expert Advice
  • The Best Value

Contact us today for a free personalized itinerary and quote:

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Galapagos Legend Prices

2016 prices per person, except for charters

Subject to change.

Description 4 Days 5 Days 8 Days 11 or 12 Days 15 Days
Standard Plus
Junior Suite
Legend Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony S. Plus
Galapagos Balcony
Description 4 Days 5 Days 8 Days 11 or 12 Days 15 Days
Standard Plus
Junior Suite
Legend Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony S. Plus
Galapagos Balcony

Low season: Jan 06-Mar 19 / May 25-Jun 14 / Aug 2 -Sep 16 / Nov26-Dec 17
High season: Mar 20-May 24 / Jun 15- Aug 23 / Sep 17-Nov 25
Holiday season: Jan 01-05 and Dec 18-31

Fuel surcharge for 4 and 5-day cruises: US$ 90.00 per person
Fuel surcharge for 8, 11 and 12-day cruises: US$ 180.00 per person
Fuel surcharge for 15-day cruises: US$ 360.00 per person

Triple occupancy gets a 25% discount for the third person.
Children under 12 get a 50% discount when they share the same cabin with 2 adults (25% on holidays)
LOW SEASON single supplement is 50% more than double occupancy.
HIGH SEASON single supplement is 75% more than double occupancy.

* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.


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Rates include:
  • All-inclusive cruise with meals and activities included
  • Sea-view cabins with air-conditioning & private bath.
  • Excellent cuisine, welcome & farewell cocktails, water, 24-hour coffee available.
  • Twice a day visits to islands with multilingual naturalist guide (upon request).
  • Snorkel and kayak equipment.
  • Various on board activities, lectures, and briefings.
Not included:
  • $100 National Park fee
  • $20 Entrance Control Card
  • Airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to/from Galapagos
  • Alcoholic & most non-alcoholic drinks
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance
  • Wetsuit rental: US$ 25 net per person per each short cruise, US$ 50 for a 7, 10, 11-night cruise, and US$ 75 for a 14+ night cruise.
  • Fuel surcharge of US$ 90 per person for a 3 or 4-night cruise, US$ 180 for 7, 10, and 11-night cruises, and US$ 360 for a 14-night cruise.
  • Internet service is available US$ 15 net per hour or fraction.
  • Tips and personal expenses.

Galapagos Legend Itinerary

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Balcony Suite Plus

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Junior Suite

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Balcony Suite

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Legend Suite Triple

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Legend Suite

Galapagos Legend Room

The Fishermans Bar

Galapagos Legend Cruise Bar

Relax in the Galapagos

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Galapagos Legend Deck Plans & Specs


Built in: Germany-Howaldts-Werke, Hamburg
Totally converted in: 2001
Gross tonnage: 2746
Length: 91.50 mts
Beam: 14.30 mts
Speed: Maximum 19.0 knots, cruise speed 15 knots
Life boats: 2 for 58 passengers each
Life rafts: 10 for 25 passengers each
Dinghies: 5 units for visits to the islands
Crew: 60 plus a physician
Guides: 6 top naturalist guides

Galapagos Legend Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Thanks Vladimir for all your help on arranging our Galapagos Trip on The Legend it was great time.

John Lee

April 2015


3 guests

Hi Pablo,

I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help you've provided. The trip was absolutely wonderful and problem free. I would highly recommend anyone who would want to go to the Galapagos, or any destination your company works with. Again, thank you for a GREAT trip. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tien Tran, USA
Galapagos Legend Cruise
May 2015

Hi Veronica,

Thanks again for the wonderful days you arranged for us in Ecuador! Absolutely great and we're most definitely going to recommend you and your agency!

Kind regards,



La Selva Lodge, Galapagos Legend Cruise, Land Ecuador
January 2015
4 Guests

Thank you Francisco. I appreciate all of your help booking this trip and your correspondences were always prompt and helpful. It was a fantastic trip and when we finally get around to Manchu Picchu, we'll certainly send you an email.

Catherine P

2 Guests

Hi, Christian,

I was just about to sit down and write you a note, myself. I have to thank you so much for helping us book our cruise-of-a-lifetime! We had no idea how wonderful it was going to be. Everything was better than we'd imagined: the ship was perfectly comfortable, the crew friendly and extremely hospitable, our Guide, Joffrey Herrera, charming and knowledgeable, the islands and wildlife endlessly fascinating.

I think the three of us felt rather sorry for the other passengers, who had to leave the ship after only three or four-day cruises. The full week-long cruise is really necessary to see (almost) everything.

I will certainly recommend a Galapagos trip, and your services, to anyone I meet who may be interested. We were privileged to be able to take such a fun adventure. Thank you for helping us get there!


Gretchen Niver
USA, May 2010
Traveled on the Legend

Hi Christian,

All of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip. You worked your hardest to help us stay in a variety of hotels, though I miscommunicated the dates. This was rapidly rectified however, and we loved every place we stayed. The Napo Wildlife Center couldn't have been better, the tours you arranged for us both to Odavallo, and the city tour were outstanding. The guides exceeded all expectations, as did your driver. It was great to meet you personally. The ship, and the Galapagos tours were also outstanding. Thank you so much. We will certainly recommend you and Columbus Travel.

Sincerely yours,

Mary Lou
USA, January 2010
Traveled on the Galapagos Legend


Thank you for your email.

We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos. The boat was very pleasant and the crew very friendly and professional. We really enjoy every minute and our guide, Jose Luis, was excellent.

Thank you very much for your services and help and for the delicious dinner in Quito.

Warm regards,

Esmeralda de Belgique
Belgium, April 2009
Traveled on the Legend


Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our trip to Peru/Machu Pichu and Ecuador/Galapagos and appreciate your help in planning and arranging our trip. The hotels you chose for us were terrific especially the Casa Andina in Lima and the Peublo in Agua Calientes.

The Legend cruise ship was wonderful with a great total Galapagos experience. Very comfortable with great food and service. It was very nice to have drivers to tranfer us between airports and hotels. We really enjoyed our guide Natalie who was with us in Cusco and Machu Pichu; she was very well informed and personable.

Thanks again for you help and making our trip such a great experience.

Steve Reibman
USA, September 2008
Traveled on the Legend

Dear Washington,

I would like to thank you for the organization of our trip to Ecuador and Galapagos. Everything went perfectly including the guide we had in Quito. Thank you also for the recommendation to stay at the la Mirage.

Thanks a lot again

Kind Regards

Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu
USA, July 2008
Traveled on the Legend

Hi Elena -
We just wanted to thank you for aranging the most marvelous trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed both our Galapagos adventure and our time in Quito and the Andes. Everything went like clockwork with the pickups, transfers, and tours. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Our guides were especially wonderful. Luis on the Legend was fabulous. Byron in the Quito are and the Andes really made the trip so unique and special for us. Cliff particularly liked Byron since they had a mutual interest in birding. Byron took us to some places that were off the beaten trail and that made the visit extra special. Thanks again for all you did. You were really on top of every detail and I never worried a bit. I will highly recommend you to others traveling to the Gallapagos and Ecuador!

Susan and Cliff
USA, March 2008

Hello Elena. Just a short message to say thank you for arranging my recent trip. The staff of the Legend were great and it was a very enjoyable cruise. Everything worked out great. Thank you again.
Stan Singer
January 22th, 2006
Buenos Noches Seniorita Margarita Just got back from our trip to Ecuador and Peru.
I'm always nervous sending $$$ to people in another country that I met on a website - but our trip was fantastic.
Everything went very smoothly. Galapagos and Quito are amazing places. The Legend was a great boat, with a great crew. We were also impressed with the Quito guide you organised (Ivan) who seemed amazingly versed and knowlegable in everything Ecuadorian! Muchos Gracias
July, 2006

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