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Family Departures

“To do so as a family and witness your children or grandchildren first hand taking in the stark beauty of the islands, searching for tortoises under sour apple trees, or blowing bubbles in the ocean with sea lion pups is equal parts amazing and unforgettable.”

{Kelly S, California (USA) August 2020, Theory}

Galapagos Luxury Family Cruises

Travelers with children, teens, and young adults in tow may opt for a designated family departure, created to cater to families with similar-aged children. Luxury family departures are offered during major school breaks and feature exclusive age-appropriate activities that bring the magic of the Galapagos to a multi-generational audience.

During departures with teenagers, for example, our excursions will be faster in pace and more physically demanding. Expect longer hikes and more kayaking and snorkeling opportunities. Travelers with teenagers who book on our summer family EPI departures can participate in a cultural exchange with local Galapagueño students through Ecology Project International. This, of course, is only an example of how we can customize the specific family departure based on the age group aboard.

The following 2022 are designated as family oriented on one of the two luxury yachts Origin or Theory or the first-class Letty. As a reminder, Itinerary A is for our Beaches and Bays, Southern and Central Route. Itinerary B is for our Volcanic Wonders, Western and Northern RoutePlease check with us at the time of booking. Some family trip dates may already be sold out.

  • January 2-9 (A)
  • February 20-27 (B)
  • March 13-20 (A)
  • March 20-27 (B)
  • March 27-03 April (A)
  • April 03-10 (B)
  • April 10-17 (A)
  • April 17-24 (B)
  • June 12-19-B
  • June 19-26-A
  • June 26-03 July-B
  • July 3-10-A
  • July 10-17-B
  • July 17-24-A
  • July 24-31-B
  • July 31-7 August-A
  • August 7-14-B
  • August 14-21-A
  • August 21-28-B
  • November 20-27-A
  • December 18-25-A Festive
  • December 25-01 January-B Festive

Discounts for Children on Galapagos Family Trips

Children age 17 years and younger at the time of sailing are entitled to a 15% discount off the cruise rate. Children age 11 and under have 30% discount on airfare and the park entrance fee is $50 with proof of age and a copy of the child’s passport showing date of birth. Children age 5 and under are not accepted unless the parents or legal guardians sign a hold harmless release.  Designated family and family teen departures are offered during school breaks. Children age 4 and under are  permitted on private charter only. 

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