Arranging a custom trip


Selecting the right Galapagos cruise can be an overwhelming experience...

If you are like most of the 75,000 lucky people will embark on a Galapagos cruise this year, you are probably going to do this just once.  You've probably been keeping your eyes open and have noticed plenty of ads.  A search on the internet reveals dozens of operators offering cruises to Galapagos.  Doing a little research, you'll find that there are over 60 ships of all shapes, sizes and qualities that ply the Galapagos waters, that each seems to follow a different itinerary, for different lengths of time, visiting different islands, and that you must be accompanied by a Park certified naturalist guides at all times.  Further research reveals a wide range of prices, from as low as US$4,000 to as high as US$15,000 (or more) for an 8 day cruise, while some include the flight from the continent and/or the Park entrance fee, others don't.  And this is only the beginning…   In short - organizing a Galapagos trip can be an overwhelming challenge. 

CNH Tours is here to help you sift though the information overload…

Unlike so many other tour operators, CNH Tours has decades of personal and professional experience in Galapagos.  We lived on the islands for four years, having worked with the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park Service (one of us is now on the board of the Darwin Foundation and on the board of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, another is the TripAdvisor Destination Expert for Galapagos). Over the years, we've helped more than 5,000 people arrange their ideal trip based on their particular needs, steering clear of ships with questionable reputations, and directing them towards itineraries that met their interests (e.g birders, water lovers, physical activity enthusiasts, younger crowds, family friendly cruises, generalists). We put our personal knowledge to your service.

Let CNH Tours do the footwork…

Go ahead and contact us for advice.  Our email is: Go ahead and ask us a dozen, or several dozens of questions.  We'll be happy to answer, to provide insights, to tell you about ships, guides, itineraries, the pros and cons of different seasons in Galapagos, prices…  And in the end, you are free to book your cruise with whomever you please.


We have to comment on what a wonderful trip it was. The hotel in Quito took our breath away and the Samba crew and guide couldn’t have been better. We also enjoyed the 2 days of down time in Puerto Ayorra. 

I wanted to mention that we were surprised at the very small number of people we would run into on our tours. We thought it would be crowded everywhere we went. We think the Ecuadorian Government has done an amazing job on handling the tourists so that it feels like you are alone in the Galapagos. We thought we would be surrounded by people and instead found ourselves surrounded by Sea Lions and other wonderful creatures. We were able to view these amazing animals very close without (it appears) any bother to them but amazing for us. I can only say it blew us away!!! 

Thank you so much!!!

Karen Bruce

Calgary Alberta


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