Liveaboard Review

Galapagos Legend - Review 2022

Board the Galapagos Legend for an exciting 3, 4, 7, or 14-night cruise around the amazing Galapagos. With different itineraries available, this liveaboard is ready to bring you to various islands and plentiful of wildlife-spotting opportunities, and a rich array of water-dwelling creatures and land animals. Galapagos Legend has 55 cabins with different sizes and utilities, including balconies to some of them. The liveaboard has also plenty of leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and a gym. Sun terrace, indoor saloon, bar, as well as the upper deck outdoor lounge and BBQ area, are just a few of the places available for relaxation. And of course, for those who love to post some of those gorgeous photos so the world can envy you, Wi-Fi is always available.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Some people stated that the naturalist was insightful and knew the islands like the back of her hand guiding them to various rare animals and sights.
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    People on the cruise really liked the panga rides as well as the snorkeling activities and everything was organised in a timely manner.
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    Many people were happy with the bird sightings at the North Seymour Island.
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    Some divers said that the crew and staff were attentive ensured that everyone was safe and happy.
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    Some people noted that the Galapagos Legend is a fast ship and getting to multiple destinations in one day was the norm.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome divers noted that the excursions were hurried.
  • check-markA few people claimed that the food was bland and lack freshness.

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Diving on the Galapagos Legend in Galapagos

The Galapagos Legend is a magnificent vessel bearing the charm of the Enchanted Islands. Small enough for an intimate experience with friends and family, the crew is aware that everyone looks different on trips of this nature. As such, there are itineraries going from 3 to up to 14-night cruises. Guests can explore various islands of the group, all while being surrounded by wildlife-spotting opportunities, a rich array of water-dwelling creatures and land animals. Guided tours are always part of the overall offer, and include licensed divers that can join you for underwater explorations. Trips start and end at either San Cristobal or Baltra, providing airport access. So, no matter the trip you will decide for yourself, activities like swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking will be just a few.

Galapagos Legend Features and Interior

Originally built in 2002, the Galapagos Legend is 92m (301 feet) long and offers 55 cabins to up to 100 guests. With the renovation in 2016, this liveaboard got a modern touch that very few have. All cabins are air-conditioned, and each cabin has lower beds, special bedding, TV and private facilities. All cabins share a magnificent ocean view, while some have even a balcony. With the renovation, a new cabin configuration is available, assuring enjoyment for families and friends who travel together. In addition, satellite telephone service is offered, while the internet is accessible when anchoring at the main islands.

With three different decks, the Galapagos Legend offers a great variety of comfortable and spacious social areas, all without losing its sense of intimacy. Doesn’t matter if you would like to lose yourself in a good book offered at the onboard library, or you would like to let some steam off at the gym, the liveaboard has it all. There is also a swimming pool, jacuzzi, indoor saloon, and a bar area, all aimed for amazing sea time. You can relax on the sun terrace while admiring the surrounding islands’ flora and fauna, have a BBQ at night or take advantage of the spacious inside auditorium for important conferences. Let’s not forget the delicious local food that is served in the spacious dining room.

Galapagos Legend Adventures

The Galapagos Legend crew are ready to give any guest their perfect vacation. By the time guests arrive on board, the staff is welcoming everyone with a refreshing cocktail. Snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and naturalist expert presentations will kick in your adventure. Scuba diving in many wonderful sites will additionally enhance your experience. Additional activities include table games, photo contests, dinghy rides, karaoke or salsa nights, Neptune party and many others. For those in love with astronomy, during the trip, on the moon deck, a stargazing presentation is shared by an expert guide with stories on how previous seamen used constellations as navigation to get to every corner of the seas. Most of the crew are bilingual, speaking Spanish and English, and can help in any moment necessary. However, guides in other languages are also available if a previous request is set during booking.


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