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Ultimate Guide For Travel Agents Booking A Galapagos Cruise For Their Clients

Navigating the vast selection of Galapagos adventures for your clients can feel overwhelming, right? We get it because we’ve navigated these waters ourselves. Through our journey, we’ve gathered insights and tips to streamline the booking process for travel agents like you.

From selecting the ideal cruise to making sure your clients come back with stories they’ll never forget, our guide is here to help. Ready to dive in?

Key Takeaways

  • Learn to partner with one of the worlds leading DMC’s for Ecuador and Galapagos with in-depth knowledge of the destination. Multiple awards, recognition and decades of experience planning unique trips.
  • Match your client’s dream trip with their budget, choosing from large ships to smaller yachts or catamarans for their cruise.
  • Offer personalized and detailed-oriented services that include 24/7 expert advice, real-time availability on cruises up to 2025 and 2026, as well as tailored packages that can extend to mainland Ecuador and Peru tours.
  • Focus on activities and itineraries that provide unforgettable experiences like snorkeling with sea lions or walking among giant tortoises.
  • Ensure continual support throughout the booking process for a smooth experience, aiming for memorable trips that encourage repeat bookings.
  • A 24/7 Concierge department monitor’s your clients vacation experience for peace of mind and fulfillment of every detail.

Why Choose An Ecuador Based DMC (Destination Management Company) for a Galapagos Cruise?

Picking an Ecuador and Peru-based DMC for your clients’ Galapagos adventure brings big benefits. We know the ins and outs of the Galapagos, from Isabela Island to spotting giant tortoises, and we have the credentials to prove excellence in planning unforgettable journeys.

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Experience in the Galapagos travel industry

Latin Trails has led the way in adventures to the Galapagos Islands since 2002. Our team knows these islands inside and out. We understand every hidden gem and secret spot that your clients dream of visiting.

From giant tortoises roaming free to rare birds that can’t be found anywhere else, our experience makes us stand out.

Our Santa Cruz and San Cristobal based teams brings another level of expertise with 20+ years under the belt as a travel advisors for Galapagos bound travelers from around the globe. This depth of knowledge helps us craft journeys that go beyond typical tourist routes.

We prioritize unforgettable experiences — like walking in Charles Darwin’s footsteps or snorkeling among vibrant marine life.

We’ve spent decades perfecting trips to this unique archipelago, ensuring every journey is memorable.

Our long-standing relationships mean we offer real-time availability and exclusive deals on cruises around Isabela, Fernandina, Genovesa and beyond. Choosing us means choosing peace of mind, knowing your clients are in experienced hands from start to finish.

Galapagos Giant tortoise

Specialized in-depth educational programs

We know the value of specialized in-depth educational programs for travel agents. Since 2002, we’ve focused on the Galápagos Islands, creating unique learning trips. Our trips stand out because they’re slow-paced and longer.


This gives clients a deeper understanding of the islands’ wonders.

Our educational programs are perfect for photographers and natural history buffs. We dive deep into subjects that fascinate your clients, allowing them to immerse fully in their surroundings.

It’s about more than just seeing; it’s about experiencing and learning at a level not found anywhere else.

We’ve been there ourselves—exploring every corner of the Islands, engaging with other local experts, guides and local families, and constantly updating our knowledge base. Sharing this firsthand experience is what sets us apart.

Whether your client dreams of capturing stunning wildlife photos or yearning to understand these islands’ ecological wonders, our programs deliver beyond expectations.

Giant Tortoises | Galapagos Islands

Awards for Excellence in Tourism

Our work in providing dream trips to the Galapagos has earned us recognition. Latin Trails is proud to be a leading member of 12 International Associations of South America and Luxury Travel Experts (IGTOA, LATA, NTA, ATTA, OPTUR, ENSEMBLE, XOPRIVATE, THIS IS BEYOND, REMOTE, CONNECTIONS, TRAVELLIFE, ASTA). These alliances show our dedication and success in creating memorable experiences for travelers.

These aren’t just plaques on the wall. They represent trust, quality, and the promise we make to every agent and client that chooses us for their journey. Maintaining these memberships pushes us to keep improving our services, ensuring every trip is special.

Planning a Galapagos Cruise for Your Clients

Planning a Galapagos cruise requires knowing the latest ship schedules and options. You need to be ready to offer your clients 24/7 help, making their adventure smooth from start to finish.

Let them know the Benefits of booking with a travel agent

Booking with a travel agent brings real-time availability of Galapagos cruises. We give you direct access to schedules and can find spots quickly, even on sought-after trips. This means we get your clients on their dream cruise without the wait.

Our connections make it easy.

Our team offers 24/7 assistance from travel experts and tailored packages that include mainland Ecuador and Peru tours. With industries most seasoned professionals in our team, we ensure every trip detail is covered—from flights to accommodations.

This full-service approach saves time and stress.

Next up, choosing the right Galapagos cruise for your clients becomes simpler with our guidance—let’s explore how.

Real-time availability of Galapagos cruises

We know how crucial it is to have up-to-the-minute information. That’s why we focus on real-time availability for Galapagos cruises, planning them as far ahead as 2024, 2025 and 2026. This feature allows us, travel agents, to quickly see which trips are open.

No waiting or guessing.

Having this instant access means we can match clients with their dream vacations without delay. Our tools show every available option instantly—like a live feed of opportunities waiting for your clients:

Fast action leads to happy travelers and successful trips.

24/7 assistance from travel experts

We offer round-the-clock help from our team of travel experts. This means anytime you or your clients have questions about a Galapagos cruise, day or night, we’re here to answer them.

Our experts have years of experience planning trips to the Galapagos. They know the ins and outs like no one else.

Our team is more than just a call center. They’re seasoned travelers themselves, having visited the islands and experienced the cruises firsthand. This personal experience makes all the difference in offering advice that’s not just practical but truly insightful.

Whether it’s choosing the right vessel for your client’s budget or suggesting activities that will make their trip unforgettable, we’ve got it covered – any hour, any day.

Hotel based programs and extensions. No cruise-No problem, our Island based staff is ready to organize all the logistics for Galapagos land based programs, with scuba diving excursions and other activities.

Tailored packages including mainland and Peru tours

After ensuring that help is just a call away with our 24/7 assistance, we move to create unique travel experiences. Our team crafts custom trips that include not just the Galapagos but also adventures through mainland Ecuador and enchanting Peru tours.

Partnering with Latin Trails, we bring specialized itineraries that make every journey unforgettable.

We understand each client has their dream trip in mind. That’s why we work closely with you to customize every detail of the South America adventure.

From ancient Inca trails in Peru to colonial streets in Quito, and the depths of the Pacaya Samiria reserve, Patagonian ice fields or the Antarctic peninsula your clients will explore wonders beyond the sea.

Exploring South America isn’t just about seeing new places; it’s about experiencing cultures, history, and landscapes so diverse they take your breath away.

Machu Picchu ruins in Peru

How to Choose the Right Galapagos Vessel for Your Clients

Picking the right Galapagos cruise means looking at ship types and what they offer. Think about your client’s budget, the activities they love, and where they want to go.

Vessel options

Choosing the right ship for your clients’ Galapagos cruise can make all the difference. They range from large liners to smaller yachts and catamarans, each offering unique experiences.

Large vessels provide more stability during the navigation, The downside is they are moving constantly as they have to anchor in open seas. Ideal for those worried about sea sickness during navigation. They often come with added luxuries like spacious cabins and multiple dining options.

Smaller ships, however, offer a closer connection to nature and personal service due to fewer passengers on board. They anchor inside quiet bays offering guests downtime for sea motion

The Latin Trails team boasts access to 80% of these cruising options in the Galapagos. This means we can find something that fits every client’s wish list and budget. Whether they dream of luxury sailing or intimate encounters with wildlife on a smaller boat, we’ve got it covered.

Our aim is always to match our clients with a cruise that will exceed their expectations.

We consider everything from onboard amenities to itinerary details while making our recommendations. Does your client want adventure-packed days or serene evenings under the stars? We cater to all preferences, ensuring their trip becomes an unforgettable experience they’ll yearn to relive.

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Activities and itineraries

After choosing the right type vessel, it’s crucial to focus on activities and itineraries. Galapagos cruises offer a unique blend of exploration and learning opportunities. Each day brings different island visits, ranging from 2-4 hours in the morning and the same in the afternoon.

These excursions are not just walks; they’re immersive experiences where clients can come face-to-face with extraordinary wildlife like giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies.

Blue-footed boobies

We’ve seen firsthand how these interactions spark wonder in our clients’ eyes. It’s all about creating those unforgettable moments—whether snorkeling beside playful sea lions or observing flamingos in their natural habitat.

Our carefully crafted itineraries ensure travelers make the most out of their 4 to 15 days trip, balancing adventure with relaxation.

The Galapagos is more than a destination; it’s a vibrant classroom under the sun.

Budget considerations

Clients often have different budgets for their Galapagos adventure. We find the best deals to match those budgets. We can always offer competitive prices on cruises and tours and secure the best commission for our travel agent partners.

This means we can always find something that fits your client’s wallet size. From luxury vessels to more cost-efficient options, there’s a range of choices.

We also customize packages with Latin Trails. Adding mainland trips or Peru adventures creates value without breaking the bank. This way, clients get more from their trip while staying within budget limits.

Next, we’ll discuss how to make your clients’ dream trip come true…

Make Your Clients’ Dream Trip Come True

Turning a dream Galapagos cruise into reality needs a magic touch. We help you provide that, focusing on every small detail to craft an unforgettable journey.

Importance of a well-planned and organized trip

well-planned and organized trip makes all the difference. We’ve seen firsthand how smooth planning leads to unforgettable trips for our clients. Every detail counts, after choosing the right cruise with engaging activities, together we start picking tours that match a client’s dreams.

We focus on creating personalized journeys because no two travelers are alike. Our role involves more than just booking; it’s about understanding what each client values most from their travel experience.

Whether it’s bringing them closer to nature or ensuring they have all the comfort they need while exploring the Andes or the Amazon, it’s our job to make sure everything aligns perfectly with their expectations.

Moving forward, let’s talk about how we can tailor packages that not only cover basic extensions, but all of mainland Ecuador and Peru tours…

  • It is important to know market days, driving times, closing days for churches or museums. Securing tickets for Machu Picchu or Inca trail. Make sure the logistics are optimized.
  • Streamlined sharing of dietary needs, preferences in food, room location, and guiding style.
  • Ensuring flight connections are easy to make and are scheduled with enough time.
  • Off the beaten path and custom experiences that match specialty preferences for honeymoons, active travelers, families, LGBTQ travelers.
  • One payment for many services and many countries. This allows you to cut down on transaction fees, currency exchange and other financial hurdles.

Continual support throughout the booking process

We always stay with you, from start to finish. Booking a Galapagos cruise can seem complex at first glance. With us, you get constant help. Our team answers questions, updates on the latest cruise spots, and assists with payment with credit cards, wire transfers or check — easy and secure.

We’ve seen it all before; no issue is too big or small. If your need is a day tour and transfers we are here to support you.

 Our experience means we anticipate needs before they become problems. This support makes planning smooth for both agents and clients. Your job gets easier because our experts are just a call or email away, day or night.

Encouraging repeat bookings through a memorable experience.

Happy clients come back. That’s a rule we live by. We aim to make every Galapagos cruise unforgettable, so travelers want to book with us again. With over 10,000 satisfied explorers, we know what works.

personal touch goes a long way—knowing their names, preferences, and dreams makes all the difference. We craft journeys that hit the mark, turning first-time visitors into loyal fans. Small gifts on your behalf, upgrades and luxury access to private venues.

Are You Ready to Book your Clients dream cruise to the Galapagos Islands?

We’ve walked you through everything you need to make your clients’ Galapagos dreams a reality. From picking the right cruiseconsidering their budget, to ensuring they have unforgettable adventures.

We showed how a South America based DMC can offer more than just bookings—they bring experience and specialized knowledge. Whether it’s adding a tour in Lima or making sure they see the Yasuni parrot clay lek up close, we’re here to help every step of the way.

Let’s make those dream trips happen—your clients are counting on us!


  1. What’s in the guide for travel agents booking a Galapagos cruise?

The guide offers everything travel agents need to know, from picking the right cruise, understanding costs, and tips on making their clients’ experience unforgettable. It’s packed with advice on choosing cruises that offer value for money and insights from biologists about the islands.

  1. How can travel agents save money for their clients?

Travel agents can find deals that aren’t always available to the public. They have access to special rates and can advise on the best time to book a Galapagos cruise, saving clients money without compromising their experience.

  1. Can travel agents get special training or information?

Yes! We have a fully developed agent section with resources specifically designed to educate travel agents about the Galapagos Islands and how to sell cruises effectively. This includes up-to-date information on itineraries, onboard services, and unique selling points of different ships.

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