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Need recommendation for tour operator to book cruise through

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Hello,

My family has decided that we will be visiting Galapagos and Peru in June 2023. It's very overwhelming deciding on itineraries and ships, and who to book through. Can anyone recommend a company to book our Galapagos trip through (we will most likely book the Peru portion independently)?

Also, any other information on ships/itineraries would be greatly appreciated for first timers with kids ages 9 and 16. I've done a ton of research and am almost more confused, lol. We would like to get the cruise booked asap because it seems some are already full.

The ships we are considering at this time are Legend (like the larger size, hopefully help with sea sickness), Passion, Bonita, Coral 1 and 2, Archipel. We would like a longer cruise but our budget will most likely keep us at a 5 night.

Thank you in advance for your help, Lisa

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Here is my trip report from 3 years ago. I had a great experience with our travel agent (GreenGo Travel) and ship (the Coral).

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294310-i6637-k12507666-Trip_Report_Cruise_w_Kids_on_Coral_West_plus_San_Cristobal-Galapagos_Islands.html#99685820

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I have used CNH Tours and can recommend them. The owner lived in Galapagos for several years and maintains relationships with many of the boat owners.

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I would recommend to contact Dennis Yepez from Guanguiltagua Expeditions, we hired this company for a land tour in Ecuador in June, and now we are planning to go to Galapagos with this company in December. They are highly recommended!

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Thank you everyone for your help!! I have contacted them!

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Maybe too late to help you, but we only got back last week from the Galapagos Legend. We booked through Rainforest Cruises and have nothing but praise for them.

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