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Quasar Cruises

Quasar Expeditions

About Quasar Cruises

Quasar Expeditions offers high-end expedition cruises in the Galapagos on small ships offering personal service and exploration in small groups.

  • Who goes on Quasar cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Quasar cruise?


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Who goes on Quasar cruise ships?

Quasar draws adventurous types aged mainly between 35 and 65, mostly from English-speaking countries, although you could encounter a passenger or two from the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Brazil and Russia as well. The line's fleet is family-friendly, with special activities laid out for kids like stargazing and journal-keeping.

Do I have to dress up on a Quasar cruise?

No. Comfortable expedition gear is most important and a detailed kit list is suggested, including, among other things, long sleeves, neutral colors, shoes suitable for wet landings from Zodiacs and rash vests for snorkeling. In the evenings, the dress code remains casual, although everybody certainly changes for dinner.

Is everything free on Quasar cruises?

No. All activities are included, except scuba diving which carries an additional cost. You'll also need to budget extra for airfare from the mainland, park fees, gratuities and bar drinks.

What are Quasar’s most popular activities?

The Galapagos is all about what happens off the ship, and snorkeling, guided hikes, Zodiac safaris and kayaking are all popular. All of these take place in small groups, with all activities accompanied by the ship's guides. Onboard, life centers around the bar, lounge or hot tub, and expedition leaders give well-attended talks about the islands and their wildlife, as well as detailed briefings for the following day's activities.

Why go with Quasar?

  • Intimate, immersive expeditions with highly experienced naturalists.
  • Strong commitment to sustainability.
  • Overland extensions available in mainland Ecuador, Peru and Patagonia.

Best for: Well-heeled adventurous who also want luxurious surroundings and attentive service

Not for: Budget travelers or anyone looking for lots of ship-based activities

Quasar Expeditions Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Epic trip of a lifetime!

The food was on the fancy side for the kids, but once the staff noticed they weren’t eating much at meals (likely because of the endless snacks available), they made them “kid food” and the kids were in heaven.We all were able to take part in all of the activities from hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, daily naturalist briefings, lots of games, art project for the kids, swimming, panga tours, and farm tours.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Amazing places and crew

Given the small size of our ship, getting to and from the activities was seamless.We were lucky that our ship mates were all college friends.Read More
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Lady Galapagos

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Amazing Experience

There was often a special treat either after a long hike or when we returned from snorkeling.Our group of 16 consisted mostly of long-time college friends (and some spouses).Read More
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First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Superb experience with outstanding naturalist guides

The history of the Grace yacht makes sailing on her very special and unique.This made the trip even more special.Read More
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Water Volleyball

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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