There was a lot of doubt and uncertainty when I first planned to go to the Galapagos. It was extremely expensive. The amount of money I had to pay (500 USD) before even arriving on the island was a giant turn off. Once I got onto the island, I was bombarded with options that were priced in around 600 USD to 1600 USD.
I decided to go with a 6 days cruise around Isabella island and the surrounding for 1100 USD. It was one of the best decision I made on this trip. We gotta see everything we were there to see, sea turtles, land turtles, sharks, sea lions, boobies, sting rays, flamingos and many other awesome animals that I have never seen before.
On Galapagos, the animals do not give a fuck about you, they all just stand there looking at us like we were guests and continued their day. It was one of the most refreshing wildlife experience in my life and definitely worth the price i paid for. There's just no place like it in this world!