The majority of comments indicate that a cruise is better than a land visit. Unfortunately, we can only go in June of next year. Friends who have recently returned indicate that those seriously prone to sea sickness should NOT consider a cruise in June.
I've tried everything under the sun to deal with a lifetime of motion sickness, so, I don't believe anything I can do would allow me to enjoy seeing the islands by boat. However, I am generally ok for a couple of hours on a moving boat.
We are amenable to spending time on several island, and fortunately, the cost is not highly significant. BUT, the trip is for our granddaughter and we don't want to visit the Galapagos if staying in hotels means the trip will not be worthwhile.
Advice on land-only options, with as much exposure to the Island overing as possible will be appreciated. Kay