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  • Marine Iguanas
  • The colourful Sally Lightfood crab seen on the Galapagos Islands– are a popular photo opportunity on Ecuador tours
  • The dazzling array of wildlife on the Galapagos Islands provides excellent photo opportunities during your Ecuador vacation
  • Blue Footed Booby
  • Sea lion

Located to the west of continental Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are also a national park and marine reserve to be experienced on an ecuador vacation.

The Galápagos Islands were discovered by accident in 1535 when Tomás de Berlanga drifted off course when sailing from Panama to Peru

What are the Galapagos Islands most famous for?

The archipelago is perhaps best famous for the scientific expeditions that occurred there during the 18th century.Charles Darwin arrived in 1835 and studied the geology, botany and animals found there. His discoveries provided important evidence for his theory of evolution. 

Which country owns the Galapagos Islands?

Ecuador officially claimed the territory in 1832 and used it mainly for penal colonies.  In 1959, 97% of the area became a national park and organised tourism began the following year with Galapagos tours. 

Are the Galapagos Islands World Heritage listed?

In 1978 the area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 1985 it became a biosphere reserve. The islands are an ecological wonderland populated with fearless and incredible wildlife. The largest living tortoise species, the Galápagos Tortoise is famous for its long lifespan and can weigh over 400 kg (880 lbs). The distinctive blue-footed booby is synonymous with the islands, so too are the colonies of curious sea lions.  Besides unique wildlife, there are also excellent beaches that welcome swimming, diving and surfing. 

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A visit to the Galápagos Islands is a truly spectacular experience that continues to attract tourists from around the world. Book one of our Galapagos tours today and be part of the experience.


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Galapagos Islands

  • Cruising Galapagos 10 Days (M/Y Galapagos Sea Star)

    Enjoy luxury, privacy and comfort with six days aboard the Galapagos Sea Star. Explore the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including stunning beaches, amazing wildlife and much more.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,286
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/C Cormorant)

    Enjoy 4 days on board the Cormorant, a brand new luxury catamaran. Each cabin hosts a private balcony that is perfect for viewing whales, dolphins, sea birds and spectacular scenery.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,938
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Explore a world of soaring birds, sunbathing iguanas, and magical green beaches on this brief journey to the Galapagos Islands. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy premium accommodations as you venture through the islands to see their highlights, including the Devil’s Crown and Chinese Hat.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,642
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/C Seaman)

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,783
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/V Legend)

    The Legend offers the amenities of a large cruise liner without sacrificing the intimacy of small craft. Spend 4 days on a first-class vessel exploring the sights of the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,745
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/Y Coral I)

    Spending 4 days on board the luxury yacht Coral I you’ll have the opportunity to see many of the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including Santa Cruz, Floreana, Espanola and Daphne.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,387
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Venture through the biodiverse world of the Galapagos Islands to see soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and frolicking sea lions. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy world-class comforts and amenities as you head throughout the islands, exploring their volcanic landscapes and spotting their abundant wildlife.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,710
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/C Cormorant)

    Spend 5 days on board the Comorant, a brand new luxury catamaran that provides excellent viewing opportunities of the incredible Galapagos Islands. Enjoy the unique wildlife available here.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,076
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/C Seaman)

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,790
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V Legend)

    Enjoy 5 days sailing aboard the Legend, a luxurious first-class, 100-passenger vessel that will take you through the unique flora and fauna that makes the islands a haven for nature lovers.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,612
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/Y Coral I)

    Enjoy a 5 day cruise of the world famous Galapagos Islands while sailing aboard Coral I, a modern vessel but with classic beauty. See the sights by hiking, snorkeling and exploring.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,975
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/Y Galapagos Sea Star)

    Enjoy luxury, privacy and comfort with six days aboard the Galapagos Sea Star. Explore the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including stunning beaches, amazing wildlife and much more.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,747
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days M/C Ocean Spray

    Embark on a 5 day cruise of the stunning Galapagos Islands travelling aboard the Ocean Spray, a new luxury mega catamaran. See the highlights of this world famous and unique wildlife haven.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,281
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Venture through a world of soaring frigate birds, dozing sea lions, and delightful penguins on this Galapagos Islands vacation. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and expert service as you visit the diverse Galapagos Islands and see highlights like the Green Beach and Dragon Hill.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,656
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/C Ocean Spray)

    Enjoy 6 days discovering the incredibly unique Galapagos Islands. Spend your days visiting the many highlights and spend your evenings on board the Ocean Spray, a new luxury catamaran.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,202
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/Y Galapagos Sea Star)

    Enjoy luxury, privacy and comfort with six days aboard the Galapagos Sea Star. Explore the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including stunning beaches, amazing wildlife and much more.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,750
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Explore a magical world of soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and delightful penguins on this journey to the Galapagos Islands. Travelling aboard a luxurious yacht, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and expert service as you pass between the islands of the Galapagos, exploring this breathtakingly diverse ecosystem.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,529
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/C Cormorant)

    Embark on an 8 day cruise of the Galapagos Islands, staying on board the Comorant, a luxurious catamaran. Enjoy the unique and incredible wildlife that makes these islands world famous.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,598
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/C Ocean Spray)

    Cruise through the Galapagos Islands, once visited by Charles Darwin and now a popular tourist destination. Days are spent exploring while nights are aboard the elegant Ocean Spray catamaran.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,929
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/C Seaman)

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,627
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V Legend)

    Experience the diversity of the Galapagos Islands as you spend 8 days sailing aboard the luxurious Legend. Take the time to get close to wildlife as you hike and snorkel around the islands.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,445
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/Y Coral I)

    Spend 8 days uncovering the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands. You’ll have the opportunity to snorkel and hike while evenings are spent aboard Coral I, a stylish and luxurious yacht.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,531
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/Y Passion)

    Embark on an expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard a refurbished yacht, exploring either the eastern or western islands of this diverse archipelago. Visit the famous giant tortoises of Santa Cruz Island before searching for dolphins and whales in the open water or climb to Pinnacle Rock for a breathtaking view of the islands before strolling through the prickly pear cactus groves of Santa Fe. These distinct itineraries can be combined into an ultimate 15-day cruise perfect for avid adventurers and science enthusiasts.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,570
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos Islands Santa Cruz II

    Cruise the Galapagos Islands while on board the Santa Cruz II, a 90-passenger vessel that will take you to many of the highlights of this incredibly unique wildlife destination.
    Duration:
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,370
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos M/Y La Pinta: Northern Islands from Baltra

    Visit Santa Cruz, one of the best places to see giant tortoise before travelling to Sombrero Chino Islet, Bartolome Island, Darwin Bay and more as you spend five days aboard Yacht La Pinta.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,478
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
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