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

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. 

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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  • 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$ 9,004
    Trip Type:
    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$ 2,727
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/V 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$ 2,198
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/V 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$ 3,766
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
    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$ 2,981
    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$ 3,589
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V 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$ 2,723
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V 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$ 4,848
    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$ 3,225
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V 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$ 4,848
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
    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$ 4,509
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/V 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$ 5,684
    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$ 5,469
    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$ 5,279
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V 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$ 4,095
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V 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$ 8,445
    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$ 4,911
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V 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$ 7,739
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V 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$ 7,248
    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 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,378
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos Yacht La Pinta: Eastern Islands from Baltra

    Yacht La Pinta has been designed for the ultimate luxurious adventure in the Galapagos Islands. Spend five days hiking and exploring, getting up close and personal with unique wildlife.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,062
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos Yacht 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$ 5,062
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos Yacht La Pinta: Western Islands from Baltra

    Enjoy seven days of wildlife exploration as you sail aboard Yacht La Pinta, a haven for relaxation with comfortable accommodations and all the facilities for a stylish yet informal ambiance.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,283
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising the Galapagos 8 days: M/C Tip Top II

    The Galapagos Islands are a trip that will never been forgotten, and a must-do for wildlife lovers. This Galapagos cruise offers two distinct itineraries aboard the compact but very comfortable M/C Tip Top II.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,105
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising the Galapagos M/C Treasure of the Galapagos 5 Days cruise

    Board the M/C Treasure of the Galapagos and explore the biological diversity of the Galapagos Islands. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on the lava fields of Santiago, spot hybrid marine/land iguanas on South Plaza Island, and enjoy the comforts of an eclectic catamaran in your downtime.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,418
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
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