Our Galapagos Islands Trips are an incredible experience and a dream come true for wildlife enthusiasts.
You won't want to forget your binoculars if you visit these magnificent volcanic Islands where around every corner you might see 500 lb tortoises, sea lions, dolphins, or dozens of endemic animals unique to the Galapagos Islands.
Located off the west-coast of Ecuador in South America, the Galapagos Islands offer much to see and do including sailing trips, cruises, diving tours and many wildlife and natural attractions.
Of the over 150,000 visitors who travel to the Galapagos Islands each year, most will explore the Island by cruise, sailboat, yacht or some kind of boat.
Made up of 13 major Islands and 45 islets, the diverse setting of the Galapagos Islands are ideal for any voyage. At sea, the opportunity to spot wildlife is just as sure as when on land.
Bottle-nose dolphins play and jump around ships, penguins can be seen flocking in large numbers, and pilot and sperm whales are often viewed.
While many companies offer cruises to the Galapagos Islands, it is generally encouraged to find an environmentally-friendly cruise line due to the impact that humans are having on the Islands.
As an alternative to a cruise, Galapagos Islands sailing trips are a peaceful and enjoyable way to explore this magnificent island chain.
You don't need your own sailboat to take advantage of these prime seas; many tour operators can help you book a sailing tour which tends to be a more intimate way to travel than a cruise.
While these vessels use multiple sails and the power of the wind for travel, they are normally still equipped with modern amenities such as A/C, showers and TVs. Sailboats also come stocked with snorkeling equipment and sea kayaks for adventurous travelers.
Many Galapagos Islands trips center around scuba diving, as the Islands are considered among the world's best by divers.
What makes Galapagos Islands stand out is the crystal clear waters and abundance of big marine animals most notably whales, sharks, dolphins, sea lions, giant sea turtles, and even penguins.
These flightless birds survive in the warm Galapagos Islands due to the Cromwell Currents, which bring in fresh, cold water for the birds to hunt and swim in.
Underwater visibility ranges from 5 to 25 meters (16 to 82 feet), allowing divers to view the countless species of reef fishes, coral, Sally Lightfood Crabs, and many marine species.
Whether a beginner or an experienced diver, the Galapagos Islands are a great place to explore unique and fascinating marine life.
For beginners, a dive spot called Academy Bay is an ideal area to see diverse waterscapes while being in milder waters than most of the Islands.
Outside of Academy Bay, our Galapagos Diving Tours are suggested for only intermediate to experienced divers. In these cold and diverse waters, Sea lions and tropical fish can be seen by the thousands and it's common to spot black coral, barracudas, and the endemic Galapagos Sharks.
Galapagos Islands trips are highlighted by natural wonders. Among these include Darwin Bay, a steep-faced cliff that is home to thousands of blue-footed boobies, lava gulls, and Darwin's finches.
The Island is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving and is known as one of the best places to visit during sunset. Bartolome is probably the most photographed spot on the Islands and it isn't hard to see why.
The view of two beautiful bays is stunning and the lava flows and spatter cones are fascinating to see firsthand. Tagus Cove is located on Isabela Island, the largest Island in the Galapagos.
This natural harbor, which was used in the past to shelter pirates, offers a great view of penguins, boobies, flightless cormorants and sea lions.
San Cristobal is the first Island that Charles Darwin disembarked on in his famous ship, the HMS Beagle. Bold travelers visit this historic Island on guided trekking expedition through the highlands, offering great landscape photography opportunities.
Galapagos Islands trips are often incredible and leave you feeling closer with nature. There is no short-age of natural attractions and wildlife to view.
And if you book one of our environmentally-friendly Galapagos Economic Tours you can be assured that not only will you find the remote beauty you've been looking for, but do so without disturbing one of Earth's most precious and beautiful places.