Galapagos Sailing is an adventure trip that will give you the impression of going back in the days of creation.
When planning your Galapagos trip it's well advised to go with a well established travel company, particularly ones that have been in the business for a number of years.
Ship classifications go from economy, standard and luxury boats. Local weather conditions at the time of your departure will dictate the exact itinerary of the cruise, and generally one-week trips will focus on the eastern and central Islands while the two-week trip will take you to the western Islands of Galapagos.
Throughout the Galapagos sailing trip, the ship will anchor in sheltered coves for swimming and snorkeling alongside tropical fish, sea turtles and sea lions.
Any person on board wishing to visit the Galapagos National Park areas has to pay an entrance fee of US$ 100 for foreigners over 12 years of age and US$ 50 for those under 12.
The Galapagos Islands located directly on the equator, 600 miles of the western coast of Ecuador, are one of the world's great natural wonders.
They include 13 Islands, which are bigger than 5 square km, 6 smaller Islands (1-5 sq km) as well as more as 40 islets. The biggest island is "Isabela" with a surface of 4710 sq km. The Islands are a perfect destination for a Galapagos sailing adventure.
The only way to visit Galapagos and its surrounding Islands is with an approved tour operator. Here's one of our Recommended Galapagos Islands Cruise
Be sure that the tour calls at Genovesa, an old crater claimed by the sea where you can swim with hammerheads, sunbathe with seals and watch frigatebirds feeding the babies.
Another must is Bartolome Island. Then you should visit the craters at Isabela Island.
The volcanic Galapagos Archipelago counts as a paradise on Earth.
Its animal world offers a variety of species and a lot of endemic species.
A lot of animals do not even fear the people visiting the Islands, which offer excellent opportunities for watching the animals at close distances.
There is hardly a spot on Earth where you can observe and photograph animals in the wild so good and close by.
Our Galapagos sailing trips will lead you to the most beautiful places where you will find the most fascinating animals of the Galapagos archipelago. See Our Luxury Isabela II Yacht Option
The Galapagos Islands are oceanic Islands from volcanic origin.
The two youngest Galapagos Islands Fernandina and Isabela have the most active volcanoes, they are located nearly perfect above the hot spot and its rock-stratum is not older than 700.000 years.
The oldest minerals are to be found on Espanola Island in the southwest, they are over 3,3 million years old.
During your Galapagos sailing adventure you'll strike on a natural area with very special environmental conditions.
The unique animal and plant world are for a large part endemic (only to be found on these Islands).
Besides this interesting and wonderful landscape you will find the blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, Galapagos turtles, the cormorant which is unable to fly, albatross birds, sea lizards, penguins, as well as the playful sea lions and many more animals!
When being on a cruise, whales and dolphins can often be observed. Snorkelers and scuba divers report constantly and enthusiastically about their encounters with rays, dolphins, sharks and many other exotic inhabitants of the Galapagos sea. See More About La Pinta Luxury Yacht
The Islands were untouched by humans for a long time. The first who discovered them was the Spaniard Tomas de Berlanga who was a bishop of Panama. He discovered the Islands by accident in 1535 during a voyage towards the south.
The Galapagos National Park is an ideal place to explore and experience the unique animal world there. Here you can approach the fearless, but nevertheless not domesticated wild animals very closely.
Galapagos Birding is a very special experience. On the one hand you have the variety of birds and on the other hand the fact that some species are endemic.
As the Galapagos Islands are founded on volcanic formations you will be able to experience a breath-taking as well as a moon landscape scenery.
We can organize an optimal Galapagos sailing trip according to your budget on one of our Economic Galapagos Trips We offer 4 day, 5 day, 6 day and 8 day combined (sea and land) tours.
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