Wildlife wanders freely and almost fearlessly in the Galapagos. This remote island group with its dramatic and desolate beauty is home to some of the most unique species in the world. Many are endemic such as the Galapagos tortoise, marine and land iguanas, the flightless cormorant and, of course, Darwin’s famous finches. Darwin noted that different species adapted to fit different niches on individual islands, which gave rise to his idea of natural selection.
You may glimpse a frigate bird in courtship, his bright-red breast puffed up in a dazzling display, or the spectacular dive of a blue-footed booby fishing close to shore, or the graceful waved albatross – so comical and clumsy when taking flight. It’s all here in the Galapagos, a treasure-trove of natural history awaiting your discovery.
We offer all kinds of active exploration. Go on a nature walk and marvel at pre-historic land iguanas and lava lizards. Slip into a sea kayak and discover hidden tide pools, mangrove forests, beaches of red, green and black sand and the hardened lava fields smeared into the edges of the shores. Swim back and forth across the equator with sea lions that perform an underwater ballet. Go birding to look for the Nazca booby. Or put on a mask and enter the delicate balance of life underwater, watching schools of graceful spotted eagle rays gliding beneath you.
Experience moment after moment of wonder in a land where time stands still. Our comprehensive 7-night cruise itineraries explore the entire archipelago. And thanks to an outstanding guide-to-guest ratio, you’ll venture ashore in small groups of no more than ten fellow explorers, experiencing this magical realm in the most authentic and educational way possible.
• On departures where Family is noted above, one or both yachts will be designated for families traveling with children. We do not offer these weeks for adults who are traveling without any children. Children age 6 to 11 get 25% discount off the cruise rate and teens age 12 to 17 get 15% discount off the cruise rate (excluding holiday weeks) and cannot be combined with other discounts. There is a limit of one child or teen discount per adult or full fare.
• On holiday departures that fall over Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, there are no discounts offered of any kind and a single cabin has 100% supplement. In addition, there is a holiday supplement.
• 6 Night Itinerary Option:
Passengers can disembark on Saturday in Baltra for a shorter, 6 night cruise. Term and Conditions apply – please contact us for more details.