The Galapagos Islands
For wildlife lovers, the stunning Galapagos are not to be missed. Little has changed since Darwin’s visit almost 200 years ago. Sea lions, giant tortoises, penguins and marine iguanas are still unworried by visitors nearby. Hawks, boobies, albatross, frigate birds and finches patrol the skies.
Colourful fish, sharks, rays, whales and dolphins are regular visitors. It is possible to stay on land or enjoy the Galapagos on a luxury yacht or expedition cruise ship. As the Galapagos is made up of nearly 20 islands, many with quite different terrain and wildlife, a yacht or expedition cruise ship permits the exploration of a number of islands in one holiday.
Cruises can last between 4 and 15 days, and ships range from 12 to 100 guests. Daily itineraries are similar from ship to ship, and on the islands you will be in a small group, as by law groups must have no more than sixteen people.
We are sure nature lovers will not be disappointed with their visit to these magical islands.
“The different landscapes of the islands are breathtaking. You will enjoy getting in the zodiacs with your life jackets on going off to explore the Galapagos Islands on small hikes led by National Park certified leaders, so you are in very good, knowledgeable hands.
On your return you will enjoy relaxing back on the boat with a nice meal or even a BBQ up on the top deck. The experience will stay with you forever.”
We spoke with our specialist Julie about her trip to the Galapagos Islands and why it’s a great choice for families.