Galapagos Islands Explorer

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Enjoy exotic and abundant wildlife and classic Galapagos sites without the crowds as we island hop through the Galapagos Archipelago on a deluxe 12- to 16-passenger yacht. 

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Equipped with a fleet of tandem kayaks, days are spent paddling with sea turtles and observing marine- and bird-life, swimming with friendly sea lions, and snorkeling in the warm equatorial waters of the Galapagos.

Additional highlights include hiking on the islands, whale and dolphin watching from an extended bow and relaxing in the Upper Deck Lounge. In addition to 7 nights aboard our deluxe yacht, our trip also includes two nights near Quito International Airport in Ecuador and a full day and night on the Island of Santa Cruz where we see Galapagos tortoises in the wild and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station before enjoying an evening in Puerto Ayora.

  • Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard a deluxe 90-ft yacht
  • Kayak amidst sea turtles and observe myriad bird-life
  • Snorkel & swim with friendly sea lions and penguins
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Center and view Galapagos tortoises in the wild
  • Whale and dolphin watch from an extended bow of the yacht
  • Hike amidst exotic flora and fauna

Arrive in Quito and transfer to the hotel. Early morning flight to Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. Board a ferry for a short ride to the island of Santa Cruz. Hike among the amazing flora and fauna and have lunch at a local farm. Travel to a hotel in Puerto Ayora and explore this bustling village's shops and restaurants. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and Galapagos National Park headquarters. Board the 90-foot deluxe yacht and settle into a cozy cabin. Walk, play in the surf, swim, snorkel or stretch out on the sand amidst nesting sea turtles and sea lions. View iguanas, Blue-footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigatebirds. Swim and snorkel in a blue lagoon with sea lions and colorful fish. We may have a welcoming committee of juvenile Red-footed Boobies come on board to greet us. Snorkel with Galapagos Penguins and sea lion youngsters. Travel to the airport at Baltra for a flight back to Quito.

January - May


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