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*Itinerary is an example of our partner's offering and is completely customizable. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos Group Cruise Highlights Examples (vary depending on itinerary)

  • Walk among giant tortoises in the wild
  • Get up close to both land and marine iguanas
  • Swim with sea lions, sea turtles…and maybe even orcas
  • Snorkel with sharks! Galapagos Sharks, White Tip, Black Tip and Hammerheads
  • Hike Sierra Negra volcano – the second largest volcano crater in the world
  • Visit the Flamingo Lagoon and Giant Tortoise Breeding Center on Isabella Island

Description

Located over 600 miles from the Ecuadorian mainland, the Galapagos Islands consist of 13 major islands, 5 of which are inhabited. The animals that inhabit this secluded archipelago, and the science surrounding them, have long drawn the attention of both scientists and tourists alike. The Galapagos Islands are pristine: no other place on earth is as unspoiled by introduced and invasive species. You can truly get close to the wildlife. Because the islands were isolated for so long, Galapagos wildlife never developed a fear of humans.

Great Global Adventures partners with over 15 yachts in the Galapagos Islands. Groups can choose from shorter itineraries, 4 days/ 3 nights up to cruises that run for 8 days/ 7 nights. Daily, Naturalist-led, excursions are the highlight of the cruises as guests will kayak on tranquil bays of turquoise waters, snorkel with colorful marine wildlife, and trek through moon-like volcanic landscapes.

This is small boat cruising at its finest, with vessels ranging from 6-50 cabins. Not only will guests be awed by the daily excursions, they will also enjoy fabulous meals and informative lectures delivered by an on-ship naturalist. And because these yachts are smaller in size, they are perfect for charters.

Trip Overview

  • Trip duration- 4 days/ 3 nights to 8 days/ 7 nights (depending on vessel and itinerary)
  • Max Capacity – 100 (Based on double occupancy and depending on itinerary)
  • Best Months – There’s never a bad time to visit the Galápagos. The seasons are split into cool and dry (June to November) and warm and wet (December to June). The warmer season has calmer seas and good underwater visibility. Rain showers tend to be short, so you can make the most of the heat on the beach or the deck of your boat.

Lodging Overview

Guests entire stay will be aboard the group’s chosen yacht. Accommodations will vary by yacht and a Great Global Adventures representative can provide information on each yacht offered.

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