Nothing will prepare you for what a holiday in the Galapagos Islands has to offer. Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador and lying isolated in the centre of the Pacific Ocean, the ‘enchanted islands’ are a nature lovers’ paradise. The 19 islands, 13 major and 6 smaller, each originating from undersea volcanoes that erupted over 600 million years ago, now form part of Ecuador’s National Park system.
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Discovered in 1535 by a Spanish bishop and brought to the world’s attention in 1835 when the English naturalist Charles Darwin visited and discovered this living laboratory, which inspired his writings on the Theory of Evolution.
Many of the animals on the Galapagos have developed into species different from their continental relatives, and due to the rarity of predators have remained in an isolated world. This lack of fear shown by the wildlife will enable you to get within touching distance of almost any mammal or bird species in the archipelago. In fact, at times, it is difficult to avoid treading on them as they lie on the designated paths, grooming and cleaning themselves.
We have a selection of boats on offer, each with varying characteristics and itineraries. They all come with on board naturalists and are full board. Please be aware that cabins fill quickly especially on some of the smaller yachts where there are fewer cabins. Prices also vary depending on the type of vessel and cabin.
The Galapagos Islands are made up of 19 islands, 13 major and 6 smaller, each originating from undersea volcanoes that erupted over 600 million years ago, now form part of Ecuador’s National Park system. This is a place like no other.
Galapagos Islands featured lodges:
The Isabela II has a capacity of only 40 passengers, which allows them to offer a more personalised service than most other Galapagos boats. The Isabela II is a luxury vessel with spacious cabins and large windows
The new luxury Catamaran AthalaII was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. The elegant design provides comfort, superior speed and excellent stability