Galapagos Tours & Cruises

When Charles Darwin traveled to the Galapagos Islands in the 1830s, he came across a world of breathtaking biodiversity and beauty. Today’s visitors will find the same, as they venture into a wildlife reserve that is still largely unsullied by modern hands. Located some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, these islands of volcanic rock are today home to giant tortoises, sea lions, iguanas, and dozens of other exotic species, all of which can be seen in their natural state. Our Galapagos Tours & Cruises will open your eyes to the wonders of this great national park.

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Featured Galapagos Tours & Cruises

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5 Best Galapagos Tours & Cruises for 2021-2022

Tour Name Price Duration Description
Quito and 5 Day Galapagos Legend Cruise – Southern Islands $3,469 8 Days Experience Quito and the Southern Galapagos Islands on this wondrous tour of Ecuador. In Quito,…
Quito and 5 Day La Pinta Cruise – Northern Galapagos Islands $5,489 8 Days Explore Quito and the northern Galapagos Islands on this luxury tour of Ecuador. The tour…
Galapagos and Easter Island $5,239 13 Days Galapagos and Easter Island are two of the most fascinating destinations in South America. Your…
Luxury Galapagos and Machu Picchu $10,379 13 Days Treat yourself to the finest accommodations in Ecuador and Peru on this fabulous journey. In…
Galapagos, Machu Picchu, and Easter Island $5,529 18 Days Galapagos, Machu Picchu, and Easter Island are three of the most popular destinations in South America…

Galapagos Travel Guide

The Main Galapagos Islands and Visitor Sites

Marine iguanas that skitter up to you on seaside rocks, eyes darting. Frigatebirds, their crimson pouches inflating as they roost in bushes. Whitetip reef sharks, gliding past you…

Top Galapagos Activities by Land or by Sea

So: you’ve deplaned at Baltra Island’s airport, been carted down to the docks on your shuttle, and just stepped off the barge onto Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos’ main tourist…

Galapagos Packing List: What To Bring On Your Trip

From wildlife-spotting cruises to climbing an active volcano, or snorkeling amid a rainbow of tropical fish—a visit to the Galapagos is always an adventure. But with its unique climate,…

23 Interesting Facts About The Galapagos Giant Tortoise

When it comes to wildlife-watching opportunities, the Galapagos Islands are second to none. Blue-footed boobies waddle along the shores, marine iguanas lounge on the rocks, and…

Galapagos Wildlife: 15 Iconic Species

Darwin was the first to recognize it: Galapagos wildlife is one of the true wonders of our planet. Blue-footed boobies and giant tortoises, sea lions and magnificent frigatebirds…

Galapagos Wildlife Calendar

In the Galapagos Islands, wildlife is the main attraction. Below is a Galapagos Wildlife Calendar indicating what you can expect to see during each month…

Encountering Giant Tortoises On Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

Santa Cruz, the most populated and commercially developed island in the Galapagos, is also the most visited. Near the international airport some 650 miles west…

How To Plan A Galapagos Vacation

Planning a Galapagos vacation can seem like a daunting task when you are just starting out, but answering the following (basic) questions will make it easier for us…

Top Wildlife Viewing On Isabela Island, Galapagos

Isabela Island, by far the largest island in the Galapagos, is also one of the richest in wildlife. Home to more wild tortoises than all the other Galapagos Islands combined…

Land, Sea, And Air: The Varied Wildlife Of San Cristobal Island, Galapagos

San Cristobal, the farthest east and second most populated of all the Galapagos Islands, is also the site of one of the two main airports serving the Ecuadorian mainland…

The Fascinating Wildlife Of Fernandina Island, Galapagos

Lying across a narrow channel from the much larger Isabela Island, Fernandina Island is best known for its abundance of marine iguanas: reptiles that the revered Charles Darwin…

Genovesa Island, Galapagos: Prime Territory For Birds

To reach little Genovesa, the most northeastern island of the Galapagos, cruise vessels must sail up to eight hours from other more visited islands. Large cruise ships…

How Darwin’s Findings in Galapagos Contributed to His Theory of Natural Selection

In 1835, not long before arriving at the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin wrote a letter to his friend and mentor John Stevens Henslow. “In a few days’ time,” he wrote, “the Beagle…

Pirates, Captains And Castaways: The First Visitors To The Galapagos

Charles Darwin is the man most associated with the Galapagos Islands, but he certainly wasn’t the first person to reach this remote and endlessly fascinating archipelago…

Darwin’s Finches: Fascinating And Quirky Creatures

When most people think about the native wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, they probably think of iguanas, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and tortoises. Not quite so famous…

The Best Places For Snorkeling In The Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest marine reserve in the world, and the largest in a developing country. Due to its protected status, many areas of the…

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