Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

One of the Most Pristine Wildlife Reserves

The Galapagos islands… a unique archipelago… a unique experience. It is dramatic yet beautiful world of volcanic landscapes and fearless animals: Giant tortoises, fur seals, sea lions, marine iguanas, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies and much more. A visit to this national park and world heritage site will be an unforgettable, and unparalleled experience. The archipelago encompasses over 50 islands of volcanic origin that are spread out over an area of about 4500 sq. kms. The oldest of these is not more than 2.4 million years old, a baby in geological terms. The islands are among the most volcanically active group of islands in the world.

The Galapagos gained fame with the publication of Darwin’s Voyage Of The Beagle and Origin Of The Species, but also with various scientific expeditions, notably, The California Academy of Sciences in 1906. The Galapagos National Park was established in 1959 to protect the unique and therefore precious flora and fauna of the islands. In that same year the Charles Darwin Research Station was founded in Academy Bay on Isla Santa Cruz. Both of these help to create the well managed and protected national park we have today. Located in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 1000km off the coast of Ecuador, straddling the equator. The isolation of these islands has permitted life forms to evolve into species found only in Galapagos. Famously observed by Charles Darwin, his research contributed to the fame of the islands.

A Selection of Our Galapagos Trips

Our Galapagos Expeditions Yachts:

Galapagos Expedition: M/Y Beluga

Embark upon our very spacious and comfortable “Superior First Class” motor yacht. With panoramic windows in the salon and great deck space, Beluga is a fantastic way to cruise the islands in speed and style.

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Galapagos Expedition: Cachalote Explorer

We are thrilled to announce the recent addition of the Cachalote Explorer to our fleet! The Cachalote Explorer will be undergoing renovations this Winter and Spring to be operational in Galapagos for Summer 2018.
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Galapagos Expedition: M/Y Passion

Cruise in comfort on our “Luxury” motor yacht. The Passion sets the bar for comfort and luxury in the Galapagos Islands. Fully loaded with everything you could possibly need for an amazing adventure.
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