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Planning a Galapagos Family Vacation


discoverFor the ultimate adventure, plan a family Galapagos family vacation. Few other places bring you face to face with sea lions, lizards, and rare birds. The area is divided among three island groupings; south, north, and west. Wildlife is best on the northern and western islands. Espanola is the sole place to view the waved-albatross. The north and west are filled with volcanic landscapes. The lava fields of Santiago are interesting.

Shore or Ship?
The biggest decision while planning your Galapagos family vacation is whether to cruise the area or stay at a land hotel. Even though you may book a hotel, numerous sea tours are available. A common place to stay is Santa Cruz, the most populated island. San Cristobal is another destination with many hotel options and boat tours.

Things to Remember
While planning a Galapagos vacation it is important to consider the location and climate. Even when the sun is not strong, you should pack and use sun protection. If you plan on taking a boat excursion, bring something for motion sickness. Snorkeling is a popular activity, so bring your own gear. Although it is possible to rent the necessary items, having a properly fitting mask and wet suit is important. Even during the dry season, the Galapagos water is cool. The most important thing to bring is a waterproof camera. This will help capture precious land and aquatic memories.

Summer is a popular time to visit, but winter and spring bring more solitude. The water is at its warmest January through May, and mating season has started. In April, you can expect to view newborn sea lion pups crawling around.

Booking Your Galapagos Cruise

bartolomeThere’s no better way to explore the Galapagos than by ship. Onboard one of our Galapagos cruise ships, you’ll journey from island to island, visiting some of the most incredible creatures in the world.

With more than 30 years of experience living and working in the Galapagos, we’ve acquired the experience you need for a successful trip, while providing you with the best and most reputable naturalist guides. We offer the lowest rates possible for our best yachts and ships with 4, 5, and 8 day Galapagos cruises and tours—some are even longer!

All of our ships and yachts are available for charter cruises. Families, friends, and other large groups can enjoy their Galapagos adventure together on a relaxing and inspirational voyage. With more personal and customized service, our charter cruises generally cost a little less per person as well. Fully crewed charter cruises are an excellent way to view the wonders of the Galapagos.

Opportunities for scuba diving are also available on certain yachts. Beneath the Galapagos waves, you’ll find biodiversity just as exciting as the wonders you’ll find onshore. With a unique combination of ocean fish, birds, mammals, and reptiles, Galapagos waters are unlike those in any other part of the planet.

Contact us today to learn more about how to book your Galapagos cruise today!