For 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.
There is no denying the many wonderful things that modern technology and modern life in general afford us. Advances in medicine are helping us live longer lives, and advances in communication help us keep in touch with those who matter most no matter the miles. However, modernity has brought some negatives along with it as well. Whereas we were once inclined to truly ‘Stop and Smell the Flowers’, today that quote is more likely to be seen on Facebook or Pinterest than actually in practice. The good news? It doesn’t have to be that way!
You can step away from the computer or smartphone and reconnect in a fun, energizing, meaningful way with yourself, your family, and this beautiful world we’re lucky enough to call home. Just be sure to book one of our Galapagos tours or Galapagos cruises before you logoff!
The Galapagos Islands are truly like no other place on Earth, and the unique land, waters, and animals that surround you will make you feel an inquisitive child again no matter your age. The stresses of your everyday life will naturally melt away as you and your family experience this breathtaking place in an intimate, personal way that books and pictures simply can’t capture. You never truly realize how giant a giant tortoise is until they’re right there before your eyes. Nor do you realize how truly awesome they are! Of course, you’ll also encounter an exciting array of other animals who call the Galapagos Islands home, including adorably charming sea lions and charismatic iguanas.
We look forward to helping you and your family create memories that will last for many, many years, showing you the wondrous sights, sounds and inhabitants of this magical place on one of our Galapagos tours or cruises.
Let us start this post with a hearty ‘Congratulations!’ If you’re considering unique honeymoon destinations, then you must have been fortunate enough to find the person you’ll be enjoying the journey of life alongside. You’re already on the greatest adventure of all known simply as ‘love’, so a trip to the Galapagos Islands is but a stepping stone! But oh, what a beautiful stepping stone it is. In fact, we’re certain you’re going to love it.
Whether you’re looking for an adventurous honeymoon that includes horseback riding, hiking, scuba diving, kayaking and snorkeling, or you plan to spend most of your time enjoying beautiful beaches and luxurious accommodations, you’ll find that the Galapagos Islands is the perfect retreat. We are reminded daily of how lucky we are to live here year-round, and are excited to share our passion and knowledge with you on one of many Galapagos tours or Galapagos cruises. We honestly can’t imagine a better way to kick-off a new life together than an unforgettable trip to the Galapagos. And while your friends might be displaying honeymoon pictures in front of Cinderella Castle or The Eiffel Tower – both fantastic choices, mind you! – we think there’s something even more exciting about taking a candid photo with a giant tortoise. Just be forewarned that they can be a bit of a camera hog!
Looking for the perfect educational family vacation? Forget the amusement parks and thrill rides, and take your family to a destination unlike any other. A Galapagos Island Vacation is educational, inspiring, and a lot of fun for all ages!
Our family vacation packages are specially designed to meet the specific needs of families. Safety and comfort are our top priorities while you and your loved ones experience a Galapagos adventure. Have a large family group? You can charter your own yacht just for your family and receive a special family discount. This has been a popular choice for not only family vacations, but family reunion trips as well.
We can help you select a family tour or cruise package that suits your needs. Don’t worry about bringing your young children along for the journey. Kids love the Galapagos and our programs are designed to help them enjoy themselves. Have children who want to socialize? Our special family departures allow children to enjoy the company of others their own age as well.
Contact us today to learn more about a Galapagos island vacation for your entire family. Come explore an island chain overflowing with natural wonders that will astound and enrich you more than any beach resort or theme park. Book your Galapagos island family vacation today!