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This stunning archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory of evolution, provides unique opportunities for viewing wildlife at close range.

This stunning archipelago is made up of 13 major islands, formed by enormous volcanic eruptions and only inhabited by humans less than 200 years ago. It is Darwin's living laboratory of evolution and provides unique opportunities for viewing wildlife at close range.

The Galapagos Islands have inspired botanists and nature-lovers alike. Charles Darwin visited in 1835 and declared "remarkable; it seems to be a little world within itself." The islands are made up of the tops of volcanoes and flourishing with endemic species. Such harsh conditions have forced rapid adaptation in the wildlife here, none more so than in the marine iguanas which had to take to the seas to survive, the only lizard to do so in the entire world.

The Galapagos National Park is dedicated to the preservation of this unique habitat and visits are carefully co-ordinated with fixed itineraries (licensed by the park authorities) for each boats so that the number of visitors at each site is carefully controlled. We offer a wide range of Galapagos cruises to suit all tastes and budgets, and which offer the best way of seeing the different islands.

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Galapagos Islands

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Finch Bay Hotel

An eco-Resort in a privileged location outside Puerto Ayora, offering a variety of excursions around the Galapagos Islands.

Santa Cruz II

Santa Cruz II

An expedition ship perfectly suited for stability, comfort and daily visits ashore.

La Pinta

La Pinta

Enjoy faultless service, delicious cuisine and stylish design, with plenty of wildlife encounters and activities.

Isabela II

Isabela II

A luxury yacht style cruise for up to 40 passengers. Excellent itineraries and some of the best naturalist guides.

The first class Letty


Environmentally friendly mid-range yacht with excellent guides, superb guest feedback and comprehensive itinerary routes. The…

The Mary Anne with full sail, a quite magnificent sight

SS Mary Anne

Explore the Galapagos under sail. No single supplements!

The wonderful, all-inclusive Celebrity Xperience

Celebrity Xperience

Xperience is a luxury all-inclusive expedition yacht for up to 48 passengers, with all drinks and tips included in the price.…

The classic M/Y Grace at Tagus Cove


The luxurious M/Y Grace, named after Princess Grace of Monaco, offers timeless elegance, beauty and prestige.

The Evolution sailing past Isabela Island


A medium sized luxury yacht for up to 32 guests with beautifully finished accommodation and fabulous al fresco dining.

The stylish Calipso Galapagos yacht


A recently refurbished first class yacht accommodating 16 guests.

The Samba with full sail


Friendly and great value, with up to 14 guests.

The Cachalote Explorer offers good comfort, a quality experience and exceptional value

Cachalote Explorer

A comfortable and spacious motor yacht accommodating up to 16 people. Lots of deck space for relaxing.

The M/C Endemic - the newest luxury catamaran in the Galapagos


The newest luxury catamaran in the Galapagos Islands.

The day cruiser Windrose


Day excursions from Santa Cruz Island including lunch and snacks.

The Galaxy


A first class, contemporary motor yacht for up to 16 guests.

The first class Beluga


A popular and elegant first class yacht with a superb experienced crew.

Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray

Luxury catamaran for up to 16 guests, cabins with private balconies.

2310 Seaman Journey

Seaman Journey

Accommodating up to 16 guests, this comfortable catamaran offers delightful al fresco dining and excellent value for money.

Coral I & II

Coral I & II

Superb value first class yachts taking 20 or 36 guests. Enjoy al fresco dining and only 10-12 guests per naturalist guide.

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Galapagos Legend

A magnificent expedition ship with spacious cabins, comprehensive itinerary and excellent guides for the twice daily excursio…

The luxury yacht Passion


Accommodating just 14 guests with a one to one guest ratio and fabulously spacious public areas and cabins.


Origin & Theory

New, luxury yacht designed to spend less time travelling between islands, allowing more time for exploration.

Bonita G19 3


A superior tourist class motor yacht with teak decks and excellent furnishings.



The newest ship in the Galapagos, a trimaran, offers space, private balconies and an in-depth wildlife focus.

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A spacious and comfortable first class yacht ideal for couples, families and single travellers




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