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Galapagos Islands

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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in Galapagos Islands

Finch Bay Hotel

Eco-Resort in a privileged location outisde Puerto Ayora, offering a variety of excursions around the Galapagos Islands.

Santa Cruz II

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

La Pinta

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

Isabela II

Isabela II is a medium size luxury cruise ship for a maximum 40 passengers. All cabins are on the top deck, have large window…

Eric & Letty Motor Yachts

Mid size yachts ideal for your Galapagos Islands expedition cruise

Mary Anne

Mary Anne is a 3 mast barquentine motor-sailing yacht in the square rigger tradition and with wood panelling, making her the…


Xperience is a luxury expedition, top of the range, yacht for a maximum of 48 passengers. The quality of service and faciliti…

Grace M/Y

M/Y Grace, named after her last owner, the Princess Grace of Monaco, is a representation of elegance, beauty and prestige. Th…


The M/S Evolution is a wonderful, medium size luxury yacht for a maximum of 32 guests in 16 cabins, beautifully finished deco…

Tip Top III

The Tip Top III is a first class motor cruiser with 10 comfortable cabins for up to 16 passengers, an experienced crew, a com…


The Samba is a great, small yacht for a "close to the water" experience viewing the islands with up to 16 guests in small cab…


The Beagle is a small schooner for a true yachting experience cruising the Galapagos archipelago. The engine is used to fulfi…


The Anahi catamaran offers comfort, space and a serene, relaxing cruise. The yacht has ample space for relaxing on deck, a l…


Galaxy is a 35 meters, first class, fully air conditioned motor yacht offering 3, 4, 5 and 7 night cruises. There are 9 doubl…


A spacious and comfortable motor yacht with panoramic windows in the lounge and spacious deck space. Beluga accommodates a ma…

Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray offers exceptional comfort and service in a stylish, relaxed atmosphere. There is an outdoor seating area for "al…

Seaman Journey

The Seaman Journey is a comfortable catamaran with a lounge area with a bar, a dining room located on the main deck and a sun…

Coral I & II

Galapagos Legend

She accommodates up to 100 passengers in 57 spacious cabins, most with exterior portholes or windows. There are 5 Naturalist…


The Passion is the largest charter yacht in the Galapagos, with a panoramic sky lounge and bar. Its ample interior and exteri…


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

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