The very best of the Enchanted Isles: wildlife, walking, swimming and snorkelling on a leisurely two-week small-boat cruise
For those with a serious wildlife interest we offer a few two-week cruises each year, which do both of our week-long itineraries exploring the islands back-to-back.
These trips allow time at the main sites amongst the Eastern Islands and also sail to the less visited Western Islands - including the largest island, Isabela. Dramatic as well as big, Isabela is second only to Iceland as the most volcanically-active place in the world. There are also opportunities for the more energetic to do some extended walks in the interior of some of the islands. A thoroughly comprehensive trip for nature lovers who want to experience all that there is to offer in this astonishing destination.
What makes this trip responsible?
Our motor yacht has received the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certificate, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities. The crew on board are all excellently trained and friendly locals, whilst our guides have shown a real interest in preservation of the important environment of the Galapagos and not simply earning a living from it.
The motor yacht utilises its sails when possible to reduce carbon emissions as it makes its way between sights, although the National Park regulations on being at sights at set times restricts this practice. When motoring, its sleek hull and efficient design (as a fully-functional yacht) results in greatly reduced fuel usage compared to other vessels touring the islands.
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Flying Over Kicker Rock