Galapagos Islands Cruise Charters
Just off the coast of Ecuador, the wild and wonderful Galapagos Islands are best explored by boat. Travelling by sea allows you to cover a lot of ground, easily hopping from island to island. It also gives you the chance to get up close and personal with incredible wildlife all while comfortably travelling on your own floating luxury hotel. All of the ships we offer from cruise charters to private yachts are small in size (less than 100 passengers) and offer the top guides and service, ensuring that you have the most unbelievable holiday.
The most exciting part of a trip to the Galapagos is right on your doorstep. Water activities from snorkelling and swimming to sea kayaking make for fascinating interactions with everything from sea lions and penguins to sharks and manta rays. Experiences onshore are just as much of a treat. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped on to a whole other planet. Your expert naturalist guides will lead you over volcanic lava fields, cactus strewn hills, black sand beaches and through mangrove swamps for the chance to spot creatures only imagined in books. Blue-footed boobies, brightly colored iguanas and giant tortoise are all around and just as curious as you are.
Cruising around the Galapagos is great for everyone from solo travelers to couples and families. The islands are such a family-friendly destination, if travelling with children, many cruises offer special programs, menus, activities and babysitting. There are also family specific departure dates during school holidays making planning a getaway with then entire family a breeze. And many ships can be taken over exclusively, making them perfect for large group celebrations. A family trip to the Galapagos is fun, educational and one that both kids and adults won’t soon forget.
At a Glance
Spot the islands’ captivating and friendly endemic wildlife from blue-footed boobies, giant tortoise and iguanas to dolphins and sea lions.
Travel in style on intimate yet spacious, bright and airy luxury cruise ships that offer superb food and wine, excellent guiding, phenomenal service and lovely accommodation.
Get an excellent perspective on marine life like manta rays, sea turtles, sharks and penguins by kayaking, standup paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling or on glass bottomed boat.
Many of the ships cater to families offering interconnecting cabins and just as much to entertain kids on board as off.
Origin & Theory
Sister ships Origin & Theory are the most comfortable premium-class yachts operating in the Galapagos archipelago, combining modern sophistication with quality guiding and accommodating just 20 guests each. They are both members of Relais & Chateaux.
A first class catamaran, the Endemic offers a high level of comfort for up to 16 passengers in panoramic suites and is supported by a highly qualified crew including a dedicated cruise service officer and bilingual naturalist guide.
Explore the incredible wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador on board the mega catamaran, the Ocean Spray. The design includes a large sundeck, Jacuzzi and eight spacious cabins, each with private balcony.
Galapagos Seaman Journey
Explore the diverse landscapes and habitats of the Galapagos Islands from on board the Seaman Journey, a comfortable 16-passenger catamaran with plenty of deck space for soaking in the equatorial sunshine and stunning ocean views.
La Pinta is one of the finest mid size expedition yachts sailing the wildlife rich Galapagos Islands with 24 spacious cabins with large picture windows, ample deck space and superb guiding. The ultimate wildlife adventure perfect for couples and families.
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