600 hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador lies one of the most pristine and untouched archipelago in the world: the Galapagos Islands. Home to a myriad of unique creatures, this group of 19 islands and over 40 islets is so isolated that many of its birds and animals species cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

About 6 million years ago, those islands emerged from the depth of the ocean, following underwater volcano eruptions. It is only 2 million years later that the first species arrived on their shores, but only few of them managed to survive the unfamiliar environment and reproduce successfully, before slowly evolving over thousands of years. These islands are the inspiration to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, but most importantly they open a window to the past to allow their visitors to experience a unique journey back in time and understand the complexity of evolution of their inhabitants.

The Galapagos Islands are a true paradise for nature lovers. From swimming with sea lions to observing giant tortoises in their natural habitat and marvel at the mating ritual of blue-footed boobies, visitors will be amazed by the spirit of innocence that embraces these islands. 

Destinations

Overview
Located on the western edge of the archipelago near the Galapagos hotspot, Isabela Island is the largest island of the Galapagos and was formed by the merging of 6 volcanoes.
Highlights
The small town of Puerto Villamil is the main port on the island. The Sierra Negra volcano is the second largest crater in the world with a diameter of 10 km.
Where To Stay
Isabela Lodge, Casa de Marita, Wooden House, Albermarle.

Quotes

" I had a great time on Galapagos! Thanks to you guys, I found the perfect vessel for my family trip. "

Jenny Brown
Galapagos, June 2006


 

Featured Cruise

Highlights
The Archipel is a beautiful eco-catamaran partly powered by solar-powered electric motors that can accommodate 16 passengers in 9 spacious double cabins with outside views.
Technical Info
Motor yatch
Capacity: 16
Goodies
Airport-Vessel-Airport transfers in Galapagos, Bilingual Naturalist Guides, 4-5 & 8 days itineraries, Facilities and amenities such as water purifier, library, lounge and dining room, observation and spacious sun decks, kayaks for use.
Bottom Line
The stability, speed and comfort make this catamaran a perfect partner for your adventure within the Galapagos Islands.