A luxury Galapagos cruise on a yacht around these enchanted islands is the best way to holiday in the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are a place apart, a truly extraordinary vacation destination in which a unique wildlife experience is guaranteed. The marine life here is phenomenal, the animals - with no reason to run - are incredibly approachable. One can see how Charles Darwin was able to advance his theory of evolution here; it feels like the secret heart of the natural world
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
The volcanic Galapagos Islands are remotely located 970km west of the Ecuadorian coast. A multitude of cruising boats and yachts sail these waters, allowing us to explore, experience and learn more about this incredible natural wildlife sanctuary.The Galapagos Islands intersect the equator at a point where six different ocean currents converge, creating ideal conditions for a huge array of marine wildlife and animals that have all evolved in slightly different ways on the differing islands.
The best Galapagos Holidays
The Galapagos Islands are truly amazing. The best way to visit them is to take a Galapagos naturalist cruise around the archipelago. This allows you to get to see how the animals have evolved differently on each island and it gives you a comprehensive and enjoyable experience of the islands.
Our independent guide to Galapagos Holidays
The team here love and know how to plan the perfect Galapagos holiday. Together we have written a guide to the Galapagos Islands; which you can download here. Obviously nothing beats a good conversation on the phone, but this is a good place to start planning your Galapagos Cruise.
The best Galapagos yachts for your Galapagos Vacation
There are many different Galapagos boats and selecting the best one for you can be a difficult decision. We are here to offer independent and friendly advice as to which yacht would be perfect for your Galapagos vacation. From experience, we think the best things to consider are size, level of luxury, price, duration, itinerary and ratio of guides to passengers.
Our favourite Galapagos boats
Our Galapagos team has first hand tried, tested and worked with the best Galapagos boats for years so deciding upon what our favourites Galapagos boat was no easy task. Currently for those seeking luxury then the MV Origin is hard to overlook as it is the only (and first boat) to be awarded Relais & Chateax status, the ratio of guide to guest is the best on the island and the boat is utterly gorgeous. However, with a price tag of $7,850 per week then there are other more economical options to consider. Another first class boat is the Endemic. A very high quality catamaran with all cabins boasting a private balcony. Unlike the MV Origin that runs 7 night cruises, the Endemic options start at 4 night cruises for those with a limited amount of time. For a more economical, clean and comfortable boat with a variety of itineraries then the family run Beluga is great. Here are a few of the best Galapagos cruises below. For more information please do get in touch or/and download our guide.