A First Class yacht-based cruise around the 'Enchanted Isles' with incredible wildlife encounters guaranteed
Darwin's inspiration for 'The Origin of Species', the Galapagos are home to species found nowhere else on Earth and some of the world's most pristine environments. We may find ourselves stepping over snoozing sea lions and iguanas or watching close-up the courting rituals of Blue-footed boobies, albatross, or frigatebirds. A mask and snorkel reveals another exciting world; turtles, sharks, rays and colourful reef fish are abundant and sea lions love to come and play! Our comfortable, first class yacht is ideal for low impact tourism, getting where the cruise ships can't go and for viewing the occasional pod of dolphins dancing in our bow wave. Small group sizes, expert guides and excellent cuisine all help to make this a unique and magical experience.
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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Spiky marine iguana