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Island Excursion Galapagos

island excursions

We anchor off-shore at two visitor sites each day. For land visits, guests are divided in groups of a maximum of twelve people, each one with its own naturalist. Guests are carried to the landing points in motorized dinghies, the landings are either dry, when you step from the dinghy directly onto volcanic rocks or wet, when we land on the beach and guest have to wade to shore. On the islands walking routes follow marked trails at a leisurely pace, with the guides explaining the incredible sights and wildlife en route. Guests spend around 3 to 4 hours at each site, allowing for plenty of time to explore and photograph the abundant wildlife. Our itinerary is designed to show the very best of the islands including the most iconic sites. We spend the majority of the trip within the protected areas of the National Park, allowing guests maximum interaction with the extraordinary flora and fauna.


Snorkelling Galapagos

SNORKELING

Prior or after the island excursions there is often an opportunity to snorkel to explorer the amazing underwater world of the archipelago. It is not unusual to share the marine environment with sea lions, rays, turtles, sharks, flightless cormorants, penguins, marine iguanas, a multitude of fish and of course the ever playful sea lions and fur seals. We offer two types of snorkeling: From the beach for the beginners or from the dinghy for the more experienced guests. The use of the equipment plus the wetsuit is complimentary on board. Your guides will always stay with you in the water and the dinghy driver keeps the group together, safety is given at all times.


Kayaking Galapagos

kayaking

For those who don't want to snorkel, kayaking is an excellent opportunity to explore the wildlife close up along the cliffs and in the water. Due to the clear waters in the archipelago guest will be able to observe sea turtles, sea lions, rays and even dolphins from the safe base of their double kayak. Your guide and a dinghy are always nearby. No prior experience is required.


Panga Ride

panga rides

At certain visitor points in the islands we are not allowed to go on shore and excursions are made with the dinghies along the shores, which gives guests the opportunity to study the spectacular Galapagos geography, paddle through tranquil mangroves and observe marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, penguins, sea birds and much more. Dinghies carry no more than 12 passengers and all passengers can fully enjoy the magic of being part of one of the last true wildernesses on Earth.


Whale Watching

whale watching

Although sightings are not guaranteed, with a keen eye and some luck you may see some whales during your cruise, especially between June and September. An announcement will always be made of a whale is spotted.