Choose from small, hand-picked, top-shelf Galapagos yachts and catamarans.
Custom-Made Private Land Tours
Expertly designed to your precise needs, interests, budget, and timeline.
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands With Latin Excursions
For the lucky few who travel to this tiny archipelago, lost amidst the Pacific Ocean, and preserved in almost the same state as when Darwin first landed, there is probably no other experience on earth that is comparable. Quite simply, it is life transforming!
Galapagos for Families
There is simply no better place on Earth for kids (of all ages) to get so close to so many species of animals safely in the wild. When we say close we mean there is nothing between you and the creatures you are watching as you walk along beaches, marked trails or snorkel in bays. You literally have to watch your step so as not to trip over some exotic creature and often have to make way as animals demand the right of way.
We've curated the ideal trip to Galapagos for Families.
Cruise Ship and Yachts vs. Land and Hotel-Based Tours
Many concur that Galapagos is best seen by yacht, because it enables one to explore more visitor spots on many different islands, getting a more thorough experience. See our hand-picked list of Galapagos small yachts and ships.
But, there are exclusive resorts with private bungalows, villas, or informal beachfront hotels where you can go on outings including day trips to other islands. There are certain advantages such as price, flexible scheduling and privacy that a land-based tour affords. We can build you a custom-made land-based tour of Galapagos.
Private Galapagos Tours
Land-based tours of the Galapagos (also often called Island Hopping or Hotel-based tours) provide the possibility of a fully private, personalized trip designed to your exact needs and desires.
Cruises, on the other hand, require booking a cabin on a small boat or ship that carry from 16 up to 100 passengers aboard. For larger groups, it's possible to charter an entire private yacht complete with crew and guides.
Personalized Galapagos Tours and Cruises
Regardless if you prefer a private or shared travel package, founder, and award-winning travel designer Eric Sheets will sculpt the perfect Galapagos experience for your individual wants, needs, schedule and budget.
Choose from hand-picked luxurious hotels, the best yachts in the Galapagos and legendary local guides.
Extend your Galapagos Journey
Just an hour's flight from Quito, Ecuador is the Amazon rainforest. Visit two wonders of the natural world in one trip to Galapagos and the Amazon.
Peru and the marvels of Machu Picchu are just to the south of Ecuador. Combine Galapagos with Machu Picchu to experience two of Latin America's top destinations.
Extraordinary Peru and Galapagos
13 Days/12 Nights
$8,498 /per person, based on 2 people
Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Guayaquil and Galapagos
Visit Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the Galapagos Islands on this private, expertly-guided tour of two of South Americas must-see destinations.
Galapagos Safari and Island Adventure
8 Days/7 Nights
Starting at $500/per person, per day
Combine Iguana Crossing, new luxury boutique hotel offers an unparalleled Galapagos experience for discerning travelers, and those celebrating special occasions. Located at the end of the town of ...
Best of Galapagos & Ecuador for Families
14 Days/13 Nights
$10,250 /per person, based on 2 people
Guayaquil, Galapagos, Andes, Quito
Treat your family to an adventure of diverse wildlife, landscapes, and life-changing experiences.
Galapagos For Less
5 Days/4 Nights
From $400/per person, per day on the mainland.
Work with award-winning Travel Designer Eric Sheets to create your dream trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Ecuador - Natural Wonderland
16 Days/15 Nights
$10,895 /per person, based on 2 people
Quito, Baños, Galapagos, Guayaquil
Visit the best of the Ecuadorian Andes and the Galapagos Islands on the Ecuador - Natural Wonderland tour.
The Eclipse preserves the smaller boat atmosphere, attention to detail and personal service you expect from a small yacht, yet offers the amenities of a larger, luxury boat. The Eclipse accommodates ...
A classic expedition ship, this 96-guest vessel offers the benefit of more naturalists, an ROV for undersea exploration, a glass-bottom boat, and a floating massage platform. Gracious, ...
M/Y Grace is a luxury yacht with capacity for 18 guests in nine spacious staterooms, five of which have twin beds and four of which have double beds. Built in 1928 in Southampton, England, the M/Y ...
This 48-passenger luxury yacht offers guests an intimate Galapagos experience, with the amenities and high class service discerning travelers expect. The cruise style focuses on the natural history ...
M/Y La Pinta
The La Pinta is a luxurious new yacht offering a traditional atmosphere for exploring the Galapagos Islands. The La Pinta offers a relaxed yet a comfortable expedition atmosphere, with plush outside ...
The Ocean Spray is a luxury mega catamaran, and brand-new to the Galapagos Islands. She’ll offer guests a top-of-the-line experience in the Enchanted Isles, from spacious cabins with private ...
M/Y Reina Silvia
The recently remodeled Reina Silvia is ideal for family charter groups. With larger, more stylish staterooms, the yacht accommodates up to 16 passengers in comfort. The Reina Silvia offers guests the ...
The Integrity is one of the most luxurious options and offers a unique program, allowing guests to more fully experience the Galapagos Islands. This luxury yacht carries 16 adventurers in comfort, ...
Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Pikaia Lodge in the highlands of the island of Santa Cruz is a unique environmentally conscious and luxurious way to experience the Galapagos Islands.
Located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, this private villa offers the best of the Galapagos for your family or large groups. It features island architecture, 5 spacious bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a ...
Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
Only 33 feet from Alemanes Beach in Puerto Ayora town on Santa Cruz island, Finch Bay Eco-Hotel has won various accolades for being the “greenest” place to stay in the Galapagos Islands. ...
Charles Darwin stumbled upon the Galapagos Islands more than 170 years ago. He must have been surprised when a 400-pound tortoise plodded by, or when a dragon-like iguana stared at him from a rock. The constant volcanic activity that formed the islands, combined with their isolation from the world has been the incubator for this archipelago's rare and unusual animal life. Discover Darwin's treasure: a diversity of life found nowhere else.
Imagine a group of islands that lives up to your dreams of a sheltered place far removed from the usual concerns.
The ocean is an ever inviting turquoise blue, matched by long sandy beaches of crystal white, pink, volcanic black and looking-glass green. There are crystal clear coves and mangrove lagoons. Equatorial sea breezes create a perfect air temperature that instantly relaxes the body. You don't have to imagine. Simply contact us and Galapagos is waiting for you and your family.
You step onto a sandy shore to a welcoming committee of sea lion pups intent on greeting your toes
You track down a giant ET-like tortoise in the lush green highlands
An unconcerned land iguana watches you pass as he waits for a prickly pear to drop from a cactus for dinner
Green sea turtles & eagle rays glide just beneath the transparent surface of a mangrove lagoon just a few feet from your raft
Dolphins play in the bow wake of your island hoping yacht
A band of marine iguana rest atop one another in a large heap looking like a nursery for Godzilla’s children
A pair of wave albatross duel with their beaks in a mating ritual
A young sea lion almost touches your snorkeling mask with its nose, as colorful king angel fish, parrot fish and Harlequin wrasse swim nearby
Tiny Galapagos penguins hop from rock to rock before darting into the water like miniature torpedoes
Whenever timing and schedules permit, it is a good idea to arrive into the Galapagos Islands at least 1 day before your cruise begins, allowing some flexibility in case are any travel complications along the way. This is particularly recommended if you are flying in from faraway international ...
There is perhaps no other name more synonymous with the Galapagos Islands than Charles Darwin. The author of the 1859 book On the Origin of Species, Darwin ignited what would turn out to be a forever debate about the merits of evolutions against the traditional ideas of creation based on religious ...
Looking back on the first time that I went to the Galapagos, I realized that I had no idea what I was getting myself into (as is often the case when we look behind us!). I had expected to see a few animals here and there, maybe a good sunset every night, and having to battle large groups of people ...