Galapagos Islands

Five million years ago volcanoes erupted from beneath the Pacific Ocean to create a ring of 13 islands, 17 islets, and 47 reefs 1,000 km west of the shores of Ecuador. For centuries only pirates and castaways took refuge in the Galapagos. Charles Darwin, partially based his theories of evolution on his experiences in the islands.The unique waters are home to fur seals, sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and sharks, all unafraid of human predators. See blue-footed boobies, crimson-throated frigate birds, the waved albatross and the world’s pinkest flamingos. Marvel at marine iguanas, lava lizards, and masked boobies. There are many ways to explore the Galapagos Islands – small sailing yachts, motor yachts and larger cruise vessels. For the non-seafarers, hotel based programs are also available. Our Galapagos section offers many programs, but if you have another in mind we should be able to find it for you.