Galapagos Islands

Overview

The Galapagos Islands lay adrift in the Pacific 1000km off the coast of Ecuador. There is hardly a human footprint in this remote paradise and few places on Earth come close to its near-mythical biodiversity.

The miles of wild landscapes and ocean are inhabited by rare and curious species, from the planet’s largest tortoises to the only wild penguins north of the equator. Cruising around its spotless shores will bring out the explorer in anyone.

150 years ago, Charles Darwin laid the groundwork of modern evolutionary biology by publishing On the Origin of Species, his research on natural selection. It’s no wonder that today, the subject of that research feels a little mythical.

The best way to experience the Galapagos on a luxury tour is a week-long cruise or island hopping from the main island of Santa Cruz. Explore the azure sea, white sand and black volcanic lava of Garrapatero Beach to watch sea lions lolling like spaniels in the surf and marine iguanas darting across the solid lava rock. Pink flamingos populate hidden lagoons in flurries of colour, and the revered Blue Footed Booby stands out from the emerald landscapes with its trademark sea-blue feet.

Guided catamaran tours are an intimate way to experience the Galapagos up close. Go snorkelling in the glassy turquoise waters off the coast of the islands and watch majestic green sea turtles float lazily by. Santa Cruz is also home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, which breeds the largest living species of tortoise.

The incredible biodiversity of the Galapagos are without equal. Our knowledgeable Lightfoot team are on hand to design a tailor-made experience around you.

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Cormorant

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard Cormorant as you sail around the awe-inspiring Galapagos archipelago, off the coast of Ecuador. This brand new 33-metre luxury catamaran has b…

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Finch Bay Eco Hotel

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

This charming eco-friendly retreat lies steps from Puerto Ayora beach surrounded by mangroves, on the island of Santa Cruz in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, off the coast of Ecuador…

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Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

Built on a 55-hectare farm in the highlands of Santa Cruz, the largest island in the Galapagos archipelago, off the coast of Ecuador, this eco-friendly luxury tented camp provides a unique w…

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La Pinta

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

Explore the enchanting Galapagos Islands aboard La Pinta, an exclusive, mid-size expedition yacht offering impeccable service, superb facilities and maximum comfort. It will appeal to couple…

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National Geographic Endeavour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

The National Geographic Endeavour, operated by Lindblad Expeditions, spends the year plying the wildlife rich waters of the Galapagos Islands. A classic expedition ship, she benefits from on…

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National Geographic Islander

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

National Geographic Islander, operated by Lindblad Expeditions, spends the year plying the wildlife rich waters of the Galapagos Islands. Small and modern, she is a very comfortable option f…

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Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

Offering exceptional performance, unrivalled facilities and comfort, this new, 34-metre, ultra-modern yacht will appeal to adventure-seekers looking for a unique and unforgettable expedition…

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Scalesia Lodge

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

Scalesia Galapagos Lodge is a new concept of luxury eco-camping in the Galapagos Islands. Beautifully designed, the lodge allows you to connect with nature in the highlands of Isabela Island…

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Silver Galapagos

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador & the Galapagos

Set sail aboard Silver Galapagos on an adventure of a lifetime around the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador.  This 88-metre vessel is the newest addition to the Silversea's fleet …

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