The Galapagos Islands are at the top of many people’s bucket list. No wonder! After all, this group of islands is one of the most unique places on the planet. Many animal and plant species can only be found here. Charles Darwin also noticed this when he visited the islands in 1835 and subsequently established the theory of evolution here. Meanwhile the archipelago is part of the UNESCO world natural heritage. The Galapagos Islands are therefore a must for nature lovers in many ways.
The way of travelling
But how do you get the most out of your time in Galapagos? What’s the best way to travel?
There is the possibility of island hopping, where you stay overnight on the islands and make excursions from there. Or you can book a cruise, where you switch between the islands at night and have the whole day at your disposal to enjoy the places to the full. A cruise has many advantages, especially for those who want to see as much of the nature and animals as possible. The advantages and disadvantages of a cruise compared to island hopping could be discussed long and hard. But in this article, we want to describe more precisely what you can expect from a cruise.
The floating accommodation
If you decide to discover Galapagos with a cruise, the next question is: Which cruise suits me best? There are many different options to choose from. This starts with your own time and money budget and continues with the desired destinations. Almost every boat is different from the others. Gulliver Expeditions offers cruises with over 17 different boats. Would you like to travel for 4 days or 15 days? The best way is to discuss all your wishes and expectations with our travel experts so that we can create a unique experience in the Galapagos Islands.
Once everything is settled and you are full of anticipation as you approach the Galapagos, your vacation can begin. Since the boats are smaller and therefore only have room for a few passengers, a familiar feeling is quickly created, but still with good service. Enjoy your dinner after watching the sunset with a drink in your hand. At night, while you are lulled to sleep by the waves, the crew is already heading for the first destination of this journey. Do not worry too much about seasickness. The boats usually have stabilizers. Also, a cruise is the better choice to see Galapagos if you are prone to seasickness, as the boats are larger and more stable in the water than the day trip boats.
You will be able to take full advantage of your days, as you will be at your destination before breakfast. An experience that is not missing on any cruise is the exploration of the underwater world of the archipelago. Snorkelling equipment is available on the boat and so you can dive directly from your floating hotel into another world, literally. The underwater world of the Galapagos Islands is one of the best kept secrets.
You can get up close to sea creatures such as sea turtles, sea lions, Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, sharks and much more while snorkelling or diving with you. We recommend that you move slowly in the water and let the spectacle take effect on you. Especially the coral fishes with their bright colours will make you feel like you are in paradise while surrounded by the gentle waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Always at your disposal is the friendly staff and especially your guide who will explain everything to you and answer your questions so that you can fully understand and appreciate the wonders around you. Your guide will also accompany you on the shore excursions. Destinations can be the protected areas of the famous Galapagos giant turtles or the Charles Darwin Research Station.
A unique journey
For many, a trip to Galapagos is something they plan only once in a lifetime. We at Gulliver Expeditions are well aware of this. Our experts will do their best to create an unforgettable holiday for you.
While you are sitting in the plane on your way home, hundreds of happy experiences and memories should be running through your mind. The sea lion who watched them snorkelling with interest. The courtship dance of the blue-footed boobies. The delicious food on board. The sunsets. The sunrises. The fascinating volcanic landscapes. The interesting explanations of the guide. The giant tortoise, older than your grandparents. The community that has formed during your journey.
A cruise between the Galapagos Islands is beautiful, breathtaking, exciting and deeply relaxing at the same time. The impressions you will gather here will enrich you for the rest of your life.
You do not believe us? Then get information from our travel experts today and let them put together a proposal for your dream trip.0