A Guide to Luxury Travel to the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are some of the most unique islands in the world and on many travel lists a must-see, as the unique geography and wild animals are found no other place in the world. Go here to read more.
Visits to the Galapagos are built to order. The trip can be planned with your travel needs in mind.
Consider the following trip schedules to round out your time in the Galapagos.
Boats and Ships
There are a number of ways to vacation by sea in the Galapagos. From 12-berth yachts to 100 passenger cruise ships, you can select any type of boat to peruse the Galapagos. Gardner Bay on Espanola and Prince Philip’s Steps on Genovesa are just some of the locations you’ll be able to see by boat. Don’t miss out on Upmarket Galapagos tours.
Conservation is key on the Galapagos.Protecting the environment and having a vacation of luxury isn’t mutually exclusive.
The boats are outfitted with the ability to treat its waste, rather than dropping it into the sea.
In addition, some of these ships have been approved by sustainable tourism organizations that guarantee a boat has reduced its fuel consumption by nearly half. It’s a great feeling knowing that you are on a vacation that doesn’t wreck the environment.
The Galapagos are a destination mainly for nature watchers. This is an ideal luxury vacation as most site seeing can happen without you leaving the splendor of your yacht. For two weeks, you can be at home experiencing your custom-made yacht trip while seeing the various locations on the islands.
Black Turtle Cove lies on the northern shores of Santa Cruz. Visitors can see a host of wildlife here including, rays, pelicans, and sea turtles. The shores are lined with mangroves, home to even more animals in the cove.
Tourists can visit Fernandina Island with its impressive environs. It’s the third largest island and has an active volcano, which makes it devoid of some plants and animal species. The island’s species include the flightless cormorant and the marine iguana. You can also go whale watching when your boat reaches the Bolivar Channel.
While visiting Floreana Island during the rainy season, you can find flamingoes and green sea turtles. The island has a sunken volcano called Devil’s Crown and there you’ll find coral.
The Gal?pagos Islands are diverse. Genovesa island is no exception. Bird species thrive on this island because few reptiles live there. Frigatebirds, petrels, swallow-tailed gulls and red-footed boobies are among the many birds you can find on Genovesa.
An easy-to-walk path system on North Seymour will lead you straight to birds such as flamingoes and finches taking refuge in lagoons.
Finally, on South Plaza Island, you’ll find groves of cactus and succulents where you’ll see tropical birds and the blue-footed boobie.
Don’t forget to check out Galapagos Travel Advisor for more information.