Galapagos Islands

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Dive into nature’s workshop

Snorkel with sea lions, soak up the sun with the iguanas or simply marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you – just a typical day in the Galápagos archipelago! Situated 965km (600 mi) off the coast of Ecuador, this isolated haven of biodiversity remains nature’s greatest science laboratory, home to a dazzling array of birds, reptiles, fish and mammals that you won’t find anywhere else. With no known predators, the wildlife here exhibit almost no fear of humans. But really, if you got to lay about on the stark lava fields of Rábida or the white-sand beaches of Española Island, you’d be pretty mellow, too.

Experience the Galápagos with G Adventures

What can you expect on a Galápagos tour?

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Uncommon experiences

The Galápagos is one of those wonderful, singular places that lends itself to truly unique experiences. Drop off some mail at Post Office Bay on Floreana, study tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz, and pass through majestic Kicker Rock off San Cristóbal Island. Best of all: That’s only the beginning.
galapagos sea lion swimming

Hiking & Wildlife spotting

Not all of the Galápagos’ natural attractions swim, scuttle and fly. Active volcanoes abound here, and you’ll get the chance to get up-close and personal with one during a hike on Isabela Island’s Sierra Negra volcano crater and trekking across volcanic beaches in search of amazing wildlife such as boobies, cormorants and iguanas.
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In the Galápagos, the fun doesn’t stop once you reach the shore. Getting out to swim and snorkel with the islands’ exotic creatures—including sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and sea lions—is one of the most amazing experiences you can have out here, and we do our best to ensure you spend as much time in the water as you can.

Our fleet of yachts


Big-ship amenities, little-ship feel
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Queen of Galápagos

Style and substance, combined.
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The best passenger-to-expert ratio.
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San Jose

Lots of space in your cabins and outdoors.
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Affordable, comfortable, wonderful
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Xavier III

Comfort, class and affordability.
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Estrella del Mar

Beautiful, spacious and unbelievably affordable
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Featured blog posts

The Galápagos Islands: the Ultimate Family Experience

June 11, 2014, 11:08 a.m.

Looking to travel as a family this year and get your children into the living classroom that this big planet affords us? The Galápagos Islands has the best lesson plan of them all. Find out more

Your planet in 7 seconds: Giant Tortoise Love

Feb. 18, 2014, 4:25 p.m.

Some things require a little more than seven seconds to do right. These Galapagos Giant tortoises are proof that you really can't rush a good thing

Top 5 Animals to See in the Galapagos Islands

Nov. 20, 2013, 3:05 p.m.

The Galapagos Islands are one of the premier places in the world to observe wildlife. Not only are reptiles and birds found in abundance, but many of the species found in the Galapagos are found nowhere else in the world

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