Galapagos National Park, Ecuador

Manta Ray, Galapagos National Park, Ecuador

The legendary Galapagos Islands are best experienced by cruise ship.

Book a trip aboard a small ship such as La Pinta; her compact size, comfortable cabins, excellent food, and knowledgeable naturalists have made it the islands’ most peerless vessel, and allow visitors the opportunity to come face to face with blue-footed boobies, swim with penguins and sea turtles, and hike the rolling volcanic dreamscapes that have thrilled pirates, scientists, and adventurers alike for hundreds of years.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Experiencing the renowned biodiversity of the Galapagos on land is one thing, but should always be paired with a snorkelling or diving expedition that truly brings the endemic flora and fauna to life – even if the water can be a little chillier than you’re used to. Pull on a penguin-inspired wetsuit, and dive in.

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