A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin -
The Galapagos Archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory, is home to an abundance of wildlife. Isolated from the mainland for millions of years, it is a rare wilderness where animals have no instinctive fear of humans. Experience up close encounters with unique species such as flightless cormorants, swimming marine iguanas and giant tortoises, you can expect fur seal pups and other curious creatures to get within close proximity to you.
Located near the west coast of Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos is the birthplace of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. These volcanic islands began emerging from the ocean millions of years ago, and it’s here that you can find the highest level of endemism in the world. There are thirteen major islands and a handful of smaller islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago. The largest of the islands is called Isabela. It is approximately 129 kilometres long. Repeated volcanic eruptions helped to form the rugged mountain landscape of the Islands.
As always, we work together with the most experienced and knowledgeable captains, crew, licensed naturalists, and scientists to really provide you an unparalleled inside of the Galapagos Islands. Explore the lava fields, hike alongside cliffs, stroll along a secluded beach front, board an inflatable dinghy to explore mangrove estuaries, and caves, observe the underwater world untethered during a snorkel trip, swim alongside native sea turtles, sea lions, and endemic marine iguanas.
Just an overnight sail from the main archipelago, the distant islets of Wolf and Darwin are rarely visited by explorers, with uncovered wonders and the best dive sites in the world. This is where major ocean currents come together. Combining cold waters from the south with warm currents from the north and cooler currents from the west. Experience diving encounters unlike anywhere else on earth, whale sharks, schooling hammerheads, and manta rays.
When choosing our yacht services, you have the possibility to have your own submersible onboard. Dive to where few have been. As dives of this sort are infrequent in the Galapagos, you could be the first to discover a new species or hidden cave.