A Galapagos yacht charter is an 8-day, 7-night adventure. More than 97 percent of the land and all of the surrounding waters are dedicated as the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. Your charter itinerary typically includes visiting at least eight of the uninhabited islands of this fascinating archipelago. Although motorized water sports and fishing are not permitted in this national park; there will be many opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and, if requested, kayaking. Each island presents a different landscape to explore and experience. With no inherent fear of humans, you will thrill to your close encounters with giant tortoises, turtles, marine and land iguanas, sea lions, seals, red and blue-footed boobies, frigates, Darwin finches, flightless cormorants, and Galapagos penguins, whose ancient ancestors rode the cold Humboldt Current north from Antarctica. The British naturalist Charles Darwin said it best: “The natural history of this archipelago is remarkable; it seems to be a little world unto itself.”
The itinerary will include the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. With a population of about 8,000, a highlight will be a visit to the world famous Charles Darwin Research Station to observe the giant tortoise and marine iguana breeding activities and to see “Lonesome George,” the last surviving member of the Pinta Island tortoise species.
Two of the finest motor/sail yachts available for Galapagos yacht charter are the 16-passenger m/s ALTA and 16-passenger m/v PARRANDA. Exceptional comfort, style, cuisine and service are yours as you travel this unique destination exploring all its wonders, both on land and in the sea.