Private Charter Yacht Vacation in Galapagos
Located in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of 61 volcanic islands that cover a total area of nearly two-thousand square miles. The Galapagos Islands official name is Archipiélago de Colón and sometimes referred to by its Spanish name, the Islas de Colon or Islas Galápagos. The archipelago has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Galapagos is a captivating and tranquil yacht charter destination renowned for its natural beauty. The archipelago’s surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park and a biological marine reserve that is best explored up close with a private yacht charter. Encompassing pristine white beaches, clear turquoise seas, unrivaled diving sites and home to a diverse collection of exotic flora and fauna, a yacht charter through the Galapagos Islands provides a front row seat to fascinating history, amazing geology and striking tropical scenery and wildlife.
Galapagos Charter Cruise Itineraries
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."
Galapagos Charter Yacht Season
December through May
Galapagos Charter Vacation Activities
- Visit the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station to observe giant tortoise and marine iguana breeding activities.
- Diving sites: Baltra Island, Floreana Island, Wolf Island, Darwin Island, Fernandina Island, Tortuga Bay, Itabaca Channel.
- Horseback riding on Santa Cruz Island
- Relax on the pristine beaches