“The Galapagos Islands [are] amazing — such a different experience than anywhere else in the world.” —Linda Tossing

We invite you to join us on an incredible Galapagos cruise. This February departure is new for us, in that we are onboard the Origin, a luxury yacht. Journey through the Galapagos Islands as you spend time in Ecuador’s stunningly volcanic archipelago with its fascinating plants and animals. The wildlife here is breathtaking and surprisingly docile (and many species cannot be found anywhere else on Earth) — it is not unusual to have to carefully walk over a Blue-footed Booby, or wait patiently as a young sea lion sleeps on the comforts of your daypack that you left on the beach.

We sail through some of the very best islands in the chain. On this Galapagos nature cruise, you can expect a small group and flexible trip, designed with natural history, snorkeling, birding, and photography in mind. Expert on-board naturalists familiarize you with the natural history, evolution, history, geology, geography, botany, ichthyology, and entomology of the Islands on your daily excursions.

Our Galapagos wildlife cruise is planned to leave a light footprint, and we support conservation through every step of the voyage. There simply is no place like the Galapagos.

Tour Highlights

  • Cruise aboard an all-new, luxurious, and stately yacht
  • Observe and photograph plentiful seabirds as they court, nest, feed, and care for young
  • Challenge yourself to identify the famous Darwin’s finches
  • Seek out endemic species: Galápagos Dove, Galápagos Penguin, Flightless Cormorant, Galápagos Hawk, and the Galápagos form of Short-eared Owl
  • Spot animals like Sally Lightfoot Crab, Marine and Land Iguanas, and the massive Galápagos Tortoise
  • Enjoy snorkeling in quiet coves among active and colorful fish, and possibly dolphins and turtles
  • Wonder at the islands’ volcanic geology?compare “old” and “new” islands
  • Explore mangrove lagoons by small boat for an even more intimate experience
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and learn about conservation efforts, including the control of introduced species like goats, rats, pigs, and cats

Photo credits: Banner: Galapagos Tortoise by by Bud Ferguson; Bartolome Island by Greg Smith; Great Frigatebird, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Galapagos Penguins by Dodie Logue; North Seymore Island Sunset by Greg Smith; Great Frigatebird, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Group on Bartolome Island, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Marine Iguana by Greg Smith; Short-eared Owl, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Galapagos Flamingo by Bud Ferguson; Galapagos Scenic by Greg Smith; Blue-footed Boobies by Bud Ferguson; Sally Lightfoot Crab by Bud Ferguson.

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