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How to Travel to the Galapagos Islands in Style

The wildlife on the Gal?pagos is breathtaking and many visitors marvel at how uncommon this landscape truly is. Read more now.

A good number of trips to the Galapagos are custom made. The trip can be planned with your travel needs in mind.

Consider the following trip schedules to round out your time in the Galapagos.

Boats and Ships

There are a number of ways to vacation by sea in the Galapagos. There are different types of boats to picks, from 12-berth yachts to 100 passenger small cruise ships. Gardner Bay on Espanola and Prince Philip’s Steps on Genovesa are just some of the locations you’ll be able to see by boat. Learn more about Upmarket Galapagos tours.

Travel Impact on the Surroundings

Conservation is key on the Galapagos.Therefore, a luxury vacation there isn’t one of excess.

The boats are outfitted with the ability to treat its waste, rather than dropping it into the sea.

In addition, some of these ships have been approved by sustainable tourism organizations that guarantee a boat has reduced its fuel consumption by nearly half. You may enjoy your vacation more knowing that you aren’t destroying the environment in the process.

The Galapagos are a destination mainly for nature watchers. This is something that can easily done from the comfort of a cruise ship. For two weeks, you can be at home experiencing your custom-made yacht trip while seeing the various locations on the islands.

The Nature

Black Turtle Cove lies on the northern shores of Santa Cruz. Among the animals found on the cove are rays, pelicans, sea turtles. The shores are lined with mangroves, home to even more animals in the cove.
Fernandina Island provides a stunning view. The third biggest island in the chain has an active volcano, which has limited what kinds of species live there. One animal that does live there in the marine iguana and flightless cormorant. When your yacht makes it to the Bolivar Channel, you can see a host of whales.

At Floreana Island, don’t miss the flamingoes and green sea turtles that make a home on the island during the rainy period. The island has a sunken volcano called Devil’s Crown and there you’ll find coral.

The Gal?pagos Islands are diverse. Genovesa island meets that discription. Not many reptiles live on the island, so a number of bird species have flourished. Frigatebirds, petrels, swallow-tailed gulls and red-footed boobies are among the many birds you can find on Genovesa.

An easy-to-walk path system on North Seymour will lead you straight to birds such as flamingoes and finches taking refuge in lagoons.

Finally, on South Plaza Island, you’ll find groves of cactus and succulents where you’ll see tropical birds and the blue-footed boobie.

To learn more, check out Galapagos Travel Advisor.

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