When is the best time to take a Galapagos cruise?

May 20, 2017

In short the best time to visit Galapagos is now! The Islands are open for visitors and 2021 is packed with great travel deals

The concept of the Bucket List has become very popular over recent years. The idea is that you write down all the things you want to do before you die, and it gives you a clearer picture of what you want from your remaining years.

Top of most people’s list is to travel more. And along with seeing the Northern Lights, one of the most in-demand destinations is the Galapagos. The chance to cruise the Galapagos Islands, see the endemic wildlife, marvel at the natural beauty and be astonished by the scientific importance of the place is understandably appealing.

However, what this popularity means is that the Galapagos is increasingly becoming busy with more and more visitors. So, just as you will never be any younger than you are right now, neither is there a better time to cruise the Galapagos Islands.

Situated around 600 miles off the coast of mainland South America, in the Pacific, the first evidence of discovery by men dates to only around 1535 – and took place completely by chance.

The islands were not charted fully until around 150 years later in 1684, and their isolation meant they remained uninhabited for most of this time. It was this extraordinary combination of geography that made the islands truly unique. Animals were able to evolve in a different way, without the existence of natural predators and, most importantly, man.

The islands were not charted fully until around 150 years later in 1684, and their isolation meant they remained uninhabited for most of this time. It was this extraordinary combination of geography that made the islands truly unique. Animals were able to evolve in a different way, without the existence of natural predators and, most importantly, man.

Of course, nobody realized this at the time and it took the genius of Charles Darwin to point out how and why this had been able to happen. This incredible idea of evolution was born from discoveries made by Darwin, and the islands’ scientific importance was secured.

This is still the case today, with a series of laws and statutes in place to try and protect the wildlife and natural world from too much interference, However, with interest so great, it is a difficult balance to ensure that people can experience the islands without causing too much damage.

While there are efforts to preserve the ecosystems – and behavior of animals uniquely unaffected by man for millions of years of genetic reproduction – it seems inevitable that things on the Islands will slowly change. Since the day Fray Thomas de Berlanga accidentally discovered the islands in 1535, man’s influence has been slowly growing.

So, if you want to experience the true majesty the islands, then now is the time to do it. Cruise the Galapagos Islands onboard a yacht like the Sea Star Journey and you can limit your own impact while still being able to get close to incredible wildlife.

What are you waiting for? NOW is the right time to arrange your trip to enchanted Galapagos! Contact Us so we can find the perfect cruise/tour for you!
 

Take a look of these tour programs:

1. Galapagos Cruise Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey
2. Cusco Tour: Cusco and Sacred Valley Tour
3. Inca Trails Tour: The Incas Trail Tour
4. Amazon River Cuise in Ecuador:  Amazon River Cruise Journey
5. Galapagos & Machu Picchu Tour: Galapagos & Machu Picchu 12 Days Voyage

Andre Robles
Andre Robles
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first
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