The Anatomy of a Galapagos Cruise or Tour
The Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s very best wildlife destination and inextricably linked to the history of biological sciences, we’ve decided to get a bit scientific ourselves and describe the anatomy of a Galapagos tour. We’ve tried to include everything you need to think about when booking your Galapagos adventure, building a clear picture of how your incredible trip can come together and work as a living, breathing holiday of a lifetime.
Almost all visitors arrives to Galapagos by plane. At 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, it’s a long way to travel by boat. Flights will ether arrive at Baltra airport (right off Santa Cruz Island island) or Puero Baquerizo Moreno, on San Cristobal. You will need to double check with your cruise provider that you are flying into the right airport for your itinerary. Which leads us very nicely into…
Booking a cruise or staying on land
Hotel accommodation in Galapagos is quite ample, especially in Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) and for those who suffer from sea-sickness it might be a good idea to stay on land and perform nice day-tours or even to nearby Islands by choosing an Island Hopping Tour. For most people, the best way to get around is on board a cruise to be able to explore more Islands and more sites and get the most of your time.
Small yachts or catamarans are perfect for those looking for a more intimate adventure, plus catamarans offer smoother sailing. But, a large expedition vessel like the M/V Santa Cruz II is a great alternative if you wish to have more space on board, larger social areas and more stable sailing.