Galápagos Islands

Walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin

Galápagos Expedition Cruises

Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage of discovery as we witness the iconic wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Galápagos Islands. This remarkable archipelago is where Darwin developed his theory of evolution, and even today it remains an ecology hotspot and a haven for nature lovers. Sailing aboard our comfortable and small expedition ship Santa Cruz II, and with a team of expert local guides to accompany us, you’ll find out for yourself just why these islands are one of the most inspiring places on the planet.

Galápagos Islands expedition cruises

Choose from 10 to 14 day trips, traveling between January and March or July and December. Extend your trip to visit Machu Picchu or stay in aeco lodge in Ecuador’s Chocó rainforest. 

Activities in Galápagos

The Galápagos Islands are all about wild nature, and you’ll get closer to it with activities ranging from snorkelling and hiking, to kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. 

Wildlife in Galápagos

Meet the iconic wildlife of Galápagos, from giant tortoises and marine iguanas, to blue-footed boobies and waved albatrosses – you’ll see these wonderfully unabashed animals in their natural habitat.   

Expedition Team in Galápagos

Your friendly Expedition Team are locally hired, multilingual Galápagos experts. They’ll accompany you as you explore the islands, guiding you on nature walks and landings, and teaching you about the history and ecology of their home. 

Galápagos Islands FAQ

Find what you need to know about the Galápagos Islands before your expedition cruise in our FAQ section.

Extraordinary wildlife

Following in Darwin’s footsteps, we bring you up close to the wildlife that inspired him, such as giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and land iguanas.

Wildlife watching

Your Galápagos adventure is effectively one continuous wildlife watching experience! Using boats, kayaks, snorkels and your own legs, you’ll get close – but not too close – to many of the iconic species you know from TV nature documentaries.

Galápagos wildlife

Get set for one continuous Galápagos wildlife watching experience. Each island offers something unique, and as we sail between them we’ll bel earning about the endemic species that have evolved here. Ever since naturalist Charles Darwin put the islands on the map in 1835, these remote and beautiful islands have held us in their thrall. The list of what you can see is long: giant tortoises, turtles, land and marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, numerous bird species including blue and red-footed boobies and Galápagos penguins, and much more besides.

An action-packed itinerary

For most, a trip to the Galápagos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We'll take you a range of the best wildlife spots and take part in activities to make it an unforgettable expedition cruise.

Expedition Team Galápagos Islands

Your Expedition Team are Galápagos experts with many years of experience showing guests their home islands. They’ll join you on shore landings, hikes, kayaking and boat trips, sharing their knowledge of ecology, natural history, and explaining conservation efforts as you explore. With only around 11 guests per expedition guide, you’ll enjoy a more tailored cruise.

Ships to Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruises

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Conscious travel

One of the marvels of the Galápagos Islands is that much of the wildlife is unafraid of humans. As we explore, we ensure we do nothing that might disturb the animals and ecosystems and leave as small a footprint as possible.

Galápagos FAQ

Got a question about the Galápagos Islands? Check out our FAQs page.