Galapagos are an isolated group of volcanic islands over 600nm off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. The biodiversity is extraordinary with wildlife and landscapes here that you will not find anywhere else on earth. With 13 major islands and 7 smaller ones a luxury charter yacht is the ideal way to explore this remarkable and unique area. The Galapagos Archipelago is best explored onboard a luxury charter yacht to fully experience this remarkable and unique region.
Comprising a group of 19 islands, 13 large and six small, and dozens of islets and rocks that cover an area of over 17,000 square miles, the Galapagos Islands are truly the last frontier in terms of natural wonders, making your charter a journey of a lifetime.
There are two different cruising itineraries (A and B), designed to limit the number of people on any given island at the same time. This well-thought-out schedule also allows guests to enjoy private time savouring their own ‘piece of paradise’.
ABOUT YACHT CHARTERS IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Biologist and naturalist, Sir Charles Darwin first introduced the world to the Galapagos Islands in 1859, through his book “The Origin of the Species”, and presentations of his theory of evolution which he gleaned from five weeks studying the flora and fauna on the Galapagos Islands.
Since that time, the Galapagos have intrigued scientists from many fields, as well as intrepid travellers and seafarers mesmerised by the myriad natural wonders found only there.
However despite this growing tourism and the development surrounding this, the human footprint here is very limited, and the iguanas, giant tortoises and birds, seals, sharks and other marine life take centre stage.
For divers the Galapagos islands are a true revelation. Their location, at a convergence point of three major ocean currents and the mingling of these nutrient rich waters have created a habitat where marine life seldom seen close to land including tunas, manta rays and hammerhead sharks abound and 20% of all the species are only found here.
Other activities include trekking, kayaking among the mangroves and lagoons, diving, snorkelling and “island hopping” to soak up the incredible diversity.
Each of the 20 islands that make up this archipelago have their own character both in terms of wildlife and the natural environment and a private crewed charter yacht allows you to see as many of these distinct areas as possible and in a level of luxury that you would not experience any other way.
Formed by volcanic activity that is still growing the island chain, the Galapagos Islands are home to a wealth of marinelife, crystal clear waters and spectacular native species that will intrigue and delight guests of all ages. Let us help you tick off this “Bucket-List” item.
LUXURY CHARTER GROUP SERVICES - WHAT WE DO FOR YOU
We will design a charter itinerary to suit your personal preferences. We have cruised the Galapagos Islands aboard the charter vessels with permission to operate within the Marine Park and know first-hand of their specialties. All at LCG were entranced by the natural wonders of this special place and we can provide you with our suggestions for activities at each anchorage and onshore.
We will ensure your itinerary is seamless and maximises this “once in a lifetime” charter experience. As well as being pampered by your professional crew on board your luxury charter yacht, we can advise on qualified local guides, onshore excursions and other options to cater to your interests.
For further information please contact one of the specialist yacht charter brokers at the Luxury Charter Group.