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Make an Exciting and Memorable Cruise Tour in Galapagos Islands

Volcanic Landscape of Galapagos Islands

Cruise Tour in Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Cruises is probably one of the most highly recommended cruise tours for those who love to cruise. If you don’t know where Galapagos is, Galapagos Islands are a cluster of tiny volcanic islands in Ecuador. The water surrounding the Islands and all the Islands together forms the Galapagos Province.

Volcanic Landscape of Galapagos Islands
Volcanic Landscape of Galapagos Islands

Spanish is the primary language spoken on the islands. The province is famous for the Biological marine reserve and the National park. One other major attraction of the islands is the several species of animals that can be found nowhere else except the Galapagos Islands.

About Galapagos

13 major islands comprise the Galapagos Islands and a few minor islands. Out of the 13, there are inhabitants in 5 islands. The Galapagos Islands are one of the most preferred destinations for nature lovers. A tour of the Galapagos Islands would be one of the most memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experiences ever because of the remarkable beauty of the flora and the fauna in the Islands and the experience of watching animals you have never seen before in your life.

Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Aldabra Giant Tortoise

The ever-pleasant weather, the cool breeze, the warm seas, and the blue skies in Galapagos Islands are something one would regret life if one misses it. The most popular species of animals in the Galapagos Islands include the giant Galapagos Tortoise, the Blue-footed Booby, seals, and the beautiful Galapagos land iguana.

Cruising Expedition

Cruise Tour in Galapagos Islands
Cruise Tour in Galapagos Islands

The best option is a cruise for travelers who want to see and experience the beauty of most of the Galapagos Province Islands. A certified naturalist guide is mandatory on all cruise ships. Several certified agencies offer cruises at different prices, as they are to pay different fees at each port they arrive at. Cruises start from 2-day cruises to 15-day cruises. Most cruises give the following offers commonly:

  • A visit to the Tortoise breeding program at the Charles Darwin Research Centre
  • Get a classic and spectacular view of the Galapagos by climbing the hill on Bartolome.
  • Visit North Seymour or El Junco in San Cristobal to watch the redneck sacks of the beautiful Frigatebird.
  • Watch the colorful Galapagos penguins having fun in Floreana or Isabela
  • Go snorkeling a few times on the cruise to play with sea lions and pacific sea turtles

The travelers should consult the tour operators to see if snorkeling and scuba diving equipment would be available.

Many organized cruises and tours also include hiking in the itinerary. Isabela and San Cristobal have good hiking locations, but hiking is mostly preferred if travelers are interested in exploring the vegetation and knowing facts about the flora in the Islands.

Marine Iguana in Galapagos Islands
Marine Iguana in Galapagos Islands

In addition to hiking, cruises, and tours, tourists can also go biking, surfing, horseback riding, and enjoy kayaking opportunities. Kayaking lets travelers navigate the water without using boats and have fun watching fish and sea turtles while enjoying the sea’s cool breeze and beauty.

So basically, a cruise in Galapagos Islands would be one good expedition to let you explore the exquisite beauty of the islands, the giant tortoises, and the iguanas in action, not to mention a hard time for your camera. The IslaGrill, the Il Giardino, and the Galapagos Deli are the most popular and the best restaurants in the location. Booking rooms and making hotel reservations would be more wallet-friendly if online reservations have opted for.

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