Discover Why the Galápagos Should Be At the Top of Your Bucket List

Is it any wonder why the unrivaled biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution? Brightly-colored iguanas, age-old tortoises, and waters swarming with playful sea lions, tropical fish, and gentle whales inspire childlike curiosity and wonder, making this a dream destination for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Climb aboard one of Ecoventura‘s three luxury yachts – the only Relais & Chateaux vessels to sail these waters – to discover the incredible activities and wildlife encounters that bring color to your bucket list Galápagos expedition.

Expeditions With Ecoventura

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Ecoventura is a boutique company with years of experience sailing among the Galápagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their unmatched biodiversity. Offering three incredible luxury mega yachts with a maximum guest capacity of just 20 guests per sail, Ecoventura is one of the best ways to discover the beauty of the Galápagos.

Explore the Galápagos

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There is no better way to fully explore this remote chain of volcanic islands and discover all the incredible flora and fauna that call them home than on an expedition cruise. Ecoventura offers two different eight-day, seven-night cruise itineraries during which travelers experience much more than just impressive wildlife; they encounter dramatic landscapes and enjoy a one-of-a-kind luxury cruise stay that makes the experience special from start to finish.

Unparalleled Access

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Each day aboard an Ecoventura cruise, passengers can look forward to daily excursions and educational briefings led by two certified naturalists. Ecoventura offers the most favorable passenger-to-naturalist ratio in the Galápagos, with passionate guides who lead adventures like snorkeling and kayaking with wildlife or exploring the islands to get up close and personal with endemic species.

Wonderous Wildlife

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Wildlife encounters in the Galápagos are anything but a distant experience. Get up close and personal with sea lions, turtles, birds, and more for what is sure to be one of the most memorable moments of your visit to this bucket list destination.

Tortoise Sanctuary

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Ecoventura itineraries also include a stop at the Giant Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz Islands, one of the highlights of a trip for many travelers, where visitors can spot several varieties of tortoises – and guess their impressive ages!

First-Hand Encounters

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Travelers will be impressed with the wildlife that takes to the skies as well. Birds of every shape and size, from pelicans to albatrosses, are everywhere, soaring between islands and among native, untouched plants, shrubs, and flowers.

Colorful Flocks

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Have you ever seen a flock of flamingos take to the sky? This is where you might get to experience this awe-inspiring sight first hand.

Iconic Encounters

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One of the most famous species in the Galapagos, blue-footed boobies are one of the species that every visitor to the Galapagos looks forward to seeing first-hand. You’re likely to spot them on one of the two daily nature walks led by Ecoventura guides that explore the lava fields, cliffside, and sandy beaches that countless incredible species call home.

Underwater Exploration

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Getting in the water is one of the highlights of a cruise through the Galápagos with Ecoventura. Guests can look forward to snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking in crystal clear waters alongside numerous species, from turtles to fish and more.

Peaceful Paradise

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The Galápagos Islands are home to four unique species of turtles, including the endemic Galapagos Green Sea turtle, which can be spotted year-round. The islands are also home to species that visit seasonally, such as Leatherback turtles, Hawksbill turtles, and the smaller Olive Ridley turtles.

Closer Than Expected

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Getting into the water in the Galápagos Islands means you’ll encounter more than just sea lions and turtles! Penguins, marine iguanas, and even sharks may join you on a swim as experienced naturalist guides accompany guests on every small-group excursion.

Explore With Ease

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Days spent swimming, kayaking, touring in glass-bottom boards, paddleboarding, and hiking across the archipelago’s craggy volcanic islands are all part of the unforgettable experience of an Ecoventura expedition to the Galápagos. Itineraries offer a mix of land-based and water-based excursions for guests to encounter the best of the islands and their wildlife – up close and personal.

All Aboard

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Time spent aboard Ecoventura yachts is its own sublime highlight of the expedition experience. Luxury details like jacuzzi tubs on deck, outdoor showers, and inspired and fresh dining each day accompany the each yacht’s expertly-appointed staterooms and make for an all around luxurious travel experience.

Sail Away With Ecoventura

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Choose from among 8-day, 7-night of inmersive experiences aboard a luxury Ecoventura yacht to live out your dream of a bucket list trip to the Galápagos Islands. These floating luxury boutique vessels, though small in size, make for a larger-than-life travel experience that will blow even your sky high expectations out of the water.

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Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.