Galapagos

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SMILE. YOU’VE LANDED IN THE GALAPAGOS.

The Galapagos Islands, also known as the “Enchanted Isles”, offer some of the world’s best wildlife viewing. UNESCO declared the islands a World Heritage Site in 1975, and a Biosphere Reserve in 1985.

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CAPITAL  PUERTO BAQUERIZO MORENO

LANGUAGE  SPANISH

CURRENCY  US DOLLAR

READ  MY FATHER’S ISLAND

TASTE  ENCEBOLLADO

SIP  COLADA MORADA

EXPERIENCE  SNORKEL WITH SEA LIONS

The archipelago and surrounding waters are also a national park, marine reserve, and whale sanctuary. Under the supervision of licensed naturalist guides, visitors can swim with sea lions, witness avian mating rituals, and learn about the unique adaptations of resident species.

Sea Lion

Penguins, blue-footed boobies, land and marine iguanas, tortoises, flamingos, and whale sharks can be observed here in close proximity. The islands are located in the equatorial Eastern Pacific, 604 miles west of the Ecuadorian coast.

Bartolome

The archipelago consists of 13 main islands, six junior islands and over 100 islets and large rocks spread out over 45,000 square miles of ocean. These volcanic islands began to emerge between five and ten million years ago. The youngest islands, Fernandina and Isabela, continue to grow with new volcanic eruptions.

Stella Maris Charter Yacht

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination with two distinct seasons. During the warm season (December to May) temperatures hover in the 80’s and 90’s. Rainfall is uncommon but strong, with water temperatures near the surface averaging 75°. The Garua, or cool season (June to November) brings fog, drizzles and cool winds.

Tortuga Bay Santa Cruz

Air temperatures reach the 70’s and water temperatures fall to the 60’s. These months are the height of the breeding season for many of the island’s avian species. The Galapagos can be reached by air from Quito (three hours) and Guayaquil (1.5 hours) via daily flights. Airports are located on Baltra and San Cristobal islands.

Galapagos tortoise

Most visitors embark on three, four, or seven-day cruises. Many of these programs visit the major island cluster, offering daily guided wildlife and geology tours. If you’re interested in diving, longer cruises to the outlying islands are available. LANDED offers hotel and lodge options, as well as private yacht charters.

Ecuador Masked Boobies
“The natural history of these islands is eminently curious, and well deserves attention…Considering the small size of the islands, we feel the more astonished at the number of their aboriginal beings, and at their confined range…Both in space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to that great fact—that mystery of mysteries—the first appearance of new beings on this earth.” – Charles Darwin

LANDED plans itineraries and arranges travel throughout the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador. We offer private charter, luxury accommodations and land-based options. Extensions to Machu Picchu in neighboring Peru are available. Contact us at 801.582.2100 for more information.

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Pikaia Lodge Galapagos

PIKAIA LODGE

Pikaia Lodge is the most luxurious property in the Galapagos. Completed in 2014, Pikaia has since earned a reputation for comfort, cuisine, and top-notch excursions.

—— THE ISLANDS

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS AND SPECIES

PRIVATE TOURS IN THE GALAPAGOS

GALAPAGOS YACHT CHARTERS

—— CRUISE OPTIONS

LEGEND GALAPAGOS

GALAPAGOS ENDEMIC

GALAPAGOS ELITE

CAMILA TRIMARAN

CORAL I AND CORAL II

CORMORANT MOTOR CATAMARAN

EVOLUTION MOTOR YACHT

GRACE CHARTER YACHT

INTEGRITY MOTOR YACHT

ISABELA II

LA PINTA YACHT

OCEAN SPRAY MOTOR CATAMARAN

ORIGIN GALAPAGOS

PASSION MOTOR YACHT

PETREL MOTOR CATAMARAN

SANTA CRUZ II

SEA STAR JOURNEY

STELLA MARIS MOTOR YACHT

THEORY

INFINITY MOTOR YACHT

GRAND MAJESTIC

NATURAL PARADISE

GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY

ALYA MOTOR CATAMARAN

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THE GALAPAGOS SAFARI CAMP

PIKAIA LODGE

FINCH BAY HOTEL

IGUANA CROSSING

SCALESIA LODGE

TRAVEL
GUIDES

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GALAPAGOS YACHT CHARTERS

Are you looking for a private Galapagos yacht charter?

Galapagos luxury charters of motor yachts, catamarans, trimarans, and masted sailing ships can all be arranged for private multi-day cruises in the Galapagos Islands.