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Galapagos Islands

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A bright red and black marine iguana walking on a pristine beach, photographed during a private Galapagos yacht charter tour of the archipelago

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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CapitalPuerto Baquerizo Moreno

LanguageSpanish

EcuadorUS Dollar

ReadMy Father's Island

TasteEncebollado

SipColada morada

ExperienceSnorkel 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.

Aerial view of the Galapagos from a charter plane overlooking a group of Galapagos Yacht Charters in the clear blue waters below

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.

Large yellow and brown Iguana, crawling down the beach, spotted during a Galapagos Yacht tour of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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.

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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.

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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.

Giant Galapagos Tortoise photographed at Galapagos Island Tortoise Reserve

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. For those interested in diving, longer cruises to the outlying islands are available. Hotel options near Puerto Ayora and private yacht charters can also be arranged.

Kicker Rock in the Galapagos Archipelago, photographed at sunset from the deck of a private Galapagos charter yacht

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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THE ISLANDS


THE ISLANDS

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS AND SPECIES

PRIVATE TOURS IN THE GALAPAGOS

GALAPAGOS YACHT CHARTERS

GALAPAGOS CRUISE OPTIONS


CRUISE OPTIONS

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

STELLA MARIS MOTOR YACHT

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GALAPAGOS LODGES


LODGES

THE GALAPAGOS SAFARI CAMP

PIKAIA LODGE

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Penguins on a rocky island shore, with the Sea Star Luxury Yacht in the background, chartering in the Galapagos

Are you looking for a private Galapagos yacht charter?

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

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Could not have been more pleased.  This was the trip of a lifetime for our family.  Thank you!

S. Gentry, San Clemente, CA

IF YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL.

What an amazing adventure we have had. The whole rhythm of the trip was perfect, and leaving one place for the next worked perfectly. Wish we had a month to really explore. Thanks again!

S. Ecenia, Knoxville, TN

DO IT.

One of our best trips ever, made excellent by LANDED’s attention to detail. The guides, drivers, and “handlers” were superb. The hotels were top notch. We felt relaxed and pampered all the way. Will definitely look to LANDED to plan our next trip to South America.

M. & J. Siegel , New Rochelle, NY

Absolutely amazing. Thanks again John. Carlos was the best guide I’ve ever had anywhere in the world. Top notch talent.

T. Hill, Fort Worth, TX

There is not a single thing on the itinerary that we would change.  The guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt.  The hotels were beautiful, the food delicious and the pace of the activities was perfect for us. Thank you so much for making our trip such a fantastic experience.

B. Baltes, E. Rockaway, NY

In short, our trip was amazing, and, as we had hoped, the Inca civilization was fascinating to us. Thanks so much for your constant assistance and thorough planning.

H. Liroff, Minneapolis, MN

The planning, service and execution of the trip was flawless – thank you for making it perfect!

R. Hayek, San Francisco, CA

LANDED’s services were excellent. You were helpful and knowledgeable, making our trip a memorable one.  I will use your services in the future as I continue to explore Central & South America.

A. Reynolds, Tucson, AZ

It was like being in a very well organized dream. Your patience with my questions and concerns during the planning stage was remarkable.

W. Sibley, New York, NY

I’ve never had such great service from a tour operator. Not only were you a great help on the planning-insuring that I was staying at the right places and enjoying the type of activities we love-but the follow up was incredible. I look forward to working with you again on a another trip.

C. Leavitt , New York, NY

You actually got to know us, which made it possible to know just what we like. You promised the best trip ever and you kept your promise.

B. Furstenberg, Roxbury, NY

The entire trip was amazing. Both the hotel & restaurant recommendations were well thought out and helped us thoroughly enjoy our honeymoon.

C. Venezia, New York, NY

LANDED is like the ultimate virtual guide, suggesting the high points and helping us get the most out of a week’s time.

F. Greenberg, New York, NY

We had a great time, and didn’t miss anything. We zip-lined, rafted, sailed and surfed. The contacts and drivers were professional and courteous. We don’t want to be back at work. Thank you for all of the work you did to set up this trip.

M. Marrocco, Dallas, TX