How can travel be arranged in the Galapagos Islands?
Exploring the Galapagos Islands is one of nature’s most rewarding travel experiences. Not only are you in contact with the unique and bizarre wildlife of the archipelago, but also in touch with the unusual and stunning landscapes which foster an incomparable sense of excitement.
All islands, visitor sites, and wildlife are so varied that the expedition activities need to be adjusted differently for each new day. I’s how we make the most of our time in the Galapagos Islands, and as a result – not a single dull moment will be had while we explore the archipelago together.
Now, the way that most tours work in the archipelago is rather simple: you either come as an individual traveler (the industry calls this FIT – fully independent traveler), which means you’re not attached to a group; or you come as part of an organized group with a pre-arranged agenda.
Both options are great for exploring, and the realities of each will determine which option is a better one.
Can I put a group together and charter the vessel?
For years, alumni institutions have chartered our vessel, but we now believe that this option needs to be accessible to direct consumers as well.
Selecting such an option means that there is no need to break the ice and get to know others on the ship in order to see who clicks with whom. Your adventure start with familiar people from the very moment you begin the voyage. Chartering a vessel means that congeniality is set by the default.
Another great benefit is that you can customize some of the daily outings with your Expedition Leader. On some charters, for example, we’ve had a group of early risers go out for a hike, and then had the rest of the guests join them at the beach for water activities later on. While the expedition needs to follow the assigned itinerary by the Galapagos National Park:
There are plenty of benefits when chartering. Here’s some more…
Why not celebrate all these events in one memorable place like Galapagos?
A very important benefit of chartering a vessel is having the flexibility to plan certain activities with the Hotel Manager. A special cocktail, special speeches by some family members, thematic parties, and even special announcements can all be a part of your charter. Yacht La Pinta has 24 spacious cabins, some of which are interconnected, (and all of them with great panoramic views). Every cabin is located on one deck, so all voyage explorers are lodged right on the same level. Eight-medium sized families can easily fill up the vessel, so the idea of chartering the vessel for 48 guests works beautifully when you consider the idea of a charter. If you think about it, finding 48 explorers is not hard at all.
What is the Best Part of a Galapagos Private Yacht Charter?
Chartering a whole yacht simply does not work as a last-minute option. Instead, it needs to be organized with more time than is usually required for an ordinary booking. This allows the operator to reserve your desired dates right away. The advantage here is the options for your dates much more available than those travelers that are coming solo. We recommend booking att least 6-9 months prior to the sailing date. We offer plenty of flexibility when it comes to the down payments and the remaining payments.
Look at our Galapagos Islands charter itineraries options on the map below:
The Galapagos Eastern Islands
The Galapagos Northern Islands
The Galapagos Western Islands
The merging of two itineraries gives you not only a longer program, but also maximizes your time in Galapagos as you travel between distant corners of the archipelago! Inquire specifically about this option for more details.