The Galápagos Islands in Ecuador is one of those rare adventure travel destinations where you become accustomed to being surprised. Nothing quite compares to the joy of observing the unusual and friendly Galapagos animals in the wild here, and the sense of wonder and privilege felt while spending time with creatures that don’t run or fly away when humans approach. The Galápagos Island archipelago is home to many endemic animals, most of which are fearless because of their lack of natural predators. From the world’s only seagoing lizards to flightless cormorants and penguins, flamingos, inflatable frigate birds, wave albatrosses, clownish boobies, patriarchal giant tortoises, and 13 species of Darwin finches, you can enjoy thrilling encounters with many varieties of Galapagos animals—up close and in large numbers—who are completely at ease among human visitors.
On our Galapagos Island adventure travel vacation by catamaran, you will have many extraordinary opportunities to swim and go snorkeling with many types of marine mammals such as sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, and manta, eagle, and golden rays, as well as thousands of the 300 species of colorful fish. The more adventurous may relish the chance to snorkel with the friendly Galápagos sharks or even hammerheads and white-tipped reef sharks. Marine turtles and whales are commonplace and simply add to the underwater splendor you will experience. And why travel by Galapagos cruise ship when you can go sail on a catamaran? You will also be able to hike among the infamous Galapagos tortoises, lizards and seals and enjoy the tropical nights spent under the equatorial stars in this magical and unique geological and wonderland in Ecuador.
Galapagos Safari Camp is a new way to experience the Galapagos, either in addition to a cruise or as a unique destination in itself. Our eco-luxury tented camp – one of the first in Latin America – follows the African safari tradition in which guests enjoy total comfort under canvas while experiencing nature in its purest form.
Enjoy exotic and abundant wildlife and unique, scenic locations—without the crowds as we sail through Ecuador’s volcanic Galápagos Archipelago on an 100-ft, 14-passenger, wide and stable catamaran.
Join IVS and Bio Bio on a remarkable journey through the Galapagos aboard the first class luxury yacht the Coral I. Enjoy abundant wildlife and exotic locations and earn 20 CE credits with International Veterinary Seminars