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Pure Shores: Exclusive Visitor Sights in the Galapagos

Pure Shores: Exclusive Visitor Sights in the Galapagos

How exactly should one picture exclusive visitor sights in the Galapagos? Well, imagine yourself walking down an immaculate beach, with shores virtually untouched by humanity. In fact, the only traces of human presence here are the odd string of footprints that dot the beach in random patterns – imprints that fade before your eyes as Galapagos penguins and blue-footed boobies trample over them, sea lions slither around within inches of your ankles and Sally light foot crabs skitter across the sandy canvas (drawing their own series of abstract lines in the process). Exclusive visitor sights in the Galapagos are the only places where you’ll find nature and wildlife truly taking the spotlight in this style.

Exclusive Visitor Sights in the Galapagos

All this? To myself? I could definitely get used to this.

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most coveted destinations in the world. With great popularity, however, comes high demand and considerable crowds. Here aboard the Santa Cruz II Galapagos cruise, we offer our guests the ability to partake in nature the way it was always meant to be – virtually free from an overtly dominant human presence.

“Take nothing but pictures. Leave only footprints behind.”

There’s a popular misconception when it comes to visiting the islands in the Galapagos and this is that single-guided boats get exclusive access to secluded locations in the archipelago. But this idea couldn’t be any further away from the truth.

Well, alright. Logically, you would think that the fewer number of passengers, the better and more “private” the beach you would land on. But let us fill you in on a little secret: The bigger the ship, the more exclusive the beach becomes for all our guests aboard. In fact, an expedition vessel (which also has the added benefit of being a multi-guided vessel) is often the only ship present at certain visitor sites.

Why is this? It’s because each visitor site has its own maximum number of guests permitted at any given time, as regulated by the Galapagos National Park rules. So, in the end, being on a smaller boat will only mean that there will be several other smaller boats present to fill up that quota of maximum visitors. Does a beach crowded with small boats sound like an exclusive beach to you?

Exclusive Visitor Sights in the Galapagos

As a result, the exclusivity rate of our Santa Cruz II Galapagos cruise trumps the exclusivity rate for single-guided boats.

Exclusive Visitor Sights in the Galapagos for the Santa Cruz II Galapagos cruise

For some, paradise isn’t where you go – it’s how feel for a moment in your life. That’s why we invite you to feel as close to nature as you possibly can with the following exclusive visitor sites in the Galapagos available on the Santa Cruz II:


So what are you waiting for, now that you’re all the wiser? Keep researching some more Galapagos travel tips or book your Galapagos Islands tour today and travel to the Galapagos Islands to re-discover the archipelago!

Christopher Klassen

With parents that worked for the U.S. Foreign Service up until he graduated from high school, Chris was raised to have the heart of a nomad throughout his life. He has resided in Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador throughout his years, and just recently spent the past four up in Canada finishing his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy & English at the University of British Columbia.

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