Galapagos Activities one of the hallmarks of our voyages is our ability to explore the islands profoundly, just like Darwin did back in 1835 while aboard the HMS Beagle. It is through their power of observation that our Naturalist Guides reveal the uniqueness of this volcanic land, and it is through our outings and landings that we unveil the secrets of our one Earth’s most extraordinary wildlife destinations.
Galapagos: It’s all about Fun, Discovery & Connection with Nature
To design each day’s excursions, our Expedition Leader adapts the archipelago’s best offerings on site, translating his or her personal knowledge into a fantastic set of Galapagos activities. When applied, these multiple sets of options will create guests’ unforgettable Galapagos experiences. Some will include excursions on land, others will explore the aquatic realm, and others explore both.
Galapagos Tourist Attractions
Over the years, we have come to understand that the islands touch the souls of our guests through different experiences, and therefore our vessel incorporates various enriching ways to explain the Galapagos. Aquatic Galapagos activities introduce you to the Marine Preserve, where sea lions frolic right in front of snorkellers and sharks become visible underneath the glass bottom boat. Pangas (dinghies) and kayaks take explorers to shore and along the spectacular volcanic coasts. And after dark, Naturalist Guides will delight guests by opening up the special equatorial skies, famous for showing constellations from both hemispheres.
Snorkelling, Diving, Kayaking and Glass Bottom boat
Galapagos exploration is best done in small, well-coordinated groups directed by an Expedition Leader. We are proud that the Santa Cruz II has an average ratio of just 11 guests per naturalist guide, while the Galapagos National Park policy permits 16:1. This enables us to tailor groups according to abilities and interests, as well as to languages beyond English and Spanish (German, French and Italian). Our groups are each led by a multilingual park-certified Naturalist Guide, whose ample knowledge will be essential to unlock the islands’ secrets to visitors. Some guides are birdwatchers, others love the ocean, and others can make the stones talk. These seasoned individuals will broaden your understanding and appreciation for the destination, while their on-board natural-history lectures will enhance the educational value of each voyage.