If wildlife viewing is your main interest, a cruise is the best option. This will give you the opportunity to visit the unpopulated and remote islands where you can observe a great variety of endemic species. At night, you will navigate the often long distances between islands, and each day you will visit two different National Park sites. Activities include hiking, wildlife observation, photography, snorkeling, swimming and relaxing.
The island hopping tours take you to the inhabited islands Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristobal. Accommodation in hotels from where you make daily excursions including hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, snorkeling. These programs can be customized by adding a day trip to an uninhabited island, or including activities like kayaking and biking. A great option if you travel on a budget or if you don’t like to spend a long time on a boat.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is a top diving destination, home to hammerheads, white tip reef sharks, rays, pelagic fish, marine turtles, garden eels and many more amazing species. The best choice for scuba enthusiasts is a live aboard cruise, which is the only way to get to the outstanding but very remote dive sites Darwin and Wolf. There are also excellent options for daily dive tours from the central island of Santa Cruz.