Galapagos Small Ship Cruises 2023/24
Cruising is the best way to explore the Galapagos. This one-of-a-kind destination, a microcosm of evolution that lies 600 miles off the Ecuador mainland, isn’t the type of place that is visited by those massive vessels with water parks and Broadway-style shows. It’s an environment that’s important to protect, with unique wildlife that includes everything from giant tortoises and penguins to sea lions and blue-footed boobies. Unforgettable Cruises has made a conscious effort to make all of our trips as environmentally-friendly as possible, to lessen the impact and minimise stress on the wildlife. At the same time, our well-designed ships have a minimal passenger capacity while still providing the comforts of home complete with spacious en-suite cabins. Yet you can expect more personalised service and more in-depth insight about what you’re seeing from the crew and other experts on board.
Island-hopping through the Galapagos usually begins by flying into the beautiful high-elevation capital of Ecuador, Quito. Offering a rich history while surrounded by towering mountains, it’s a fabulous destination of its own. Once you begin sailing, you’ll be able to explore both inhabited and uninhabited islands, perhaps walking right alongside the giant tortoises on Santa Cruz, as well as swimming with marine iguanas, penguins, rays, and sea lions.