Few places have captured the imagination of travelers the way that the Galapagos Islands have. These fascinating volcanic islands are located 600 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador, right on the equator. Each of the sixty islands and islets is home to unique species of animals, birds, flora and fauna -- often with dramatic contrasts from island to island.
The Galapagos Islands provide the ideal setting for a family vacation where adventures will immerse you and your children in wildlife that will not fail to captivate. You can swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, step around the amusing blue-footed boobies nesting on the trail, and sit next to gigantic tortoises and prehistoric-looking iguanas that swim. Nowhere else can you find such diverse creatures virtually fearless of humans.
Because the majority of the islands are uninhabited, the most practical and comfortable way to explore Galapagos is by boat. With no ownership interest in any given vessel, our recommendations are 100 percent objective and truly respond to your preferences. Frontiers Specialists Sarah Guest or Anne Burgard can help you select the vessel that best fits your needs, whether you are intersted in a private charter, or cruising as part of a larger group on a per cabin basis.