Remote and a haven for nature enthusiasts, the Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands sitting on the Equator in the vast Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos Islands are known for their slow pace of life, white-sand beaches where you can lounge on the shore or take a dip in the warm, crystal clear waters. Starting with the beaches, these little pieces of paradise are a great place to visit with water activities during the warmer months of the year from December to May. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in the water where it’s possible to have a close encounter with turtles or sea lions.
One thing is certain during your time in the Galapagos Islands, you will have many wildlife encounters whether on land or at sea. You’ll find the famous giant tortoises laying across the beach or groups of penguins trotting along the shorelines. Crawling along the lava rocks, you will find iguanas laying gracefully along the shore, Prehistoric marine iguanas lie languidly on the black lava rocks, flightless cormorants and tiny penguins dart through the water with effortless agility and graceful red-billed tropicbirds glide through the sky above you, whales breach the water offshore while sea lions play in the rocky inlets and pink flamingos can be discovered in hidden lagoons.Many of the animals are calm when approached by humans because they are used to being undisturbed by humans, therefore be sure not to get too close! The calmness of these animals allow for visitors to take pictures with the sea lions on the sand or go for a swim with a Galapagos penguin.
One of the most fantastic parts about your time in the Galapagos Islands would have to be the local gastronomy. Using only fresh and diverse ingredients, you palette will be surprised by the luscious flavors of the islands. Featuring seafood such as crab, lobster and even sea cucumber, the Galapago islands knows how to prepare a unique meal. Mingle with the locals at a local restaurant, where you can indulge in the fresh taste of ceviches and and their famous fish soup. Perhaps even meandering through the local markets, where you will be greeted by the vibrant colors of the fruits and and juice stands.
The Galapagos Islands are not only a fantastic getaway for the sake of it’s unstoppable natural beauty, but having the freedom to navigate the surrounding waters at your own pace and have a full crew at your service is part of the fascinating luxury charter yacht experience.