Galapagos Albatross were seen during a Galapagos yacht charter on 2012.
Top Visiting Sites to See in The Galapagos
The Galapagos is a collection of islands in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Ecuador and there are a few top spots you must see!
The only way to get to these spots is to book yacht charters for a tour with a naturalist guide. The yacht charters will take you to Bartolome Island where you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel around Pinnacle Rock. This is the emblematic spot of the Galapagos Islands. Bartolome Island is also known to be the home of the Galapagos penguin, one of the rarest animals be seen in a tropical place such as the islands.
Galapagos charters offer the best way to see the landscape and wildlife in the Islands with the highest standards and personalized service. At Punta Suarez on Hood Island, there is an amazing variety of wildlife because it is one of the oldest and most isolated sites. If you are interested in a more intimate setting, Galapagos charters limit the number of passengers.
Private yachts charters can also be arranged with a customized itinerary and often include a personal chef onboard. You may choose to go diving at Kicker Rock off San Cristobal (Chatham) Island or tourists can reserve private yacht charters to visit the Charles Darwin Station and the white sand beach at Tortuga Bay on Santa Cruz Island.
Galapagos luxury service is available on cruise ships which include spacious accommodations and other amenities. The ship may take you to Post Office Bay in Floreana Island, where letters and cards are picked up by visitors to be hand-delivered without postage to their destinations since the 19th century. Shore excursions are organized by a team to make the trip enjoyable and stress free, all part of Galapagos luxury service. Another great visiting point is Las Tintoreras in Isabela Island; here you will be able to snorkel with sea lions, penguins and perhaps sea turtle. Isabela Island is known to be the most diversified island of all. You will find almost all the Galapagos endemic species plus paradisiac colored beaches.
This is really the magic of the Galapagos Islands, being able to be in touch with the untouched nature among others. Galapagos Luxury Charters is open to offer this experience to adventurer travellers aboard the selected luxury fleet. High quality of service is our specialty. This is why we are considered one of the top Galapagos Yacht Charter companies and specialists.
Galapagos is the Newest Luxury Destination for Private Yacht Charters
The Galápagos Islands (Archipiélago de Galápagos) are located in the Pacific Ocean, 575 miles west of the South American coast and the country of Ecuador. The Spanish-speaking island chain of eighteen major isles contains a national park and marine reserve, preserving some of the most unique geography and animal species in the world, including the Galápagos Giant Tortoise, famous for its size and longevity. Many nature lovers and adventure travelers visit each year, but Galápagos is also set to become a luxury tourism and yacht charter destination on par with the islands of the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Currently, however, Galápagos remains almost undiscovered by the masses.
Best Ways to See Galápagos
The best way to see the islands by far is through private yacht charters. The amenities offered aboard a yacht are much more impressive than any hotel on the Galápagos islands themselves. Luxury yacht charters offer their guests more than just comfortable rooms. Guests also enjoy the services of a world class chef and on-board naturalist, in addition to other special aspects associated with quality private yacht charters. Plus the beauty and splendor of the islands are best enjoyed from the sea, as they have been since times in distant history when mariners first beheld these shores.
Luxury yacht charters have other benefits as well. Instead of handling your own permits that are required by the Ecuadorian government as well as the Galápagos National Park administration, your charter service will take care of these as well as other logistical matters for you. Then you will have less to worry about and more time to enjoy the yacht charter destination, basking in the enchantment of the unspoiled ecosystem that only the islands can provide their visitors.
Galapagos Giant Turtle
Charles Darwin Station
Near the Playa de la Estacion, a small, rocky beach in the Galapagos Islands, stands a living monument to Charles Darwin and his impact on the world of science. Galapagos cruises and luxury yacht charters stop in the ocean just off the Playa, allowing visits to this amazing resource. Darwin Station conducts studies on the environmental impact of visitors such as tourists and scientists. Another task is to monitor habitat conditions like food and water levels, pollution and the impact of invasive species on the fragile Galapagos ecosystem. For those wanting a complete experience on their visit to the Galapagos yacht charters is probably the best option.
Darwin Station, established in 1964, is operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation in support of over 100 scientists that are working constantly to conserve the land and sea ecosystems of the Galapagos archipelago. Part of the Galapagos National Park of Ecuador, the Foundation maintains satellite offices for Darwin Station on Isabela and San Cristobal islands, in addition to the main station in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Home to a collection of over 95,000 specimens, this is the most complete catalog available for the native species of the Galapagos.
The Station is home to the Natural History Interpretation Centre, which educates visitors in the stunning biodiversity seen only in the Galapagos. There are a number of Galapagos cruises that swing past Darwin Station, including luxury yacht charters which include diving and snorkeling among species like parrotfish, butterfly fish, damselfish and sea rays. According to the Ecuador National Park Service, you can swim with turtles, marine iguanas and baby sea lions, while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Playa de la Estacion. Most of the Galapagos yacht charters put visitors ashore at Puerto Ayora, where they can follow the main road east to the Station.
Galapagos Deluxe Vs Galapagos All Inclusive Charters
If you find yourself planning a vacation involving Galapagos yacht charters, the question will surely arise: what should one seek in terms of private charters to guarantee maximum luxury, enjoyment and flexibility? Your time is valuable and not all of the yachts charters services in the region are the same.
There are so many things to do when visiting the Galapagos, from diving and island excursions to relaxing and enjoying the amenities of whichever of the yachts charters services you’ve selected that it’s important to consider whether you’ll get the most from an all-inclusive or deluxe package.
With Galapagos Luxury Charters, it’s hard to go wrong either way. Prior to the charter, our sales department is committed to covering all possible details and logistics, smoothly navigating the complex regulations surrounding excursions within the Galapagos National Park. While aboard ship, international clients will experience fine dining prepared by a world-class chef as well as high-quality wines and spirits exclusive to South America. While visiting local sites, meanwhile, dedicated professionals will coordinate and provision activities, ready and willing to provide friendly, high level service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
However, for most travelers, flexibility and personalization are key when selecting private charters, and there is no substitute for catering experiences and food preferences to personal specifications. For those desiring a customized menu, unparalleled concierge service and a staff dedicated to fulfilling any special requests, the Deluxe Package will clearly provide the best option for Galapagos yacht charters. For many years, there was a gap in the Galapagos region with regard to international level quality for the most demanding clientele, but the G.L.C. Deluxe Program goes above and beyond to ensure complete satisfaction. Every member of the highly-trained crew, including the Crew Manager, Chef, Naturalist Guide and Charter Photographer (as well as the Translator and Dive Master Instructor, if needed) are dedicated to ensuring the highest level of service while providing a comprehensive understanding of the region and a truly memorable experience.
For all of these reasons, G.L.C. and its Deluxe Program are the clear answers when selecting Galapagos yacht charters for the ultimate in luxury and customized service customized to match any preference.