The Galápagos Islands are one of the world’s greatest and most unique wildlife havens, a sort of outdoor wildlife laboratory that engages, educates, enthralls and fascinates visitors of every age.
The fact that the native wildlife of the Galápagos has no natural predators means that the animals encountered here have not learned to fear or avoid humans but rather show an endearing curiosity.
Indeed, as responsible travellers, it is up to us to ensure we do not get too close to these unique species, not always easy as the wildlife does not always observe the National Park rules!
The islands themselves are quite widely spaced apart so taking a cruise around the archipelago for a few days means you do get to see the very best diversity of wildlife and island landscapes.
However, you are on shore excursions twice a day and doing quite a lot of walking usually in order to see the variety of wildlife. This is thoroughly rewarding but sometimes warrants factoring in some relaxation time at the end, on an island-based stay.
This is especially true if you are travelling as a family party with several different generations and their different preferences and requirements.
Why not combine a private yacht charter for your group with a few days spent unwinding, relaxing and enjoying not just the wildlife but the beautiful ocean and a myriad of activities.
Try kayaking, snorkelling and diving and even exploring the local beaches at your leisure, staying at your very own private house on the main island of the archipelago.
Situated on the main island of Santa Cruz, we can suggest a handful of beautiful private villas that are perfect for a family party or group of friends. A villa makes perfect sense if you have smaller children and are concerned about being on a wildlife cruise for a whole week.
You can visit a whole host of islands on boat trips during the day with your dedicated naturalist guide, and then return to a refreshing swim in your private swimming pool, followed by a delicious al fresco dinner in your garden, cooked by your personal chef.
It is also a great location if you wish to try a few days diving in the islands before or after a wildlife cruise. We can arrange for you to head by boat to excellent nearby dive sites, as well as organise all the necessary equipment and a dive-master guide.
Combine your villa stay with a wildlife cruise for the ultimate Galápagos experience both on land and by sea, spending some time relaxing by the coast, after exploring the islands on foot while on your cruise.
We have inspected some beautiful private villas ourselves and would be very happy to chat through the details and facilities with you to find the perfect match for your family Galápagos holiday.
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