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Embark on a journey to Ecuador's enchanting realms where the majestic whales breach the ocean's surface on our 45 meticulously curated whale-watching tours for 2024. The Galapagos Islands, a crucible of evolutionary wonder, offer more than just a glimpse into the marine leviathans' lives; they provide a symphony of wildlife encounters set against a backdrop of volcanic splendor. Over the course of 5 to 16 days, you will have the opportunity to engage with the ocean's gentle giants, while also exploring the unique ecosystems that make the Galapagos a treasure trove of natural history. With a starting point of $1,881, these tours promise not only whale watching but also a plethora of activities such as snorkeling with sea turtles, kayaking past penguin colonies, and hiking through landscapes where the earth speaks of its ancient past. To weave the tapestry of your own unforgettable narrative with the whales and wildlife of Ecuador, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$9,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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Overlook at Pitt Point
$4,700
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Observe Galapagos giant tortoises
  • See the blue-footed boobies dance
  • Look for Galapagos penguins
  • Cruise along Moreno Point
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago and discover all that this wonderful destination has to offer. Snorkel with sea lions and kayak surrounded by unique species. On this 6-day exciting journey, explore the exclusive shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santiago. …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$9,490
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Western & Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit the beautiful Junco Lagoon
  • Bird watching at North Seymour
  • Snorkel & Kayak across Tintoreras
  • Discover Sierra Negra volcano
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. Explore Moreno point and walk along one of the trails soon reveals a multitude of …
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Flamingo Lagoon
$9,490
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Kayay & Snorkel around Genovesa
  • Walk over recent lava flows
  • Visit Arnaldo T. Breeding Center
  • Hike along cactus groves at Rabida
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonders of the Western & Central Galapagos Islands while on this amazing 8-day cruise. This paradisiac archipelago is made up of rocky islets which are home to many spectacular species of Galapagos wildlife including penguins, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca Boobies, finches, …
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Sun Deck
$123,790
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Private Charter - Islands Circumnavigation - West Aboard Ocean Spray

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • View a sea lion colony
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel with fish and sea lions
  • Visit the blowhole on Espanola
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for a western Galapagos circumnavigation private charter cruise. This 8-day voyage visits the islands of Isabela, South Plaza, Espanola, and San Cristobal. Explore striking volcanic landscapes and observe the islands' famously unique wildlife species, such as blue-footed …
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Balcony
$93,290
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Ocean Spray

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Snorkel with turtles, rays and fish
  • Explore Urbina Bay
  • Hike along lava paths
  • Take a trail along Lake Darwin
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of the Galapagos Western Islands on board the 16-passenger Ocean Spray. This 6-day private cruise explores the Baltra, Isabela, Santa Cruz, and South Plaza. Immerse yourself in the clear blue water and admire the ever-curious sea lions, and famed blue-footed boobieswith your …
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Bonita Galapagos Yatch
$59,280
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Bonita

7 Day Itinerary aboard Bonita
  • Discover Dragon Hill
  • Visit Espumilla Beach
  • See unique wildlife at Vicente Roce
  • Hike across Urbina Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 7-day private cruise gives the entire family a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the western islands of the archipelago as a naturalist guide reveals to you its magical secrets. Wonder at ancient tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, and kayak …
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$4,300
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard EcoGalaxy
  • Learn about tortoises of Galapagos
  • Hike along the base of the Volcano
  • Explore Egas Port
  • Ride around Tagus Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 6-day Western Islands cruise on the ship, the EcoGalaxy, explores the islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, and more! A great way to observe the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Galapagos!
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Alya, Sun Deck
$71,440
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Alya

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Observe Galapagos giant tortoises
  • See the blue-footed boobies dance
  • Look for Galapagos penguins
  • Cruise along Moreno Point
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago and discover all that this wonderful destination has to offer. Snorkel with sea lions and kayak surrounded by unique species. On this 6-day private journey, explore the exclusive shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santiago. …
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Galapagos penguin on a rock
$7,090
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Luxury West & Central Galapagos Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Hike & swim at Santigo Island
  • Admire Isabela's abundant bird life
  • Look for penguins at Tagus Cove
  • Visit Rabida Island
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
With no other place like it, the Galapagos is the earth’s living laboratory. Home to some of the most endemic species, these islands are reputed not only for their ancient and diverse wildlife but for their stunning natural beauty. Whether you are a birder, botanist or simply just curious, …
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Warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$7,082
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Diving Cruise (Visiting Galapagos)

8 Day Itinerary aboard Calipso
  • Explore Lobos Island
  • Discover Manchena's natural beauty
  • Admire Wolf's underwater widllife
  • Dive at Darwin's Arch
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal / San Cristobal
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an unforgettable 8-day cruise exploring the highlights of the North Central islands of the Galapagos. Indulge in this unique experience aboard the Calipso, a small ship cruise equipped with all the supplies needed for an extraordinary diving experience. Start your cruise by exploring the …
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A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
$6,135
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Classic Galapagos

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endeavour II
  • View endemic wildlife
  • Discover scenic coastlines
  • See varied islands and habitats
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 10-day adventure aboard the Endeavour II. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species. Have …
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Beach on Isabela island
$10,900
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Darwin's Discoveries: The Galapagos Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard La Pinta (UC)
  • Set foot on seven islands and islet
  • View marine life
  • See the nesting birds and wildlife
  • Visit Galápagos Islands
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your amazing 8-day expedition at the riverfront Wyndham Guayaquil then discover the unique Galapagos Islands, a perfect destination that mixes resting and adventuring perfectly! Tour the Charles Darwin Research Station, and witness the exceptional conservation program where baby tortoises, …
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Green sea turtle swimming
$8,290
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Islands Circumnavigation - West

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • View a sea lion colony
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel with fish and sea lions
  • Visit the blowhole on Espanola
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for a Galapagos circumnavigation tour. This 8-day adventure visits the islands of Isabela, South Plaza, Espanola, and San Cristobal, and offers stunning encounters with wildlife.
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Galapagos beach
$6,190
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Snorkel with turtles, rays and fish
  • Explore Urbina Bay
  • Hike along lava paths
  • Take a trail along Lake Darwin
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail for the highlights of the Galapagos on board the Ocean Spray. This 6-day cruise explores the Western Islands of Baltra, Isabela, Santa Cruz, and South Plaza. Immerse yourself in the clear blue water, ever-curious sea lions, and famed blue-footed boobies.
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Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands
$8,072
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Wild Galápagos Escape

7 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Islander II
  • Snorkel and kayak among wildlife
  • Walk along colonies of seabirds
  • Visit Pinnacle Rock
  • See red-footed boobies and lizards
Starts / Ends:
Guayaquil / Guayaquil
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the sights and sounds of Darwin's islands in one week onboard the National Geographic Islander II. Discover anew level of style and comfort onboardthis all-suite catamaran. Swim with sea lions, snorkel with turtles, and stroll through black-sand beaches and verdant hills to see the …
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Sea lion on Santiago Island in the Galapagos
$6,743
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Western Islands

Baltra roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • Uncover Floreana's rich history
  • Snorkel at Devils Crown
  • Witness unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set off on an exciting8-day Western Galapagos Islands cruise aboard M/Y Passion. Starting at Baltra airport, the journey unfolds with explorations of Santa Cruz, home to giant tortoises and the Charles Darwin Station's breeding program, and Floreana's captivating history, snorkeling at …
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Galapagos penguin on a rock
$7,642
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Galapagos Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Visit a sea turtle nesting site
  • Explore Rabida's red sand beaches
  • Observe the Galapagos tortoise
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 15-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to become immersed in the unique splendor these islands. This is an ideal tour for gaining a true understanding of the history of these islands and …
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