Galapagos Islands Overview and Charter Yachts
Far flung, remote and a haven for nature, the Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands sitting on the Equator in the vast Pacific Ocean. The name comes from the Spanish word galapago, meaning 'saddle' after the saddle-shaped shells of the Giant Galapagos tortoises that meander across the islands and these are just one of the many endemic species that can be found here, famously inspiring the studies of Charles Darwin and his subsequent theory of evolution by natural selection.
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.
Galapagos is a place of wonder and as part of Ecuador the islands are protected by the country's national park system with special admission required to go there.
The islands are best visited, just as Darwin himself did, by boat and here at Boatbookings we know the ones that can take you on an awe-inspiring luxury yacht charter to the Galapagos Islands to marvel at these fantastic sights. Browse through the boats below or contact us directly to get one to one personal advice for this extra special adventure.