With so much to see and do in the Galápagos, these islands thrill and astonish people of all ages. On our Galápagos Family Voyage, conveniently timed with school vacation, we cruise from island to island aboard a comfortable, stylish, 48-passenger ship, meeting the archipelago’s varied, colorful, and bewitching residents. Highly trained naturalists, zeroed-in on the customs and interests of young visitors, are there to translate between species and guide us in just the right level of land and water exploration. And though much is to be learned, about ecology and evolution and all that, this Galápagos cruise is above all great fun.
The fun actually begins in mainland Ecuador with a full day of family-friendly touring in exquisite Quito, a real treat for history buffs and those in the making. Then we fly to the Galápagos, settle into our floating hotel, and enjoy the first of many evenings filled with unparalleled stargazing, interactive family activities, naturalist-led talks, and engaging games for kids—making it easy for the youngsters on board to meet. We spend our days kayaking among the world’s most northerly penguins, hiking among lava lizards and volcanic formations, snorkeling with merrily circling sea lions, and swimming from wonderfully lonely beaches. All this adds up to a classically refreshing and joyous family vacation.
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Itinerary at a Glance
- Please note: Itineraries vary according to season and national park regulations.
Days 1 & 2: arrive Quito, city tour
- Day 3: fly to Galápagos, board ship
- Days 4–9: island-to-island cruising with swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing; naturalist-led briefings geared to guests of all ages; fun onboard activities, such as cooking class, dancing and stargazing
- Day 10: fly to Guayaquil or Quito, overnight
- Day 11: fly home.