The Galapagos Marine Reserve was created in 1998, by the Special Law for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Galapagos Province. The islands have been recognised internationally as a Man and Biosphere Reserve, and as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In December 2001, the Marine Reserve was also designated a World Heritage Site.

The marine and terrestrial biodiversity in Galapagos is affected by an expanding human presence.

Over the last 20 years, development of the tourism industry and a boom in fishing have resulted in the growth of the local population from about 10,000 in 1990 to more than 28,000 residents in 2005. New inhabitants bring social and cultural beliefs and behaviors from the continent and are less concerned with environmental issues important to many of the earlier colonists.

The marine and terrestrial biodiversity in Galapagos is affected by an expanding human presence. Over the last 20 years, development of the tourism industry and a boom in fishing have resulted in the growth of the local population from about 10,000 in 1990 to more than 28,000 residents in 2005. New inhabitants bring social and cultural beliefs and behaviors from the continent and are less concerned with environmental issues important to many of the earlier colonists.

Tourism has also played a major role in the increase in population in recent years. The number of visitors has increased from about 41,000 in 1990 to more than 100,000 in 2005. While some tour operators support important conservation initiatives and adhere to strict environmental standards, the tourism industry, as a whole, has not been successfully or permanently linked with conservation of the islands’ resources or local economic stability and equity. Land tour in Galapagos:

Bay tour

The best bay tour in Academy Bay. Sta. Cruz Island Galapagos Ecuador

  1. LOBERIA: A small Island located at 2 miles of distance, where the Sea lions are, which are very curious and like to swim with people. At the bottom of the sea a great variety of invertebrates and fishes can be observed through the glasses with to sea lions. Coast Ride for interpretation of the marine birds, marine iguanas, and basaltic formations.
  2. SHARK CHANNEL: Fissure formed by swelling of the magma chamber, white tipped. Reef sharks like to sleep on the bottom, which are totally harmless. Among the lava rocks we find ocean birds nesting.
  3. THE LOVE CHANNEL: Another fissure, fantastic for photography, exceptional scenic beauty.
  4. FRANKLINS BAY: Marine turtles, golden rays, eagle rays, Mangrove zone, where pelicans and herons nest depending on the time of the year.
  5. LAS GRIETAS: 15 Minutes walk over lava rocks, where you can see Darwin finches, coast and lagoon birds, endemic and native vegetation. Las Grietas are the continuation of the sharks and love channel, only further in land, where the water is less salty. Here you can do cliff drives and swimming.
  6. THE DOGS BEACH: This is an optional walk named after the great amount of dog crabs found there together with the biggest marine iguanas of Santa Cruz Island.

Animals, birds and sea creatures that you can see in the Galapagos:

  • Land and air; Blue footed bobbies, masked boobies, pelicans , frigate birds, herons, shearwaters, crabs, sea gulls, finches, mockingbirds, etc.
  • Sea: Sea lions, sharks, marine turtles, marine iguanas, rays, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, coral algae, giant and blue eyes damsels, parrot fishes, hogfishes, sergeant mayors, angel fish, Creole fish, surgeon fish, blenny, streamer hogfish, etc.

Isabela tour

Departure every day with minimum 2 people

Land tour in Galapagos: Isabela Island, Santa Cruz island and San Cristobal Island

USD$680 per person (3 nights / 4 days) with tourists class hotels
USD$750 per person (4 nights / 5 days) with tourists class hotels
USD$890 per person (5 nights / 6 days) with tourists class hotels
USD$1010 per person (7 nights / 8 days) with tourists class hotels

Departure with Groups on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Land tour in Galapagos: Isabela Island, Santa Cruz island and San Cristobal Island

USD$580 per person (3 nights / 4 days) with economic class hotels
USD$680 per person (4 nights / 5 days) with economic class hotels
USD$940 per person (7 nights / 8 days) with economic class hotels

Prices include:

  • Lodging in different hotels (double rooms will be assigned in Galapagos).
  • 3 complete meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with drinks).
  • Transfers to the islands *panga and bus
  • Excursions on the islands.
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide N.- 2

Prices do not include:

  • Entrance to the National Park Galapagos (US$ 100 per person).
  • Airplane Ticket.
  • Extra expenses and tips
  • Snorkelling equipment.
  • Scuba-diving (with previous notice).
  • Extra drinks (alcoholic drinks)
  • Lodging in Quito or in other cities.
  • Transfer Out and Transfer In (only Quito US$35 per two people one way).
  • Shipment taxes extra.

Navigable tour:

Check out our Galapagos cruises and Galapagos tours and start the journey of a lifetime today.

Boats and yachts have the following classes of accomodation available:

  • Economic & Tourist
  • Tourist Superior
  • First Class
  • First Class and Luxury Class

All Our Galapagos Yachts

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  • Floreana
  • Athala
  • Alta
  • Yolita
  • Golondrina I
  • Coral II
  • Andando
  • New Flamingo
  • Angelique
  • Sagitta
  • Lammer Law
  • Rumba
  • Seaman
  • Samba
  • M/V Santa Cruz
  • Cormorant
  • Darwin
  • Beagle
  • Sea Cloud
  • Amigo I
  • Guantanamera
  • Fragata
  • M/V Eclipse
  • Spondylus
  • Cormorant II
  • Parranda
  • Encantada
  • Eden
  • Coral I & II
  • Sulidae
  • Nemo I
  • Millenium
  • Nemo II
  • Galapagos Legend

All Prices Include:

  • Lodging in the yacht of your preference (cabins will be assigned in the yacht).
  • 3 complete meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with drinks).
  • Free drinking tea, coffe.
  • Transfers to the islands.
  • Excursions on the islands. uk replica watches
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide N.- 2 (English, Spanish) or N.- 3 (English, Spanish and Biologist).

Prices do not include:

  • Entrance to the National Park Galapagos (US$ 100 per person).
  • Extra drinks (alcoholic drinks).
  • Extra expenses. fake Tag Heuer Replica
  • Snorkelling equipment (price depends of the yacht).
  • Scuba-diving (with previous notice; price depends of the yacht).
  • Tips.
  • Lodging in Quito or in other cities.
  • Transfer Out and Transfer In (Quito, US$ 35 per two people one way).
  • Shipment taxes extra.

Galapagos Airfare price guide:

Price per person High Season Low Season
Quito - Galapogos - Quito US$ 457 US$ 401
Guayaquil - Galapogos - Guayaquil US$ 456 US$ 362
Quito - Galapogos - Guayaquil US$ 433 US$ 383
Quito - Galapogos - Guayaquil US$ 429 US$ 380

High Season: 15 June / 14 September - 01 November / 30 April

Low Season: 01 May / 14 June - 15 September / 31 October

Hotels in Galapagos:

  • Hotel in Santa Cruz
  • Hotel in San Cristobal
  • Hotel in Isabela

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