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Quasar Expeditions

AdventureSmith Explorations founder and director has worked with Quasar Expeditions since before he founded AdventureSmith. AdventureSmith operated its first charter aboard the M/V Evolution in February 2004 and we consider Quasar Expeditions one of our most important partners. They are one of the most experienced operators in the Galapagos, and their ships consistently rate among the top in service, experience and atmosphere. Eduardo and Dolores at Quasar Expeditions are more than partners; they are dear friends. We are proud to work with them. 

Quasar Expeditions History

In 1983, Eduardo Diez and Dolores Gangotena, a recently married Ecuadorian couple, set out on and adventurous voyage to the Enchanted Galapagos Islands. Such was the impact of this unique destination on their lives, that it would inspire them to create Quasar Expeditions, one of the most sought after names in high-end adventure travel in Latin America today. 27 years later, Quasar Expeditions continues to inspire adventurous travelers from all over the world with its incredible new destinations, including new pioneering journeys in Patagonia, as well as unmatched adventures in Peru and Mainland Ecuador.

Quasar Expeditions Galapagos Yachts

Eduardo is a true boatman and his love of historic vessels has led to two of the finest and most interesting yachts operating in the Galapagos today. The 32-guest Evolution was fully refurbished in 2012 and has the feel of a historic steamer while the 18-guest Grace was once owned by Princess Grace of Monaco. Read a full history of the M/Y Grace. Quasar’s unmatched Galapagos luxury cruises set the standard for excellence in service, accommodations, cuisine and guidance. Quasar is the second oldest tour operator in the Galapagos Islands, being the first operator to offer Galapagos luxury cruises. This experience shows in consistently high-quality feedback from guests. Quasar was the first to provide professional Galapagos diving cruises in the Islands.

Cruising with Quasar Expeditions is simply the best way to experience the Galapagos Islands aboard our small yachts. Quasar Expeditions offers the perfect blend of pampering and adventure with the most professional crew members in the Islands. Quasar’s exclusive small groups allow guests aboard their Galapagos luxury cruises to have intimate access to nature and plenty of opportunities for personal encounters with wildlife. Their knowledgeable guides and friendly staff will greet you by name, and their luxury cruises will make you feel at home in your elegant cozy cabin with first-class service, refined social spaces and the finest cuisine. A strong commitment to sustainable travel is evident in Quasar's active participation of conservation projects and support for environmental organizations in the Galapagos Islands. 

Why Choose Quasar Expeditions?

Choose Quasar Expeditions for your Galapagos cruise if you are seeking an upscale exploration with top-quality guides aboard charismatic historic yachts. Quasar Expeditions operates Galapagos cruises where the accommodations and service are as much a part of the experience as the environment and wildlife.