AdventureSmith Explorations founder Todd Smith 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. 

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. To this day, 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

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 their 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. 

Quasar Expeditions & AdventureSmith Explorations

Long before Quasar was founded, president and founder of AdventureSmith Explorations, Todd Smith, worked with Eduardo Diaz. “Eduardo loves old boats,” says Todd with a smile. Now AdventureSmith Explorations works with Eduardo’s sons and our relationship continues to thrive.