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Visiting the Galapagos Islands
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The Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles west off the coast of Ecuador on the equator. Trips here range from small ship cruises to island-hopping via charter flights and day boats. Let AdventureSmith Explorations’ experts be your guide to all the travel options. Why book your Galapagos Islands trip with us?

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Personalized

Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your Galapagos trip.

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Selection

We offer an unmatched selection of more than 30 premier accommodations.

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Experience

Our specialists visit the Galapagos multiple times a year to bring you our firsthand expertise.

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Value

Our Galapagos Island trips are at a range of budgets. You’ll never pay more booking with us.

Travelers in a skiff cruise alongside dolphins in the Galapagos Islandss

Galapagos Travel FAQs

AdventureSmith sends hundreds of travelers to the Galapagos Islands each year; let our team be your clear and efficient resource when planning your trip. What questions do we get asked the most about Galapagos Island trips? We’ll answer one of our most frequently asked questions here, but browse our Galapagos Travel Guides to research more.

How do you get to the Galapagos Islands? All Galapagos trips begin with a flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Islands (either Santa Cruz/Baltra or San Cristobal). These flights are arranged by AdventureSmith through the vessel operator and are typically not included in the cruise fare. It is not feasible for the average traveler to sail there from the mainland or possible to fly internationally direct to the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos sailboat cruises towards the horizon with a cloudy sky at sunset

Galapagos Luxury Trips

We’ve curated this list of Galapagos luxury trips for travelers seeking the highest level of comfort and service. Consult this page for the newest, most upscale Galapagos trips available today. Find high-end hotels and resorts and ships with private balconies, fine dining and upscale amenities. Plus, our full-service Ecuador and Peru travel packages pair seamlessly with your luxury Galapagos vacation.

An iguana basks on rocks in front of a Galapagos masted sailing ship

Galapagos Charter & Custom Trips

Looking for an exclusive Galapagos trip? Consider a private yacht charter. A Galapagos charter cruise is the ultimate way to customize your trip. View our curated list of the best charters in the Galapagos Islands. Our experts can then help your group select the best vessel for your travel needs and handle all the logistics. If you prefer to travel by land with your group, we can handle that too.

Known as the enchanted archipelago, the Galapagos Islands is home to penguins, marine iguanas, giant tortoises and the beloved blue-footed booby.

Climate

Galapagos Island Trips

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg High 84 86 88 86 82 78 76 74 76 77 78 80
Avg Low 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
Water Temp 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74
Rainfall 1.6 1.9 2.2 3.0 1.7 0.9 0.5 1.1 2.2 2.1 2.7 1.5

Nice Weather Year-Round

You can travel year-round in the Galapagos thanks to the equatorial climate. Galapagos weather is influenced primarily by ocean currents, with the warm Panama current arriving from the north December through May and the cool Humboldt and Peru currents descending June through November.

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