Posts Tagged ‘Galápagos Islands’

New Innovative Conservation Fundraising Program Set to Launch Aboard Galapagos Cruise Vessels

Monday, September 18th, 2017

In mid September 2017 the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA – will launch an exciting new traveler philanthropy initiative onboard some of the finest live-aboard cruise vessels operating in the Galapagos Islands. (more…)

Adventure Operator INCA Announces New Galápagos Photo Safari – Two Expert Photographers & Two Top Naturalists for Just 14 Guests

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

The 141-foot IntegrityOne bucket-list trip you want to be sure to document with sensational photography is the Galápagos Islands. INCA – International Nature & Cultural Adventures has created a new 11-day program, the Galápagos Photo Safari, that partners with Frozen Hiker Photography to help guests get the most from their cameras. (more…)

Lindblad celebrates 50 Years in Galapagos with free air offer

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The Galapagos IslandsJuly 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Lars-Eric Lindblad’s first international tourist expedition to Galápagos. Since that first voyage, Lindblad Expeditions has introduced generations of guests to these strange and wonderful islands, and is commemorating the occasion with free round-trip air to Galápagos on 50+ cruise departures in 2017 and 2018. (

Cruise Planners’ Top Producers Explore the Galapagos on Celebrity Xperience

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The 48-passenger Celebrity Xperience'Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, recently invited its top-producing travel advisors from the Cruise Planners franchise network on an exclusive week-long trip to the Galapagos Islands. (

Celebrity Boosts Expedition Capacity 71 Percent

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The 48-passenger Celebrity XperienceAfter spending over a decade operating a single ship, quietly, in the Galapagos, Celebrity Cruises made moves and acquired Ocean Adventures in early 2016, including the tour operator’s two small vessels and ultra-important Galapagos permits. (

Natural Habitat Adventures’ Galapagos Fleet Adds 16-Guest M/C Ocean Spray Luxury Catamaran

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Expanding its unrivaled experience of personalized wildlife interaction and expert nature interpretation in the Galapagos, Natural Habitat Adventures has added the 16-passenger M/C Ocean Spray to its fleet of privately chartered ships in the islands. (more…)

Avanti Adds Two New Ships to Sail Galapagos and Patagonia Itineraries

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The catamaran PetrelAvanti Destinations has added two new small ships to sail Galapagos and Patagonia itineraries. The ships have been added to Avanti Destinations’ lineup of small ships for eco-adventure itineraries. (

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, Jeopardy! Launch Sweepstakes

Monday, April 24th, 2017

National Geographic Endeavour II  (Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions)Jeopardy! and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic have announced the upcoming JEOPARDY! Galápagos Great Escape Sweepstakes, timed to celebrate Lindblad’s 50th Anniversary in Galápagos. (

Silversea Expeditions Launches New Seven-Night Galapagos Itineraries

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Silver GalapagosSilversea Expeditions has launched the first of two new seven-night Galapagos itineraries. The 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos will operate the alternate itineraries which were approved by the Galapagos National Park Service, both departing on Saturdays. (

AdventureSmith Explorations Enhances Galapagos Experiences With Expanded Fleet and Charter Flights

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

The Galapagos IslandsA world-class, 16-guest yacht, Natural Paradise, recently joined an extensive fleet of more than 25 diverse vessels available to small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations for island-hopping explorations of the Galapagos archipelago. (more…)

Kids Get Discounts On Inca’s Galápagos Cruises – “Darwin’s Zoo” Is Perfect Destination for Curious Kids

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The 141-foot IntegrityInternational Nature and Cultural Adventures, which has been a Galápagos specialist for 40 years, is offering special discounts for children 8 to 17 on their luxurious cruises that explore Ecuador’s Galapágos Islands. (more…)

Travelers Will Cruise in Style & Safety the Galápagos Aboard INCA’s Newly Minted Yacht Integrity

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

The 141-foot IntegrityA teenager and his mother frolic with puppy-like sea lions.  A couple kayak around a 200-pound sea turtle, while some snorkelers spot a small reef shark.  The zodiac pulls up to a beach littered with sleeping sea lions, and further on, a Blue-footed Booby sits guarding its egg.  (more…)

Natural Habitat Adventures Introduces New 16-Passenger Petrel at the Galapagos

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The catamaran PetrelWith the addition of the 16-passenger M/C Petrel to its privately chartered Galapagos fleet, Natural Habitat Adventures offers a new itinerary through the islands featuring unrivaled wildlife interaction and expert nature interpretation. (more…)

UnCruise Adventures Offers New Galapagos and Quinto Itinerary

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The 48-guest La PintaUnCruise Adventures has updated its nine-day itinerary to Quito, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands, now with 10 sail dates set for 2017. The new tour spends two days exploring colonial Quito and seven days cruising the islands on the 48-guest La Pinta. (

Win a trip for two to the Galápagos with Aurora Expeditions

Monday, July 11th, 2016

The Galapagos IslandsSmall ship cruising specialists, Aurora Expeditions, have launched an online competition offering experience seekers the chance to win a cruising adventure for two to the Galápagos Islands! (

Discover the Galápagos with Aurora Expeditions

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Described as “nature’s greatest experiment” by Sir David Attenborough, the Galápagos Islands offer a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. To celebrate the launch of their brand new Galápagos Odyssey, adventure cruising specialists Aurora Expeditions share their favourite things to do and see in one of the world’s wildest archipelagos. (more…)

Celebrity’s New Galapagos Ships to Offer Expanded Itineraries

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Celebrity Cruises has released details on the itineraries for its upcoming new Galapagos Islands expedition ships, the Celebrity Xploration and Celebrity Xperience. The new ships are set to begin sailing in March 2017. (

Silversea’s New Galápagos Itineraries Add Isla Daphne Grande Circumnavigation

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Silver GalapagosSilversea will alternate two new seven-night Galápagos itineraries approved by the Galápagos National Park Service. The 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos will operate both itineraries sailing Saturday to Saturday, with San Cristóbal as a new arrival or departure port for guests. (

Celebrity Cruises Acquires Two New Ships for the Galapagos

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The EclipseCelebrity Cruises will expand its presence in the Galapagos Islands from one to three ships with the acquisition of local tour operator Ocean Adventures by parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (

Lindblad Adds Artist-in-Residence Program to Galapagos Cruises

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a new Make Art, Make a Difference artist-in-residence program for select Galapagos Islands voyages this August and September. (

New MV Origin Sets Sail in the Galapagos Islands

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Ecoventura’s new MV Origin has set sail as the luxury yacht departed on its maiden eight-day, seven-night voyage from San Cristobal Island on Sunday, February 28. (

Zegrahm Expeditions Offers New Galápagos Diving Expedition

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The 16 guest Galapagos SkyZegrahm Expeditions has announced a brand-new diving expedition in the Galápagos Islands, in addition to the line’s signature 13-day Galápagos itinerary, for 2017. (

Rainforest Cruises launches Galapagos voyages

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The Galapagos IslandsAmazon river specialist Rainforest Cruises has left the jungle for the first time with the launch of a handpicked selection of cruise tours in the Galapagos Islands. (more…)

Galapagos specialist announces new “safari” for 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Galapagos IslandsINCA – International Nature and Cultural Adventures has created a new adventure in the Galápagos Islands for 2016. (

Silversea Expeditions – The Galapagos Islands

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Silver GalapagosSail in luxury to The Galapagos Islands with Silversea Expeditions and experience wildlife like no other place on earth. (

Lindblad Expeditions To Acquire the Via Australis Ship

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Mare Australis, Via Australis sister shipLindblad Expeditions Holdings today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the purchase of the Via Australis to be used in its operations in the Galapagos Islands. (

INCA to Offer 10 Galápagos Itineraries in 2016

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The Galapagos IslandsINCA (International Nature and Cultural Adventures) has announced its lineup of departures for 2016 in the Galápagos Islands, with extensions to the Amazon, Peru, and the Ecuadorian countryside. (

International Galapagos Tour Operators Association Spearheads Cutting-Edge Guide Training Certification Program In the Galapagos Islands

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The Galapagos IslandsThe International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), in partnership with the Galapagos National Park Directorate and World Wildlife Fund Ecuador, is working to improve the quality of guiding in the Galapagos Islands as part of a broader long term effort to preserve and protect the world famous archipelago.

Quark Expeditions to combine Galapagos Adventure and Antarctic Expedition

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Evolution“Equator to Pole”, an extraordinary 21 day journey of epic proportions, combine the unequaled wonders of the Galapagos Islands with the delights of a classic Antarctic Explorer expedition.

O.A.R.S.’ Introduces New Upscale Galápagos Explorer Itinerary for 2016

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The Reina SilviaIsland-hopping through the Galápagos Archipelago aboard a comfortable yacht has long been one of the premier travel experiences in the world. (more…)

Santa Cruz II Joins Metropolitan Fleet

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The 50-cabin Santa Cruz IIMetropolitan Touring has announced the launch of its newest expedition vessel in the Galápagos Islands, the Santa Cruz II. Scheduled to take its maiden voyage on October 10, 2015, the 50-cabin Santa Cruz II will bring with it a “chic new way” to explore the wonders of the Galápagos Islands in style and comfort. (

Natural Habitat Adventures announces the addition of the MV Origin to its Galapagos fleet

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Origin’s arrival brings the company’s chartered fleet to four, offering the most varied slate of small-ship cruise adventures in the islands.