Paul Schicke
Written by Paul Schicke Manager E-Commerce & Direct Sales at Quasar Expeditions

Updated: May 24, 2023
Published: March 08, 2017

Sunset setting for honeymooners celebrating with champagne

Princess Grace thought the Galapagos Islands would be the perfect honeymoon destination. We totally agree! The Galapagos is a stunningly beautiful chain of volcanic islands with white sand beaches, gorgeous sunsets and the world’s most unique animals. Is there any better setting for a perfectly relaxing, yet adventurous, romantic vacation? To get you started on planning your unforgettable Galapagos honeymoon cruise, here’s all you need to know about this unique island destination.

1. A Galapagos Honeymoon is the Ultimate in Romance

If it’s a romance you’re after, the Galapagos is the perfect setting! Watch dramatic sunsets, enjoy a moonlit dinner cruise and relax in luxury A-deck suites. Because the number of visitors to the islands is limited, the Galapagos is a quiet destination that’s ideal for a bit of newlywed serenity and seclusion. You can even sail on the official yacht that was used by Princess Grace on her Galapagos honeymoon, now famously known in the Galapagos as the Grace Yacht!

Silhouette of honeymooners walking on the beach at sunset in the Galpagos Islands

2. There’s Plenty of Adventure

Prove that marriage is anything but boring by setting the stage with some Galapagos adventure. Swim and snorkel with marine iguanas, sea lions and golden rays. Kayak beside the walls of the sunken caldera. Hike through lava caves to see nesting sea birds and even penguins. In the Galapagos, you can do as much or as little as you want!

Couple kneeling down to closely observe Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos

3. You’ll Enjoy Incredible Cuisine

Everyone knows that the Galapagos is the ultimate wildlife destination. What a lot of people don’t know is that you’ll also find incredible food! Inspired by Central and South American cuisine, the food is fresh and flavorful. Whether you’re buffeting it up on Galapagos honeymoon cruise or dining on fine seafood with a view, your taste buds will be treated!

Coconut dish served in the Galapagos

4. Tick the Galapagos Off Your Bucket List With Your Soul-Mate

Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime event. Why not pair that with a once in a lifetime destination? The Galapagos Islands are bucket list destination that most people don’t get around to doing until well into their retirement. Make your honeymoon an unforgettable adventure filled with vibrant memories to, one day, tell the grandchildren.

Couple kayaking in the Galapagos Islands

5. There Are Great Side-Trip Options

If you’ve got more than a week planned for your honeymoon, choose from one of the many amazing South American side-trip options you can combine with the Galapagos. Whether you want a few spare days to relax with your new husband or wife, or are keen to keep exploring, there’s a wide range of options. Why not spend a few extra days hiking the Ecuadorian Andes, exploring Incan ruins or tasting colorful street food at indigenous markets? You can even take a trip that lasts 19 days total and go from the Galapagos all the way thru Patagonia. This trip is referred to as the Voyage of the Beagle!

Jeep driving in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile on a Overland Safari with Quasar

Planning Your Galapagos Honeymoon Cruise

Here at Quasar, we’re ready to make planning your Galapagos honeymoon cruise easy. Simply select from one of our unmatched itineraries and we’ll look after your accommodation, food, activities and obtaining the necessary national park permits. We can also help you to create your own unique Galapagos honeymoon cruise with a Galapagos private charter.

Sail overnight and wake up at your first landing site of the day. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and hiking at locations that are inaccessible from on shore hotels. We want your Galapagos honeymoon to be extraordinary in every way and our first-rate cabins, services and amenities are the icing on the cake.

If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination that mixes luxury with off the grid adventure, there’s nowhere more perfect than the Galapagos!

To start planning your Galapagos honeymoon, view our Grace Yacht itineraries and Evolution Yacht itineraries or contact me directly.

In conclusion, a honeymoon cruise in the Galapagos Islnds is the perfect choice for your first big married trip together!

Paul Schicke
By Paul Schicke
Manager E-Commerce & Direct Sales at Quasar Expeditions

Hello! My name is Paul. I am a photographer, traveler, teacher and writer. I have extensive experience in travel to Galapagos, Peru, Patagonia and the western seaboard of South America specializing in ways travelers can experience these once-in-a-life destinations like locals on the road. Lover of wine, chocolate, travel, coffee, and helping others plan vacations of a lifetime!