Paul Schicke
Written by Paul Schicke Senior Expedition Designer

Updated: February 14, 2023
Published: March 03, 2021

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Galapagos tortoise sticking out head

One of the world’s most remarkable destinations, the Galapagos Islands are a travellers’ paradise. Offering white sand beaches, awe-inspiring wildlife and uninhabited islands; it is easy to see why the Galapagos are often referred to as the ‘Enchanted Isles’.

Taking a small boat cruise around the islands is the best way to explore. Providing an unrestricted 360-degree view as well as access to the more secluded islands to which only small boats can dock, ticking off the bucket list is easy.

With a unique ecosystem and interesting history linked to the islands, there is much to see and learn when visiting. Our world-class guides at Quasar Expeditions are dedicated to providing the best experiences for all of our guests and have a true passion and care for the Galapagos.

Tourist Attractions That You Must See When Visiting the Islands

A Galapagos luxury cruise combined with one of our Galapagos Islands tour packages is one of the best ways to fulfill many items on your bucket list, truly turning it into a once-in-a-lifetime trip. The lack of human inhabitation has enabled the natural habitat to stay in immaculate condition and the lack of natural predators means that the majority of wildlife is a lot more fearless towards humans. When visiting this beautiful region, be sure to participate in the following activities.

M/Y Grace sailing by an island in the Galapagos

Close Wildlife Encounters

The islands are famous for being able to get closer to wildlife than anywhere in the world. Unique encounters with animals such as sea lions, iguanas and giant tortoises are breathtaking and must be experienced whilst visiting.

Travelers taking photos of Galapagos Sea Lions resting on the beach

Snorkeling and Diving

Another experience that you must have is taking a view under the water. Whether you are qualified to dive or simply swim with a snorkel, the marine life is awe-inspiring. Whales, dolphins, turtles and countless species of fish roam around the sapphire blue waters.

Snorkeler taking a underwater photo of a Green Sea Turtles in the Galapagos Islands

The Charles Darwin Research Centre

The majority of visitors will know at least basic history about the Galapagos Islands; usually that these were where Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was developed. In present times, the research centre is used to breed and rehabilitate animals, making it a great place to broaden your knowledge as well as get up close and personal with beautiful and rare species.

Charles Darwin Research Center in the Galapagos Islands

Soak up the sun and relax

In the midst of these amazing and unique opportunities, don’t forget to sit back and relax. The Galapagos Islands are also home to beautiful beaches with soft white sand providing a feeling of paradise.

Sun & Fun in the Galapagos Islands

Quasar Expedition Provides Award-Winning Cruises

Founded over three decades ago, we provide quality tours which ensure that our guests depart with unforgettable memories on our small ship cruises aboard Galapagos' most iconic yachts, M/V Evolution (32 passenger) and M/Y Grace (16 passenger). Dedicated to creating meaningful connections with the environment and other travellers, we go above and beyond to make our guests experiences like no other and proudly hold the position Travel and Leisure's #1 Small Ship Cruise Company for the last three years running.

Our recipe for fantastic customer satisfaction includes:

  • Small groups and the option for exclusive cruises
  • World-class, highly knowledgeable and university qualified tour guides
  • Five-star treatment
  • Sustainable tours to preserve the sights that we visit
Quasar Guests walking on the rocky shores of the Galapagos Islands with a Naturalist Guide

Speak to A Galapagos Islands Specialist Today

Speak with a member of our team to begin planning your next getaway today. You may be interested in a private Galapagos charter, or maybe a Galapagos family cruise? Or you may wish to dive, snorkel, sail and hike your way around the islands. With the Galapagos home to over 9000 species of wildlife, how many will you encounter?

Paul Schicke
By Paul Schicke
Senior Expedition Designer

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!

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