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

Upclose photo of a Blue-footed Booby on a rock in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are an increasingly popular destination for travellers. The warm Pacific waters, abundance of wildlife and white sandy beaches are a paradise for all ages and booking a cruise around these enchanted islands makes for a great family getaway.

At Quasar Expeditions, we have been delivering unforgettable Galapagos Islands vacation packages for over three decades. With activities to suit the whole family, both adults and children are promised a trip filled with fun and adventure as well as relaxation and serenity.

The proud winner of Travel and Leisure’s #1 small ship Cruise Company for the last three years running and Trustpilot's #1 Tour Operator and Cruise Company, we work with professionalism and care to ensure we take our guests on the trip of a lifetime.

Top Travel Tips for Your Family Cruise

To prepare for your family adventure, there are some key items that you need to make sure are in the suitcase! These are:

Lots of memory cards for photographs

First and foremost, the abundance of wildlife and nature that you will come across makes for endless photo opportunities. Ensuring you have enough memory for the stunning scenery and once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters should be a top priority.

A young Galapagos Giant Tortoise amongst the Galapagos shrubs

Sun cream, sun cream and more sun cream!

When exploring the unique islands, let nothing hold you back - especially sunburn. Being nearer the equator, the UV levels are higher, resulting in stronger rays. With a fun-packed itinerary scheduled, losing days due to lack of sun protection is undesirable.

A woman squeezing a bottle of sun cream to apply on her legs

Sturdy footwear

Some sturdy water shoes, as well as sandals or trainers to walk in, are a welcome addition to any trip to the Galapagos Islands. The rock underfoot can prove sharp when disembarking the ship on some islands and the ground can often be uneven.

These three seemingly small additions to the luggage can make a huge difference to the comfort of your trip so ensuring these are packed should be a priority.

Free printable packing list for Galapagos

A woman walking with sturdy hiking boots and hiking stick in the Galapagos

Quasar Delivers Quality on Every Trip

When preparing for a Galapagos cruise, there is no need to stress. Quasar Expeditions is here to help every step of the way to ensure a seamless trip. Our company policies are sure to help customers make the most out of their trip and experience once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Outdoor seating with champagne bottle and glasses on the stern of the Grace Yacht in the Galapagos Islands

Small group cruise ships

We only sail small ships as we find that these make for more intimate trips, helping guests to communicate more personally with the guides and creating better connections with each other and the environment. We even offer charter ships for an entirely private cruise.

A couple leaning on the rail of the Evolution yacht looking at ocean from the A-deck

Naturalist guide on every ship

Quasar cruises ooze quality in every aspect. All of our guides are handpicked, university trained and have a genuine care for their guests and the Galapagos. Many of our testimonials place the success of their cruise on our guides and staff.

Galapagos Naturalist Guide educating guests about Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos

Unrestricted access to the Galapagos Islands

The best part of being on a cruise is that there is an unrestricted 360-degree view of the beautiful islands and more opportunities to see wildlife. With whale watching as well as spots to snorkel, the whole family will be entertained.

Pod of Dolphins spotted from the bow of Quasar's Boat in the Galapagos


Speak To A Galapagos Specialist Today To Plan Your Family Cruise

Preparation is key and Quasar Expeditions work alongside you every step of the way. From tailoring hand-made itineraries and assisting with preparing for the cruise until the return journey home, we ensure the utmost customer satisfaction to guarantee fun for all of the family!


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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!

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