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Why You Should Take Kids to the Galapagos

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Welcome to the Galapagos Islands, a destination that kids seem hard-wired to love!

The Galapagos Islands, certainly appear to be out of this world. They are a land of unpredictable wilderness, filled with extraordinary unique species that surely attract not only adventure travelers but also their children. The Islands are ideal for the perfect family vacation destination with full of activities to offer kids of all ages.

Kids wildlife encounters in the Galapagos Island

1. Amazing Animal Encounters

Surely kids love wildlife, and Galapagos is all about species, animals and close-up encounters. The Islands provides them with countless opportunities to connect with many different types of animals.

It's hard to imagine a better experience for kids than swimming with friendly sea turtles go by. What many kids remember from their vacation in the Galapagos is basically 90 heavenly seconds of baby sea lions frisking with them in shallow water.

Kid Activities in the Galapagos Islands

2. It's Educational

Kids will have the opportunity to learn about the environment, nature and the different species through close-up encounters without a teacher or textbooks.

3. Activities For Kids

Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teenagers, you'll find activities for all ages in the Galapagos like snorkeling, kayak or long walks. Spend a day at the beach with little ones, or go on a scuba diving safari with more adventurous teenagers.

4. Cruise Amenities On Board For Kids

Our larger ship M/V Evolution has more amenities for kids, and more chance of having other kids on board, with a touch of a personal experience. This cruise option allows more stability on board so the children don't get seasick and are also safer for children, they have more space and social areas.

The Friendly Crew at Quasar in the Galapagos

5. Friendly Naturalists And Crew

The crew members and naturalist guides have experience with children and are very friendly and patient with them. Our ships offer family departures that focus on making sure the activities are geared towards the ages of the children on board.

Environment in the Galapagos Islands

6. Foster a Love of the Environment

Visiting Galapagos will build a sense of love for the environment, older kids and teenagers can even participate in volunteer conservation projects to help give something back.

The Marine World in the Galapagos Islands

7. Marine World

Snorkeling and diving expeditions are absolutely breathtaking in Galapagos and kids will explore the underwater world swimming with sea turtles and friendly fish, sharks, penguins and sea lions.

Galapagos Beaches with Kids
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8. Brilliant Beaches

Galapagos beaches are unique in the world with a mixture of black, white and even green abundant sand, they are ideal for kids to swim, snorkel or sunbathe after a long walk or activity.

9. Discounts for kids

Be aware of discounted rates for kids, sometimes as much as 50 percent off. It is not so expensive to travel to Galapagos as people might think and not so difficult to get to Galapagos. After flying to Quito, you can take a 2 hour flight to the Islands. See the latest specials here ----> Galapagos Cruise Specials.

Kids will get exposure to a new culture in the Galapagos

10. Exposure to a new culture

While you finish your journey at the Galapagos, you can also spend a day or two exploring the cultural capital city or our main port Guayaquil. There you will have many sites to visit for the whole family to enjoy.

To learn more about our kid friendly Galapagos cruises - Galapagos Family Cruises.


Fernando Diez
Marketing Manager at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Manager for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.

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