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Located in the Pacific Ocean roughly 1000 km from South America, the 19 islands that make up the Galápagos are the dream location to charter a superyacht. The islands and the surrounding waters are a melting pot of species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. In fact, human visitors are nothing more than a minor inconvenience.
A whole host of unusual plant and animal life can be seen on a Galápagos yacht charter. This includes marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, giant tortoises, huge cacti, endemic trees, and the many different subspecies of mockingbirds and finches. All of these inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit to the Voyage of the Beagle in 1835.
This isolated group of volcanic islands and its fragile ecosystem has taken an almost mythological status as a showcase of biodiversity. Yet you don’t have to be an evolutionary biologist to appreciate one of the few places left on the planet where the human footprint is kept to a minimum. A yacht charter in the Galápagos can deliver that.
Explore the myriad of amazing activities on the island of Santa Cruz, Galápagos. Grab your snorkel, take a deep breath, and delve into the underwater world alive with tropical sea creatures, harmless white-tip reef sharks, and the beautiful coral reefs. Alternatively, visit the Charles Darwin station and observe turtles, ranging from an adorable 3 inches to an impressive 4 feet length. Hikes through the lush forests are also available, as well as a range of exciting watersports, all for you to enjoy.
Isabela Island is one of the youngest islands in the Galápagos archipelago, which can be determined by the fact that it sits on an active volcano. Hike up to the crater in just two hours and marvel at this feat of nature for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Isabela Island also boasts a wonderful array of exotic wildlife, including penguins, blue-footed boobies, and turtles. You can go scuba diving, and explore the crystal-clear oceans, or go hiking around the island to spot the wildlife on land. You'll be spoilt for choice!
Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove
Take advantage of these gorgeous locations, still on Isabela Island, while you can! Both are beautiful white-sand beaches that border an azure ocean. Catch those tropical rays, and take in the stunning views. However, that's not all these slices of paradise have to offer. The beaches and inland trails are inhabited by iguanas and giant tortoises! Spend your day amongst these majestic reptiles, or take a rib ride around the island to gain a full view of its marvelous beauty. Finally, retreat back onto your private luxury yacht for a relaxing evening with friends and family.
Bartolome and Santiago Islands
These islands are the product of a natural phenomenon, as the active volcanoes shaped the islands due to the eruption of lava. The lava has then oxidised in different ways, producing an array of colours of the land including red, green, orange and black. You can hike up to Pinnacle Rock, for beautiful panoramic views of the 10 surrounding islands, or dip into the sea to swim amongst sea lions and penguins! You can also visit the deep caves and lakes that exist at Puerto Egas to escape the tropical sun for a bit!
Visit this island during nesting season, and you might be lucky enough to see the baby turtles that hatch on the beach, nestled in the soft sand, and then make their way to the sea. This rare and very special experience makes this island a must-see place in the Galápagos. The volcano on this island, like that on the Bartolome and Santiago islands, has tinged the sand with a warm red hue, making this island incredibly unique.
Espanola island is home to many fascinating and beautiful tropical species, including fur seals that laze on the beaches, and the rare blue-footed boobie. This place is a wonder for bird watching, and rib tours are available around the island for maximum wildlife spotting.
Isla Darwin sports possibly the best place in the Galápagos archipelago for marine life. The sea is just buzzing with hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, reef sharks, as well as the majestic humpback whale. The snorkeling here is truly unmatched. Delve right into the deep blue sea and immerse yourself in this beautiful, almost alien world.
The Theatre at Darwin's Arch
Darwin's Arch, now collapsed, was a rock structure that sat on a plateau of rock beneath the surface, called 'The Theatre'. It is named this way because of the fantastic show of marine life that populates the region around the arch. One of the most famous diving sites in the world, The Theatre is a must-see for anyone with an interest in sea life. The array of whales and sharks that casually swim around this area will never fail to amaze.
Return to Santa Cruz
As the holiday draws to a close, enjoy a relaxed journey back to Santa Cruz, Galápagos, on your very own private luxury yacht.