For many travelers, there is a hesitation of taking a cruise in the future. But the Galapagos Islands is a unique place to visit and cruising is perhaps the best way to visit the archipelago.
And for some, especially family groups, chartering a yacht can offer some security and safety in the post-pandemic travel era.
The boats offer new protocols for Covid-19 that ensure peace of mind. From first class to luxury yachts and catamarans, smaller yachts permit private chartered cruises for up to 16 passengers, in eight double cabins, making an ideal trip for families or a group of friends.
Here are some of our favorite small yachts in Galapagos.
There is no better way to revel in the beauty of The Galapagos Islands than booking a private yacht charter and there is no better yacht to set sail on than the M/Y Stella Maris.
The Galapagos Elite started operating on June 15th, 2019. When the Elite reached the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands, it reinvented luxury, class and travel experience.
This luxury-class, 16-passenger boat offers the travelers a choice of eight-, five-and four-day cruises through the Galapagos archipelago. The itineraries include snorkeling, kayaking and hiking.
The Galapagos Anahi 1 is an intimate catamaran that offers comfort and class while exploring the mystifying Galapagos Islands by cruising.
Ideal for those wanting a more intimate Galapagos experience aboard first-class mega catamaran - the 'Treasure of Galapagos'.
The Grand Majestic is the fastest and most modern vessel cruising the Galapagos Archipelago.
This yacht combines a contemporary design, privacy and comfort all within the marvelous setting of the Galapagos Islands.
Galapagos Odyssey takes you around the remote and most exceptional islands of the archipelago. The Odyssey is considered among the most comfortable of the 16-passenger boats cruising this archipelago.
This is a first class yacht built in Guayaquil between 2006 and 2007 and renovated in 2017. The Galaxy offers cruises of 4, 5, 6, and 8 days and includes quality service and naturalist guides.
These are just a handful of the options for chartering in Galapagos. While there is no telling how soon people will be ready to board a ship, we do know the Galapagos Islands is one of the most pristine and remote places on earth and there are lots of options for remaining safe, socially distanced and enjoy nature's majesty.