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Galapagos Islands Cruises & Tours

by Columbus Travel

Plan your Galapagos vacation with Columbus Travel and find the largest selection of Galapagos cruises, land based tours, hotels, and diving trips.

Columbus Travel, an Ecuadorian company headquartered in Quito, with Norwegian Management, has been one of the world's leading tour operators to the Galapagos islands since 1997. We have helped thousands of travelers experience a once-in-a lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands, and we would be honored to help you.

Browse through our extensive selection of Galapagos tours below, and learn about all of the boats that cruise the Galapagos. Learn more about the Islands using our interactive map which shows you all of the Galapagos National Park approved visitor spots, and plan the ideal time to travel to the islands using our Galapagos weather page.

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Birds in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands boast 56 native bird species, with 45 of these are endemic, found only in the Islands. Sea birds, shore birds, land birds, and migratory birds, make Galapagos unique in the world of biodiversity, evolution, and conservation.

Galapagos Tortoises

Seeing Galapagos tortoises is high on the list for most visitors to the Galapagos. These giant reptiles even inspired the name bestowed on the islands - coming from the Spanis word for "saddle" as early visitors mounted them like horses they were so large.These endemic creatures have been intertwined with the islands? identity since the first recorded human visits to the Islands.

July in Galapagos

Anytime is an excellent time to visit the Galapagos Islands, but July is one of the perferred months. This is because it's the beginning of the cooler Guarua season with relatively clear skies, and the Islands are lush and green and full of life. The disadvantage of July is that there are few available spaces on cruise boats because it's high season. Galapagos land tours are a good option if you didn't reserve a cruise in advance and have been left boatless.

Galapagos Cruise vs. Land Tour

Land or cruise? That is the question. And here's the showdown with pluses and minuses of each way that you can visit the Galapagos Islands. Which has the edge? It depends on a few of your priorities.

The Galapagos Affair

The April 2014 the movie "The Galapagos Affair, Satan Came to Eden" brought a long-told true story that took place on the Galapagos to the world scene.

Being billed as "Darwin meets Hitchcock", a star-studded cast recreates the melodrama, climaxing in a violent, still unsolved mystery. Check out the real-life characters and the story of The Galapagos Affair.

When to Visit the Galapagos Islands

When is the best time to go to the Galapagos? There is no best time really. Any time is great to visit, but it's helpful to know the basics of Galapagos' climate and other variables such as wildlife activities and tourist high and low seasons in order to pick just the right time of year that will feature the things you wish to see and do.