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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 outings.

Columbus Travel is an Ecuadorian company headquartered in Quito coupled with Norwegian Management. As one of the world's leading tour operators for the Galapagos Islands since 1997, we have helped thousands of travelers experience once-in-a lifetime holidays to the Galapagos Islands.

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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Galapagos in May

Rains begin to subside and the temperature around the islands finally begins to cool off while the water remains warm. Tourist activity begins to gain traction as schools and classes come to an end for summer break. Past mid-May it gets difficult to find last minute deals.

Planning Galapagos Tours and Cruises from Quito

Mainland Ecuador is worth planning a couple of days of exploring. Quito is the country's capital and second-largest city, right behind Guayaquil. Located in the mountainous Sierra region of Ecuador, it is a reminder of the country's colonial past and natural beauty.

Flights to the Galapagos Islands

Read all you need to know about flights to and from the Galapagos Islands. We debunk some persistent myths about getting to the islands. The good news is that Columbus Travel and nearly anywhere you buy a tour from will take care of the details for you.

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.

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.


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