Calling all who have dreamt going to the Galapagos for years – if you’re planning a trip and what to experience the islands to their fullest, and make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, then the 15-day Galapagos cruises might be your best bet.
If you are passionate about viewing wildlife, snorkeling, hiking, swimming and all the other exciting excursions that define a Galapagos experience, this option maximizes all of that. It’s also a great way to see the whole archipelago – while the shorter navigations are more limited by time, the two-week cruises are able to visit each region of the Galapagos Islands and allow travelers the chance to participate in every area’s main activities.
You will see the whole Galapagos archipelago. The Galapagos Islands, though a small geographic region, have very distinct zones in each corner of the Islands. With this, obviously, there are significant differences between the younger Western Islands and the oldest Eastern and Southern Islands, including major differences in flora and fauna and even climate and water temperatures. The 15-day option is the only one that will fully acquaint you with each of these regions.
You will be able to really adjust to the boat. For many people, the first few days onboard are spent getting accustomed to the rocking of the boat. On the 15-day cruise, you have a solid week and a half aboard even after you’ve acquired your sea legs. This will make your experience on the ship even more comfortable and enjoyable.
If you are retired and have lots of time to dedicate to traveling, then this is an amazing way to spend it. There is certainly no obligation to participate in every activity, and on 15-day cruises you have more liberty to do the activities that excite you.
For the avid naturalists, there is no better way to become intimately familiar with this amazing part of our planet. The diving spots are internationally heralded as one of the wonders of the underwater world.
On top of that, this is a great spot for photographers. Since each of the Galapagos Islands is so ecologically distinct and maintained in such pristine condition, you could easily fill several memory cards on even a five-day cruise. But the more time you spend in the Islands, the more opportunities you will have to snap the best pictures. If you want diversityin your photo album, then the 15-day option is the perfect way to witness all of the Galapagos’ natural and unique biodiversity.