Galapagos Trips

30 Trips
16 Offers
Find the best selection of nature-focused Galapagos trips by both land and sea. Describe your dream vacation or species to spot, then let our U.S.-based experts handle the planning and logistics.
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26 Cruises
4 Land Tours
16 Offers

A Galapagos Islands vacation is the trip of a lifetime, highlighted by iconic endemic species found nowhere else on Earth. Our curated collection of Galapagos trips and tours allows you to experience the magic of these islands in comfort, style and safety—all backed by our U.S.-based company.

We’ve tested the itineraries to ensure you find the right Galapagos vacation for your interests, ability and budget. Snorkel, hike, kayak and explore with expert naturalist guides who ensure you don’t miss a species. Our Galapagos trips epitomize small, sustainable travel in the archipelago.

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A Galapagos Islands Vacation
with AdventureSmith

Are you dizzy comparing the multitude of Galapagos Islands trips and tours available today? Book your Galapagos vacation confidently with our licensed, insured and award-winning US-based company that understands your questions and needs. We can handle all aspects of your travel, from national park permits to flights into the islands, creating a seamless Galapagos trip so you can focus on the fun. Need more reasons to book Galapagos tours with AdventureSmith Explorations?

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We offer an unmatched selection of premier Galapagos trips, with a focus on sustainability.

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Benefit from our firsthand expertise to help you compare Galapagos trips & accommodations.

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Find Galapagos Island tours at a range of budgets. Never pay more booking with us.

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Your Trusted Resource for Galapagos Trips

Trips to the Galapagos Islands today require more logistics than ever, but the rewards are great. Allow us to be your trusted resource for all the up-to-date information about Galapagos tours in changing times. Our company founder, Todd Smith, is an elected board member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, so we know the detailed ins-and-outs of Galapagos trip operations, down to the minute.    

Our hallmark, hyper-personalized customer service has translated to the pandemic travel landscape to help our travelers arrive for their Galapagos Islands trips more informed, more confident and with expectations matched for success. Learn what’s new for Galapagos cruises in 2024 & 2025, or simply contact us to talk one-on-one about our Galapagos vacation packages. 

How Does Your Dream Galapagos Vacation Look?

To stay in a hotel or on a ship? To snorkel or go on a glass-bottom boat? It’s not always either/or on a Galapagos Island vacation, but our team can help you understand the inclusions and added amenities of it all. Our popular Galapagos Island Hopping or Cruise post shows the pros and cons of land vs. sea, but the short answer is that Galapagos cruises are most popular for a reason: you can see more per day.

Every Galapagos trip will have opportunities to snorkel and hike, but other activities to look for include stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, diving, mountain biking and more. For traveling with the family or five-star amenities, see our suggested Galapagos family vacation and luxury Galapagos Island trip itineraries. 

A father, mother and young teen daughter pose on a white-sand beach next to sleeping seals on their Galapagos Island vacation.
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Charter & Custom Galapagos Vacation Packages

Looking for the most exclusive Galapagos Island vacation? Consider a yacht charter or custom, private Galapagos tours. A Galapagos Islands yacht charter is exclusive, flexible and affordable for families and small groups. Let our experts help with our free Galapagos trip planning. We love crafting Galapagos vacation packages. It’s our job to help compare products, give honest unbiased reviews and design Galapagos Islands tours tailored just for you. We pride ourselves on getting to know you to recommend the best Galapagos trips for your wants and needs.

A Galapagos Islands vacation reveals our kinships with penguins, giant tortoises & the beloved blue-footed booby.

All About Animals

Survey Galapagos travelers, and most of us are here for one primary thing: the wildlife! A Galapagos Islands trip delivers animal encounters like no other place, and a look at endemic species found nowhere else on this planet. Learn about the Galapagos Island animals that call this enchanted archipelago home. Our experts detail where, when and how best to spot them on Galapagos Islands tours, along with fun facts about each of the 15 iconic species.

Our Expert Galapagos Tour Advice

Every single member of the AdventureSmith team has traveled extensively in the Galapagos Islands (collectively, more than 20 times). We’ve translated our firsthand experience into various Galapagos travel guides filled with pro tips and helpful inspiration to get you started planning your journey, because that’s half of the fun, isn’t it? Dive in and feel the excitement. We make it easy to dream and build anticipation for your Galapagos vacation.

Climate

Galapagos Trips

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 84 86 88 86 82 78 76 74 76 77 78 80
Avg. Low (F) 70 74 77 72 72 68 66 64 62 64 66 68
Avg. Water Temp (F) 74 76 76 76 74 74 72 66 68 70 72 74
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 1.6 1.9 2.2 3.0 1.7 0.9 0.5 1.1 2.2 2.1 2.7 1.5

Year-Round Galapagos Islands Tours

You can plan a Galapagos Islands trip year-round thanks to the equatorial climate. Galapagos weather is influenced primarily by ocean currents, with the warm Panama current arriving from the north December through May and the cool Humboldt and Peru currents descending June through November. Find more details on Galapagos climate and the best time to visit Galapagos to ensure your Galapagos Island vacation is timed just right. Considerations for timing Galapagos tours include water clarity, water temperature, ocean conditions, seasonal winds and Galapagos Island animals viewing goals. Looking at Galapagos travel within a specific time frame? You are in for a treat no matter when you go, and you can use our Galapagos tour guides to prepare for what’s in store.

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Galapagos Trips

Learn what it's like to be on a safari in the Galapagos, with giant tortoises munching beneath your luxury tent. Join an AdventureSmith Specialist as he explores Santa Cruz Island over three days from Galapagos Safari Camp.
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Galapagos Trips

This La Pinta Galapagos cruise review recaps an AdventureSmith expert’s time aboard the 48-guest La Pinta expedition ship and his numerous, incredible Galapagos wildlife encounters, from flying flamingos to algae-eating marine iguanas!
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This detailed review of what it’s like aboard the 20-guest Origin in the Galapagos Islands showcases not only the guides, yacht, wildlife and itinerary but also how it feels to be among a community of like-minded passengers.
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For the 10th anniversary of AdventureSmith Explorations, Founder & President Todd Smith chartered the 36-guest Coral I Galapagos yacht for his family and friends to celebrate. This is the story of their trip.
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An AdventureSmith traveler recounts his adventures in Eduador's Highlands, Quito and the Galapagos Islands. See video of his snorkeling encounters with sea lions!
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An AdventureSmith expert shares her thoughts and advice in this cruise review of sailing aboard the Galapagos Horizon (formerly known as Camila) after spending time aboard the 16-guest trimaran with action-packed days on land and in the sea, led by a fantastic crew and naturalist guide.
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