• Tara Woodbury

Visiting the Galapagos Islands


What is the draw of the Galapagos Islands? Travelers consider this UNESCO World Heritage as one of the most enchanting places on the planet. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife species, beautiful beaches, and rugged landscapes. Your family is sure to find something they love here, whether into animals, adventure, sunbathing, water sports, or all of the above! And by seeking their input, you will ensure you have a wonderful vacation!

However, the first decision that you need to make about visiting the Galapagos Islands might also be the most difficult. Because of its geography, you have two options to experience the Galapagos Islands — land or sea. While choosing one over the other does not make the experience less magical, it can be an essential part of your vacation planning.

So, which is better for your family?

Galapagos Islands by Land

Are you going on a family vacation with your children? Then touring through the Galapagos Islands by land is your best choice. Kids tend to be more prone to seasickness, and experiencing the islands by land can help you provide an enjoyable time for your kids. You can also submerge yourself in the experience 24 hours a day!

Various hotels in the islands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal provide a great view of the archipelago. You can bask in the Ecuadorian sun while holding your favorite drink in your hands while your kids play on the beach. Exploring the Galapagos Islands by land will let you and your family soak in the island life at your own pace.

Galapagos Islands by Sea

If you choose to explore the Galapagos Islands by sea, you need to know the set departure dates and cruise routes. While you will spend plenty of time in the water, you will also get land excursions to witness the Galapagos Islands' famous wildlife. There are many varieties of cruises that sail to and through the Galapagos Islands. Picking the right one for your family is a crucial step in the vacation planning process.

When to Book a Trip to Galapagos Islands

There's no wrong time to visit Galapagos Islands because the islands offer a great experience all year long. However, you need to be aware of the climate in the islands. The cool and dry months are from June to December, while the wet months are from January to May. Keeping in this mind will help you create a vacation plan that fits your family's goals perfectly.

If you would like help to create the perfect itinerary for your family, so you can sit back and relax, give me a call or click the button below to schedule a free 15-minute get-to-know-you call or zoom!


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