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What the Galapagos has to offer.
This remote and mysterious volcanic archipelago of islands is renowned as one of the best places in the world for wildlife viewing. It’s also one of the last unspoilt destinations on earth, with an overwhelming number of rare and endemic plant and animal species.
Each stop will reveal new enchantments, from the prehistoric land iguanas nestling on Dragon Hill to flamingos in the hypersalinic lagoon. Santa Cruz is the most populated island in the archipelago and is home to Tortuga Bay, where iguanas and sea turtles are known to cluster.
What’s more, your Galapagos cruise is all-inclusive – we provide virtually everything you need including snorkelling equipment, meals, drinks and shore excursions. Our experts also offer educational talks onboard to help you learn more about the fascinating wildlife you’ll come across.
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Our stunning destinations.
Cerro Brujo is a fascinating geologic landscape, beach, and satellite volcanic cone. Boat rides along the shore bring you to a huge natural cut-out and a unique photo opportunity!
Visit the small waterfront town of Puerto Baquerizo, the administrative capital of the islands. Excursion options include a tour of a local interpretation centre and time for shopping.
You’ll find Kicker Rock near Puerto Baquerizo in the stunning Galapagos Islands – also known as Leon Dormido, this rock resembles the shape of a sleeping lion.
Punta Pitt is a truly unique destination – it is the only place in the Galapagos where you are able to witness all three species of boobies in one place.
Espumilla Beach can be found on Santiago Island – it’s the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, and relaxing on the golden sand on your Galapagos cruise.
This is one of the most spectacular settings in the Galapagos. A relatively young island, its volcanic origins are evident. One visiting astronaut even said it reminded him of the moon.
The landscapes of this small island are visually stunning. Among other sights, there is an old volcanic cone bathed in crimson, sitting amid coves of clear, aqua-blue water.
With its sandy beach, black rock and blue-water grottos this stop offers a taste of Galapagos geology, some great snorkelling, and an opportunity to see shore birds and Galapagos fur seals.
Take a morning hike over a blackened landscape that is nothing less than a geologic wonderland. Craters, lava and cactus dot the trail – it resembles a Martian-like landscape.
Puerto Villamil can be found in the southeast of Isla Isabella. Relax on the beautiful white sand beaches and take in the spectacular surroundings.
Elizabeth Beach is a sheltered inlet and one of the westernmost points in the Galapagos. Scenic boat rides offer excellent wildlife viewing and access to a rich mangrove ecosystem.
Punta Moreno will make you feel like you’ve travelled back into a prehistoric era. Located on the extreme north coast of Isabela Island, you may see huge marine iguanas and Galapagos Penguins.
Tagus Cove has historically provided shelter for wayfarers and is one of the places Charles Darwin visited in 1835. A hike up a volcanic tuff cone offers views of Darwin’s Lake.
Take a ramble through this reef’s high-and-dry corals or stick to a shorter version and look for land iguanas and giant tortoises. Urvina Bay is great for swimming and snorkelling.
You’ll find Vicente Roca Point right at the mouth of the sea-horse-shaped Isla Isabela. While you’re there, don’t miss the sea horses in the spectacular bay – perfect for snorkelling.
On this visit to Isla Isabella you’ll discover the Wall of Tears and the fascinating history of the prisoners that built it.
The cliff shore of Daphne island is home to sea lions, pelicans, blue footed boobies and tropical birds. Large schools of fish can be observed from the zodiac rides.
During World War II, Baltra was a U.S. military base, protecting the Panama Canal from attack. Now, Baltra is home to the region's airport and is where you will meet your ship.
The only way to get to Black Turtle Cove is by dinghy. A shallow inlet, it protects a range of wildlife. Look out for: white-tip reef sharks, rays and sea turtles.
Dragon Hill is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed.
Welcome to Las Bachas: a white-sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. This is one of the largest nesting areas of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the Galapagos.
Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, or to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.
To the southeast of Santa Cruz Island you’ll find one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos, Santa Fe. Sea lions are the main attraction here, as well as multiple dive sites and walking trails.
This little island off the coast of Santa Cruz will bring you up close with seal pups. South Plaza has one of the biggest colonies of sea lions in the Galapagos.
Layers of lava that originally erupted underwater have created a low-lying island packed with wildlife. A hike along the shore and into the island’s interior reveals mystery upon mystery.
At its most narrow, Mosquera Islet is only 160km across. You’ll find sea birds here, as well as sea lions; it is home to one of the biggest populations in the Galapagos.
Espinoza Point is a highlight of Fernandina Island. Popular with visitors due to its abundant wildlife - the Galapagos Penguin is sometimes spotted here.
We’ll take you sailing to El Barranco, situated in the southern part of Darwin Bay. Explore the 1.5km trail of volcanic rock and look out for rare species.
Darwin Bay was formed by a submerged crater, and the resulting steep cliffs provide the perfect protected homes for a range of seabirds. See how many you can spot.
Gardner Bay is home to one of the longest beaches in the Galapagos. You’ll visit a sea lion colony and search for more wildlife, such as the startlingly red Sally Lightfoot crabs.
Punta Suarez offers natural beauty at its best. A hike from the beach to the steep southern cliffs leads to a blowhole where water gushes up to 50 feet into the air.
This site is home to the post office barrel where whalers and others could leave their mail to be picked up by outbound ships. Continue the tradition and post your own letter.
Cormorant Point was the first capital of the Galapagos and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. Its small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos and stilts.
Find out what's included in our all inclusive Galapagos cruises.
When you join us on a voyage of discovery in the Galapagos Islands, we provide everything you'll need. Meals? Check. Drinks? Absolutely. Tips? We've got them covered. Your Galapagos cruise is truly all inclusive so you can relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings on your holiday of a lifetime.
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Answering your questions about the Galapagos.
Here, we answer all of your need-to-know questions about the mysterious Galápagos Islands, from which language the inhabitants speak to which ship we’ll be sailing on.
The Galápagos is a truly unique destination with incredible biodiversity; a place where animals call the shots and human interference is kept strictly to the minimum. Nature-lovers will love the sheer number of rare and endemic species as well as the natural wonders waiting to be discovered. The islands also had a significant impact on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection.
Their unique topology and remote location off the coast of Ecuador means that the Galápagos Islands are tricky to reach and travel around. On a cruise, we’ll take you sailing straight into this fascinating world of otherworldly beauty. Our years of experience cruising in the archipelago means we’ll bring you to all the must-see spots, meaning you’re free to enjoy the experience in a way that’s streamlined and hassle-free.
What’s more, our onboard experts are on hand to answer all of your questions about the flora and fauna of the Galápagos, as well as providing presentations on what to expect and look out for. When you’re not exploring, you can enjoy life onboard one of our luxurious ships. Only our smaller ships sail to the Galápagos (Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Flora), creating a more intimate and community-based feel.
A visit to the Galápagos Islands is all about those wildlife viewing opportunities. Keep an eye out for rare species like the marine iguana, the Galápagos penguin, the whale shark and the green sea turtle. Galápagos National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ecuador’s first national park, offers plenty of hiking trails, while the islands’ beaches are perfect for snorkelling.
Weather on the islands can be unpredictable, so you should always pack layers. It’s also a good idea to pack comfortable hiking shoes, waterproofs and a backpack for exploring during the day. Bring along your camera for those all-important wildlife shots, as well as some swimwear for cooling off on the beach. Find out more about what to pack for your Celebrity cruise.
Unlike the rest of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands observe GALT (Galápagos Time), which is UTC-6.
Galápagos cuisine contains many elements of Ecuadorian cooking, and seafood is high on the menu. The most common dish is ceviche, which combines fish with seafood and lime juice. Dishes are traditionally fresh, simple and flavourful.
The Galápagos archipelago is generally considered a safe place to visit. Guests are encouraged to be vigilant about their personal safety.
The official language of Ecuador and the Galápagos is Spanish, but you’ll also find that English is widely spoken.
Typically, the Galápagos Islands have two distinct seasons – cool and dry between June and November, and wet and warmer between December and June. The warm season tends to be the best time to visit, as the sea is calmer and you'll enjoy better underwater visibility during those diving and snorkelling trips.
Wildlife is present on the Galápagos all year-round, but what species you'd like to see will dictate the month you visit. In June, you'll have a good chance of spotting humpback whales, while May is when the rare blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dances. In December, the hatching season begins for Giant Tortoises.
To visit the Galápagos, you’ll at least need hepatitis A and typhoid vaccinations. It’s also a good idea to bring along some general medications to combat common ailments. Read more guidance on vaccinations on the NHS website.
The clear waters and peaceful beaches of the Galápagos Islands are hard to resist – not to mention the fact that they have some of the richest marine biodiversity on earth.
It is generally considered safe to swim and snorkel in the Galápagos Islands, although you should always exercise caution when swimming with wildlife and give animals plenty of space. If you’re unsure about safe spots to swim, simply ask our onboard experts.
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Our commitment to the preservation of the Galapagos Islands and their unique eco-system continues with the launch of our incredible new ship launching in June, Celebrity Flora®. To celebrate, we’re unveiling three exciting partnerships.
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