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A fantastic ecotoursim destination, a Galapagos island vacation will enable you to come face-to-face with one of the most intriguing ecosystems on earth.Typically a Galapagos Island cruise will include the flat fee for entering the Galapagos National Park,this fee usually is accompanied by a local nature guide, the advantage of having a local guide is this person is able to bestow onto you and your group all the local knowledge including their knowledge of local plants and animals, local history and wildlife. Tour groups in the area generally will offer two options when selecting a Galapagos Island cruise.Tour groups offering a day trip are usually based out of the port of Puerto Ayora. Typically these day cruises will spend the day at one of the Galapagos Islands exploring what is unique to that particular island. Typically your other option when booking a Galapagos Island cruise is the type of cruise were you will spend the entire time onboard a large yacht or one of the smaller cruise liners. After the boat has docked you will explore a particular Galapagos Island. At the end of the day you will return to your boat and continue on to your next Galapagos Island destination. The Galapagos Islands is home to a variety of flora and fauna unique in the world of Ecotourism. Everything from blue-footed boobies, iguanas, sea lions to the Galapagos penguins. When you opt in for a Galapagos Island cruise you also have the added bonus of being able to participate in a variety of activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, hiking, trekking and wildlife watching.
Most cruises in the Galapagos focus on either sightseeing or scuba diving/adventure tours for those ecotourists who want to have a more active vacation. Every location within the Galapagos Island chain has its own unique landscape and diverse species of animal and plant life, every time you step onto one of the islands will create a lifetime of memories for you the ecotourist. Appealling to the most curious of ecotravelers, the Galapagos Islands are also ideal for a family ecovacation.
Although the Galapagos Islands do not have the variety of plant and animal species found elsewhere, what makes a trip to these islands is the fact that each island has its own endemic wildlife species. Today, a Galapagos Islands tour is one of the very few natural opportunities on the planet that allows travellers to, at their own leisure, see and create photographic memories of such an excess of a variety of untamed wildlife in their natural surroundings. By choosing a Galapagos island cruise, you are creating a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the rich natural diversity that the Galapagos Islands has to offer.