Why we are experts

“I first took people to the Galapagos Islands back in 1991 when I was working as a tour leader in South America. A lobster lunch on Christmas Day in San Cristobal with my wife-to-be is one of our fondest memories.”

Guy Marks

Cruise the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands were discovered in 1535 by the Spanish Bishop of Panama, Fray Tomas. He sent back reports to King Charles V of Spain of incredibly tame wildlife, huge tortoises and unusual iguanas.

Which Yacht is right for me

There are several factors you should consider when working out which yacht or cruise boat you want to go on.  Use our quick comparison of all the different vessels offering cruises in the Galapagos Islands.





Giant Tortoise

Galapagos Cruise Holiday & Quito Tour

Prices from: £4,160pp for 9 nights.
This Galapagos Island tour explores the colonial charm of Quito as well as an 8 day Galapagos cruise aboard the Beagle, a classic British-built brigantine.

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Galapagos and Costa Rica

Prices from: £5,565 pp for 16 nights.
A winning combination or two superb nature destinations, the Galapagos Islands with their unique species and Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity.

Family Galapagos Holidays

Santa Cruz and Isabela

Prices from: £3,015 pp for 4 nights.
A 2-centre holiday packed full of adventure, activity and fun. Swim, snorkel, walk and bike your way round different islands, all the while watching the enchanting wildlife.

Galapagos Holidays

For most people a trip to the Galapagos Islands is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes a lot of research to make sure your money is well spent. It’s an expensive destination and you want to be certain you are getting the holiday you really want.

Galapagos Specialists is the UK’s most comprehensive dedicated Galapagos website full of information from Galapagos specialists about the Galapagos Islands and how to plan your Galapagos holiday.

There is never a bad time to visit the Galapagos Islands. The dry season is roughly July to December, with temperatures around 16-23°c. The rainy season is from about January to June, when temperatures are about 20-28°c. However there could be a month that is more suitable for you depending on what you’re hoping to experience. For example if you want to see the waved albatrosses you need to come to Espanola Island between about May and December.

Make your Galapagos booking enquiry online or to talk to an expert call: +44 (0)1473 599 082

Galapagos Specialists offers you comprehensive advice, 100% financial protection & excellent backup. It is run by independent company, Tribes Travel, founded in 1998.

Book your Galapagos Holiday direct with us in the UK for your financial peace of mind & excellent communication.

N Galapagos Specialists for over 20 years.

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We are members of the
Latin American Travel Association.

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Many of the Galapagos yachts and Hotels we
work with are committed to Sustainable tourism
through the Smart Voyager certification program.

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We support conservation in cooperation with the Galapagos Conservation Trust, working alongside the Charles Darwin Foundation and the local population.