Testimonials

Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012





Fundación Scalecia Galapagos

Think Globally, Educate Locally.


The children of the world are the hope for its future. We believe in education as one of the principal tools to ensure sustainability in the long term. The Scalesia Foundation is the only non-governmental institution that is investing 100% of its efforts in EDUCATION on the Islands.


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Why The Galapagos is Ideal for Families

As Exclusive As Your Family Wishes:

Some vacations that bill themselves as being for the whole family forget to mention that when you arrive a good portion of the family of man will be waiting there to join you in endless lines. The Galapagos National Park is an exclusive nature sanctuary: an area roughly the size of Hawaii that allows less than 3,000 visitors on average per week.

You can further tailor that exclusivity to fit your needs. If you want a truly exclusive family reunion you can charter your very own yacht for as few as 8 passengers to 12, 16 or more. If you are looking for a vessel with more room and amenities to spread out in there are 30 to 100 passenger yachts, some of which offer junior suites with features like pools, hot tubs and even massages. Some yachts offering Galapagos cruises specifically offer family departures with kids’ programs and kids’ food.

While Galapagos is best seen by yacht, for land lovers there are exclusive resorts with private bungalows or informal beach front hotels where you can go on outings including day trips to other islands. We can find the trip and accommodations that is right for you.

Why Galapagos is the Best Place In the World Your Family Vacation?

If there is a better place for a once in a life time vacation for the entire family we’d like to know about it!

 

Animals Everywhere Close & Safe

There is simply no better place on Earth than the Galapagos for kids (of all ages) to get so close to so many species of animals safely in the wild. When we say close we mean there is nothing between you and the creatures you are watching as you walk along beaches, marked trails or snorkel in bays. You literally have to watch your step so as not to trip over some exotic creature and often have to make way as animals demand the right of way. Here are some typical experiences enjoyed daily in the islands:

 

    
  • You step onto a sandy shore to a welcoming committee of sea lion pups intent on greeting your toes.
  • You track down a giant ET-like tortoise in the lush green highlands.
  • An unconcerned land iguana watches you pass as he waits for a prickly pear to drop from a cactus for dinner.
  • Green sea turtles & eagle rays glide just beneath the transparent surface of a mangrove lagoon just a few feet from your raft.
  • Dolphins play in the bow wake of your island hoping yacht.
  • A band of marine iguana rest atop one another in a large heap looking like a nursery for Godzilla’s children.
  • A pair of wave albatross duel with their beaks in a mating ritual.
  • A young sea lion almost touches your snorkeling mask with its nose, as colorful king angel fish, parrot fish and Harlequin wrasse swim nearby.
  • Tiny Galapagos penguins hop from rock to rock before darting into the water like miniature torpedoes.
  • Blue footed boobies show off their feet to potential mates on one side of the trail, while Magnificent frigate birds try and outdo them in the branches on the other side of the path by inflating their large scarlet throat sacks.

These are common events. There’s more of course, but we’ll leave that up to you to experience. Rarer possibilities include encounters with the gentle leviathan whale sharks, giant manta rays or jumping into a pod of wild dolphins. In the Galapagos your likely to find that your binoculars become an encumbrance because they simply can’t focus that close enough.

Nature and Science Comes Alive and Is Fun!

You’ll be led by highly skilled, friendly and entertaining guides who often have advanced degrees with years of experience leading trips in the Islands. Their knowledge, combined with the living laboratory that surrounds you, will bring the world of natural history and ecology alive all around you as though you are walking inside your own nature special.

When you consider that most “family” vacations mean; kids clubs that babysit your children, why not consider a real family vacation where you experience the wonders of nature together? We guarantee nobody will be bored!