The Galapagos Islands has drawn everyone from A-list celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio to regular tourists for many years—and for good reason. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers everything that you can ever dream of on your vacation, especially when you join us on our Galapagos photo cruises where you get to be treated to these amazing experiences:
See One-of-a-Kind Birds at Genovesa Island
If you book one of our Galapagos photo cruises to take photographs of amazing birds, you will likely visit Genovesa Island. Also named “Bird Island,” Genovesa is home to 59 native and 29 migratory birds that you can easily spot on a hike through Prince Philip’s Steps.
Get up Close with Marine Iguanas on Fernandina Island
Although Marine Iguanas are everywhere on the island, the best spot to see them in their natural habitat is in Fernandina Island where you’ll easily spot hundreds of these Iguanas roaming around as if there are no tourists around.
Be in Awe of All the Animals around the Islands
On our Galapagos photo cruises, we will take you on a visual journey across 19 islands filled with more than 2,017 endemic species that include 42 reptiles, 45 birds, 79 fishes, 15 mammals, and over 1,435 invertebrates. And the best part is, you don’t need long lenses to take amazing shots of these animals because they’re often used to being photographed.
Meet the Sea Lions on Espanola Island
Gardner Bay is definitely a must-visit site because of its huge sea lion colony. You’ll surely have a feast taking photographs of hundreds of sea lions that range from babies feeding on their mothers to males battling it out for breeding rights.
Swim with the Penguins on Isabela Island
More than taking photos, you should never miss spending a day swimming at the beaches in Galapagos. And if you’re looking to take your experience to the next level, go snorkeling to see the Galapagos penguins in action on Isabela Island.
Indulge in the Spectacular Views of the Sierra Negra Volcano
Joining Galapagos photo cruises isn’t just about capturing wildlife but also indulging in the spectacular views around the island, one of which is by hiking the Sierra Negra volcano. The 17-kilometer hike up the mountain rewards you with a view of the world’s second largest crater that will make you feel like you stepped foot on another planet.
Find Inspiration like Charles Darwin
Galapagos is the birthplace of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and it’s easy to know why. Everywhere you look, there’s always something to spark inspiration around the island. Take a walk around to see blue-footed birds or 500-pound tortoises and learn more about how this beautiful island came to be in the process.
Exploring the Galapagos Islands is, without a doubt, one of the best experiences you’ll ever have in your life. From stunning landscapes to rich wildlife, everything in Galapagos is picture-perfect. But more than the amazing photos, it’s the life-changing journey that will surely make your trip to this destination the best you’ve ever had.
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Wild Focus Expeditions is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico but we’re happy to go on expeditions with those of you all over the world. Here are some of our more famous expedition destinations: Greenland, Indonesia, Japan, Svalbard, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Pantanal, India, Kenya, Uganda, and the Galapagos