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Galapagos Travel

Galapagos Cruise Experts

We are true Galapagos experts, with first-hand knowledge of the Islands and mainland Ecuador along with nearly 2 decades of experience planning trips to this once-in-a-lifetime destination.

How We Explore Galapagos

5 to 8 day small ship cruises are the efficient way to see the most of the Galapagos Islands' diverse species, azure waters and stunning landscapes. 

How We Pay It Forward

ExploringCircle strives to be more than a travel company. We offer extraordinary journeys while supporting inspiring people engaged in social and environmental issues, an easy process for travelers and our partners.

Popular Galapagos Cruises

Pay 2017 Rates For 2018 Trips
5 days

Nemo Southern

from $2,350

Zodiac Tours, Snorkeling, Photography, Birding

Ship: M/C Nemo I

5 days

Nemo Southern

Journey on a small 14 passenger unique sailing catamaran from Santa Cruz, passing by Española, Floreana and highly endemic Santa Fé. These oldest islands are among the best sites of the Galapagos with many emblematic species that have evolved into unique figureheads. Striking coral sand beaches at azure bays are favorite places for large colonies of Galapagos sea lions. This cruise promises to become an unforgettable experience.

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8 days

Legend Eastern Southern

from $3,606

Kayaking, Zodiac Tours, Snorkeling, Birding, Child Friendly

Ship: M/V Galapagos Legend

8 days

Legend Eastern Southern

This 8 day trip brings the best of the Eastern Islands on a stable comfortable boutique expedition vessel. You'll enjoy guided walks on land with naturalists, chances to snorkel, kayak, swim or relax on a beach.  You'll marvel at the white sand beaches, cactus forest, Kicker Rock and a host of animal species including blue-footed boobies, sea lions and land iguanas.

7 days

Kayaking Galapagos

from $2,605

Kayaking, Hiking, Cycling, Snorkeling

7 days

Kayaking Galapagos

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s richest and most unique marine ecosystem. This program is a
comprehensive kayaking experience with exclusive access to 3 different islands. Highly rated kayaking/
naturalist guides combine sea and land excursions for a full natural history and evolutionary tour. Paddle with penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, sea turtles and sharks and enjoy hiking, biking and snorkeling adventures.

Galapagos Cruise Experts

Knowing travel in the Galapagos Islands means understanding the cruises and the ships they operate on.  We have completed countless hours of ships tours and lodge visits and have sailed on several of the best known Galapagos vessels. We know the companies, the naturalist staff and, most importantly, we offer you decades of experience in planning travel in the famed archipelago and in mainland Ecuador.

Why Book With Us?

- Galapagos expertise
- 15 years experience 
- Best and safest ships
- Non-biased opinion
- Special discounts
- 1% For Planet Membership

How We Explore Galapagos

Most Galapagos visitors witness the vast array of endemic wildlife via 5 to 8 day all-inclusive small ship cruises, the most efficient way to see the most species and landscapes. Lodges combine boat day trips and activities but lack the reach of the ships to access the best, most remote sites. 

Watch this video to see what Galapagos cruising is all about.

Galapagos Travel Tips

Galapagos For Families

The Galapagos Islands offer an extraordinary opportunity for children to experience wildlife in their natural habitat.

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Galapagos Wildlife Guide

People often ask us “When is the best time to go to the Islands?” Or “What is the best island for wildlife?”...

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How We Pay It Forward

We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, and make a commitment to donate one percent of our total sales to non-profits that share our mission.

Plastics in Water

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

5 Gyres has been a global leader in researching the extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.  They have vision of a planet free of plastic pollution and they undertake a range of initiatives towards this aim.  They conduct field research, publish data, educate youth and consumers as well as business and government leaders about ocean plastics, and advocate for solutions. 

Water and Sanitation

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

A non-profit that supports high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions for the world’s poorest communities, improving health, education and women's lives in the process.

Global Warming

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

We can reduce global warming emissions and ensure communities have the resources they need to withstand the effects of climate change. The Union for Concenrned Scientists develop science-based solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.