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"It appears to me that nothing can be more improving to a young naturalist than a journey in distant countries." - Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

The Galapagos islands are an incredible visual feast and our photo journal demonstrates just how beautiful a Galapagos cruise can be. On our Galapagos island tours, you can experience fascinating wildlife and breathtaking scenery that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. These pictures show just what an exhilarating place the Galapagos islands are, and with our expert tour guides, you’ll be able to see all of these sights and more firsthand on your Galapagos cruise.

What better way to engage your young ones than with a Galapagos family vacation? Whether you’re young or young at heart, Galapagos island tours will allow you to see the natural world in a new way. From marine iguanas to flightless cormorants, the Galapagos is teeming with unique species that will increase anyone’s appreciation for the natural world. Book your Galapagos family vacation with us today and discover the wonders of the Galapagos for yourself!


Landscape, Santiago Island, Galapagos
Bartolome (foreground) and James Island © Jeff Waugh

Volcanic Landscapes
The Galapagos Islands offer the visitor an incredibly rich and diverse landscape to explore and photograph.

Great Frigate Birds, Tower Island, Galapagos
Great Frigate Birds on Tower Island © Jeff Waugh
Each visitor site is unique with respect to landscape and wildlife. Tower Island in the north of the archipelago is one of the richest in bird life.
Great Firgate bird, Tower Island, Galapagos
Male Great Frigate Bird courtship display on Tower Island © Jeff Waugh

Frigate Bird
The male frigates inflate their bright red jugular sac to attract females. This courtship activity reaches its peak on Tower between March and June.

Lava Heron, Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos
Lava Heron, Puerto Egas, Santiago Island © Jeff Waugh

Lava Heron
On any of the rocky shores in the Galapagos Islands, you will see a variety of resident and migratory shore birds. The Lava Heron is found only in Galapagos and can be seen and photographed at many visitor sites.

Flightless Cormorants, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Flightless Cormorant, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island © Jeff Waugh

Flightless Cormorant
The Flightless Cormorant is another species found only in Galapagos and only on the shores of Isabela and Fernandina islands. This is an adult with a chick that were seen on their rudimentary nest at Punta Espinosa.

Lava Lizard, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Lava Lizard, Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island © Jeff Waugh

Lava Lizard
The Lava Lizard is also a species endemic to the Galapagos and found at almost all visitor sites. There are a number of different subspecies that vary in size and coloration. This large beautiful male was seen in the tortoise pens at the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.

Galapagos Hawk, Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos
Galapagos Hawk, Punta Suarez, Española Island © Jeff Waugh

Galapagos Hawk
Another endemic species, the Galapagos Hawk is found on almost every island.

Galapagos Dove
Galapagos Dove © Jeff Waugh

Galapagos Dove
Found only in Galapagos, the doves were once found in staggering abundance on the islands. They are usually now only found in small solitary groups foraging amongst the vegetation.

Land iguana, South Plaza Island, Galapagos
Land Iguana, South Plaza Island © Jeff Waugh

Land Iguana
Plaza Island is one of the few locations where it is possible to get an "upfront and personal" look at these magnificent, prehistoric-looking creatures. This large male was devouring a cactus pad spines and all!

Golden Rays, Caleta Tortuga Negra, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Golden Rays, Caleta Tortuga Negra, Santa Cruz Island © Jeff Waugh

Golden Rays
This was on the trip of the "sharks and rays" where my son and I saw and snorkeled with one or the other (or both) both at almost every opportunity. While at Caleta Tortuga Negra on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, we observed over one hundred rays. This school slowly swam alongside us and under our zodiac.

Evan with Galapagos Snake, Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
Galapagos Snake and Evan, Santa Fe Island © Jeff Waugh

with Children
Enjoy the wonders of the Galapagos Islands as if your were seeing this magnificent world for the first time through the eyes of a child. The Galapagos Islands is a World Heritage Site protected for the benefit of  future generations.

California Sea Lions and young girl, Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos
California Sea Lions, Gardner Bay, Española Island © Jeff Waugh

Sea Lions
There are many beautiful white (and black and red) sand beaches in the Galapagos Islands where you will have time to relax, swim, snorkel and play.

Evan at the Devils Crown near Floreana Island, Galapagos
Evan at the Devil's Crown © Jeff Waugh

Devil's Crown
(La Corona del Diablo)
Devil's Crown is a small islet just off of Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. It's one of the best places in Galapagos to snorkel and a great place to see turtles, sharks, rays, penguins and a myriad of colorful fish!


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