The Galapagos need little fanfare. Darwin started the chorus of prasie, amazement, and enchantment 140 years ago, and the music hasn't slowed.
The enduring charm of Las Islas Encantadas (The Bewitched Islands) has three major sources. Our naturalist-guided voyages to the Islands have been carefully crafted to immerse us in all three. One, the Galapagos are incredibly rich in wildlifethe familiar but always amazing marine iguanas, giant bicentenarian tortoises, equatorial penguins, flightless cormorents, blue-footed boobies, bottle-nosed dolphins, sea lions, lava lizards, more than 600 species of birds, and an endless variety of tropical fish, amoung whom we'll snorkel from our yacht. Second, the islands are starkly and thought-provokingly beautiful.
By cruising to and between them, we'll have a chance to savor them in the prismatic light of the Pacific. And last, the Galapagos have been carefully protected from human predation; they breathe free and easy, and so do their visitors.