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Galapagos Activities

Each and every activity offered as part of Yacht Isabela II’s Galapagos itineraries easily lend themselves to the unique interests of our guests. An excellent variety of Galapagos National Park-approved activities are offered every day, these of which can range from: hiking, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, panga rides, to glass-bottom excursions. All these Galapagos activities can be experienced at no extra charge!

Galapagos Activities for the Whole Family

  • Activities

    Activities are a great way of exploring and experiencing the Galapagos Islands. There are a number of family-friendly activities approved by the Galapagos National Park. Yacht Isabela II offers nearly all of them. These include snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, panga and glass-bottom boat rides.

  • Snorkeling

    Find yourself surrounded by colorful fish, playful sea lions, mysterious sharks, curious marine iguanas, gentle sea turtles, and much, much more! Explore breathtaking underwater scenes that will give you a deeper insight into why the Galapagos Islands and Marine Reserve were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Kayaking

    Greet some of the archipelago’s most amazing animals while you navigate its coastal waters by kayak! Paddle along breathtaking scenery and marvel at the marine life swimming all around you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to embark on this adventure on your journey in the Galapagos!

  • Paddleboarding

    Make your way along the surface of beautiful turquoise waters on a paddleboard! Via this peaceful activity, you’ll get a front-row spot from which to witness this curious and natural spectacle . Galapagos’ waters are teeming with fascinating and fearless species! So, test your balance and get ready to explore!

  • Glass-bottom boat

    If you want to relax yet still enjoy the richness of the ocean, just lean forward and enjoy the experience of our glass-bottom boat! Say hello to the amazing marine species that greet you from below the surface, while you unwind and enjoy this charming, canopied ride.

  • Island Exploration

    Your journey continues on land as you embark on guided hikes across otherworldly terrain. Along these mesmerizing adventures, you’ll get to observe wildlife like nowhere else in the world! The Galapagos’ species are not intimidated by the presence of man; therefore, you can observe them from an incredibly short distance!

  • Coastal Exploration

    Hop aboard on one of our pangas (dinghies) and explore the gorgeous coastlines of the Galapagos! Bask in the refreshing sea breeze and let the rays of sun caresses your skin while you enjoy the archipelago’s wonderful views.

Must-see Galapagos Iconic Species

Galapagos birds: american flamingo

When it comes to wholly unique and endemic wildlife, the Galapagos Islands never fail to dazzle. Explorers that venture to the Enchanted Isles will be delighted to find themselves traveling back to a land before humankind.

Galapagos animals: giant tortoises

Saturated with tons of wildlife, the Galapagos Islands are the perfect place to get up close and admire nature like never before. Experience creatures that are completely fearless in the presence of humans, be they the playful sea lions or the colossal giant tortoises.

Galapagos birds: penguins

But where to even start? Our highly experienced guides and Expedition Leaders, luckily, have managed to put their wisdom and insight together to provide visitors with some of the most iconic and unmissable species that reside in the Enchanted Isles.

Galapagos animals: sea lions

Yacht Isabela II promises its guests that they will get to see a substantial portion of these species throughout any one of its three distinct itineraries. We even have a name for them: the BIG15 Group of Iconic Species in the Galapagos.