Top 7 Reasons For a Private Galapagos Yacht Charter

Posted by on April 25th, 2023

The Galapagos Islands are a rare and special place in the world. Not only are they home to unique species of wildlife and exotic landscapes, but they are also the ideal place to charter a yacht and explore this archipelago with your family or a group of friends. Here are our top 7 reasons why chartering a private yacht in the Galapagos Islands is a great travel option for you and your loved ones.

1. Unparalleled Wildlife Viewing

A Galapagos yacht charter allows you to explore some of the islands’ most remote and untouched areas. From blue-footed boobies to the iconic giant tortoises, you’ll be able to observe a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat. You’ll visit some of the islands’ most beautiful beaches, which are home to sea lions, iguanas, and other fascinating creatures. You’ll also have the option to snorkel, which will give you the chance to swim with sea turtles, sea lions, and other unique marine life.

Mother and baby sea lion in the Galapagos Islands

A sea lion pup stays close to its mother in the Galapagos Islands.

2. Experienced Crew and Professional Guides

When you charter a yacht in the Galapagos, you’re also confirming the warm hospitality and personalized service of the entire yacht crew, including a chef and a naturalist guide. These Galapagos experts will ensure your stay on board is a memorable experience by taking care of all your needs, including serving amazing meals, explaining the islands’ flora and fauna, offering educational opportunities for kids, and sharing insider knowledge about Galapagos history, wildlife, and more. From snorkeling trips to fascinating stories, they will make the most of your time in the Galapagos Islands.

3. Access to Unspoiled Islands

The remote and uninhabited islands in the Galapagos are accessible only by smaller vessels using zodiacs. A small-ship Galapagos cruise also offers opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities throughout your trip. Whether you are hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, exploring by zodiac, or just taking in the views, a visit to these smaller islands offers the chance to observe one-of-a-kind underwater landscapes and some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Plus, traveling by private yacht charter means you’ll explore these secluded areas and enjoy their stunning landscapes in the company of your very own naturalist guide.

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The grandiose landscape of Bartolome Island. Can you spot the yacht?

4. Comfort and Convenience

A Galapagos yacht charter offers the perfect combination of comfort and convenience. You will have your own private cabin and all the amenities you need for a luxurious stay, such as individual climate control, a private bathroom, and plenty of storage space. Some cabins even have private balconies and sitting areas. There’s usually a library and lounge area on board, plus a fully stocked bar, dining room, and sun deck. The yacht will truly feel like your home away from home while you are cruising the archipelago.

5. Exclusive Experience with No Crowds

Unlike booking a few cabins on a larger cruise ship, a private yacht charter allows you to enjoy cruising without crowds of other tourists. You will relax at a slower pace from the moment you board the vessel, and carry that forward into your explorations of the islands with your private naturalist guide. A Galapagos yacht charter is one of the most exclusive ways you can experience the wonders of the islands.

Galapagos cruise zodiac

Your zodiac will get up close to the wildlife of the Galapagos.

6. Worry-Free Vacation

Your Vaya Destination Specialist will help you plan every detail of your trip before you depart. And the yacht crew and naturalist guide will be at your disposal on board, as will all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and relaxing cruise. You can spend time lounging on the deck of your yacht—perhaps in a hot tub—while taking in the spectacular views of the islands. Or take part in a variety of activities, such as kayaking, hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. It’s a worry-free vacation from start to finish.

7. Lasting Memories

Chartering a yacht in the Galapagos Islands is an incredible experience that you and your family or friends won’t soon forget. You will have the chance to explore and discover the islands in an intimate and exclusive way, sharing both time and cherished moments together far away from the demands and distractions of everyday life. A private, small-ship cruise provides a special opportunity to bond with your loved ones and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Photographing iguana in Galapagos

Kids love the Galapagos Islands!

Ready to Set Sail?

From unparalleled wildlife viewing to the freedom to do as much or as little as you like, a Galapagos yacht charter promises an unforgettable vacation experience for everyone in your group. Whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled vacation or a peaceful getaway, chartering a yacht in the Galapagos Islands is a great way to explore this unique archipelago in comfort and style.

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A Galapagos charter yacht with zodiac and kayaks.

Start exploring the Galapagos Islands today by checking out these Vaya recommendations for your Galapagos luxury charter cruise.

For Families

For a multi-generational family group, Passion is a great option. Grandparents will appreciate the extra amenities of the Master Suite, while the other suite and staterooms offer a variety of bedding configurations to accommodate children and grandchildren.

Alya is a terrific value in the Galapagos luxury cruise category with a family-friendly vibe. Their 5- and 6-day itineraries are great for families who want a thorough experience of the Galapagos but don’t have the time to accommodate a typical 8-day cruise.

For Couples and Friends

Several yachts that work very well for groups of friends are Elite, Endemic, Ocean Spray, and Petrel. These yachts have cabins with two twin beds that can be converted into a king for couples.

For groups of 20 passengers seeking a Galapagos luxury cruise, we recommend Origin/Theory/Evolve. They offer fine dining, excellent guides, and a guide-to-guest ratio of 1:10 at full capacity. It is a high-end affair from bow to stern.

Contact us today to get started planning your Galapagos yacht charter cruise. We have a variety of 4- to 8-day cruise itineraries on luxury, first-class, and tourist-superior yachts and our Destination Specialists are available to assist with easy, stress-free trip planning. There’s a perfect yacht waiting for you to embark on your own Galapagos adventure!

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