Central + South America
The Galapagos Islands
For guaranteed wildlife up close, there is no match for the Galapagos Islands
A trip to the Galapagos is universally accepted to be one of the most unforgettable encounters with wildlife on the planet. Nothing can prepare you for the thrill that you will experience through the intimate contact with the creatures that inhabit these extraordinary islands.
cazenove+loyd has always taken a strong stand on only working with those smaller yachts which operate at the highest level in this sensitive area. Their guides know how best to engage with you for the long-term benefit of the archipelago. We have good relationships which end up making your experience all the fuller and more memorable. Every evening the guides will talk you through the activities for the following day. These will include everything from snorkelling or diving to hiking along lava tunnels, swimming with sea lions and bird watching.
Getting it right every time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary, adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
Stories from The Galapagos Islands
"Just as Machu Picchu has to be seen to be believed, so do the Galapagos. I would not have been at all surprised to see Adam and Eve emerge from behind a candelabra cactus and hear them talk about evolution by natural selection. It was probably they who planted signs by the cliffs and along the paths saying "stop." As often as not there was a blue-footed booby on its nest the other side of the sign or in the middle of the path, or a red-footed booby nesting in a tree below."
"Caroline was enamoured at the sea lions and one of them was enamoured with her. The voyage of the Experience, nee Eclipse, took the southern route. It was well orchestrated. For me it was a bit like reliving the chapter in The Voyage of the Beagle, mixed only slightly with scenes of Russell Crowe in Master and Commander when we were in Elizabeth Bay bordering Isabella. We got on well with the rest of the 40 or so passengers, who mostly came from Canada, the UK, US and Australia, so English was the lingua franca. I admit to having taken advantage of the complimentary drinks."
"Had a great time – what an extraordinary place The Galapagos is. Lived up to all expectations and more."
"Just to say - we loved our stay on The Eclipse. I didn't know what to expect but the boat was so solid and comfortable and roomy. I expected the cabins to be tiny but in fact they were light and airy and very comfortable. There was always plenty of room in the reception rooms. The dinning room had windows down two of the walls and light flooded in. It was like staying in a comfortable house on the sea. I didn't feel sea sick once nor did any of us."
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.