Galapagos Islands Photo Tour
2018 or 2019 : Accepting Waiting List Requests
Visit one of the most unique wildlife destinations on the planet: the Galapagos Islands!
A trip to the Galapagos is nothing like you’ve ever experienced. A mix of close encounters and photo opportunities with exotic and unique species, along with some fun and relaxation in the form of daily snorkeling excursions (which also provide some good wildlife viewing opportunities!). The Galapagos island chain maintains an image that is at times mysterious, exotic and sometimes fragile. This unique ecosystem, sprouted around a series of island volcanoes that remain active, became famous for unique wildlife that has evolved in isolation. Animals like the giant tortoise, marine iguanas and Darwin’s famous finches are endemic—they’re found nowhere else on earth.
This is a fun photo adventure, emphasizing exploration and photography in the field rather than classwork. Max will be there to shoot alongside you and help provide optional instruction and tips on photography. This trip is a bit more casual than other photo tours, because most days are split between a land excursion (casual walks and hikes in search of wildlife) and a sea excursion. We will have opportunities to get in the water and snorkel with sea lions, turtles, iguanas, penguins and many exotic fish species. The Galapagos experience is likely to be one of the funner wildlife photography trips you’ll ever take, which is why it’s a great trip for even casual wildlife enthusiasts or “photographer spouses” who may not be as intent on shooting all day.
About the Wildlife
The Galapagos is one of the few places you can go that exceeds what you might see on TV in terms of the proximity of the wildlife. This is a fragile environment, so our goal is to leave the islands in the same condition they were in before our arrival, but we’ll still manage incredibly close encounters with a variety of species. Among the species we’ll seek out are…
- Giant tortoise
- Sea turtle
- Marine iguana
- Land iguana
- Galapagos penguin
- Galapagos sea lion
- Blue-footed booby
- Flightless cormorant
- Galapagos hawk
- Several other bird species
- Rays, sharks and other aquatic species
What’s Included in the Price of Your Tour
- Private accommodation (based on double occupancy), aboard a large yacht.
- All guiding
- Lodging in Quito 1 night before and after the trip
- Airport transfers
- R/T Flight from Quito to Galapagos
- All food while on board
- Snorkeling gear
What is NOT Included in the Price of Your Trip
- R/T airfare to Ecuador from your home
- Galapagos Park entry fees, control cards and port taxes (which must be paid individually upon arrival) – Estimated cost ˜$130-150US
- VAT and additional taxes.
- Meals before and after Galapagos cruise
- Tips and Gratuity for staff and guides
- Alcoholic drinks
- Visa/passport fees, if applicable
- Medical/vaccination costs
- Excess baggage charges
- Expenses arising from delays due to circumstances out of our control
- Travel insurance
- Laundry service
- Telephone calls
- Single Supplement Fees
Get on the Waiting List for a 2018 or 2019 Galapagos Islands photo tour!
If you are interested in joining this fun and relaxing cruise in the Galapagos, please contact me. Also, please let me know if you have any interest in a possible trip extension to the Ecuadorian Amazon.