Port SideIt’s no wonder how people have considered the Galapagos Islands as a live museum…a sort of living & breathing wonder containing some of the most exotic life in the world.

With over 120 magnificent little island sanctuaries, both large and small, you can find some of the world’s most exotic wildlife in this pristine little reserve…and some of the animals are found nowhere else in the world but here.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to go here.  I would and am planning to very soon.  I’ve often researched of how I was going to actually arrive.  Should I just fly in?  How about a boat?  Kayak?  No, now that’s just silly especially with it being so far off the coast of Ecuador.

But after doing a little more research, I think I’ve decided that I’m actually going to take a cruise there.  Typical you say?  Well maybe, but you’ve got to remember I’ve spent a good year and a half working on a cruise ship based in Hawaii and during that juncture of life I was exposed to some unforgettable experiences!  I didn’t have to worry about housing, food or excursions.

How to visit the Galapagos Islands

It was all planned for me and, being I found out the secrets of cruising and saving money during my career onboard that massive vessel, I walked away with the knowledge and am now able to pick and choose the best packages for any excursion on just about any cruise.

Not to mention the little secrets of how to get the most “bang for your buck”.  Besides, I’ve always been one to say that the best part about travel is not getting from point A to point B, but that entire journey in between.  That’s where the fun stuff happens, that’s where the memories are created and for being on a cruise, so much can happen to create those memories. 😉

Cruise Ship at Sea

But again, why a cruise in the Galapagos?  Because this way, I can see the more remote islands as well as the major ones.  If you jumped on board with any given cruise line, you could easily reach the largest islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, Santiago & San Cristobal to visit the variety of diverse terrains, coral beaches, crater lakes and even lava tubes like the ones I visited on the Garden Island of Hawaii.

If you wish to get up close and personal with the extraordinary amount of creatures that inhabit the Galapagos, then you can do so by visiting these islands on a cruise.  Just keep in mind that you’d need to rise extra early and get off the ship before anyone else as it would increase your odds to get a glimpse of these passionate creatures.

The islands have a huge variety of animals for anyone to enjoy ranging from the famous Galapagos giant tortoise, caramel-coated seal pups, blue-footed boobies, a great variety of fish and anything in between.  Many people actually look towards the Galapagos Islands for further proof towards the idea of Darwinism simply because the life that’s sustained here has been unscathed for hundreds of thousands of years…this goes hand in hand of why tourist flock here every year.  To see something unique.

The simple beauty of the custard-colored sands, the swelling oceans, and mind boggling reefs create the perfect atmosphere for anyone who’s wishing to take it easy and relax or for those looking to do some exploration and venture in deeper waters.  All in all, I truly believe that a cruise to this beautiful chain of islands will be the thing for me to do. 🙂

Have you ever taken a cruise to the Galapagos Islands?