In 1835, when Charles Darwin arrived to Galapagos on board of the Beagle, he was amazed by the marvelous biodiversity that he found in the Islands. Like Darwin, every visitor that travels to Galapagos understands how special it is. In case of seniors and children, this is not an exception. The Enchanted Islands are an extraordinary destination for senior couples and families with children, as the Islands have the perfect combination between relax and fun, with incredible landscapes and a lot to do and learn. Find out more about the best activities for families and seniors in Galapagos!
The best activities for families and seniors in Galapagos
WALKING & HIKING
Did you know that Ecuador has more biodiversity per square meter than any other country in the world? Some of the Islands’ attractions are visiting volcanoes and enjoying long beaches, as well as the incredible flora and fauna. Walk along the Galapagos Islands with its unique landscape, with a beautiful coastal scenery, exotic animals and a very particular vegetation.
Explore the Islands with a naturalist guide and learn about geology and biology related to wildlife and marine life. For bird-watchers, you will learn about blue-footed boobies, Darwin’s finches and swallow-tailed gulls, among all the wide range of species.
SUNBATHING AND SWIMMING
Relax in the best beaches of Galapagos, such as the exotic coast of Garrapatero or the white sand beach Tortuga Bay, both of them in Santa Cruz Island. You can also sunbathe and swim in other incredible beaches of Española Island and San Cristobal Island. Bahia Gardner is one of the most popular, chosen as one of the best beaches of the world according to the CNN.
SNORKELING, KAYAKING AND ZODIAC RIDING
Enjoy the marine life and the incredible landscapes of the coasts of Galapagos Islands, doing snorkel, kayaking or riding in a zodiac. The experience is double, as while the visitors enjoy their activity, they can connect with the incredible fauna, surrounded by colorful fishes, flamingos, sea lions, white tip sharks, marine turtles and penguins.
SHOPPING IN MARKETS AND FAIRS
For those who like shopping as part of the travel, there are several souvenir stores, markets and grocery stores, specially in Puerto Ayora, located on Santa Cruz Island. Other good places for picking some mementos from the Islands or even local artistic pieces are San Cristobal Island and also Puerto Villamil at Isabela Island.
You can enjoy all these experiences with an extraordinary team of professionals, on board of one of our yachts, such as the Galapagos SeaStar Journey, with kayaks available for all the passengers, menus adapted to any requirement and all the confort.