Tours to Galápagos

There are many tours available to the Galápagos Islands through many different operators. I have listed a few below that I wish to recommend for some reason - either I have seen them in action over the last 20 years or so, or simply because I have found, and like, their web site...

bulletWilderness Travel -  They can be contacted by e-mail, by phone at 1-800-368-2794 (or 1-510-548-0420), by fax at 1-510-548-0347 or by snail mail at 1102 Ninth Street, Berkeley, California 94710. I have worked as a tour leader for Wilderness travel since 1982.
bulletGreat Expeditions - a tour operator from Vancouver, BC, Canada, that has put together several of the trips I have led for the University of British Columbia.
bulletGalápagos Travel - run by Barry Boyce who has written an excellent guidebook to visiting the islands.
bullet Incafloats - a very experienced tour operator specializing in small group in depth adventures. Incafloats trips are special in that they spend 1 to 3 extra nights on Santa Cruz Island, home of the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Giant Tortoise reserve. This not only allows visitors greater opportunity to explore this major island but also allows clients to see other islands on their 7 day cruise.
bulletMountain Travel Sobek - another fine adventure travel company.
bulletLindblad Special Expeditions - operators of the POLARIS
bulletAndando Tours - operators of several yachts in the Galápagos.
bulletMetropolitan Touring - a major Ecuadorian tour operator. I first went out to the Galápagos in 1980 to work as a naturalist for ETICA, a metropolitan subsidiary.


You may be interested in the International Galápagos Tour Operators Association, IGTOA. This represents a federation of Galápagos Tour operators which are committed to the conservation of the islands in various ways. I recommend them to you.

If you would like me to organize or lead a tour for you please feel free to contact me by e-mail

Also, if you would like me to include your company's name on the above list, please let me know!


Page Updated: July 10, 2002 .  © Michael H. Jackson