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    La Pinta - Galapagos

    Take a trip to the Galapagos where you and your family can sail round the primeval islands spotting a huge array of unique wildlife.

    The adventure starts here

    There’s nothing quite like the wide-open ocean for expanding your vistas and giving you the ultimate wind-in-your-hair freedom. Pair that with a boat trip on sophisticated la Pinta discovering the Galapagos Islands and you’ve got yourself a family wildlife adventure.

    The lowdown

    • When to visit

      You can visit the Galapagos all year round. Although you should be aware that during September and October some yachts go into dry-dock and the sea mist can be make wildlife spotting a little trickier. Mainland Ecuador has a wet season from October to November and February to May, so the city may not be at its best during these times.

    • Combine With

      A trip to the Galapagos is also a great opportunity to visit Ecuador's Cloudforest. Stay at Mashpi Lodge where you can complete your wildlife experience by encountering species of birds, trees and frogs found nowhere else in the world.

    • Need to Know

      During the summer months (June - December) the sea can be choppier. Snorkelling is better January through to May.

    The Galapagos Islands are on many a family’s bucket list, with good reason. Take the whole brood to meet extraordinary wildlife from aboard the sophisticated La Pinta, a spacious vessel with 24 cabins. Families benefit from inter-connecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum viewing onto the dramatic volcanic landscapes.  On board there’s gourmet dining and nightly briefings with natural history lectures to help you get to grips with vast diversity of the primeval Galapagos.

    Of course, the real excitement happens in the otherworldly outdoors, where the magic of the Galapagos will widen eyes. Forget the Big 5 – expect to see the Big 15, the Galapagos’ most iconic and fascinating creatures. You’ll also walk with blue-footed boobies, snorkel with marine iguanas and swim alongside white-tipped sharks. Bringing together nature lovers of all ages, sailing the Galapagos will be one to remember.

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