Any search on the internet will show you that Galapagos cruise
ships are classed using what appears to be a variety of
classification systems often leaving you a bit puzzled as to what
they actually mean. We've done a good amount of research,
contacting the Galapagos National Park Service's (GNPS) department
of tourism, the Galapagos Chamber of Tourism (CAPTURGAL), and the
International Galapagos Tour Operators' Association (IGTOA), and
have compared the results to our own personal knowledge of several
ships to come up with the following answers we hope will help
clarify any confusion.
Puerto Ayora was my hometown for 4 years. When you live in a small town, on a small island, you quickly get to know just about all the things to do on a weekend. In drawing up this list, frankly, I had to stretch to reach 10!
Here is a list of what I consider are some of the most interesting, quirky, refreshing things you can do on a lazy day in Puerto Ayora.
Galapagos is a marvel-filled place for children. Imagine a place where the weather is nice, the sea is always at hand, people are “child friendly”, and animals have no fear!
Galapagos is a photographer's paradise. Amateur or professional, it's worth learning a bit from those who've been there before you. CNH Tours has gathered their advice in a succinct "14-point" list of recommendations.
We've complied a list of "must read" books and articles on the Galapagos Islands.