Choosing a travel provider is the most important decision you’ll make when planning your trip to Galápagos.
The rules of tourism are strict in Galápagos, and they need to be if we want to keep the Islands unspoiled, but still accessible. Naturalist guide training, cruise boat itineraries, and even the quarantine checks you will encounter at the airport are all designed to give you the best experience possible while protecting these fragile Islands and the marine world around them. Coupled with a strong emphasis on education and interpretation, Galapagos tourism has been a positive force for the protection of these special islands. With the future of Galápagos at stake, we urge you to choose a tour provider that respects the destination and gives back to protecting these remarkable Islands.
Galápagos Conservancy has chosen to work with a select group of travel partners (see below) whose corporate philosophies ensure adherence to global environmental standards and social and sustainable responsibility in their operations. They also provide a stellar Galápagos visitor experience for their guests.
Our travel partners recognize the important work of Galápagos Conservancy and join us in our efforts to conserve and protect this amazing archipelago. These companies are directly involved in preserving this world treasure and help offset the impact of tourism in the Islands by making corporate contributions to our conservation programs and/or educating and involving their guests in these efforts. Your experience as a traveler with these companies will bear witness to the decades of conservation progress made by Galápagos Conservancy and our alliances in Galápagos.
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Sustainable Travel Partners
Isabela Society: Annual conservation investment of $25,000+
Celebrity’s cruise ships offer the perfect combination of explorer’s voyage and cosmopolitan bliss. Their knowledgeable crew, environmentally-sound ship design, and Galápagos National Park-certified onboard naturalists all help to preserve this delicate archipelago, while enlightening you to its natural and evolutionary significance. They have found many ways to celebrate this extraordinary place, and the Celebrity Cruises Galápagos Fund is an important way to ensure that Galapagos and its unparalleled wildlife and landscapes remain wild. It’s a journey like no other. Learn more about the Celebrity Cruises Galápagos Fund.
Enjoy a Galápagos Expedition to snorkel with sea lions and hike along lava tunnels and back to the beginning of time. Silversea’s Galápagos cruise ships take you to the remote islands, while indulging you in the unrivalled all-suite comfort and elegant sophistication which has made them famous.
Fernandina Society: Annual conservation investment of $10,000 – $24,999
Journey back in time for a voyage that will forever change the way you view life on this planet. You’ll hike, swim, snorkel, and meander among birds and animals that have no fear of you, that return your curiosity as you enter their world. Travel to Galápagos with INCA and come home renewed!
Santiago Society: Annual conservation investment of $5,000 – $9,999
An eco-luxury approach to hospitality, security, innovation and conservation in Galápagos.
Discover expert-led Galápagos adventures from Mountain Travel Sobek.
Española Society: Annual conservation investment of $1,000 – $4,999
With more than two decades of experience, Golden Galapagos is a full-service cruise operator specialized in luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands and top experiential travel on mainland Ecuador. Headquartered in Quito, Ecuador, and having two operations offices in the Galapagos archipelago, Golden Galapagos owns and operates three luxury Catamarans in the Islands: M/C Endemic, M/C Elite, M/C Ocean Spray and M/C Petrel. These next-generation luxury catamarans were custom designed and built based on the demands of our discerning guests, setting a new standard for luxury cruises in the Galapagos.