A journey to the incredible Galapagos Islands opens a world that many people never get to see. Discover rare species found nowhere else in the world, alongside true peace and serenity. With more than 12 years in the Galapagos Islands, we’ve learned a lot about delivering award-winning vacations in this unique corner of the world. We understand that while world-travelers share a passion for discovery, there are all sorts of explorers.
That’s exactly why we’ve expanded our vacations in the Galapagos to provide even more comprehensive, all-inclusive packages to satisfy the travel styles of every modern explorer. And we’re helping to ensure future generations have the same incredible Galapagos experience with our industry-leading stewardship and conservation efforts.
On a cruise to the Galapagos Islands with Celebrity Cruises®, be among some of the most exclusive visitors in the world – Celebrity Cruises is the only major cruise line to offer trips to this isolated archipelago. The Galapagos Islands are some of the most unspoilt and inspirational lands anywhere on earth. They are an exotic haven of flora and fauna, and the islands’ wildlife inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Galapagos cruises will make you come face-to-face with some of the rarest animals in the world – there are 1,900 species that cannot be found anywhere else. Amongst the unique creatures are the giant Galapagos tortoises, iguanas and sea turtles. Whether relaxing on board your Celebrity Cruise ship or exploring this iconic environment, a Galapagos cruise is an experience that will stay with you forever.
During World War II, Baltra was a U.S. military base, protecting the Panama Canal from attack. Now, Baltra is home to the region's airport and is where you will meet your ship.
Welcome to Las Bachas: a white-sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. This is one of the largest nesting areas of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the Galapagos.
This little island off the coast of Santa Cruz will bring you up close with seal pups. South Plaza has one of the biggest colonies of sea lions in the Galapagos.
Dragon Hill is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed.
Gardner Bay is home to one of the longest beaches in the Galapagos. You’ll visit a sea lion colony and search for more wildlife, such as the startlingly red Sally Lightfoot crabs.
With its sandy beach, black rock and blue-water grottos this stop offers a taste of Galapagos geology, some great snorkelling, and an opportunity to see shore birds and Galapagos fur seals.
This is one of the least visited sites on Isabela due to its remote location and difficult access. Black volcanic rocks provide a stark contrast to the brilliant green of plant growth.
Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, or to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.
Santorini is a place of almost mythological beauty. After anchoring, ascend 895ft to the capital Fira - reachable by donkey, cable car, or a flight of 600 steps!
The landscapes of this small island are visually stunning. Among other sights, there is an old volcanic cone bathed in crimson, sitting amid coves of clear, aqua-blue water.
Darwin Bay was formed by a submerged crater, and the resulting steep cliffs provide the perfect protected homes for a range of seabirds. See how many you can spot.
Take a ramble through this reef’s high-and-dry corals or stick to a shorter version and look for land iguanas and giant tortoises. Urvina Bay is great for swimming and snorkelling.
You’ll find Vicente Roca Point right at the mouth of the sea-horse-shaped Isla Isabela. While you’re there, don’t miss the sea horses in the spectacular bay – perfect for snorkelling.
Exploring the Galapagos Islands in-depth is possible thanks to our range of shore excursions. Leave the first-class comfort of your Celebrity cruise ship at many of the ports of call and undertake a truly unforgettable exploration of the Galapagos Islands. At Cormorant Point in Isla Floreana, travel to the tiny island of Champion to see the rare Floreana Mockingbird, as well as sharks, Spotted Eagle rays, barracuda and sea turtles. You can also take a scenic cruise along the islands of Isabela and Fernandina, or get the blood pumping with an inland hike and snorkelling from the Black Beach on Isla Santiago.
On each island of the Galapagos archipelago, the interference of humans has been kept to an absolute minimum. See how untouched and unique these islands are with each new stop – in Dragon Hill on the island of Santa Cruz, nesting Land Iguanas have made their home. In the nearby hypersalinic lagoon, see flamingos and other avian species in their natural habitat. Meanwhile, on South Plaza Island, a large number of unique flora and fauna species make for a captivating visit.
On the island of Fernandina, your Galapagos cruise will call at Punta Espinoza, where you will be enthralled by the penguins leaping from rocks and into the cobalt waters. This is a place of colour and wonder, where vibrant wildlife dances among the rocks and mangroves. See the native marine iguanas feeding at close range – a rare sight. Similarly entrancing is the North Seymour Island, where flocks of bloated-breasted frigate birds and flashes of colour as Blue-footed Boobies come to take a closer look at you.
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