The Galaven is the perfect cruise choice for Galapagos Island travelers on a mid-range budget. This 88-foot motorized yacht, outfitted for 20 passengers, has luxurious details for an economical fare. Throughout the ship, high-polished wood trim and wood floors gleam. The intimate indoor sitting area includes a library with TV and DVD player for daily presentations by the two bilingual national park naturalist guides. The spacious eating area allows comfortable dining with stunning views of the Galapagos archipelago.
Photography in the Galapagos is a bucketlist destination for professionals in the field the same way that it’s a dream vacation for divers. The stunning scenes that develop out of everyday events form pictures that will be passed around the dinner table more than once after returning home.
While some will argue that the best time to visit the Galapagos is anytime, there are two distinct seasons that coincide with the tides and currents blowing through. Both have their advantages depending on what your interests are: The warm season starts in December and goes through May and the dry season goes from May to December.