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Galapagos Island Cruises - An Ideal Retreat    by Jenelle Gonsalves


Cruises always make for a great getaway, as they let you have a laidback and relaxed vacation. With an entire crew to service your every whim and need, a cruise is a fantastic way to enjoy yourself and take in the surrounding scenery. Galapagos Island Cruises are great because they not only let you have a stress-free vacation, but they also make sure that you get the opportunity to see all that this fascinating region has to offer.

Sail around the Galapagos either by boat, yacht or cruise ship to have a truly memorable time. Cruises can last anywhere from 3 days to 8 weeks. However, most people prefer an 8-day trip. The best way to see the Galapagos as most of the islands are scattered far apart, a cruise also give people the opportunity to visit less known but equally interesting islands like Isla Fernandina or Isla Isabela.

An island cruise lets you also enjoy a variety of activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, hiking, trekking and wildlife watching. Galapagos cruises usually stop at each island for day or half day trips, so that tourists can see what each special island has to offer.

Arrange for your own personal cruise trip or take a pre-arranged tour. A pre-arranged tour means that you will probably travel with a group of around 20 people, whereas a personal cruise would let you travel by yourself or with your family. Pre-arranged tours are very effective and economical as well, with many people opting for this kind of an affordable vacation package. A personal cruise is quite expensive, but if you have the budget then it is well worth it, as you get to enjoy your vacation at your own pace. Customized cruises let you take in not just the major attractions, but give you the opportunity to visit some key yet smaller islands.

There are various types of Galapagos Island cruises that you can enjoy. You can also arrange them locally for a more reasonable price, or you can have them arranged through your travel agent to make sure that you have a confirmed cruise booking. Finding cruises in August and around Christmas is quite hard, so make sure that you avoid these times at all costs as it is peak tourist season and these tiny islands can get quite bustling.

About the Author

For a more in-depth view on Galapagos Islands Cruises, visit www.govisitgalapagos.com/vacations/galapagos-cruises.asp. Offering key travel data on this island chain, www.GoVisitGalapagos.com is dedicated to ensuring you see the very best of the Galapagos Islands. Cruises here let you taken in this 'Laboratory of Evolution' in its entire splendor and also offer many wonderful activities to enjoy along the way.

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