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Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands

Natural Paradise

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Expert-led Cruises

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

Expert led cruise titleDeparture dateDurationPrices start from Status
Cruise the Galapagos Islands with Jonathan R Green and New Scientist 06/06/2110 days $9,519 ex. flights AVAILABLE Reserve your place
Cruise the Galapagos Islands with Jonathan R Green 06/13/2110 days $9,519 ex. flights LIMITED Reserve your place
Cruise the Galapagos Islands with Sue Flood 07/04/2110 days $9,519 ex. flights LIMITED Reserve your place

Tailor-made Journeys

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer. This in-depth knowledge allows us to help you objectively narrow down the options based on your brief, to exactly the right holiday, boat and cabin for you.

Tailor made cruise titleDurationDescription
Cruise the Galapagos Islands with Jo Ruxton & New Scientist DayJoin our special Galapagos Island charter in collaboration with New Scientist. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Galapagos Islands, with marine conservationist and producer of the documentary A Plastic Ocean, Jo Ruxton. Jo has worked with the BBC Natural History unit and was part of the celebrated Blue Planet team.View cruise itinerary
Cruise the Galapagos Islands with Jonathan R Green and New Scientist DayJoin our special Galapagos Island charter in collaboration with New Scientist. Spend eight days exploring the central islands of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of naturalist – Jonathan Green. View cruise itinerary
Cruise the Galapagos Islands with Jonathan R Green DaySpend eight days exploring the western and southern islands of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of seasoned naturalist, Jonathan R Green. Explore eight distinct islands from the comfortable platform of the motor yacht, Natural Paradise.View cruise itinerary
Cruise the Galapagos Islands with Sue Flood DayJoin our exclusive Galapagos Islands cruise on the Natural Paradise motor yacht, travelling with wildlife and travel photographer, Sue Flood. Sue will accompany the group on all excursions during the cruise giving tips, advice and workshops aimed at improving photography skills.View cruise itinerary

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John at Steppes has been excellent, brilliantly helpful, so knowledgeable and always happy to answer questions. He was brilliant at really listening to us in our first conversations, and tailored a trip that suited us perfectly.

Destination: Galapagos Islands
Travel Expert: John

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Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

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Finland / Sweden
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Finland / Sweden
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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super