- Visit the Galapagos Islands with Charles Clover, former environment editor of The Telegraph
- The best ratio of guide to passengers in the Galapagos Islands of 1: 10
- Explore nine varied islands including Isabela and Fernandina with superb marine life
- Eight days sailing on the Infinity, a motor boat purpose built for the Galapagos
Join our exclusive Galapagos holiday travelling with Charles Clover, the former environment editor of The Telegraph for 20 years. Spend eight days on our private charter, the Infinity, and visit islands such as Isabela, Fernandina, Bartolome, Santa Fe and Santa Cruz.
There are few places on earth that can rival the wildlife of Galapagos, with an abundance of colourful creatures seemingly unafraid of humans. There will be many opportunities to get close to the islands' unique wildlife, either on foot, by kayak, by panga (a small motorised boat) or when snorkelling. With two naturalist guides on board in addition to Charles Clover, you can be assured of receiving personalised and insightful narrative on all the wildlife and islands seen. Wildlife highlights include flightless cormorant, land and marine iguanas, two types of booby (blue-footed and Nazca), giant tortoises, Galapagos penguins, frigate birds, sea lions and many finches.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THIS TOUR?
As an environment journalist with 30 years’ experience, Charles has covered virtually every issue that arises out of man’s treatment of nature- he is perfectly placed to share fascinating insights into his work as the executive director of the Blue Marine Foundation NGO, which campaigns to create marine reserves. Charles will give lectures during the cruise and join the excursions.
What wildlife CAN BE seeN in May in the Galapagos?
The Galapagos Islands are a wildlife haven, both on and off the islands. During May in the Galapagos Islands, you may be able to witness
- Blue-footed boobies begin courtship rituals
- Sea turtles continue hatching
- Red-footed boobies and masked boobies breeding and nesting
- Marine iguanas and land iguanas nesting
- Magnificent and great frigate birds nesting
- Tortoises laying eggs
- Flightless cormorants, penguins and greater flamingos breeding and nesting
What is the Infinity boat like?
The Infinity is a brand new motorboat, due to start sailing in mid-2018. She is a 49-metre boat, with contemporary design, purpose-built to cruise the Galapagos Islands. 20 passengers can be accommodated across the 10 cabins, two suites and eight cabins all with private balconies and huge floor to ceiling windows.
Social areas are plentiful and spacious with both internal and external dining areas, lounge and a large sundeck with loungers and jacuzzi. Throughout the boat, windows are huge to allow plenty of natural light and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Attention to detail is high with a cruise director on board, Charles Clover and two naturalist guides, meaning a ratio of one guide to every ten clients. Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, and kayaks are available to use during the trip.
Will the sea be rough in May in the Galapagos?
In May, the waters are usually calm, with good weather and light winds.
Is May a good month to travel to the Galapagos Islands?
May is a lovely time of year to travel to the Galapagos islands. The days are generally warm, with clear skies and temperatures averaging 25 C. Sea temperatures are also at their warmest at this time and visibility is good, so snorkelling can be fantastic.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE | GALAPAGOS CONSERVATION TRUST
Steppes is a Gold Corporate Member of the Galapagos Conservation Trust, the only UK charity that is focussed solely on conservation in the archipelago. As such we continue to support ongoing conservation projects in the archipelago and recently donated to the development of a citizen’s science website on which the public can post information about single-use plastic pollution in the Galapagos. When you book a trip to the Galapagos Islands with Steppes Travel, you will also benefit from a complimentary, six-month membership with the Galapagos Conservation Trust.
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.