If you are looking for an unforgettable family adventure, the Galapagos Islands has everything you’ve ever wanted to explore…and more! Our wildlife walking tour is a truly immersive nature experience and a perfect multigenerational trip. Imagine soaking in the beautiful wilderness together while spotting diverse species that call these islands home. Whether you’re 8, 18, 48, or 80, you’ll enjoy up-close encounters with active wildlife (pointed out by your expert naturalist guide) and fun-for-all-ages explorations. And at the end of each adventurous day, everyone can relax at the waterside boutique properties and hang out by the pool together. AFAR magazine named our Galapagos Islands wildlife walking tour the “Best Wildlife Encounter” in the world, so get your family ready to experience the best of these islands on a memorable trip of a lifetime.

Galapagos Incredible Biodiversity

A girl sits on a beach with friendly Galapagos Sea Lions in the sand

Marine Life

The marine life you’ll encounter here is unlike anywhere else on Earth, and one of the most playful inhabitants is the Galapagos Sea Lion. You’ll spot them lazily lounging on sandy beaches or rocky shores and even basking in the sun in front of your seaside hotel. Imagine starting your day watching these playful pups during your breakfast on an outside patio. Access to these memorable experiences like this will delight you throughout the week, as the trip planning and reservations are all taken care of in advance. On tour, you’ll never waste precious time together in transit or get lost in logistics. Instead, we’ll double-check all the details so that you can simply wake up refreshed in your island accommodations and enjoy the day’s adventures.

While exploring together, you’ll also learn about how these islands are an important nesting ground for several species of sea turtles, including the Green Sea Turtle and the critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle. On tour with us, you’ll get face-to-face with these charming creatures while snorkeling and swimming in the clear waters. (Don’t worry, we’ll provide all equipment and wetsuits for every age and body type). Delight in watching your kid’s eyes come alive when they come close to these gentle creatures. And witness them learning first-hand how important it is to protect marine life and their aquatic ecosystem.

Birds Of The Galapagos

Blue Footed Boobies gather on a rock by the coast of the Galapagos Islands

Did you know that the Galapagos Penguin is the only species of penguin found north of the equator? These adorable birds have adapted to the warm climate of the islands and can be seen waddling along the shores or swimming in the waves. While your family navigates a private fleet of kayaks to one of the best places to spot them, they’ll often swim right up to you. And for those that need an extra boost, there’s the option to ride tandem with your guide who will act as extra propulsion. And don’t forget to look up! Soaring above you are the mighty Waved Albatross, also known as the Galapagos Albatross, which are magnificent birds with one of the largest wingspans around. And keep an eye out for the famed Darwin’s Finches, which are a group of small birds who have adapted to different ecological resulting in distinct beak shapes and feeding habits.

A trip to the Galapagos would not be complete without seeing the most iconic and amusing bird species called the Blue-Footed Booby. These charming seabirds are known for their vibrant blue feet, which they proudly display during their amusing mating rituals. Their “sky-pointing” displays and high-stepping dances are sure to have your whole family smiling ear to ear. Your guide will point them out during a walk on a beachside trail for the ultimate vantage point. Pausing on a walk, watch your kids become enraptured as your guide explains how the blue-footed boobies transform from goofy dancers into precision hunters as they plunge into the sea from extreme heights. Everyone will be in awe when these colorful creatures hit the water at nearly 60mph and dive to depths of nearly 90 ft!


A Galapagos Iguana basks in the sun on the beach

Perhaps the most iconic species on the islands are the Galapagos Tortoise which is the largest living tortoise species, often having birthdays after 100 years old! With their distinct shell shape, which depends on the island they inhabit, these slow and gentle creatures are a favorite of locals and visitors alike. On our wildlife walking tour, you’ll get up close to them for the ultimate group photo (just like the family on tour at the top of this story). In addition to taking an awesome selfie with a centenarian tortoise, you’ll learn how conservation efforts are bringing this incredible species back from the brink of extinction.

Also wandering around are the Marine Iguanas, Land Iguanas, and Lava Lizards, each with their unique characteristics. Watching these prehistoric-looking creatures sunbathe on the beach or lazily stroll through the vegetation is a remarkable sight. They have evolved to blend in seamlessly with their surroundings, so get ready to take the game “I SPY” to a new level as you all try to spot the most reptiles throughout the week. Keep your camera ready so you can capture a picture of them before they scamper off.

Explore Darwin’s Discoveries & History

Walk through nature at Darwin's research Center in the Galapagos

The Darwin Research Center is a prominent scientific institution located on Santa Cruz Island and is named after Charles Darwin, the renowned naturalist who developed his theory of evolution based on his observations during his stays. Here you’ll learn about their conservation efforts, as well as detailed biology of local flora and fauna, to get an in-depth look at the incredible ecosystems around you. While on tour, you’ll have the opportunity to walk through the interpretive exhibits for more insight into the diverse species and take a look at some of their educational programs and workshops offered. From experienced researchers to those who just enjoy wildlife and nature, this place has something for everyone. Those of us who are parents and grandparents know there is nothing better than seeing that spark of excitement and new understanding in the eyes of our kids and grandkids. All ages and backgrounds will leave with an appreciation for the importance of preserving the Galapagos’ extraordinary ecosystem for future generations.

Relax in Galapagos’ Natural Beauty

Wildlife swims up to your kayak in the Galapagos Islands

As you explore the Galapagos Islands, on foot and at eye level, you’ll marvel at the diverse range of landscapes and the raw beauty of Mother Nature. From volcanic formations and lava fields to lush highland forests and pristine white-sand beaches, each island offers distinctive scenery with unique wildlife inhabitants. You’ll always be in the best company, as your friendly and knowledgeable local guide leads the way along rugged trails, ancient lava tunnels, and up a volcano’s scenic slope. Whether you are a seasoned swimmer or it’s your very first time snorkeling, the vibrant coral reefs and schools of fish provide a colorful backdrop while cooling off in the water. These islands also offer excellent opportunities for photography (group photo, anyone?) as well as nighttime stargazing, thanks to their remote location and limited light pollution.

This is your vacation too, so enjoy handing the reins over to the local experts will make every day easy and seamless. We’ll focus on the detailed logistics so you can focus on spending time together. Visiting the Galapagos Islands is a truly immersive experience, where everyone can appreciate the beauty of nature while witnessing the incredible biodiversity. This exciting trip also comes with the best souvenir… unforgettable memories together.

Ready to explore the Galapagos Islands with your family? Join us on our multigenerational walking tour to explore these incredible islands filled with memorable adventures for all ages!

Galapagos giant tortoises on the beaches.

Explore The Galapagos