Galapagos holiday

I’m confident this Galapagos wildlife photography holiday is unique. A combination of staying on different islands, along with time spent on our own Catamaran, will put us in the very heart of the wildlife action. It also gives us the luxury of spending considerably longer with the animals than you’d normally get here.

Galapagos wildlife photography holiday

We’ll have some locations all to ourselves, with intimate wildlife encounters on land along with daily opportunities to snorkel at your own leisure. Snorkelling in the Galapagos is simply the best in the world. Encounters with sealions, turtles, penguins, marine iguanas, reef sharks and even manta rays and mola mola are divine. This is not a diving trip; for more info about diving in the Galapagos see the section right at the bottom of this page. 

Galapagos wildlife photography

Here’s just a tiny clip of some of my recent Galapagos snorkelling encounters. 


Galapagos wildlife photography holiday

Along with island hopping, we’ll also spend five days on our own catamaran which will take us to several landing sites in remote parts of the archipelago only accessible by boat. They’ll also be daily opportunities to kayak and snorkel too.

wildlife photography holiday Galapagos

It would be rude not to explore the lush green highlands, where close encounters with giant tortoise are guaranteed.

Galapagos wildlife photography

Sealions – both on land and in the water – will be a daily part of our lives. 

Sealion photography Galapagos

There’s so many endemic birds here from the Galapagos hawk, Blue, Red and Nazca Boobies to the many finch species which were key to Charles Darwin developing his theory of evolution.

bird photography Galapagios

Galapagos bird photography

Back on land we’ll have lots of opportunities to chill with the locals …

Sealion Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora fish market

Dates and Pricing

Contact me here about this trip

Dates: February 1st to 13th 2024 but there’s also an option to stay on afterwards and join me on San Christobal after the trip (more info in itinerary below). 

Price: £5250 per person based on sharing twin/double rooms. For people who would like their own room I can get you a price but please note that whilst onboard our catamaran the only option is sharing a room due to limited cabins. 

What’s included: All accommodation, all wildlife and Nat park permits, five days on our catamaran which is full board. 

What’s not included: Your flights to Galapagos – timings and flights to be advised nearer the trip. When staying on the islands we’ll be on a B & B basis so lunches and dinners will be at our own discretion. 


Day 1: Arrive Galapagos and transfer to accommodation in Puerto Ayora. Normally a morning flight is best to arrive on, so afternoon free to relax after journey and later visit the Charles Darwin research centre.

Day 2: Early morning visit to the fish market giving us our first glimpse of how unique the Galapagos are for humans and wildlife co-existing so beautifully. Afternoon wander to the gorgeous Tortuga bay where we’ll spend several hours, giving you the first of many opportunities to see and photograph marine iguanas, turtles, sealions, pelicans and other birds. 

Day 3: Another early morning visit to the fish market and afternoon wander into the highlands for first encounters with giant tortoises. 

Day 4: Time to leave Santa Cruz by boat to Floreana island. We’ll have our own boat for the crossing which will take about two hours. 

Days 4, 5 , 6 & 7 Stay on Floreana island. Less than 120 people live on this enchanting island and there’s several places we’ll visit during our stay along with plenty of time chilling with the wildlife on the beaches and snorkelling whenever people want to. The amount of sealions, turtles, marine iguanas, penguins etc here is off the scale. 

Day 8: Afternoon boat back to Santa Cruz and overnight there. 

Days 9,10,11,12 & 13 will be spent on board our Catamaran where we’ll sail to the remote parts of northern Isabela island along with several other places including Fernandina. Daily landings, Panga rides and snorkellng. 

Optional extension 

Day 14: Boat to San Christobal island 

Days 14, 15, 16 17: Stay on San Christobal island where we’ll chill out on beautiful beaches with yet more wildlife along with a full day trip to Espanola island. 

Price for this part is: £800 per person. 

Galapagos diving Darwin & Wolf

There may be further chance to join me on a dive expedition here in early March 2024 where we’ll dive at the remote islands of Darwin and Wolf (these are 19 hours north of the main Galapagos islands). The diving here is legendary for huge amounts of sharks and whale sharks but has extremely strong currents and cold water. You’d need to be min of Advanced certified (or equivalent), have at least a 100 dives and experience in strong currents plus Nitrox cert. I’ll put a video below of some of my recent shark encounters there and contact me here for more info about this opportunity.