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Cruising the Galapagos Islands

One of the planet's most rare and fragile ecosystems, the Galapagos Islands were declared a World Heritage Site in 1978 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1984, so you know this is like nowhere else on earth.

Charles Darwin first marvelled at the extraordinary wildlife of these rocky outcrops in 1835 where, fuelled by the nutrient-rich ocean currents and isolated from human predators, a unique and abundant flora and fauna had developed.

Nowadays, thanks to a myriad of conservation efforts, the 15 main islands that make up the Galapagos are still much as they were when Darwin arrived, and they provide an amazing close-up of some of the world's most wonderful creatures and wondrous landscapes.

At once a province, a national park and a biological marine reserve (second only to the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast), this is a realm of truly natural splendours, largely untouched by anything overtly modern, and all the better for it. Here you can explore and discover a world of science and biology, geology and ecology, research and near-endless fascination.

Now imagine yourself walking among this almost-prehistoric landscape, meeting marine iguanas, albatross nesting colonies, lumbering giant tortoises and hatching baby turtles. You can swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, speedy penguins, sea turtles and a multitude of spectacularly colourful fish.

Enjoy discovering all that this fantastic region has to offer with Haugan Cruises , the world's premier company for Galapagos Islands' cruises . By sailing with Haugan Cruises you will be helping to preserve the delicate ecological balance as this joint Ecuador and European company offers experience and value in a an environmentally responsible manner.

Sailing on one of their two luxury catamaran-style cruise ships , you will be travel in style and enjoy memorable dining and wonderful in-cabin comfort. The staff that accompany you on your voyage have first-class knowledge of the Galapagos and as such their insight and information will only serve to enhance your cruise, especially when you step foot on land as they offer you an insight into the Galapagos Islands like no-one else can.

If you would like more information on Galapagos Islands cruises, or Haugan Cruises, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.