Explore one of the world's most stunning natural environments and discover the incredible biodiversity of the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve
Swim with sea lions, marine iguanas, sea turtles, manta rays and an incredible range of fish and other marine life
Undertake a full circumnavigation of Daphne Major Island and take in the amazing underwater scenery which is home to an abundance of wildlife
Complete a breathtaking swim in and around the iconic volcanic crater of Tortuga Island
Learn about the critical work being carried out on and around the islands by a dedicated team of local and international conservationists
Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime swimming holiday in one of the most breathtaking locations on the planet: the Galapagos Islands! Lying on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, this vast volcanic archipelago is home to an abundance of plant and animal species not found anywhere else on earth.
This trip offers you the opportunity to swim with a stunning array of marine life, including sea lions, sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, marine iguanas and countless rare and exotic fish species. Sharing the water with these beautiful creatures is a truly life-changing experience and something which is only possible in this exact corner of our vast planet.
With its incredible level of biodiversity, the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve form part of a fascinating corner of the natural world. Charles Darwin visited the islands in 1835 and from his observations developed the Origin of Species.
This trip is a real wildlife exploration both above and below the water, as we swim in crater rims, around isolated islands and across beautiful bays. If you love the idea of getting up close and personal with stunning wildlife then this trip is for you!
Who is this trip for?
Think of this trip as a combination of exploration, observation and swimming. The trip is ideal for the swimmer who is as keen to explore remote volcanic coastlines as to tread water and view exotic wildlife above and below the water. Although swim locations and distances are provided, these are subject to change, depending on the weather and any changes issued by the National Park authorities.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Galapagos Islands with full safety escort and support boats
- Full permissions for open water swimming supplied by the Galapagos National Park
- Two SwimTrek guides and two experienced local boat pilots
- Qualified Galapagos Naturalist Guides, with in depth knowledge of the archipelago and its wildlife, to accompany guests on all swims
- Six nights accommodation (three nights on Santa Cruz and three nights on Isabela islands)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- Dinner on Day 6
- VIP service at Baltra Airport on arrival and departure
- Transfers to and from the airport at the start and end of your trip
- Transfers between Santa Cruz and Isabela islands on Days 4 and 7
- Tips/gratuities for local naturalist guides and boat crew
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals (except for Day 6)
- USD$100 National Park fee
- INGALA Transit Control Card
Arrival and Departure Information
The Galapagos SwimTrek was an eye opening experience into the vast beauty and array of ecosystems the islands offer! But the people on this trip made the memories unforgettable. Love our new Swim Family! Thank you for the opportunity to connect with such wonderful people in astonishing places.Kaila P, USA- 2018
I love wildlife, you can't fail to be impressed with SwimTrek in the Galápagos Islands.Brian P, Aus- 2018
Beyond my wildest dreamsSue P, UK- 2018
An extraordinary experience: gorgeous setting, intimate contact with sea life including sea lions, iguanas, turtles, birds and fish, terrific Swim Trek staff and wonderful travelling companions. A perfect journey.Lois D. USA- 2018
Sealions, penguins, rays, mantas, turtles, tortoises, pelicans, iguanas....and then there's the swimming! Treat yourself to this trip. It will enrich your life.Aedín C. CHE- 2018
A wonderful, unique week of swimming amongst abundant sea-life.Joseph C. China- 2018
Swimming in the Galápagos Islands is a dream come true - it is a magical trip and the wildlife is extraordinary. I overcame my fear of swimming with rays and saw a manta ray as big as the boat and loved the adventure. The wildlife was mesmerising and having sea lions, pelicans and penguins swimming with you is truly unforgettable....it has to be top of every swimmer's bucket list - thanks so much to Kelly, Marlys and Fernando, all the boat crews and Chad and the office team!Tan L. UK- 2018
Extremely well organized and thoughtfully choreographed swims in exotic locations all over the world.Elizabeth R. USA- 2018
Life enhancing swims with the creatures of another worldRebecca. UK- 2017
SwimTrek Galapagos, the ultimate in safari swimming.Andrew R. UK- 2017
Galapagos, unbeatable!Debbie C.UK- 2017
Where, in the course of just one swim, can you see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, white-tipped reef sharks, sea lions, giant manta rays and sea turtles? Simply awesome!Gary, E.USA- 2017
Galapagos Archipelago is an amazing sea swimming experience... just WOW,Ellery M, UK- 2017
It is a very special place to swim and I feel privileged to have been able to experience it. A fantastic itinerary made amazing by flawless logistics and world class guides. Once-in-a-lifetime experience!Lucy, B- UK-2017
The Galapagos are magical. On every swim, we told our guide, "Wow, that was the best swim yet!"JP, H. USA- 2017
Truly the trip of a lifetime! You have surpassed yourselves!!Andy, L- UK, 2017
This trip was very special due to the exotic sea life .The sea lions seemed to enjoy our company as much as we did theirs.Ann B, UK-2017
Just amazing! Everytime I thought a day couldn't get any better..... it did!! So buzzing .... I nearly bubbled over!Jill C, UK-2017