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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
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 the trip that time forgot for a once-in-a-lifetime swimming holiday in one of the most breathtaking locations on the planet: the Galapagos Islands! Lying on both sides 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 the opportunity for some true ocean swims 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 - something which is only possible in this tiny spot of our vast planet.
With its incredible level of biodiversity, the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve form a fascinating treasure trove of flora and fauna. Charles Darwin visited the islands in 1835, and, from his observations, developed and wrote his opus: On 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 definitely for you!
Who is this trip for?
This trip offers a fantastic combination of exploration, observation and swimming. It is ideal for anyone who is as keen to swim along remote volcanic coastlines as they are to tread water and spot exotic wildlife beneath the waves. Due to conditions of Ocean swims we recommend that swimmers are experienced in open water.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 2½km. The average daily swim distance is around 4½km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Full permissions for open water swimming supplied by the Galapagos National Park (Swimmers Only)
- Qualified Galapagos Naturalist Guides, with in depth knowledge of the archipelago and its wildlife, to accompany guests on all swims
- Dinner on the first night (Day 1)
- Transfers to and from the airport at the start and end of your trip
- Transfers to and from Hotel to Piers
- Transfers between Santa Cruz and Isabela islands on Day 4 and return on Day 7
- Isabela Island Entrance Tax
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
- USD$100 National Park fee (cash payment)
- USD$20 INGALA Transit Control Card (cash payment)
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Arrival and Departure Information
Once in a lifetime and such a thrill to see Hammerheads and endless sea lions enjoying the swims with us. Thank you for taking us to the Galapagos!Kathleen B, USA - 2023
This swimtrek was truly the trip of a lifetime. The sea delivered (almost) everything you could have wished for- hammerhead sharks, whales, dolphins, turtles galore, rays, sea lions, marine iguanas… It was like being in a national geographic underwater documentary every time we got in the water. All was beautifully organised and delivered by an outstanding SwimTrek team and charming, knowledgeable & passionate local team. I will never, ever forget this holiday.Fliss G, UK - 2023
The most amazing experience I’ve ever had. We were so privileged to get to swim in beautiful waters with wonderful local guides and incredible sea life. The unique chance to jump into the deep blue sea to swim with whales and dolphins is something I’ll never forget.Ruth H, Ireland - 2023
This trip wet my appetite for more adventure travel. It was life changing.Annie G - 2022
I hoped this trip was going to be good but this really did exceed all my expectations! A really special way to experience the very best of nature with guides who are passionate about the extravagance of wildlife and respectful of the privilege we have to experience it. Incredible trip - thank you SwimTrek for making it possibleSheenagh M - 2022
Chance of a lifetime to swim with marine wildlife in an unforgettable setting, and all of it with full confidence in the staff to keep us safeAmy K G - 2022