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2019 Discounted Galapagos Tours to Raise Money  for Social Programs.

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Being socially responsible companies, Galapagos Adventures, Haugan Cruises, Latin Trails, and Royal Galapagos strive to not only provide the highest quality of services to our clients who want to enjoy the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands but we also try to do whatever we can to “give back” to both the environment that we love and to the people who help us protect it.  Therefore Galapagos Adventures, Haugan Cruises, Latin Trails, and Royal Galapagos have teamed up to raise money for social programs by selling two spaces on three Galapagos cruises and using the revenue from these sales to support a number of social programs to help our local communities.  
Each year there are only 2 or 3 of these tours offered.  When the tours below are sold - they are sold and are no longer available.  The next time similar tours will be offered will be in 2020.  Therefore if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, you should not hesitate to book it.

Tour # 1 – Provided by Haugan Cruises

A 4 day/3 night cruise for 2 people on one of the Haugan Cruises luxury catamaran yachts (Camila, Petrel or Ocean Spray) for the discounted rate is $3000 per person (Normally $3545 pp).  The tour can be extended to a longer trip for an additional fee.  This cruise must be taken by mid 2020 and is subject to blackout dates.

Status - This tour has been sold.

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Tour # 2 – Provided by Royal Galapagos

A 4 day/3 night cruise on the Royal Galapagos’ luxury catamaran yacht the “Cormorant” for 2 people for the discounted rate is $2500 per person (Normally $3545 pp).  The tour can be extended to a longer trip for an additional fee.  This cruise must be taken by mid 2020 and is subject to blackout dates.

Status - Available 

(click on the photo for details about the yacht)

Tour # 3 – Provided by Latin Trails

A 4 day/3 night cruise on the Latin Trails’ luxury catamaran yacht the “Seaman Journey” for 2 people for the discounted rate is $2000 per person (Normally $2599 pp).  The tour can be upgraded to the Sea Star Journey or extended to a longer trip for an additional fee.  This cruise must be taken by the end of July 2020 and is subject to blackout dates.

Status - This tour has been sold.

Seaman Journey
(click on the photo for details about the yacht)

General guidelines;

1.  The dates of all tours are subject to availability.  Please ask us to check the availability of specific dates before purchasing one of these tours.  Holiday periods (Christmas, New years, Easter and Spring break) are blacked out.  Other dates may also be blacked out for specific tours.

2.  This is NOT a contest and purchasing the space is NOT a charitable contribution.  The person purchasing this Galapagos tour is simply buying a tour from Galapagos Adventures at a price below the normal retail price of the tour.  Galapagos Adventures is using the proceeds from the sale to support educational and/or social programs which we believe in supporting.  Use of the funds is at the sole discretion of Galapagos Adventures.

3.   The cruise includes the accommodations on board the yacht in a double occupancy cabin, guided tours of various sites within the Galapagos National Park lead by professional guides, the use of snorkeling equipment, and all meals while on board.   Sodas and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.  Crew and guide tips are not included in the price paid for the space.   These cruises can be expanded to a longer cruise by paying the difference in price. 

4.  Tours must be paid for in full at the time of purchase.  Tours are non-refundable BUT may be transferable to others with the approval from the yacht's office in Ecuador (which usually is not an issue).  

5.  There is a 3% processing fee for credit card payments.  Please make sure you understand the total cost of touring Galapagos before making an offer to purchase this tour.  The price paid for the tour does not include any of the incidental expenses associated with ANY tour to Galapagos.   For a list of these expenses, click on “incidental expenses” under the “trip planning” dropdown menu at the top of this page.  Galapagos Adventures will advise and assist the people who purchase these tours with all aspects of their tour just as we would for any other client.  Payment for any incidental expenses purchased through Galapagos Adventures will be due 90 days prior to departure.

List of past beneficiaries of this program; 

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education - Western NC

Muddy Sneakers - An environmental education program - W. NC

TC Henderson School of Science and Technology – Lake Toxaway, N.C.

Broward Outreach Center - South Florida

Marin Food Bank - San Francisco, CA

Brevard Music Center – Brevard, N.C

Antonio Neumane Park - Guayaquil, Ecuador

Lake Toxaway Nature Park - Lake Toxaway area, N.C.

Transylvania County Animal Shelter - Lake Toxaway, NC

Friends for Life Forever Farm - Lake Toxaway, NC

Kindergarten ''Pinzones'' - Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Florida Atlantic University High School - Boca Raton Fl.

Hurricane relief for the victims of Harvey, Irma, and Maria

For descriptions of these programs - please see  "Donations"

About the sponsors;

Galapagos Adventures - is a tour operator that has specializing in organizing tours to the Galapagos Islands for over 28 years.  The company was founded by biologist and science educator Ken Weemhoff.  Ken is avid scuba diver who helped to start the Galapagos dive industry in the early 1990s.  He currently spends his summers in Lake Toxaway, NC and his winters in Boca Raton FL.

Haugan Cruises is a very well managed company that delivers extremely high quality Galapagos experiences to their guests while on board one of their 3 luxury class yachts.  Their goal is to deliver this service in a socially and environmentally responsible manner as is evident with their willing participation in our Galapagos Adventures charity program. 

Latin Trails, with more than 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, is an Ecuadorian based company that specializes in tailor made tours throughout the South American.   They are the operators of 2 luxury class power catamaran yachts - Sea Star Journey and the Seaman Journey which operate in the Galapagos Islands.

Royal Galapagos began in 2012 as a yacht operator and since that time their fleet of quality yachts and catamarans has continually grown to where today they manage 9 yachts in Galapagos.  Their entire staff are experts in Galapagos which guarantees only the highest quality of service and attention to all of their clients. Royal Galapagos also offers tour extensions to the Amazon, the Andes, and Machu Picchu.

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