Will I see Galapagos Giant Tortoises on my cruise?
One of our clients' most frequently asked questions
Will I see Galápagos Giant Tortoises on my cruise?
All of our cruise itineraries feature at least one excursion where you will have a chance to see these remarkable creatures. There are 15 sub-species of giant tortoise on Galapagos, and they are mainly found on the lusher highlands of islands such as Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristóbal and Española. If you're visiting Galapagos during the warm wet season you can often find them taking advantage of the conditions at lower elevations.
There are several tortoise breeding stations on the islands where you can have the chance of seeing giant tortoises at various stages of their life cycle, including juveniles. It's is often easier to see giant tortoises in pens at these centers, as in the wild they can be difficult to find in the dense undergrowth - although you can usually hear them crunching their way through before you see them!