Galapagos Islands

Galapagos trip with kids: A guide

Traveling with children could be a challenge because there is a lot to consider.  Yet the Galapagos Islands is the perfect destination for the entire family. In fact, there are various reasons why taking the kids to the Galapagos is an excellent idea. Keep reading to learn more.


As a popular and safe mode of transport, it is one of the few companies that take all of the necessary safety precautions. Many ships accept children, provide special child-friendly services, facilities, and activities.These include social areas to socialize, spacious or connecting cabins with beds, suite accommodations, onboard swimming pools, flexible meal options, game rooms, videos and more to entertain the children and adults while on board.

Day trips

Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz island has turned it into the main passenger distribution center to the other islands,  because its geographic position. From hiking active volcanoes, to walking through giant lava tubes, learning about Darwin’s trip to the Galapagos, walks, wading  motorized safaris, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling are the activities that families can enjoy during day trips whether in Santa Cruz or any other island. In these activities, families are likely to experience close-up encounters with animals they’ve never seen before.

Awesome wildlife

The Galapagos Islands are brimming with animal life and are actually accustomed to human visitors, so regardless of age you can get close to most of them and even take photos.

For older children, snorkeling excursions are a great experience, as children can explore the underwater world that the archipelago offers by swimming in the midst of sea lions, tiny Galapagos penguins and brilliantly colored tropical fish; at the same time, marine iguanas, giant tortoises, and Blue-footed boobies.

The Galapagos allows them to experience these fantasy world by observe and interact with these species, with no doubt  these are unforgettable moments.

Stunning scenery

The islands’ landscapes go from misty highlands to jaw dropping beaches. Visiting the islands builds an attachment to the physical environment, and older kids and teenagers. Galapagos beaches are covered with an black, white, red or even green sand. These shores are ideal for kids to swim, snorkel or sunbathe .

A vacation trip to  the archipelago is an adventure that will remain in your and your children’s memories forever. Families can enjoy from unpredictable wilderness and plenty of activities. A family vacation to the Galapagos Islands can be the ultimate experience. Let Ikala Hotel host you! Book your room here.