The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos’ species later inspired his theory of evolution.
If you are interested in renting a private jet to Galapagos Islands, American Charter Services can help you book the trip of a lifetime. Off the coast of Ecuador is a volcanic archipelago by the name of the Galapagos Islands. It resides in the Pacific Ocean no more than 1000 km away from Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands is a very attractive vacation destination due to its culturally inspired restaurants, peaceful atmosphere, and economically feasible compared to other island getaways. The Galapagos Islands is the ideal location for travelers looking to take a breath of fresh air and enjoy how beautiful the world really is. The only way to reach the archipelago is via private jet charter to San Cristobal Airport (SCY) to avoid the issues of the airport on the Baltra Island.
The history of the Galapagos Islands before the introduction of European influences reached that side of the world is relatively vague. It’s believed that the Incan’s may have made landfall on one of the islands. There is large debate due in part to the fact that the Incan’s were not a seafaring people, and thus would have never been able to reach the island. This leaves the history of the Galapagos Islands in pre-Columbian era shrouded in mystery. The first European to make landfall was a Spaniard by the name of Fray Tomas de Berlanga, who landed there by accident after his ship drifted off course.
The Galapagos wouldn’t gain fame until Charles Darwin, a young geologist, voyaged to the archipelago via the HMS Beagle. Charles Darwin was primarily there for the sole purpose of investigation of the volcanic craters. While there, he noticed the varying species of tortoises and finches on the different islands. This would lead to his massive breakthroughs in the concept of natural selection and the theory of evolution.
The Galapagos Islands have a wide variety of unique flora and fauna. Birds like the Blue Footed Booby and the reptiles like the Galapagos Tortoise fill the islands are a one of a kind sight for visitors. The archipelago offers a large number of boat tours that offer its guests the ability to see a large number of the islands and everything they have to offer. One of the best tourist destinations is Tortuga Bay, a beach located on the island of Santa Cruz. Tortuga Bay is an unbelievably gorgeous preserved beach with soft white sand and crystal clear water.
Visitors are not allowed to swim in the water to protect the species of fish that live in the shallow waters. If guests are looking to get in the water, they can walk to Playa Mansa. Playa Mansa is located in the lagoon which is surrounded by mangroves and cacti. Guests are given the liberty of swimming, kayaking, or wading when at Playa Mansa. Other interesting excursions to check out while vacationing in the Galapagos Islands is the Charles Darwin Research Station. Opened in 1964, the research station offers a glimpse at the hard work that goes into keeping the Galapagos Islands pristine and safe from any natural endangerments.
The Galapagos Islands is a stunning archipelago that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Travelers should visit American Charter Services today to book a world-renowned private jet charter. Call today to book a trip to the Galapagos Islands or any other remarkable location in the world: 561-562-4711.