Are you looking for a place in our Galapagos islands cruises? The Galapagos archipelago was the first national park in the country and since then the Government has always made great efforts to preserve the natural beauty of the islands. Here, you will find thousands of endemic species, animals and birds that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world (in fact, there are species that are only found in one or two islands), and pure landscapes.
Galapagos National Park history
The Government of Ecuador announced in 1934 the first laws to protect the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. Then, years later in 1959, the Ecuadorian government officially declared it as the Galapagos National Park and finally at the end of 1968 the Galapagos National Park Service is created to protect all animals and plants of the enchanted islands.
In 1979, the UNESCO declared the Galapagos Islands as Natural Heritage and then 6 years later declare as Biosphere Reserve.
A perfect place to enjoy the nature
The Galapagos National Park is a perfect place to enjoy alone or with family. If you want to visit it you just have book a place on any of our Galapagos islands cruises.
This park is really special because of its wildlife, its nature and its exotic species of animals.In here, there are more than 200 people working and protecting this area for tourists to visit and enjoy these wonderful landscapes, where you can be in direct contact with the nature and animals.
Also there are a number of activities that can be enjoyed both marine and terrestrial. To go from one place to another will go on guided boat turn there are also places where tourists can go freely and enjoying the scenery instead.
The conservation of the islands
The most beautiful thing about the Galapagos Islands is to know from close its flora and fauna. In general, the animals of the islands are not fear by tourist, which is an added attraction for visitors. However, this makes some species an easy prey for predators introduced by colonizers of the islands such as rats, cats, pigs, goats, donkeys, etc.
Tourist trips to the Galapagos Islands are a source of income for the Galapagos National Park and with these resources they combat predators and avoid the extinction of some species. Galapagos tourism, either on board our Galapagos islands cruises or hotel-based tours are very popular and because of this the National Park could extinguish some predators of several islands.
How can you help to preserve the park?
When you visit the Galapagos National Park you need to know that you can see the animals up close but not touching them, or give food or anything that involves creating a danger to the park.
Also, it is very important that you do not litter, while you are in the islands. You can always deposit trash in a safe and appropriate manner.
Another way for you to help with the conservation of the islands is that you use reusable cloth or jute bags instead of plastic bags. This way you will contribute to a
free plastic bags campaing the Galapagos islands have join in order to reduce their use which have been one of the main causes of pollution of the sea.