Although size of a vessel matters when choosing your Galápagos Islands expedition experience, it’s just as important, if not more, to select the right luxury travel company to plan your trip. Alluring Americas is one of the highly respected luxury travel operator that provides an unforgettable travel adventure to the Galápagos Islands.
If you prefer a more intimate and private experience, then you should choose a smaller vessel. Smaller vessels range from 12-guest capacity to 48-guest capacity. These vessels allow you to explore the sights and sounds of Galápagos to the fullest, away from a huge crowd. With fewer people onboard, you won’t even have to endure long waiting times as people disembark. Smaller vessels also present the perfect opportunity to get to know other guests as well as the crew. Smaller vessels have less of an impact on a visitor site and often schedule their visits when larger vessels are not bringing guests. This provides for a more private experience with the fascinating fauna of the Galápagos Islands.
Larger vessels range from 90-100 guest capacity. For those looking for more space, a large vessel is their go-to ship. Especially during the Galápagos Islands’ dry season, when the seas become rougher, you might feel seasick. This means you would want more room onboard and better stability as only a larger vessel can provide you that. A larger vessel also offers more facilities aboard to keep you busy during transit from one visitor site to another. Additionally, a larger vessel has more passengers onboard. So, there’s plenty of opportunity to meet like-minded travelers from around the world and share mutual experiences. If you’re planning an once-in-a-lifetime luxury trip to the Galápagos as a family, the larger vessel is the right fit for you as children are more at ease with space and facilities.