WTN’s Galapagos Tour For Women

Discover snorkeling, guided naturalist walks and so much more in one of the world’s greatest nature destinations!

Embark on an extraordinary journey with the Womens Travel Network as we invite you to join our exclusive Galapagos private yacht expedition. Nestled in the cradle of nature’s wonders, the Galapagos Islands beckon with their pristine landscapes and extraordinary biodiversity. Our curated adventure takes place aboard the luxurious Beluga yacht, a vessel exclusively chartered for our intimate group of 15 passionate travellers.

Our expedition is more than just a vacation; it’s a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Galapagos archipelago. Led by expert Galapagos naturalist guides, we’ll traverse the islands, indulging in island walks and insightful on-board talks that unravel the mysteries of these remarkable ecosystems. Picture yourself skirting past nesting boobies, spotting breaching whales on the horizon and snorkeling in vibrant underwater realms teeming with colourful fish.

The Galapagos Islands, though initially appearing desolate, harbour a rich tapestry of wonderfully strange and abundant wildlife. As Charles Darwin marvelled almost two centuries ago, these islands are home to highly adapted creatures found nowhere else on Earth. What sets the Galapagos experience apart is the unique behaviour of these creatures—they regard humans as passing interests, allowing us to observe them up close and even walk among them.

Before we set sail on our Galapagos yacht, our journey begins in the charming city of Quito. Delve into the rich history of this colonial gem and explore the vibrant Otavalo market, where local vendors, many from Ecuador’s indigenous groups, showcase an array of artisan crafts, including woolen goods, embroidery, and jewelry. This prelude to our adventure adds cultural depth to our exploration, making your Galapagos experience a holistic blend of nature, culture, and camaraderie.

Join us on our unforgettable Galapagos tour for women, where the beauty of the islands meets the enriching company of like-minded ladies, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit our photo gallery to see our last Galapagos adventure.

Trip Details

Single Supplement Fee: $TBA
Price Note:  Includes Taxes and Gratuities

Signature Moments

  • Walking among dozing Galapagos Sea Lions on Espanola island
  • Watching the interactions among the bizarre Swallow-tailed Gulls on South Plaza
  • Observing Galapagos Giant Tortoise foraging peacefully on Santa Cruz
  • Discovering unique Chocolate Chip Sea Stars clinging to the rocks while snorkelling
  • Challenging ourselves to distinguish the “Darwin’s Finches” based on their bill shape and size

Trip Hightlights

  • Walking tour of colonial Quito
  • Explore Otavalo’s open air indigenous market
  • 7 night cruise on a private yacht
  • Watching the interaction of Blue Footed Boobies
  • Spotting the only penguin species living north of the equator
  • Viewing a colony of pink flamingos in a tranquil lagoon
  • Snorkelling in crystal clear water teeming with colourful fish
  • Visiting the Charles Darwin Research station
  • Arrival/departure transfers when arriving and departing with the group
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy at Quito hotel listed or similar
  • 7-night Galapagos Cruise on the M/Y Beluga based on double occupancy
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Ground transportation by private coach
  • Bottled water
  • All activities as described in the detailed itinerary
  • Entrance fees, including Galapagos park and transit fees (US$120)
  • Internal flights: Quito to San Cristobal round trip (USD$530)
  • Services of a local expert guide in Quito
  • Services of bilingual Naturalist Guide on board the cruise
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals (as indicated above)
  • Taxes (as indicated above)
  • Services of your Womens Travel Network tour host
  • Round trip airfare from your home
  • Airport transfers, if not travelling with the group
  • Alcoholic beverages and bar expenses
  • Fuel surcharges on the boat or flights, if applicable.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional arrangements required due to any emergency or other situation
  • Any item not mentioned in “What’s included”


You will be getting in and out of Zodiacs (pangas) for wet and dry landings with assistance from the crew. On land we plan to walk at a leisurely pace, with frequent stops, on ground that is sometimes rough/rocky and hilly. Sturdy hiking shoes or boots strongly advised. A trekking pole is also useful for extra balance. If you have any concerns about being able to participate in this trip, please contact us for further information. A good level of fitness is important for this trip.

We are staying in a four-star hotel in Quito. Your 7 night cruise is on the M/Y Beluga. This steel hulled motor yacht is 33.5 metres long, accommodating 16 passengers and 8 crew. She travels at a speed of 12 knots, allowing us to get to 6 islands comfortably during our expedition cruise. She is well appointed with cozye air-conditioned cabins with private bath and ample lounge and observation deck space.

While on tour in Galapagos
We will be travelling by private motor yacht, zodiacs and private coaches

Joining Instructions
The tour commences with a group transfer from Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito (based on group flight schedule.) The tour ends with a group transfer from the hotel to the Quito airport (based on group flight schedule.) Please contact us to verify the timing of this transfer prior to making any flight arrangements.

International Flights
*Roundtrip international flights are not included in the cost of your tour and must be arranged separately. Our team are happy to assist you in booking your flights, this way we can do our best to keep the group together. If you’d prefer to book your own flights, please check with us first to ensure the trip has been confirmed before booking and to verify the timing of these group transfers to ensure your flight schedule fits our program. When you book a pre or post trip night with Worldwide Quest, your airport transfer will be included. If you are making your own pre or post trip arrangements, these transfers can be provided at an additional cost.

We expect temperatures to range from 22°C – 32°C with occasional short, heavy showers. The water temperature averages 24°C. Although the Galapagos Islands straddle the equator, the tropical heat is tempered by Pacific Ocean breezes and cold ocean currents. It is always a good idea to have a sweater handy in the evening.

You will require a passport for your trip to Ecuador. Please ensure it is valid for at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return home. At the time of writing, visas are not required for Canadian or US passport holders.

We recommend you see your travel doctor to prepare for this trip.

If you are travelling on your own and would like to share accommodation, we would be happy to try to match you with a suitable roommate. We do our best to ask each woman some questions to help our matchmaking process 🙂
If we are unable to find you the right match, the single cost applies.

We’d like to make sure that you know about our Worldwide Explorers Club. Travel twice with us and we’ll say a special thank you by taking 5% off all your subsequent trips. The bonus applies to our brochure trips only, is non-transferrable, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or credit.  Note that some exceptions may apply as indicated on the tour’s Detailed Itinerary.

For Reservations, to Request a Detailed Itinerary or to Discuss the Trip details use the “Get More Information About This Tour” contact form on this page

Or contact our reservations team directly:

Email:  travel@worldwidequest.com

Phone: (416) 633-5666 or toll free at 1-800-387-1483

Or contact Womens Travel Network directly:
Email:  info@womenstravelnetwork.ca
Website: www.womenstravelnetwork.ca

TICO REG. # 2667946

If our Tour Ready criteria are not met, your tour will not operate and we will transfer your payments to your choice of tour within 2 years of your initial travel date.

Our tours will proceed when all the following Four-point Tour Ready criteria are met:

  • The Canadian government does not have an ‘avoid all travel’ to the country or region within a country for any part of the tour.
  • No region of the tour has any significant COVID-19 related restrictions.
  • There is reliable airline access for arrival and departure.
  • Worldwide Quest and our in-country partners are confident that your trip can operate safely and enjoyably.


Payment Details:
A non-refundable deposit of US$750 per person is required to reserve a space on this tour. A second non-refundable deposit of US$2000 is required six months prior to departure. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.


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Tour Host:  Melissa Ross
Womens Travel Network Tour Host Melissa Ross
An experienced and passionate traveller always seeking the big adventures in life.