We will be in Ecuador beginning the last week of October, 2012.
oliver, I'm sure other travellers will have specific suggestions of good companies they've used. There are so many to choose from. Just a tip, changes that come into effect this year mean there'll be fewer boats and fewer visitors to the islands, so book early if you have ony a narrow window of opportunity.
And read up on a few safety hints here:
Phil from the safety hub about 7 years agoAnswered by Ask Phil
Thanks for the information. We will get on booking our trip soon. about 7 years agoAnswered by oliver
I got a boat named Seaman and the trip was perfect. Good food, perfect organization. Clean (very clean) boat. Good variety of visits to different islands.
You stay on board for 4-6 or 8 days and go around the islands, with trips most at nights. During the day, visiting time.
Search for Seaman and Galapagos and you will get to them. It is an independent operator, not a big company. about 7 years agoAnswered by erich
Check out Galakiwi. They island hop and do day tours by land and by sea. Heard really good things about them. When are you going?
Our club has recently started a monthly photography contest, it will still be going when you are here so submit a picture from Ecuador for different prizes each month.
https://www.facebook.com/SouthAmExplorersQuito/app_95936962634 about 7 years agoAnswered by SAE Quito
I have two I would recommend - Galakiwi is solid and very competitively priced. The two owners are great guides and extremely knowledgeable. If you want to bring it up to luxury, check out Haugan Tours. They are a higher end outfit and offer tours and hotels in other parts of Ecuador too.
Apart form Galapgos, Also check out the group mentioned in the previous post, SAE South American Explorers. They have been a staple in Ecuador for more than a decade and have some solid people running their operations.
Have an amazing trip! about 7 years agoAnswered by Lee O!B
I booked my Galapogos trip with Gulliver Expeditions from Quito ( http://gulliver.com.ec/ ). They were really nice and reliable. I can recommend them, but of course there a loads of tour operators offering Galapagos tours... over 6 years agoAnswered by Eva P