Sailing the Galapagos: The Best of the Best

Spotting a whale during our boat tour with Ecoventura

Spotting a whale during our boat tour with Ecoventura

There's no better way to see the Galapagos Islands and its magnificent wildlife than sailing around this spectacular archipelago on an intimate and luxurious yacht. Beyoncé and Jay-Z couldn't do any better.

Looking for a truly memorable adventure that would engage not just my husband and me but also our 7-year-old son, we set off on a week-long tour with Ecoventura, which offers stunning, environmentally-friendly tours around the islands.

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Galapagos: Nature Gives a Cuddle

Galapagos fur seal poses by the sea

Galapagos fur seal poses by the sea

Panicked. I screamed and felt my heart begin to race. Frantically I flipped my fins and looked up out of the water. "Hey! Help! Hey, Hey…" I saw my partner, Dan, and eight of our new friends far away with their heads in the water, snorkels straight up. No one was coming to my rescue, and a 300- pound sea lion had her face in mine.

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