The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the world's most fascinating animal life. When you embark on an Avalon Waterways small ship cruise you'll encounter giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, lizards, and a whole host of diverse bird species. Your vacation starts in Quito, Ecuador. From there you’ll fly to Baltra Island, then board your luxury yacht and cruise from island to island, discovering the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin. Your Galapagos cruise tour with Avalon will provide memories to last a lifetime.