On a ship reserved only for Galapágos exploration, Zegrahm Expedition takes you on the perfect introductory Galápagos tour, immersing you in Las Islas Encantadas and its unfettered wildlife and untrammeled landscapes. Aboard the Isabella II, with just 39 like-minded guests, your Galápagos cruise will find you face to face with an incredible array of wildlife, from giant Galápagos tortoises to marine iguanas and Darwin’s finches; snorkeling and swimming with playful sea lions and graceful rays; and learning about the fascinating geology of the islands, from lunar-like lava fields to eroded volcanic cones. Meet penguins on Isabela Island and commune with pink flamingos in a lagoon on Santiago Island. Our Galápagos tour offers the amazing insights of Zegrahm cofounder Jack Grove and Greg Estes, both regional experts and savvy adventure travelers.

Upcoming Galápagos Expeditions

  • Ultimate Galapagos

    July 14July 26, 2016

    Commune with the Galapagos’ prolific wildlife, on an exhilarating and humbling adventure—renowned regional expert and Zegrahm cofounder Jack Grove introduces you to marine iguanas, playful sea lions, and blue-footed boobies.

  • Ultimate Galapagos

    Ultimate Galapagos

    August 11August 23, 2016

    Commune with the Galapagos’ prolific wildlife, on an exhilarating and humbling adventure—renowned regional expert and Zegrahm cofounder Jack Grove introduces you to marine iguanas, playful sea lions, and blue-footed boobies.

Beyond the Destination

  • Humpback Whale, Fernandina Island, Galapagos

    On Location: The Galapagos

    July 27, 2015

    To experience the exhilaration of a humpback whale breeching is an experience of a lifetime, a moment never to be forgotten. But to see this awe inspiring behavior near the shores of Fernandina Island, one of the few truly virgin islands in the world…. is in fact other-worldly.

    Read More

    Chan Chan, Peru

    The Evolution of...Charles Darwin

    May 27, 2015

    You’re exploring some of the most wildlife-rich regions of Mother Earth, in particular the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current, and have been schooled in the remarkable research and discoveries of Alexander von Humboldt.

    Read More

    Wild Galapagos

    Inspiration in the Galapagos

    April 25, 2015

    In 2012 Zegrahm cofounder, Jack Grove, led our annual journey to Las Islas Encantadas, Ultimate Galápagos. The trip was spectacular in every way, but Jack made a special connection with one of our passengers—10-year-old Ben Perez.

    Read More

  • Baltra Island, Galapagos

    Ultimate Galapagos 2014 Field Report

    August 22, 2014

    Our recently completed Ultimate Galapagos expedition returned with some incredible images from Las Islas Encantadas. Check out these pictures from the archipelago, courtesy of Zegrahm cofounder Jack Grove, leader Greg Estes, and several adventurers along for the ride.  

    Read More

    Announcing Our 2015 Expedition Line-Up

    January 9, 2014

    We are thrilled to announce our 2015 expedition line-up! Our founders, field directors, and program managers have crafted 39 unique adventures for the 2015 season, with itineraries spanning all seven continents.

    Read More

    Inspiration in the Galapagos

    The Galapagos: A Living Laboratory of Evolution

    August 6, 2012

    The Galápagos Islands have been referred to by Herman Melville as ‘enchanted,’ and by Charles Darwin as ‘a living laboratory of evolution.’ I was privileged to live there for seven years and carried out marine research in the archipelago for more than three decades.

    Read More

  • James Island, Galapagos Islands

    The Best of All Possible Trips

    July 10, 2012

    Can't say enough good things about the trip. Jack, Socratese, and Antonio were fantastic guides. They went out of their way to make our experience the best it could possibly have been. Jack and I even did a rendition of Ernie Ford's 16 Tons, though truth be told we may have enjoyed it even more than our audience!

    Read More

    Ultimate Galapagos

    Las Islas Encantadas

    March 19, 2012

    Herman Melville referred to the Galápagos Islands as Las Islas Encantadas in 1856. When I arrived 120 years later and experienced the enchantment of this archipelago, I understood why Melville chose this title for his short story.

    Read More

    Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands

    Imprinting in the Galápagos

    September 30, 2010

    The Isabela II has just crossed the equator and has anchored off the shallow cliffs of Genovesa in the Galápagos Islands. It’s 6 a.m. and a partial eclipse is devouring the moon like a giant wafer. Jack Grove springs into a yogic shoulder stand as he does every morning, despite the rocking movement of the boat.

    Read More

  • Ultimate Galapagos

    On Location: A Non-Birder's New Favorite Bird

    June 25, 2010

    As a person who identifies as a non-birder, I don't usually go over-the-top when it comes to seeing a bird for the first time. I've seen magnificent frigatebirds on the covers of brochures, and in our image library. I've seen them in books and on Blu-ray DVD. But I had never seen the bird in the wild until yesterday on our first Galapagos My Way expedition.

    Read More

    James Island, Galapagos Islands

    News: Jack Grove contributes to climate change report on Galapagos Islands

    December 16, 2009

    Dr. Jack Grove, Zegrahm Expeditions’ cofounder and expedition leader, recently contributed to a report that outlines how climate change, overfishing, and tourism have negatively impacted the Galapagos Islands’ delicate ecosystem. In just a few decades, 45 Galapagos species are thought to have already disappeared or are teetering on the verge of extinction.

    Read More

    Frigatebird, Barbuda

    On Location: Avian Activity & Frolicsome Fur Seals

    July 8, 2009

    Our visit to Genovesa Island this morning couldn't have been better. The avian activities on this island were in full swing with magnificent seabirds displaying their exquisite colors; red-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and great frigatebirds.

    Read More

More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.