Visit Galapagos all by yourself? The perfect holiday!

Posted by Marianne Salmans

“This choice of socialising or just being alone when you want to, makes an expedition cruise on the Galápagos Islands ideal for singles.”

50+ and single. You enjoy life, go out with friends, you have a great career and you are on top of the world. And then every year the question comes along: where am I going on vacation next? In order to enjoy some company during your trip you look at whether a friend might want to come along, but that is not always possible. If you then want to avoid costly single supplements, you might turn to group journeys for solo travellers, but possibly that is not exactly what you are looking for either. Traveling with a group of other singles can quickly get the negative association of desperate people looking for a partner and you don’t need this type of atmosphere. We advise you to consider an expedition cruise in the Galapagos Islands!

I have regularly been on a cruise alone in Galápagos, recently with the yacht the Passion and the Grace, and always enjoy the many benefits it offers.

What to expect?

Almost all expedition ships on Galápagos can accommodate around 16 passengers. The days are active with hikes, snorkelling, panga (zodiac) rides and kayaking; everything to discover and experience the beautiful nature. Passengers are a mix of couples and friend of all ages and nationalities. Because of the variety of activities and the experience of nature, the atmosphere is relaxed and enthusiastic, where you and the crew enjoy the playing sea lions or dolphins who swim along with the ship.

Visitors to the Galápagos Islands are well-travelled and are almost always open and social, making for casual and interesting conversations. In addition, there is also plenty of room on the ship to just cuddle up with a book or to enjoy the view of the ocean from a comfortable lounge chair. This combination of “socialising” when you feel like it or taking a moment for yourself when you want to makes an expedition cruise in the Galápagos Islands ideal for singles.

But won’t I be paying top price?

Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case! There are a handful of ships with a single cabin that do not require a single supplement. You pay the normal price per person, which you would also be asked if you were traveling as a couple. In addition, various ships offer the option of “single willing to share”; you indicate that you are willing to share your cabin with someone of the same gender, so you do not have to pay a supplement. And if there is no other single on the expedition cruise you have chosen, then you simply have the cabin all to yourself.

Curious? Contact us and we will be happy to discuss the options with you!

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