Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are truly unlike any other place in the world. Remotely located 620 miles off Ecuador’s coast, South America luxury yacht charters provide private access to the archipelago. With 61 volcanic islands situated at the convergence of three oceans, here lies the greatest biodiversity in the world.
Notably, the marine playground of the Galápagos national parklands is home to enormous turtles, penguins, and stingrays inhabit. Here, snorkelers, swimmers, and divers will be thoroughly impressed by the abundance of rare sea creatures, many of whom are in danger of being extinct.
Alternatively, you can go exploring above water. The stunning beaches of Tortuga Bay or the 6,000-foot long lava tunnel of Santa Cruz island will surely pique your curiosity. While cruising the area, be sure to keep an eye out for tropical birds, pelicans, and sea lions in and around the numerous lagoons.
A yacht charter in southern Chile will transport you to the incredible area known as Patagonia. The region, straddling both Chile and Argentina, features fjords, rivers, and unbelievably colored lakes. While breathtaking on their own, the waterways culminate in the world-famous glaciers and mountains of Patagonia. With a South America luxury yacht charter, you’ll have a front-row view of one of the most interesting and fragile ecosystems in the world.
Beginning in Puerto Natales, you can first venture to Torres del Paine National Park to explore the Cerro Balmaceda mountain by kayak. If the weather cooperates, you may find yourself eye to eye with floating ice blocks bobbing in the electric blue waters. In addition, adventure seekers can walk on the icefields with guided visits guaranteed to create lifelong memories.
Ashore, explore the Mylodon Cave, former home of the 10,000-year-old Sloth and many other prehistoric animals. In addition, expert mountaineers and hikers may also have the opportunity to hike the treacherous landscape.
After, sail through the Rennell Islands, part of the 6.5 million-acre Kawésqar National Park. Here, you’ll encounter dolphins, elephant seals, humpback whales, marine otters, and more. Recently, the area was renamed for an indigenous tribe of inhabitants who lived there until the early 20th century. Unfortunately, approximately 10 full-blooded Kawesar members are said to still be alive today.
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