It is supposed to study nature but The Charles Darwin Foundation is increasingly looking at how to curb overtourism.
Need more flexibility, or sea legs a little shaky? These land-based programs could be for you.
A Galapagos Islands cruise operator has environmental concerns front of mind.
It's a weird feeling standing in the dark belly of a lava tunnel where the Earth's fiery core once roared.
Marine iguanas forage for algae on a bed of volcanic rocks, sea lions corkscrew playfully through the water - snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands is just like being in a nature documentary.
Wildlife may be the main attraction, but the Galapagos Islands offer so much more, writes Tatyana Leonov.
The beauty about cruising around the Galapagos Islands is that the panoramas are constantly changing.
When first discovered, these islands were considered hell on earth. Centuries later, they're now recognised as a unique paradise.