Galapagos Multisport Adventures Are Perfect For The Active Traveler

Snorkeling at Kicker Rock, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Multisport Adventures can provide amazing active Galapagos experiences.

Do you want to travel to the Galapagos Islands but you’re worried that the trip will be too passive? If so, you sound just like my wife. Unfortunately for her, when she visited the Galapagos Islands in 2004 there weren’t really any good options for a Galapagos trip other than to take a cruise. If only there had been quality Galapagos Multisport Adventures in 2004!

Wildlife viewing on a nature walk during a Galapagos cruise.
Wildlife viewing on a nature walk during a Galapagos cruise.

My wife gets sea-sick very easily, and she hates to be cooped up in small spaces for long periods of time.She likes viewing wildlife, but she needs to be active: power walking, running, hiking, biking, kayaking, etc. (Sound like a multisport adventure?) She doesn’t mind lounging on the beach on vacation, but then she wants to get up and recreate too. When she snorkels, instead of meandering slowly to see every little thing around her, she kicks hard to try and get a workout, and sees what she sees as she cruises along. On our Galapagos yacht trip, she loved free time on the beach so she could take a jog through the sand, and she was glad for the opportunity to snorkel daily. She liked the trip (who wouldn’t like the Galapagos!), but being cooped up on a boat and then taking meandering nature walks is not her idea of a vacation.

Power walking on the beach in the Galapagos
Power walking on the beach in the Galapagos

When she goes again (!), she will see that trip options have changed in a big way, as there are now lots of great land-based multisport adventures in the Galapagos. These Galapagos multisport adventures have become very popular, and for good reason, as they are fantastic ways to actively experience the Galapagos Islands while still exploring the incredible wildlife that make the archipelago famous. They will be perfect for her, and you if you like active vacations that leave you pleasantly tired at the end of the day.

The best multisport adventures, like those at Detour’s Adventure Travel Marketplace: Galapagos Multisport Adventure Trips, are operated by high quality companies that both understand the Galapagos Islands, and understand adventure activities. They have created itineraries that allow you to recreate in the best possible spots to see the various wildlife species, and they have the experience with the activities to help you learn and to make sure you are safe while kayking, biking, snorkeling, and hiking.

Sea kayaking in the Galapagos Islands on a Galapagos Multisport Adventure
Sea kayaking in the Galapagos Islands on a Galapagos Multisport Adventure

Stand Up Paddling is the newest activity in the Galapagos. Taking a multisport trip that includes SUP is a great way to learn a new sport and get some exercise. Pretty quickly you will realize that SUP’ing is not too hard, and that it provides an incredible vantage point for looking into the water to see turtles, rays, and sea lions swimming beneath you.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in the Galapagos Islands
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in the Galapagos Islands

But keep in mind that not all Galapagos multisport trips are create equally.  The popularity of the trips has pushed many Galapagos companies to offer them, even though they don’t have any actual expertise in the multisport activities themselves. Some of these trips are multisports in name only, as you really are not very active on a basic island-hopping trip. Others are active, but the guides have no experience kayaking or biking, and they have little to offer in helping you master these activities, or in even operating safe trips.

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