Hi good TA people:
We just decided to go to the Galapagos this summer - July or August - nothing booked yet and I realize it is rather late... So need some help before I slog through everything here and over at cruise critic.
We are a couple from CA. This is a milestone anniversary so will splurge to some degree but I am still getting over sticker shock. One of us has a PhD in evolution biology so obviously very interested in this place and it seems most people who we studied with have gone there already. We have snorkeled many places and would like to get in the water. One of us gets seasick easily but it can be managed by meds so ok with live aboard cruise.
We are flexible with travel dates in July and August and can take up to 4 weeks to travel. But I think $$$ will be our limiting factor! :p
The biologist saw this photo and wants to know if he can see something like this in July and the planner wants to know if I have to choose a specific itinerary/island to see this:
I looked at the Linblad/NG and Silversea tours and I think they are over our budget. Looking at Celebrity right now and getting overwhelmed with Inner Loop vs Outer Loop itinerary. Getting stressed that many classes are sold out already - but some ocean view rooms still available.
Open to other companies and smaller boats too. But would like some feedback on where else t o look besides Celebrity. Wouldn't mind a smaller local boat as long as the itinerary is good, not roughing it too much as it is a milestone anniversary but ok with decent food and some basic amenities like a hot tub on board.
Thanks so much in advance and looking forward to your responses. Help!!