Although Ecuador boasts 640 kilometres of continental coastline, the biggest destination for those who want to charter a boat and set sail is the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands. Located 600 miles west of the continent, they are considered to be the most diverse and complex islands in the world with a plethora of native species. In order to preserve and protect this diversity, 97% of the total surface area of the islands belongs to the Galapagos National Park, and its waters are the second largest marine reserve in the world. All this makes the archipelago a special and fascinating place where visitors can experience an unforgettable encounter with nature. Do you fancy photography? Well, you will have a ball taking pictures of all the wild species on the islands, mainly birds, mammals and reptiles. Do you love scuba diving or snorkelling? Well, get ready to swim next to playful sea lions or observe whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, turtles and an endless variety of tropical fish. Enjoy all of this in an amazing setting with beaches that will take your breath away such as Tortuga Bay and Garner Bay on Santa Cruz Island and Negra Beach on Floreana Island. Chartering a catamaran with or without crew is, without a doubt, the best way to travel around these charming islands, considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.