With numerous marinas along the coast, Ecuador offers plenty of sailing options, and is an obvious vantage point for voyages to the Galapagos or cruising the south pacific coastline. For daily adventures you can get charters for whale watching, coastal exploration and sunset cruises. At some beaches, you can rent a dingy or hobie right on the beach, or from the local yacht club. There is wind all year round, but the best sailing is from December to May when Ecuadorean waters are most calm.
The main sailing attraction in Ecuador is of course the Galapagos Islands, 500 miles west of the mainland. Island-hopping one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world, is a breathtaking experience. There are live-aboard cruises for anything from 3 day to 2 weeks, or you can charter a yacht, and plot your own course!
All Year Round
Island hopping the Galapagos Islands on a live-on-board cruise is a unique and breathtaking experience.
|Phoenix Travel Yacht Charter||Santa Elena||Puerto Lucia||0995794364|
|Reina Silvia||Galapagos||Baltra Island||05 252 6210|
|Haugan Cruises||Galapagos||Baltra Island||098 308 5546; 099 924 4769|
|Galapagos Islands Cruises||Galapagos||Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz|
|Tip Top Travel (Rolf Wittmer)||Galapagos||Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz||02 256 3181; 02 256 3098; 02 252 0716|
|Metropolitan Touring||Galapagos||Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz||02 298 8320; 02 298 8330|
|Marine Adventure||Galapagos||Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz||05 252 6556; 02 222 6786; 02 290 1687|
|Monserrat Galapagos Expeditions|