Morag Prosser, from our supplier ROW Adventures, shares her tips on family cruises and activities for those travelling in the Galápagos with kids:
"Our family tours are only open to family groups – we don’t do couples or singles. That’s so that if you have a groups of seven- to ten-year-olds, they can run the tour at a pace that’s suitable for that group. The kids have other kids to interact and learn with, and you don’t have single adults chomping at the bit to move faster, and feel like the kids are holding them back so that their parents are getting uncomfortable. So by keeping those groups as separate as possible, we can run the tours at the optimum level.
The wildlife particularly is what they love. The snorkelling with sea lions... most of them will start off a little hesitant but our guides are in the water with them and they can feel comfortable. By the end of the day it’s usually the parents who are more nervous about the sharks or sea lions, and the kids are having a blast!"