• Kevin has led more than twenty-five trips to the Galápagos!
• We choose our itineraries very wisely as every boat has several different itineraries.
• We choose our boat wisely, too, for comfort and for its itinerary.
• We spend more time on the islands than any other company.
• We maximize the best light for photography.
• We maximize wildlife activity viewing time.
This is a great trip for photographers, birders and nature lovers, as everyone should visit the Galápagos Islands… the experience is magical! During our adventure we will seek out the endemic species of birds and other animals of the Galápagos. Some of the bird species include Darwin’s finches, Galápagos Penguin, Galápagos Hawk, Galápagos Dove, Swallow-tailed Gull and Waved Albatross—doing their wonderful courtship dance! Other creatures we will see include Land Iguanas, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards and two endemic species of butterflies.
Kevin Loughlin is not only a birder, but also a professional photographer and will be sharing hands-on instruction, hints and tips throughout the trip excursions. Photographic opportunities abound as each day will include land excursions on different islands. Most days will also include snorkeling opportunities to enjoy swimming with sea lions, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish! We will also fit within our schedule mini photo workshops to help you get the best images of each location we visit.
Kevin Loughlin, founder of Wildside, has led over 25 trips to the Galapagos since 2001 and is intimately familiar with the landscape and wildlife.
“Galapagos and mainland Ecuador was incredible, even better than I expected — and I had had high expectations. Kevin Loughlin, the president of Wildside Nature Tours, is an expert birder, naturalist, and photographer as well as being helpful and a genuinely nice guy. A great tour leader, he smoothly led us through complicated logistics that would have been formidable for a single traveler. The tour was so well done in fact that one of the first things I did upon returning home was to sign up for his tour of Costa Rica. I will be going there next April.”
— David M, Boulder, CO
*Note that if private tour does not fill by December 31, 2016 it will be opened up to the public so that we can fill the remaining spaces.