Tour Details

The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife photography. The incredible diversity of plant and animal species that inhabit this exotic ecosystem, many of which aren’t found anywhere else in the world, are sure to amaze even the most seasoned world traveler.

On this journey your head must always be on a swivel, the action is happening around us. Whether we are at sea aboard our privately chartered catamaran yacht photographing vibrant sunsets and seascapes, or walking along the beaches with sea lions soaking up the sun, there is always something to capture with your camera. Prepare for the fast-flying Magnificent Frigate birds as they perform breathtaking aerial maneuvers, or as males display their bright red pouch as they attempt to attract mates. Also, get ready to surround yourself with dozens of incredible Galapagos’ Marine Iguanas.

Pack extra memory cards and keep your batteries charged because there is truly no other place in the world like the Galapagos.  Join us on the Archipell 1, our hand-picked privately chartered catamaran yacht for this 10-day photographic adventure.

Images From Galapagos Photography Tours


“I have participated in 9 of Aaron’s Photo Tours over the last few years and I have already booked several more!  Aaron is the best photography tour/workshop leader I have ever met.  His personal concern for, and dedication to, his clients is extraordinary.  The pre-trip planning and attention to detail make every trip enjoyable and productive.  He has trained himself on virtually every camera/system that he might encounter, so that he is able to help each client as they need it.  On his trips we always find the birds and wildlife we are looking for and usually in the best lighting scenarios possible.  I would be remiss not to mention Sarah in the office and her exceptional work answering all my questions pre trip and helping me prepare for them.” 

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“Aaron Baggenstos is one of those rare individuals who is super-talented with photographic, instructional, as well as superb people skills. Combined with his cutting edge technological approach to photographing nature, his advocacy of the environment and his sheer methodological genius, he sets himself apart from his peers. This is a young man who is definitely leading the photographic revolution in nature and I count myself amongst the lucky ones who have learned more in one week than I have in one year with other photographic instructors and courses. The aurora still shines brightly from one of the most fantastic photo tours I have ever participated in. In large measure, it is directly related to the the sage-like wisdom of Aaron.”

Itinerary Includes

9 nights accommodations, round trip airfare from Quito to Galapagos ($540), meals, transfers in Quito and the Galapagos, Galapagos entrance fee ($100) and tourist transit card ($20). Itineraries are subject to change without notice (for safety, environmental or any other reasons).


  • Experience one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife photography alongside Aaron. We will shoot in the best light possible accessing the islands early and staying late
  • Our hand-picked privately chartered deluxe catamaran yacht is one of the of the most comfortable and stable ships in the Galapagos
  • English/Spanish natural history tour guide
  • Allow our scouting and meticulous trip planning lead you to the adventure of a lifetime

Tour Info:

May 25-June 3, 2022 (Sold Out)

Group Size: 12-15 Participants

2022 Cost: $7995 (If you are not traveling with someone we will assign you a roommate, depending on group makeup one Single Supplement may be available for 1.5 times the regular rate on a first come first serve basis. Single Supplement available in Quito for $395.)

We are not planning to run this trip in 2023.

Payment Terms: 25% Non-Refundable Deposit, Rest Due at 180 Days Before Departure

You can join the wait list for any sold out trip here.

2021 Itinerary:



Aaron Baggenstos

In the last 10 years Aaron has led over 200 wildlife photography tours around the world. He has earned a reputation for his gracious teaching style to photographers of all skill levels and extensive knowledge of Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony digital cameras.