Don Mammoser Photo Tours

Galapagos Photo Tour

Galapagos Photography Tour

April 6-15, 2024


SOLD OUT – I am not running this tour in 2025, or 2026. Check back for possible 2027 dates.

Galapagos Islands Yacht-Based Tour & Guided Photography Experience - Red-billed Tropic bird

Incredible Wildlife

This is a unique Galapagos photography tour – planned and led by a professional. The stunning and World-renowned Galapagos Islands are best visited by small yacht which can cruise to outer islands in order to be amongst the incredible displays of tame and awesome wildlife. There’s nowhere like the Galapagos Islands. This is truly a trip of a lifetime!

Immersive Experience

During this Galapagos photography tour, we’ll live aboard a 16 passenger yacht while being catered to by a wonderful crew of 9 including a licensed Galapagos park guide.  I promise you amazing photo opportunities and a completely unique experience as we cruise the Galapagos Islands and photograph everything.

The itinerary you choose in the Galapagos is by far the most important aspect of any trip there. You can certainly find a boat and subsequent itinerary which caters to those wishing for a week of crowded sunbathing beaches, or parties and nightlife.

For photographers, however, I know well that we all want an itinerary which gives us the best possible chance to interact with and photograph the highest number of interesting and unique species and island scenes. And we don’t want to be crowded out by other people and/or boats while trying to get our photos.


Yes, you can get a spot on an everyday Galapagos boat for less than the cost of my trip, or you can get on board a budget priced ‘cattle-call’ boat (or not-so-budget-priced, i.e. “name-brand” boat) with hundreds of other passengers, but as a photographer, you don’t want that. I have worked hard with my contacts in Ecuador, a boat crew, and a naturalist/guide to come up with the best possible 8 day cruise for maximizing our time among photogenic animals, good snorkeling sites, and scenic island locations. This is a Galapagos itinerary made by a photographer for photographers.


We will live aboard a “tourist superior” class yacht for this Galapagos photography tour. The yacht holds just 14 participants in 7 comfortable cabins (plus myself in a cabin). You’ll find the accommodations onboard are not overly opulent, but they are very clean, modern and comfortable. Each 2-person cabin has its own bathroom with shower and hot and cold water. The food will be ample, fresh, varied, local and delicious. Our guide will take us to locations a bit earlier or we’ll stay a bit later than most other tours because she knows that we are interested primarily in getting great photos. And we visit places that not every boat goes to and that certainly the larger ships can’t even get close to.


Below is the itinerary I have worked out for my group. This trip visits the best of the best of what makes the Galapagos so unique. It is by far, the best 8 day Galapagos photography tour itinerary I could ever have dreamed of. I can’t wait to share these places with my clients! 

Galapagos Photography Tour Quick Menu


  • 9 nights accommodations* as follows – 2 nights in Guayaquil, Ecuador (1 before and 1 after the nights on the yacht)                      
  • 7 nights aboard the tourist superior-class yacht “Angelito”.
  • Round-trip airfare from Guayaquil, Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands.
  • All meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee while on board the yacht.
  • Semi-private (2 persons/cabin) berth with full en-suite bathroom with hot water shower aboard the yacht, 1 or 2 beds depending on cabin configuration.
  • No bunk beds.
  • All cabins have air conditioning and ample storage for gear.
  • Services of yacht crew of 9 professionals including licensed naturalist/guide.
  • Use of a wetsuit and snorkeling gear while on board the yacht.
  • Photography expertise and leadership from Don Mammoser.
  • All guided activities such as island walks, natural history lessons, and snorkeling while on board the yacht.

*Accommodations are based on double occupancy. For those not traveling as a couple I will accommodate you with a participant of the same sex. Rooms in Guayaquil have 2 beds. Cabins aboard the yacht have 2 beds (or 1 larger bed for couples if preferred).

Single Supplement: There is no possibility of a single room onboard the yacht. For those who travel as a single person the single supplement of $325 will apply for rooms in Guayaquil. 

Not Included

  • Air fare to Guayaquil, Ecuador (Airport code GYE)
  • Meals or optional activities while in Guayaquil
  • Airport Transfer ($3/per one way)
  • Passport or visa fees (visas are not required for US or Canadian citizens)
  • Galapagos National Park entry fees of $100 USD payable upon arrival in cash only
  • TCT card upon arrival in Galapagos – $20
  • Travel insurance
  • Gifts and items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc. 
  • Gratuities to yacht crew and guide

Images From Galapagos Photo Tour