I have read the top question posts but I am struggling with how to choose a cruise, tour company to book through and most of all itinerary. We are a group of 4 in our 40's and 50's and are active--want to snorkel, hike, etc but no diving. Good chance that this will be our only trip to the Galápagos Islands so we are trying to choose our itinerary carefully. I am trying to find a summary of what the highlights of each island are or any thoughts about what type of course gives us the best exposure.
Also, is it a consideration to spend a few days on Santa Cruz and then do a cruise--is this something that tour companies offer or would we need to set this up on our own?
Last question on choice of vessel--we like the idea of the smaller--less than 20-30 passenger--boats. Are the catamarans significantly more stable with regard to seasickness? If anyone has any specific recommendations from their own experience with companies or boats, it is much appreciated. I have read about the majestic, athala and cormorant and they all look great.
Thanks for any feedback!