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Row Adventures

#7 of 28 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Santa Cruz Features Animals
Lugo Centre N 24-255, 200350, Ecuador
(800) 451-6034
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We saw a lot in a short time and did not have to do much planning!

My husband and I did the Galapagos Footprints Vacation 7-day (2 island) tour. We enjoyed all of... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Peach_412
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Middletown, Maryland
Trip of a lifetime

My husband, kids (aged 22 and 16) and I recently returned from the Galapagos for my 50th birthday... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
Susan Q
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Seattle
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The only tour in the world that allows you to camp on the beaches inside of the Galapagos National Park! You'll swim with sea lions, hike up volcanoes, explore the local culture, kayak around the islands, watch Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Tortoises, iguanas and more in their natural habitat. A truly unforgettable adventure perfect for all ages!
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Lugo Centre N 24-255, 200350, Ecuador
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(800) 451-6034

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

My husband and I did the Galapagos Footprints Vacation 7-day (2 island) tour. We enjoyed all of the activities with the snorkeling, kayaking, tours and wildlife viewing. We had horrible flights with delays, cancellations and being screwed by some airlines, but none of that was...More

2  Thank Peach_412
Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this helpful review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip, save for some unfortunate flying issues! I'm sorry you ended up paying for a meal you shouldn't have; please reach out to us with more details...More

Reviewed 5 March 2016

My husband, kids (aged 22 and 16) and I recently returned from the Galapagos for my 50th birthday celebration. It was truly incredible in every way. The trip is land-based and involves kayaking, hiking and/or snorkeling pretty much every day, with enough down time to...More

3  Thank Susan Q
Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. What a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday. I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the experience. The Galapagos Islands are so special. I hope you and your family will join...More

Reviewed 20 February 2016

Just had a fantastic trip with ROW. Due to weather they had to adjust the itinerary, and we were never really aware of the changes because they were so on top of things. Our guide was a young man who could not have been more...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thanks for writing a review! Glad to hear how much you enjoyed our Galapagos Unbound tour. It sure it incredible to camp on the beaches inside of the park, not to mention participate in all of the other fun activities. Taking note of the camping...More

Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We used ROW Adventures for our Galapagos trip (Darwin's Triangle). For the price paid, there was a shocking variation in the services provided, especially when their cost is considered. Our Quito transfer and hotel were great. Once on the islands thing got strange. Our ROW...More

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Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I'm not sure which guide you're referring to, but we don't use our groups to train new guides on their own. She may have been a guide for one...More

Reviewed 28 December 2015

The tour guide and the activities exceeded all expectations. They were very organized and handled all logistics flawlessly!More

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Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip experience with us! The guides are so important, as is the execution of all of the various activities. There is so much to see and do on the islands!...More

Reviewed 21 December 2015

Our 3rd ROW trip in the last 3 years. Croatia sailing trip and Namibia, Africa Safari were the other two in 2013 and 2014. Great trips. Superb staff everywhere. Be prepared for lots of hiking on any ROW Adventure. Outstanding value on all 3 trips,...More

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Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Thanks for writing a review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed all of your travels with us, including your recent Galapagos trip! We do keep you active on most of our tours! I hope you'll join us again for another adventure. Cheers!

Reviewed 21 December 2015

We have always wanted to go to Galapagos but didn't think this was the place to do it on boat so we went for land excursion which was great. We were able to go to very remote area that were the Galapagoans private fishing areas....More

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Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Thanks for writing a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the trip! The guides are so important in sharing a deeper understanding of the islands. I hope you'll join us again sometime.

Reviewed 16 December 2015

The title may sound like an exaggeration, but in a phrase that's it. Would be virtually impossible to plan a trip like this without an outfitter. Usually we travel on our own but in this case with permits and transportation needs it would be a...More

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Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Thanks for writing a review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the trip experience. The Galapagos are such an incredible place, and it would be a shame to miss anything special. Thanks for choosing to travel with us. I hope you can join us again...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015

We were looking for something "different". At the same time, we were concerned with being an eco-tourist in such a fragile environment. ROW Adventures gave us an incredibly "different" experience and at the same time were extremely cautious to protect these beautiful islands and the...More

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Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the trip, and the way we operate our tours. The islands are so incredible, and preserving them while sharing them is of utmost importance to us. Hope you will...More

Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is a fabulous land-based tour of the Galapagos Islands with three different experiences/locations - camping on San Cristobal and hotel stays on Isabela and Santa Cruz. Each day included opportunities to view and experience the animal and bird life via hiking, snorkeling, or kayaking....More

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Peter G, Owner at Row Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Your feedback is important to us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us in the Galapagos. It is a special and unique place. I hope you can join us again sometime!

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Lori D
15 July 2016|
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Response from valuetraveler57 | Reviewed this property |
They are v accommodating. For example did not want a 5 hour hike only a 2 hour so they took us back early. As far as kayak you can stop anytime and ride in power boat. The heat can be unbearable. Choose cooler months if you... More
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13 September 2015|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for reaching out! The best way to learn more about our tours is to contact one of our adventure consultants. You can find our contact information in our bio or on our website. Cheers!
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mklimkl
6 June 2015|
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Hello! I am so sorry for the delay. We are just learning about TripAdvisor's questions section. Are you still interested in learning about our Galapagos trip itineraries? If so, please send us an email directly and we can... More
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