A new step in the evolution of luxury eco-adventure in the Galapagos Islands
The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious,
physically active and adventurous traveler, who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos, with the highest level of comfort and services that can be provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location.
In contrast to traditional cruises, our land-based day tour programs offer higher comfort,
more privacy and personalized attention, a finer gastronomy, a convenient arrival & departure date flexibility, and most important, the possibility to avoid seasickness common to live-aboard yacht cruises.
Due to its central location in the archipelago,
Santa Cruz Island has provided us with the perfect opportunity to develop our unique land-based day tour concept. Many of the most interesting islands are nearby, with secluded white sand beaches and fascinating wildlife sites of the Galapagos National Park. As our Pikaia Lodge guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups. At night you will rest in spacious and quiet accommodations.
All these islands can be reached within relatively short navigation times on board our large, comfortable, stable oceangoing yacht M/Y Pikaia I.
You will also discover some of the finest beaches of the Galapagos on Santa Cruz.
Just by taking a stroll, you can come face to face with a wild giant tortoise. Pikaia Lodge has its own private Tortoise Reserve on the property.
Children are welcome in Pikaia Lodge. We have activities for them, too.
Pikaia Lodge is one of the most advanced green lodges built in the world. It operates with alternative energy resources and has a comprehensive social responsibility program.
The Pikaia Lodge Name
Since the Galapagos Islands famously inspired Charles Darwin’s Evolution Theory and remain living proof of it, evolution is the theme of our lodge. With the lodge’s name, we honor our oldest known ancestors from which all modern mammals, fish and reptiles are descendant. The Pikaia Gracilens is believed to be the first creature to have evolved into a vertebrate during the Cambrian period some 500 million years ago.