The Pikaia Lodge Experience

Transformative experiences are the new luxury

The evolution of luxury eco-adventure
in the Galapagos Islands

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 concept

It is designed for the environmentally conscious, physically active and adventurous traveler, who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos.

The highest level of comfort and services are provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location.

Land-based adventure

In contrast to traditional cruises, our land-based tour programs offer arrival date flexibility, higher comfort, a finer gastronomy, more privacy and freedom.

As our guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups. At night you will rest in our spacious and serene lodge.

Ideal location

Due to its central location in the archipielago, it has provided us with the perfect opportunity to develop our unique land-based and day cruise concept. Many of the most fascinating islands are nearby, with secluded white sand beaches and incredible wildlife.

Private Yacht

All these islands can be reached within short navigation times on board our 145 ft comfortable private luxury yacht M/Y Vision - Pikaia.

During our full day yacht cruises included in our exploration packages, guests will visit two islands per day

Pristine beaches

You will also discover some of the finest beaches the Galapagos has to offer.

Private giant Tortoise Reserve

Pikaia Lodge is located in the heart of its own private giant tortoise reserve, where tortoises roam around in their natural habitat.

Family destination

Children are also welcome at Pikaia Lodge, making it an excellent adventure to create memorable family moments.

Unforgettable experience

Kids will never forget the close encounters and interactions with the Galapagos unique wildlife and nature. It could be their most valuable lesson in Biology and conservation ever.

The Galapagos blue-footed booby
(Sula nebouxii)

Galapagos penguins
(Spheniscus mendiculus)

This species of penguin is endemic to the Galapagos and the only one to live on the equator.

Unique species

The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest penguins in the world as it evolved to live in the harsh conditions of the islands.

It is the most northerly penguin species, nesting entirely in the tropics.

The golden cownose ray

Galapagos is home to 15 different ray species.

They are frequently encountered while snorkeling.

Galapagos Marine Reserve

It has many different cold and warm water fish species. It is one of the most varied and richest marine ecosystem in our blue planet and is considered as "One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World".

Tame sharks

Galapagos has one of the highest shark populations in the world. Here they are tame and calm due to the abundance of food! Our snorkeling programs include exciting encounters with them.

The Galapagos Magnificent Frigatebirds

This species of bird inflates their striking red gular sacks to attract mates.

Galapagos Giant Tortoises
(Chelonoidis spp)

This endemic and endangered animal is really gigantic. A jurassic deja vu!

Volcanic landscapes

Our daily land excursions take Pikaia guests to experience and enjoy unique landscapes, from lava fields to green tropical cloud forests, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

Two ladies at Galapagos beaches Pikaia Lodge at night

The Pikaia Lodge Name

Pikaia Gracilens

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.

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