A boat journey is a fantastic way of discovering places that would not be accessible otherwise. Boats can take you to islands with no other means of access as well as getting you much closer to inspiring landscapes and wildlife. There are several truly memorable boat journeys possible in South America.
The Galapagos Islands located off the coast of Ecuador, are well known for their vast number of endemic species as well as contributing to Darwin’s theory of evolution. You can cruise around different islands in the archipelago staying on a boat. Species you are likely to see include giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas and blue-footed boobies.
A boat is the best way to discover the Chilean fjords, sailing through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel to discover Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Cruises take you close to magellanic penguin colonies as well as breathtaking glaciers.
The Amazon rainforest covers half of the land mass of South America and can be visited from Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. It is possible to see monkeys, macaws, toucans and even pink river dolphins. An Amazon River cruise is one of the best ways to explore the Amazon.
Lake Titicaca, is shared by Peru and Bolivia and is the highest navigable lake in the world. No visit to this region is complete without a boat journey on the lake. The main attraction on the lake is the floating Uros Islands.