Pikaia Lodge

Hidden in a secluded giant tortoise reserve, nestled on top of an extinct volcano crater, is Pikaia Lodge. This spectacular new alternative to traditional cruises enables guests to explore the Galapagos Islands, "The last paradise on Earth", in a sustainable, yet luxurious land-based way. Pikaia Lodge guests enjoy high quality guided tours in small groups. Excursions include land explorations and day-cruising to other islands onboard Pikaia Lodge’s private yacht M/Y Pikaia I. Guests can observe wildlife, go hiking, swimming, sea kayaking, snorkeling and return late in the afternoon to rest at the lodge. In addition to land and sea explorations, scuba diving, fishing and mountain biking can also be arranged.

Pikaia Lodge is located at 1,300 feet, on the drier and sunnier side of the transition zone of the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the center of the Galapagos Archipelago. The Lodge is close to some of the best land and sea visitor sites of the Galapagos National Park, and offers guests 14 comfortable, spacious accommodations, fine gastronomy and unique scientific lectures to unlock evolution’s mysteries. All social areas, spacious rooms and suites have panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and private shaded terraces with breathtaking views over a grey-tinged dry savanna, verdant mist-covered volcanic cones and to other islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Pikaia Lodge’s exclusive day tour yacht, the sleek and luxurious M/Y Pikaia I, is the largest and the only such vessel in the Galapagos, which due to its size, allows guests to cruise safely and comfortably to nearby islands without discomforts, all year round. The M/Y Pikaia I offer guests full-day tours in private, air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bathrooms, large open sun decks, a shadow deck, hot tub and a spacious air conditioned dining and living room, where guests can enjoy meals and presentations.

The Galápagos archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is world-renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife,  much of which was inspiration for Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Pikaia Lodge is named after our oldest known ancestor Pikaia gracilens, an extinct species believed to be the first creature to evolve into a vertebrate 500 million years ago. Every aspect of Pikaia Lodge’s construction and operation minimizes environmental impact and the Lodge has adopted an extensive social responsibility program with the community.

Pikaia Lodge
Barrio El Camote
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos, Ecuador
Tel: +011 593 4371 1670
Website: www.pikaialodgegalapagos.com