Junior explorers get a jump on the Galapagos with “Young Pirates Program”
Educational activities await travelers ages 7 - 13 on Galapagos expeditions onboard MV Santa Cruz, La Pinta and Isabela II
Ahoy, ye hearties – and your parents and grandparents, too! Prepare to embrace the Galapagos while cruising the briny deep with the Young Pirates Program from Adventure Associates. The captivating cruise program has junior buccaneers living the pirate life while exploring the coolest islands in the Pacific aboard the expedition yachts MV Santa Cruz, La Pinta and Isabela II. Launched earlier this year by Adventure Associates, Young Pirates engages guests ages 7-13 with supervised educational activities that delve deep into the paradise of around them. Parents share the booty, too, with “adult time” to treasure as their youngsters take in the day.
No need to walk the gangplank to enjoy in the Young Pirates Program. Rather, youthful participants jump into “kids’-style” diversions for a better understanding and appreciation of the amazing biodiversity of the Galapagos. Onboard activities include coloring, “ecuamemory” cards, maps, animal puzzles, and educational videos and movies. Everybody gets a “Young Pirates” booklet, packed with educational pursuits such as Galapagos Means Tortoises; Galapagos Bedtime Stories; Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution; and Darwin and Evolution for Kids.
There will also be special kids-style menus, treasure hunts, trivia games, reading time, stargazing and plenty of conversation to go around. Handicrafts run from bracelet weaving to Play-Doh. Meanwhile, “Special Moments” are planned around lunch and dinner, offering parents respite to dine or attend lectures and events on their own.
Pirates of the old couldn’t have imagined what awaits guests of Adventure Associates. Travelers choose from a range of 3, 4 and 7 night expeditions on MV Santa Cruz, La Pinta and Isabela II, each among the finest deluxe expedition yachts in the Galapagos. All yachts are staffed with knowledgeable, English-speaking naturalist guides, and offer exceptional onboard service. The Galapagos is a dream destination for kids, especially those who enjoy the outdoors, with plenty to see on short, exciting excursions on land and at sea.
Adventure Associates’ Young Pirates Program is available on MV Santa Cruz, La Pinta and Isabela II whenever there are at least two children ages 7-13 onboard. With 12 or more children onboard, the Young Pirates group is provided its own naturalist guide to lead land excursions. And remember, this summer all kids under 18 receive 50% off.
For more information or reservations, please contact Adventure Associates at 800-527-2500 or visit www.adventure-associates.com