Quasar Nautica Expeditions was founded over two decades ago with the mission to bring the natural wonder of the Galapagos Islands into the lives of travelers who love nature above all. As the second oldest cruise operator in the Galapagos Islands, Quasar Expeditions continues to provide a unique experience currently unrivaled in this part of the world.
Time has taught Quasar that the best way to experience this stunning part of the planet is “hands-on” through the many opportunities they make available for intimate interaction with the environment and full immersion among the many indigenous elements: the essential ingredients in our unique brand of Galapagos travel. Quasar knows that their destinations will hold you spellbound, because they still inspire you with wonder.
Quasar Nautica Expeditions offers travel in yachts with family and friends: in company - in other words — that guarantees as much exploration or family adventure as safety allows, without ever being “lost in a crowd”. Many outfitters offer excursions to the islands, for example, in cruise ships packed with 50 or 100 passengers. But in this remarkable area of the world, you can gain a greater sense of being at one with the natural world with Quasar’s philosophy of intimacy, which also allows them to provide just the right amount of attention each traveler needs for a memorable and personal adventure.
Quasar Nautica’s profound concern for these unique landscapes has resulted in an earnest commitment to make stewardship of the Earth an integral element of expedition voyages. Quasar Expeditions strives — for visitors and for the sake of future generations — to maintain Ecuador’s natural wonders in the same pristine condition that first inspired their mission over two decades ago.
The Quasar Expeditions’ team is ready to welcome you on trips and to prove to you why they excel in their field. Become part of the privileged few to explore the Galapagos — an unparalleled opportunity for discovery — onboard one of Quasar’s unmatched adventures.
It is precisely our love for nature and the magic of the wonderful destinations that we visit that inspired our mission over two decades ago and it has always been our duty to preserve the ecosystem of this part of the world and to counterbalance man's impact on our environment. Nowadays travelers have high expectations regarding the responsibility of tour companies toward their country, indigenous communities and natural conservation. At Quasar Expeditions we are aware of our exceptional opportunity to support development and integration of local communities into our changing world, without losing their unique identity in the process. We are confident that our proactive efforts will be noticed and appreciated by future generations of responsible travelers and we achieve this goal through many sustainable practices such as the ones detailed on this page.
Please visit our website to see the Environment and Community projects we support.
Support of Local Communities in Continental Ecuador
In the countryside of continental Ecuador, Quasar Expeditions only works with suppliers (haciendas, jungle lodges, restaurants, etc) who provide training and employment to the local population, thus creating awareness of the positive effects that tourism can bring. Our highly qualified guides are a strong influence in local communities to build an understanding of the advantages they have to improve their living conditions, while at the same time bringing awareness of their unique cultural qualities and the beauty of their immediate environment. As a successful tour operator we have influence in government programs that will develop tourism, probably the lowest-impact industry that will benefit the entire world by preventing abuse and destruction of natural resources. In most destinations, our itineraries include the opportunity for tourists to interact with the local population by visiting a schools and social service programs where our company delivers, on behalf of each tourist, a contribution.