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Unforgettable moments for the whole family

Experience the ultimate outdoor classroom cruising among the enchanted islands of the Galápagos aboard the 54-cabin Galápagos Legend, chartered exclusively for Stanford families and ideally suited for exploring the Galápagos archipelago. Get up close and personal with the incredible wildlife that Charles Darwin observed as he developed his revolutionary theory of evolution.

Visit several of the Galápagos’ volcanic islands, snorkeling amid sea lions and spinner dolphins in the clear waters. Sit face to face with giant tortoises and marine iguanas and learn the dances of the blue-footed boobies and waved albatrosses. Adults enjoy lectures from Professor William (Bill) Durham, ’71, while kids have fun learning from their zany Young Explorer leaders, all recent Stanford graduates.


June 24–July 3, 2023


10 days

Minimum age

6 years

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Faculty leader

A different kind of classroom

With renowned Stanford faculty and scholars leading the way, every Travel/Study trip is a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

Bill Durham

Anthropology and Human Biology

An enthusiastic and innovative educator, Bill's lectures cover the ecology, evolution, and conservation of the world's most unusual flora and fauna in Galápagos.

Share the joy of learning

Meet our Young Explorer leaders

These razor-sharp recent Stanford grads and former Stanford Sierra Camp counselors love interacting with families and are experts at adapting to the personalities and interests of each Young Explorer. They fuel creativity with thought-provoking discussions and mind-bending games that keep the kids entertained while adults attend lectures. In addition, Young Explorer leaders bring the whole family together for activities such as family Olympics, trivia night and disco bingo.

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Feel free to give us a call at (650) 725-1093 between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.