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Great Beyond Adventures

Great Beyond Adventures

Join Zoo New England and Great Beyond Adventures on the trip of a lifetime!

We're excited to continue our partnership with Great Beyond Adventures in support of wildlife and wild places with an exciting adventure this fall. Learn about the wildlife, history, and culture with local guides on a trip to the Galapagos Islands October 6-15 with luxury accommodations and delicious cuisine.

The trip will offer unforgettable memories, stunning vistas, and rare wildlife. Snorkel with sea lions, hike with giant tortoises, and observe penguins and blue-footed boobies accompanied by Zoo New England’s Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation, Dr. Eric Baitchman.

Read more here or to reserve your spot, please contact Dave Caron at 617-989-3760 or

Galapagos Active Adventure

October 6 - 15, 2024

Join Zoo New England and Great Beyond Adventures on an active, once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos to learn about wildlife, history, and culture.


The trip will begin in Quito, Ecuador, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there, you’ll jet off to San Cristobal, Galapagos, where you’ll snorkel with sea lions and around volcanic formations that have become havens for diverse bird and fish populations.

Next, you’ll head to Isabela Island, where you’ll bike along pristine white sand beaches, mangrove forests, and lagoons teeming with bird life, sea lions, and iguanas. You’ll snorkel through lava tunnels with Galapagos penguins, and take in gorgeous panoramic views after a hike up the Sierra Negra Volcano.

Finally, you’ll head to Santa Cruz Island, where you’ll hike with giant tortoises and see rare blue-footed boobies.

Throughout the 10-day trip, you’ll stay in charming luxury accommodations and experience a variety of delicious local cuisine.

Expertise on Board

During your trip, you’ll be joined by Zoo New England’s Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation, Dr. Eric Baitchman.

Eric Baitchman, DVM, DACZM, received his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2000, completed a zoological medicine residency at the Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo, and began as an associate veterinarian with Zoo New England (ZNE) in Boston, MA in 2004, where he has remained ever since. In 2009, he became the Director of Veterinary Services, and in 2017 took on the role of Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation, overseeing development of a new conservation department for ZNE.

Eric has developed innovative conservation and research initiatives through partnerships with key institutions in Boston, such as working with the Broad Institute on medical genomics for zoological species, and with the Harvard Medical School on a One Health Clinical Elective for Harvard medical students.

Book your adventure

Trip fee (per person): $7,500 

Contact Dave Caron at 617-989-3760 or