Adventure with a Conscience
We are proud to be one of the first adventure travel companies whose corporate mission statement expresses principles of ecotourism. We are committed to increasing the awareness of human responsibility toward the environment; to working with conservation organizations to protect the animals, plants and artifacts of the special places we visit; and to supporting the local economies by employing local associates who share our vision. As an INCA traveler you participate in sustainable pleasure in the wonders of our world.
The Galapagos Conservancy
Formed in 1986, the Galapagos Conservancy has its roots in two organizations that merged in 2002: the Darwin Scientific Foundation, an organization which managed an endowment for research in Galapagos, and Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Galapagos conservation. The Galapagos Conservancy is dedicated exclusively to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands. This single focus allows them to maximize the impact of the financial investments of their members, who include individuals and institutions that care deeply about the Galapagos Islands and understand the scientific importance of preserving this extraordinary ecosystem. They advocate through programs of constituency building, education, and fundraising in North America.
INCA has a long partnership with the Galápagos Conservancy. INCA has run cruises for organizational donors in addition to supporting the organization’s mission. Our guests have made significant contributions to the ongoing scientific research projects and local education programs organized and supported by the Galapagos Conservancy.