For those of you who are interested in exploring the Galapagos Islands but prefer to have your base on land (rather than on one of the many Galapagos cruises) there is always the option of island hopping. Island hopping is touring the various attractions of the islands during day-trips, and returning to a hotel to sleep every night. The main mode of transportation for island hopping are boats which will take you from site to site and return you to your homebase afterwards. This is a great way to see the Galapagos lifestyle and directly support the local economy.