Galapagos


Information supplied by: International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) Protect a priceless archipelago from destructive forces, allow it to be as it is, keep it that way forever - the …
The Galapagos Islands are located at the Equator so there is not a lot of seasonal variation. Air temperatures tend to run in the 70s-80s year round, slightly warmer from January-April. The climate …
Although many travelers are familiar with the natural history cruises in the Galapagos, they may not be aware that these cruises are also paired with some of the best snorkeling/ scuba diving around. …
Galapagos Guide, Fabricio Chavez, filmed over a dozen eagle rays while leading a snorkeling tour in the Galapagos. The spotted eagle ray is recognized by the white spots on its body. Including its …
One of the first icebergs we encountered
Image from Gregory Dohrn's Antarctica Journal What a day! Today we entered Antarctic Sound, also known as Iceberg Alley. And what a place it is! Gigantic table icebergs float everywhere, and on …
Hanging out in the sand with some wildlife
Julia and her mom, Sue, lounging with sea lions in the Galapagos Happy Mother's Day! In celebration of the day's holiday, I thought I'd share one of my favorite mother-daughter trip journals. …
Me and a tortoise, i made a friend
Check out Monika's trip journal from her Galapagos Multisport trip   Click here to see more photos of snorkeling in Galapagos   Check out Renee's father-daughter tour to …
Shark-fining Exports Shark fins are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world – but this indulgence is not without its price. Shark finning is a graphic process where the fins are cut off …
(Ithaca, NY) The introduction of a new form of fishing threatens to undermine the marine ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands, according to the nonprofit International Galapagos Tour Operators …
As a reminder to how the incredible Galapagos Islands were formed, Sierra Negra (also known as Volcán Santo Tomás) erupted late in the afternoon on October 22nd. Sierra Negra is one of six …
Each season, Adventure Life has an annual contest that invites our past travelers to share their travel experiences and enter for a chance to win fantastic trips! Here are some past …
Adventure Life is an active member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, (IGTOA). Together we have created an effective way for the travel industry to help support Galapagos …
Courtesy of the Charles Darwin Foundation The Galapagos National Park opened a new Interpretation Center in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island in March 1998. The opening of the center …
Adventure Life is carrying out its mission of providing sustainable tourism through memberships in organizations like the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA). Members of IGTOA …
Galapagos 2011-12 This coming 2012 is officially bringing some of the most significant changes to Galapagos tourism that the islands have encountered in decades. Earlier this year, the …
GALAPAGOS TRAVEL DISOUNT! I know you just heard from me a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn't help myself -- I had to pass on this Galapagos cruise discount. Give us a call today and take advantage …
CORRECT! As of Feb. 2012, Adventure Life travelers have raised $83,000+ for Galapagos conservation. Well done! Adventure Life is an active member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators …
Incorrect As of Feb. 2012, Adventure Life travelers have raised $83,000+ for Galapagos conservation. Adventure Life is an active member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, …
So I've been building up this blog on www.adventure-life.com in order to set a tone for my travel blog: Give for Granted. I've put together pieces from many of the countries I've …
Sea turtles, acrylics and colored pencil
We met a veterinarian studying in Galapagos--her current job is catching Short Earred Owls and collecting DNA samples to see if they vary from island to island.  She was planning on diving with …
acrylics and colored pencil, land iguana
The next few days we spent in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. It is a pretty quiet little town, with plenty of shops, restaurants, tour centers and dive places.  There are hostels, bed and …
Colored pencil drawing of Galapagos sea lion
On our final day of the cruise, we were up early for a visit to Mosquera Island.  It is small, with a beautiful beach.  The largest group of sea lions we encountered on the trip lazed on …
pencil sketches of the Darwin finches
Rabida is dominated by the color red.  Red beach, red paths, red rocks everywhere. We hiked up above the beach and had a nice view back down. Along the way, we got to see the Galapagos …
acrylics, flightless cormorant, single page
Tagus Bay on Isabela Island...known for its graffiti?  Apparently early boats, like 1830's, carved their names then others followed suit. I didn't see the old stuff...just …