Galapagos


Me and one of my many friends
Enchanted Galapagos Wondering why Darwin's Enchanted Isles are one of the most fascinating travel destinations on Earth?  In no other corner of the world can travelers hike in search of …
Wolves nuzzling in the snow
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Two corrals closed. The giant tortoises can be observed from the viewing platforms. Photo courtesy of Galapagos Conservancy Last month, the Galapagos National Park Service announced they are closing …
The dining room of the Finch Bay hotel is cleaned after the flood. The hotel was flooded by the equivalent of various very high tides – not waves. Finch Bay re-opened to visitors on March 15, …
The Galapagos Islands take precautions as a tsunami is anticipated to arrive sometime today around 4:30 pm UPDATE (March 12, 2011): The tsunami hit the Galapagos about an hour later than originally …
Courtesy of The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos and The Galapagos National Park Service Giant tortoises can only be found on Galapagos and on the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean. …
Courtesy of The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos and The Galapagos National Park Service Land Iguanas resemble mythical creatures from the past - dragons with long tails, clawed feet …
The Galapagos Islands have evolved unique species of fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth. In 1835, young Charles Darwin visited the islands, and what he learned helped inspire his theory of …
There are a lot of yacht options in the Galapagos and picking the right yacht for your Galapagos adventure can be overwhelming. Adventure Life has a few tips on how to make your vacation plans …
Curious blue footed booby
Learn more about what to expect on Galapagos cruise in December The Galapagos Islands are located at the Equator so there is not a lot of seasonal variation. Air temperatures tend to run in the …
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
Giant Tortoise - the Galapagos' namesake   Snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos   Endemic to the Galapagos, Sally-lightfoot crab   Frigate bird and chick in …
As one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, Ecuador is a playground for anyone searching for adventure travel. Where else in the world can you climb a glacier-peaked mountain one …
The Charles Darwin Research Center was created in 1960 by an international committee in order to promote research, conservation, and education in the Galapagos Islands. The center is located on Isla …
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 …
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
The Millennium is a favorite 16 passenger ship in Galapagos The following article was written by Galapagos traveler M. Sparga. Thanks for the contribution! The first time I went to the Galapagos …
Jen, Isabela, Skull
Can you explore a few spots on your own, as an extension to a cruise or to a guided land tour?  Sure.  I’m happy to share a few ideas below.  But should you do it exclusively as …
Frigatebird Mother and Chick
The Galapagos is by definition an equatorial destination.  The equator cuts across the north end of Isabela and darts in between Santiago and Genovesa.  So there is no …
Galapagos Penguin Shadows
One of the best things about traveling is seeing those completely new things, and having those completely new experiences.  But sometimes, its just as nice to experience completely familiar …
Zodiacs, Dry Landing
During a sunset hike above Darwin Lake, looking out across the channel towards Fernandina on the fourth day of our cruise, one of our group spotted the distant spray from a passing whale.  The …
Jen snorkeling in the Galapagos
One always hears about the Galapagos as such a richly biodiverse location.  And it is true.  But in my mind, biodiverse automatically meant green and lush.  Visiting in August, this …