Galapagos


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 …
With our favorite tortoise in the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands are a great place to visit year-round and experience very mild seasonal variations. The warmer, slightly rainier time of year runs approximately from December through May. In a …
Masked boobie on a Galapagos wildlife tour
Wildlife | Birds | Reptiles | Aquatic Wildlife | Mammals | Insects and Invertebrates The Galapagos bird-life is world renown for its finches -- the tiny little birds that played such an important …
Wildlife viewing on the Galapagos:  Marine Iguanas
Wildlife | Birds | Reptiles | Aquatic Wildlife | Mammals | Insects and Invertebrates The Galapagos Islands' land animals are dominated by reptiles, while most of the world finds mammals the …
Penguin diving with us
Wildlife | Birds | Reptiles | Aquatic Wildlife | Mammals | Insects and Invertebrates The Galapagos are affected by three different currents: the cold Humboldt and Cromwell currents and warm …
A sea lion on Fernandina Island
Wildlife | Birds | Reptiles | Aquatic Wildlife | Mammals | Insects and Invertebrates Galapagos travel offers amazing wildlife viewing opportunities. Many visitors recall swimming with sea …
A large Ecuadorian spider
Wildlife | Birds | Reptiles | Aquatic Wildlife | Mammals | Insects and Invertebrates Because the Galapagos Islands were never part of mainland South or Central America, they are inhabited by a …