Charles Darwin Research Station – A Deeper Look

The Galapagos National Park system consists of approximately 95% of the 13 volcanic islands and associated islets that sit west of Ecuador and are home to one of the most evolutionarily significant environments in the world. While visitors flock to the islands for an up-and-close experience of the regions unique wildlife, conservationists work to protect, […]

The Galapagos: Your January Vacation Destination

While it’s true, there isn’t a ‘bad’ time to visit the Galapagos who wouldn’t want to escape to perfect, tropical spring and summer weather just as winter is hitting the US, Canada and Europe? If you’ve been waiting for the best time to travel to this unique island destination, here’s why traveling to Galapagos in […]

2017 Upgrade of the Galapagos M/V Evolution Yacht

At Quasar Expeditions, we pride ourselves on offering the finest experience of small boat cruising through the Galapagos. One of the ways that we do this is by continuously upgrading the décor of our yachts to ensure that our facilities are impeccably clean, modern and luxurious. From August through to October of 2017, one of […]

Galapagos Whale Sharks

Galapagos whale sharks might sound intimidating but, they’re actually a slow filter-feeding type of shark that’s also the biggest fish in the world. Measuring up to 55 feet (17 meters) long, they’re like gentle sea giants. While you’re probably prepared to see sea turtles, penguins and rays on your Galapagos trip, most visitors don’t expect […]

Fernandina Island Volcano Erupts in Galapagos Islands

Dominating the landscape of Fernandina Island is La Cumbre volcano, one of the most active in the world, reporting a total of eight eruptions from its 6-kilometer-wide caldera (mouth) since 1968. On September 4th, 2017, at approximately 12:25 Galapagos time, this 1495 meter (4,858 feet) tall shield Fernandina Island volcano erupted, thrusting a huge column […]

2017 Grace & Evolution Dry Docks

Quasar Expeditions spends a great deal of time & resources upgrading its yachts, to insure we continue to provide our valued passengers with two of the very best yachts on the Islands, ideally suited for your Galapagos adventure. Typically renovations take place annually, with constant attention to the yacht taking place throughout the year. Major […]

Godfrey Merlen: Top Galapagos Ambassador

Known as an eloquent and tireless advocate for important conservation issues, Godfrey Merlen has played a pivotal role in the protection of the Galapagos Islands. Originally from the UK, he moved to the Galapagos more than 45 years ago to work as a volunteer researcher. Since then, he’s worked for the National Park Service and […]

Galapagos Beaches – The Top 5

What a lot of people don’t know about the Galapagos, is that it’s beaches offer the same sort of variety and beauty that its wildlife do. From long stretches of pristine white sand to hidden coves of black, green and red sand beauties, the beaches of Galapagos are some of the world’s most special. If […]

Galapagos in the Fall – Top 10 Reasons to Travel

When you’re taking a once in a lifetime trip to the Galapagos, you want to make sure you’re seeing it at its best. Luckily, due to the Galapagos’ idealistic island weather, there’s really no wrong time to visit. If you’re thinking of traveling between September and the beginning of December, here’s the top 10 reasons […]