09.19.17
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 […]

09.05.17
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 […]

08.12.17
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 […]

08.08.17
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 […]

07.24.17
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 […]

06.21.17
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 […]

05.31.17
Galapagos Tortoises Making a Comeback to the Islands

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of giant Galapagos tortoises used to roam the Galapagos islands? Today, this number is down by about 90% due to hunting and the introduction of other invasive species. However, thanks to the efforts of the Galapagos National Park and other conservationists, the population of these incredible creatures is […]

03.29.17
Lonesome George – Back Home in the Galapagos

Do you remember the story of Lonesome George? He was the last known Galapagos Giant Tortoise from the island of Pinta that scientists were desperately trying to breed when he died in 2012. His death marked the extinction of the Pinta species of tortoise and was felt by people all over the world. But, the […]

03.22.17
Ways to Save On a Galapagos Cruise

The Galapagos is a premium tourist destination that’s often frequented by the rich and famous. Many travelers write the islands off as a destination that’s too expensive. However, there are lots of ways you can save on a Galapagos cruise. Follow these tips and join the likes of Princess Grace and Aristotle Onassis to experience […]