Galapagos Tortoise Species Not Extinct

A type of giant Galapagos tortoise that was thought to be extinct has been “found” in the genome of a similar species. This species, known as Chelonoidis elephantopus, lives in the genome of its close relative which currently lives in the Galapagos Islands. Chelonoidis elephantopus has never again been seen by visitors or scientists in […]

Fun in the Sand

Kids having fun in the sand at Gardner Bay, Galapagos Islands white sandy beach.   Our Galapagos cruise truly was the ideal family vacation. We got to spend just the right amount of time with our kids and the great part was that on our voyage all the kids got along and made friendships. This […]

My Galapagos Cruise with Quasar Expeditions

Almost 4 months have gone by since we traveled to the Galapagos aboard the Grace and every night, before I fall asleep, I think of all the wonderful memories of our adventure. I also think of all the wonderful people we met on our trip, including fellow adventurers, crew, naturalists and staff. We could not […]

Not Prey, Not Predator: Invisible Tourists

On our first day of our Galapagos cruise, we disembarked from the Evolution onto a small dock and onto Española (Hood) Island, so excited about seeing all the creatures we’d traveled so far to see. Even though we’d been told that the animals were very blasé about people, we still couldn’t believe our eyes. Within […]