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An In-depth Guide For Choosing The Best Galapagos Boat

Simply put, the Galapagos is an amazing one-of-a-kind destination. There’s no other place on earth where you can get so close to, and even interact with, so many animals safely in the wild. That is why I say, “It’s not about the boat but the Galapagos boat has to be about the islands”. Remember that …

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Galapagos Giant Tortoise Considered Extinct 100 Years Ago Found Alive

Quick Facts on this new Galapagos Giant Tortoise Story: • An adult female Fernandina Giant Tortoise has been discovered in the Galapagos• An expedition to the island of Fernandina found the animal alive and well• The female has a large body, smooth shell and a pink head, but no other details have been revealed.• Only …

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Flightless Cormorants: The Galapagos Bird That Forgot How to Fly

Introducing the Michael Phelps of the Galapagos: the Flightless Cormorants. This unique bird is known for its unparalleled underwater fishing abilities and unmistakable features. Duck-like in many regards, it has striking turquoise eyes, a hooked bill perfectly evolved for catching fish, and well-adapted webbed feet for speed. However, there’s a major missing trait that sets …

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Waved Albatross – The Gliding Grace of the Galapagos

The Waved Albatross has a number of qualities that make it stand out from the Galapagos sea bird crowd: an exceptional wing span, beautifully animated features, heartwarming life-long courtships, 3 million lifetime frequent flier miles, and perhaps more grace than any bird on the planet. Relying upon its exceptional gliding capabilities to carry it miles …

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Choosing the Best Galapagos Cruise: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Imagine following a pod of dolphins as they weave their way from stern to bow, watching an orca toss a sea turtle in the air like a balloon, or marveling at a school of manta rays somersaulting out of the water. Picture watching mesmerizing sunsets while the planets rise, and gazing at stars in the …

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5 Essential Tips to Avoid Overpacking for Your Galapagos Cruise

The lighter your load, the more freedom you’ll have to enjoy your Galapagos adventure to the fullest! Because of the archipelago’s unique terrain, equatorial climate, and the diversity of excursions you’ll take, it can be difficult to strike that happy packing medium between under-prepared and over-prepared for your daily activities by overpacking for your cruise. …

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