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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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M/Y Grace – Cruise the Galapagos Aboard A Dunkirk Piece of History

With Christopher Nolan’s epic film, Dunkirk, in theaters we thought past, present and future passengers of M/Y Grace would like to know the role she played in WWII, especially at the major turning point that was the Battle of Dunkirk. With British forces retreating from the Nazi blitzkrieg they arrived on the beaches of northern …

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Galapagos Beaches – The Top 5

What a lot of people don’t know about the Galapagos, is that its’ 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 …

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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 can consider traveling to Galapagos during the Fall months of the northern hemisphere, here’s the …

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