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Expect the Unexpected in the Galapagos Islands on a Cruise

Yes, we anticipated walking near sea lions, viewing finches, albatross, boobies, flightless cormorants, a few flamingos and penguins, marine and land iguana, giant tortoise, even a dolphin or two. After all, we were going to the Galapagos. And we also assumed our guides would know the best places to see these creatures that are so …

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The Allure Doesn’t End With a Single Trip

At 7:00 a.m. on Day 2 of our trip aboard M/Y Grace yacht, we took a short panga ride to steep cliffs and with the help of “Prince Phillip’s Steps”, scrambled up 90m to the top of the remote Island of Genovesa. There we encountered a vast breeding ground of Nazca (masked) Boobies. These beautiful …

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No.1 without question is the Galapagos Islands!

Yes, I want to see the glassy water and the burgeoning active life under the sea! Understanding the oceans is a journey we all should be taking. There are life patterns and mysteries to explore in the waters around the Galapagos Islands. I have never quite understood the focus on cosmic exploration with our oceans …

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Why Galápagos?

Dear all, When Tomas de Berlanga set sale from Panama to Peru in 1535, he had no idea that, due to a navigational error, he will tumble upon the discovery of a group of mysterious islands on the Equator which one day will give rise to revolutionary scientific theories and researches: the Galápagos Archipelago. In …

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Why The Galapagos Islands is on my bucket list

Now is the time and aging is in a race with my bucket list. I spent my youthful vacations on sun drenched beaches with the express purpose of getting a tan. A big turtle could have sauntered over to me and asked in Spanish if I was interested in marine life and I would have …

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The Only Thing in My Bucket!

The rain ricocheted off the window like pebbles off a windshield but I couldn’t hear them, for I was transfixed on the television screen; captivated by a ritual of evolution that had existed far longer than my 10 year-old mind could comprehend. It was my first documentary, on Green Sea Turtles and it was in …

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