Galapagos

Darwin and the Galapagos: Part 2

Posted by on June 25th, 2013
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If you’re planning a luxury Galapagos cruise it pays to know a bit about the history of the place. Last week’s blog looked at Darwin’s visit to the Galapagos in 1835. This week I examine what happened between then and 1859, when On the Origin of Species was published. It’s as much a tale of […]

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Darwin and the Galapagos: Part 1

Posted by on June 20th, 2013
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Darwin would not be who he is today were it not for the islands. Likewise, the islands would not be as coveted a destination as they are had Darwin not visited and written about them. But what really happened on that fabled trip in 1835? What did Darwin do and where did he go? And […]

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The Finest Galapagos Sailing Tour: the Mary Anne

Posted by on April 1st, 2013

On a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, I boarded the beautiful Mary Anne, a First Class 16 passenger sailing vessel, and embarked on an out-of-this-world eight day naturalist cruise.   The experience was truly awe-inspiring.  We anchored in many of the picturesque highlight sites of the archipelago, ventured onto six different islands and had some […]

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Why There Should Be A Cap on Tourist Arrivals to the Galapagos

Posted by on August 8th, 2012
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As a Board Member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), I recently attended a conference in Guayaquil entitled “Defining and Achieving Sustainable Tourism in the Galapagos.”  Attendees included the Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation and representatives of various organizations working to preserve the Galapagos, including the World Wildlife Foundation and WildAid. […]

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Antisana Reserve: Great 1 Day Galapagos Extension

Posted by on June 5th, 2012
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If you are doing a Galapagos cruise and would like to add an extra day to see a bit more of Ecuador, the magnificent Antisana Ecological Reserve is a strong contender for “best day trip” outside of Quito. The two most popular day trips from Quito are to Mount Cotopaxi National Park (famous for its […]

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Galapagos Islands Video: A Tour of the Enchanted Isles

Posted by on May 17th, 2012
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For many of our travelers, a trip to the Galapagos Islands is one of the journeys of a lifetime. Located 600 miles from the Ecuadorian mainland, the archipelago consists of 13 major islands. The opportunity to experience this isolated laboratory of evolution from aboard an environmentally sustainable first class cruising vessel is something unique and […]

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