Galapagos Islands

Luxury Galapagos cruise checklist: the marine iguana

Posted by on August 7th, 2013
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The Galapagos aren’t your average tropical archipelago; instead they’re a menagerie of animals weird and wonderful, big and small, terrestrial and marine. Perhaps no creature is more ubiquitous, more creepy and more undoubtedly Galapagosian than the marine iguana. On your luxury Galapagos cruise you’ll be sure to see hundreds if not thousands of them, and […]

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A Bird Like No Other

Posted by on January 25th, 2013
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Travel to me has always been an eye-opening experience, whether that’s exploring the local trails around Oakland and Berkeley, or expeditions off to far flung places like Antarctica. And while these adventures offer an incredible array of new information, there is typically more to each destination than first meets the eye. This became abundantly clear […]

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Galapagos Wildlife Spotlight – The Galapagos Green Turtle

Posted by on January 23rd, 2013
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The Galapagos Green Turtle is a subspecies of the green sea turtle that is found in many different places throughout the world, including the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Hawaii. The Galapagos version is typically smaller (though still reaching lengths of around 4 feet for full-grown adults) and darker in color than those found in other […]

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Galapagos Wildlife Spotlight Series – Wildlife as a Tool for Cruise Planning

Posted by on January 23rd, 2013
A Galapagos Giant Tortoise 'striking a pose' at Urbina Bay

On any Galapagos cruise, even on shorter 4 and 5 day options, you will see a tremendous amount and variety of wildlife. Trying to figure out the “best” wildlife is a bit tricky, because all the visitor sites have unique charms and the place is kind of an embarrassment of riches. With the unique and […]

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