Galapagos Islands

SCUBA Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Posted by on October 11th, 2019

At 7:20 a.m. we headed down the Tiburon Martillo Dock to board the Wreck Bay diving boat for our full day SCUBA excursion in the Galapagos Islands. The day before, a representative of the dive shop had met us at our hotel in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to fit us with our wetsuits, BCDs, and fins,… Read Full Post

The Frigate Bird: Pirate Bird of the Galapagos

Posted by on September 20th, 2019

A group of six bachelors are spotted sitting together. They seem like friends hanging out socially, but really they’re all trying to pick up a lady, and competition is fierce. Through the posing and showing off, occasionally the bravado takes over and the men resort to spats of violence. Most striking on these gentlemen, the… Read Full Post

Luxury Galapagos cruise checklist: the marine iguana

Posted by on August 7th, 2013

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… Read Full Post

A Bird Like No Other

Posted by on January 25th, 2013

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… Read Full Post

Galapagos Wildlife Spotlight – The Galapagos Green Turtle

Posted by on January 23rd, 2013

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… Read Full Post

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

Posted by on January 23rd, 2013

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… Read Full Post