February 2017

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In Awe at Punta Suarez: Feathery Creatures Abound

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16th to 20th February 2017

Today while sailing aboard the La Pinta Galapagos cruise ship, we visited Punta Suarez on Española Island, which is located on the southeastern side of the Galapagos archipelago. Española Island is one of the oldest islands of the archipelago, and even though it has suffered from erosion, it offers amazing cliff-side landscapes along with an overwhelming diversity of wildlife. This island takes up the morning portion during the 4th day of the Yacht La Pinta Eastern Itinerary.
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Guests during Darwin Day

La Pinta Darwin Day Celebration: Fun on Board for Guests and Crew

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On February 12th, our guests and crew celebrated International Darwin Day aboard Yacht La Pinta. The date marks what would have been Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday. The La Pinta crew organized a day of events in honour of the legacy of the famed English biologist and his connection with the Galapagos archipelago. Darwin’s 1835 visit to the Galapagos would later come to change scientific inquiry and intellectual history forever. The La Pinta Darwin Day celebrations included costumes, lectures, and birthday cake!
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White Tip Shark

Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Rays, Oh My! A Day in the Galapagos

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During our trip aboard Yacht La Pinta we reached the island of Santa Fe, which is located in the central zone of the Galapagos archipelago (try to find the island on one of these Galapagos maps!). Its location is ideal for Galapagos sea lions. These animals have established reproductive colonies all over the archipelago, and take advantage of its rich waters and calm shores.

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