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You Saw Red-footed Boobies in the Galapagos? Now You Are in the Archipelago

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A Must-see Rarity: Red-footed Boobies in the Galapagos

Red-footed boobies in the Galapagos: you have not really been here if you haven’t seen them. These seabirds, related to their also famous blue-footed cousins, are something to behold. Not only because of specific characteristics that make them truly fit to thrive in the archipelago, but also because they are only seen at two spots that are visited through our Northern Itinerary and Eastern Itinerary. If you want the true Galapagos experience, make sure you see some of the rarest species of the islands. Get more acquainted with these amazing birds and be one of the few people in the world who gets to observe them in their natural habitat.

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An Unorthodox Passover Seder: Galapagos Cruises Take the Bitter Out of Pesach

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Talk about your unorthodox Passover seder! While most of Ecuador is reveling in Holy Week pageantry, this Jewish family decided to create a celebration of its own with a Passover seder on board a La Pinta Galapagos cruise. As a little bit of background for those not in the know, the Passover seder is a ritual meal, consisting of an orderly reading of the story of the Jewish people’s Exodus from Egypt, where they ditched slavery and gained their liberty. Each year for millenia, through ceremonies short and long, religious or spiritual – and more matzo ball soup than even Grandma thought possible – families get together so that each one can remember the hardships of slavery and the crucial importance of freedom.
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The Evolution of the Heart: A Marriage Proposal at Sea

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Yacht La Pinta: 16 – 20 March: A Marriage Proposal at Sea

Prehistoric-looking creatures, raw volcanic earth spewing plumes of hot smoke, and blazing sunsets raging overhead. There’s something about the enchanted isles that brings us closer to the root of our existence on this beautiful planet. Theories abound for how evolution got us here, for why certain species tend to have monogamous pairing while others mysteriously choose to die alone. But as humans, the question always lingers: how would we have gotten to where we are today, if not for our relationships with one another?
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Galapagos Penguins: The Archipelago’s Snazziest Species

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Galapagos Penguins, a Rare Species

It seems like an image straight out of a dream or a Dr. Seuss book – penguins in the tropics. You’d almost expect them to be wearing sunglasses and sunbathing under a beach umbrella with a cocktail in flipper. Despite how farfetched it might all seem, Galapagos penguins might be the closest you’ll ever get to such a sight. It will also be one og Galapagos Big15 you will be checking off of your list!

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Kayaking in the Galapagos: First Time Kayaker? We Got You!

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Kayaking in the Galapagos can be an amazing experience. You get to enjoy the beauties of the islands from a distance and at the same time have close encounters with marine life. Despite how magical the experience may sound, not everyone turns into a professional kayaker as soon as they hit the water. Like everything in life, it requires practice and a little dexterity. But fear not: we hereby present you with some very useful tips that will help you make the most of your first kayaking experience in the Galapagos.
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Swimming About: A Day With Galapagos Penguins in Bartolome

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20 to 24 February 2017 – Encountered Galapagos Penguins in Bartolome

Our cruise aboard the Yacht La Pinta took us on a journey to the island of Bartolome.

This island is famous for several reasons, one of which is the monumental tower of Earth that pokes out into the sky and is known as “The Pinnacle of Bartolome.” Leading up to this pinnacle is a relatively wide stretch of sandy beach. Opposite the pinnacle, and on the other side of the beach, is a volcanic cone that one can climb up to get some fantastic views of the island and the surrounding scenery.
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The Fame Behind the Name – Charles Darwin Foundation

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The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) — we’ve all heard about it, we all know it’s something socially pos itive, but what’s the story behind it exactly? Ever since it was founded back in 1959, the CDF has been at the forefront of conservation efforts in the Galapagos and seeks to provide scientific knowledge and support for the archipelago, its wildlife and its communities. All of this of course, with the main goal of protecting the biodiversity that exists today. Be aware that the Charles Darwin Research Station is part of one of our Galapagos itineraries for Yacht La Pinta.

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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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