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Christopher Klassen

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Catamaran vs. Single-Hull Expedition Vessel: What difference does it really make in Galapagos?

By | Galapagos
We admit it: there is something irresistibly sleek, modern, attractive and – dare we say – sexy about catamarans. From their futuristic-looking twin hulls and arching belly all the way to their sharp bows that make them look like a spectacular spaceship, the design of a catamaran almost seems like the perfect fit for the seas it sails upon. But let’s stop for one moment and look at the bigger picture by asking ourselves: what practicality do catamarans actually have in a place as isolated and prone to doldrums as the Galapagos? Read More
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The Long Goodbye: End of Fledging Season for Galapagos Albatrosses

By | Animals, Galapagos
The end of fledging season for Galapagos albatrosses is nigh, and with it comes the end of a long, team-based that’s shared between albatross parents. Having hatched as early as August/September, Galapagos albatross chicks have spent approximately 5 months growing and getting to a physical state in their lives that allows them to finally spread their wings for the first time and take flight. Read More
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Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz Island: A Testament to Conservation Efforts in Galapagos

By | Galapagos
Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz Island is a beautiful visitor site that can be explored on Yacht La Pinta’s Western Islands itinerary. The island itself offers a great location to experience sunsets and is also a remarkable testament to one of the many conservation efforts that the Galapagos National Park has implemented throughout the archipelago in order to help combat the presence of invasive species. Read More
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Guy Fawkes in Galapagos: Remember, remember the ‘Finch’ of November…

By | Galapagos, History
Note on our blog title: our ‘finch’ is a play on the words that were used in the poem that was written in honor of the Gunpowder Plot (seen below). fifth of november poemWhen it comes to the 5th of November (aka. Guy Fawkes Day), the images that tend to come to mind are those of: the face of Guy Fawkes, British Parliament, explosive materials and maybe even that slice of Hollywood that was V for Vendetta. However, seldom thought of is the idea of Guy Fawkes in Galapagos. Was he ever there? No. But did he manage to somehow have a group of islands named after him? Yes indeed! Read More