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The Evolution of the Heart: A Marriage Proposal at Sea

By | Galapagos, Testimonials
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? Read More

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

By | Galapagos
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. Read More
Galapagos giant tortoises released

Hundreds of Giant Tortoises Released Back into the Wild

By | Animals, Galapagos, News
The 334 giant tortoises released in Galapagos last month had been raised in Ministry of the Environment-sponsored breeding centers on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands. Many Galapagos giant tortoise populations are endangered as a result of human exploitation and changes to the reptiles’ natural habitats. Conservationist efforts to the recover the endangered species include raising tortoises in breeding centers with the eventual goal of releasing them into the wild. The project reached a goal last month when adult tortoises were released from the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center on Santa Cruz Island and the Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center on Isabela Island. Read More
galapagos birds

9 Birds of the Galapagos That You Shouldn’t Miss

By | Animals, Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands have a surprising number of bird species. There are 56 native species of birds of the Galapagos that live on the islands full time; 45 of these are endemic to the archipelago, which means they can’t be found anywhere else, and the other 11 are indigenous, which means they do live in other places besides the Galapagos. The islands are also home to 29 species of migrant birds; these are both native and migratory. The various birds are categorized as land, shore, or sea birds. Read More

10 Things for your Kids in the Galapagos Islands

By | News
Kids in the Galapagos Islands will enjoy many exciting adventures and sites to see. The Galapagos are volcanic islands that are located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. There are 18 main islands, and only five of them are permanently inhabited. Formed from volcanic activity, the islands were never attached to the mainland, and therefore, there are species of plants and animals found on the Galapagos that are not found anywhere else in the world. This makes the islands a very special place for children and adults to visit. Read More
Best Bird Sightings in the Galapagos

Tips for the Best Bird Sightings in the Galapagos

By | Animals, News

The Galapagos Islands straddle the equator approximately 600 miles west from the coast of Ecuador. Twenty islands islands, over 50 islets and some 250 rocks comprise this remote archipelago. What makes the Galapagos unique is the unbelievable biodiversity found in the islands. A delicate ecosystem comprised of plants and animals makes the best bird sightings in the Galapagos. Thousands of miles of open ocean provide as many as 1,000,000 seabirds with a place of their own. Read More

Galapagos Islands Geology

Five Things to Know About Galapagos Islands Geology

By | News

The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands located around the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are located on the Nazca Plate, which is an active tectonic plate shifting underneath the South American Plate. An active mantle plume has caused each island to form as the Nazca Plate has shifted. The most recent active eruption of the volcanic islands took place in May 2015 at Wolf Volcano on the western island of Isabela. The Galapagos Islands geology has played an integral role in the evolution of living things. Understanding the Galapagos Islands geology can help you to gain a great appreciation for the beauty and unique features that each of the islands has to offer during your vacation.

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