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marriage proposal at sea

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

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
Guests during Darwin Day

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

By | Galapagos, News
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! Read More
Espanola Island

Española Island: Connecting with Nature

By | Galapagos, Testimonials

Daniel Moreano, Expedition Leader 6th January to 9th January 2017

On board the Yacht La Pinta today we visit Española Island. It is considered one of the oldest islands of the Galapagos archipelago.
Espanola Island, Galapagos

Photo by: Steven Bedard

This island is near sea level, and that is why Española Island is dry and arid. On this island it’s very common to find a high level of endemicity present. This means that much of its flora and fauna is unique to the Española Island; this means that there is flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. 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
A memorable experience in Galapagos

Explore the memorable Galapagos Coastline

By | Testimonials

Our adventure began on Baltra Island which is located close to the island of Santa Cruz. We arrived at Punta Vicente Roca, where we took our first panga ride to explore along the coast. We searched for animals: penguins, boobies, and pelicans that are easy to find in their nesting places. A memorable experience in Galapagos was about to begin. Read More