9th January to 13th January 2017
Chinese Hat and Santiago IslandChinese Hat is small islet located just off the coast of Santiago Island in the Galapagos archipelago. From our cruise on board Yacht La Pinta, we have come to visit this island, which can be a great place for spotting Galapagos penguins! Read More
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
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.
Discover why a Galapagos luxury cruise is one of the best ways to explore the islands, and learn how to get the most from your Galapagos vacation.