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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?
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Eastern Galapagos Aboard Yacht La Pinta

Discover the Wonderful Highlights of Eastern Galapagos Aboard Yacht La Pinta! 

By | Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination where, no matter which collection of islands you choose to visit, you will undoubtedly be met by amazing wildlife and mesmerizing landscapes. Adventure and surprises await behind every corner so when it comes to deciding on which islands to visit, it might all come down to your time availability, specific animal interests and/or visitor site preference.

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When were the Galapagos Discovered? A Tale of Adventure and Survival

By | Galapagos, History

Discovery of Galapagos 1535The Galapagos were unintentionally discovered on MARCH 10, 1535, shortly after Bishop Tomas de Berlanga and crew had been on the brink of completely losing faith and stamina while lost at sea. We’ve covered their incredible and unplanned discovery of the Galapagos Islands in our previous blogs (Discovery of Galapagos Part I & Part II) but, now that we’re on the eve of the historic day itself, we’d like to invite you to check out this blog that covers the adventures of the “unintentional discoverer of Galapagos” and his crew upon reaching the Enchanted Isles!
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Galapagos - Floreana Island

Discovery of Galapagos: Unwitting Castaways in an Otherworldly Place

By | Galapagos, History

FEBRUARY 23, 1535 – On a day like today, back in 1535, a small vessel set sail from Panama to Puerto Viejo, Peru. It was commandeered by a Spanish Bishop by the name of Tomas de Berlanga and he carried with him a message from the Crown that was to be delivered promptly to the Pizarro brothers who were busy leading the conquest of South America. But something unfortunate (or perhaps serendipitous) happened along the way, as unusually fickle ocean currents and strong northerly weather pushed Berlanga’s vessel off and away from the coastline into deep, open waters. Read More