Travel Blogs from Floreana, Ecuador

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Boobies, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Boobies

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... , in between seeing how many "S"'s we could come up with in a game of I Spy in the middle of the ocean. Floreana is a really small island only populated by something like 200 people, and was first inhabited by German settlers in the 1830's. ...

Boobies and more Boobies, Floreana Island, Ecuador travel blog

Boobies and more Boobies

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Everyone loves Boobies.  There are lots of Boobies here - Blue Footed, Red Footed and maybe other Boobies - I stopped paying attention when it came to Boobies.  I like seals and cactuses and crabs.    I don't care about turtles or ...

The Land That Time Forgot Part 2, Isla Floreana, The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

The Land That Time Forgot Part 2

A travel blog entry by hodge

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After sailing south we arrived at Floreana island. In the morning we hiked around a small lagoon watching a flock of Flamingos, on the beech I saw my first sealions. Later that morning I took my first snorkel in very strong currents, but managed to ...

Isla Floreana, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Isla Floreana

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... doc told me not to pop them, I didn't listen to her and it was the best idea i've ever had Landed this morning on Floreana which is the island south of Santa Cruz. First stop was to a post office barrel which has an interesting story behind it. It ...

Floreana Island - Post Office Bay & Punta Cormoran, Isla Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Floreana Island - Post Office Bay & Punta Cormoran

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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Sea turtles everywhere!, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Sea turtles everywhere!

A travel blog entry by cgavin

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We have left the rocky shore of Espanola and have arrived at the white sand beaches of Floreana. This is a favourite nesting place of the green sea turtle and they are everywhere. Unfortunately we can not swim along this beach as the sting rays are just ...

Galapagos - Day 4, Floreana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos - Day 4

A travel blog entry by sineadstapleton

... in and was a hero!  Aida Maria won 3-2 and all were happy! In the afternoon we visited the other side of Floreana - Comorant Bay, where the turtles nest and you could see them just floating amongst the waves waiting for night so they could come ...

Devil's Crown and the Barrel Post Office, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Devil's Crown and the Barrel Post Office

A travel blog entry by nancyboscostlow

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... wonderful.  We got up at 6, had breakfast at 7 and at 8 went snorkeling at the Devil's Crown off of the island Floreana.  The Devil's Crown is a small underwater caldera and the snorkeling was fantastic!  So many fish, rays, sea lions and ...

It's my birthday :), Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

It's my birthday :)

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... was a custom made blue Galapagos shirt with penguins all over it which I absolutely love, and a bunch of chocolate! :) we arrived to Floreana last night which is a spot we visited on our last cruise too, so it was more or less a repeat of what we have ...

Floreana, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Floreana

A travel blog entry by dave-baker

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Took the speed to Floreana island, and it only rained for about 30 minutes, pretty good by Ecuadorian standards!  Saw some more tortoises in the wild and visited the place where the islanders purify their water naturally through the rocks. Saw ...

All aboard the Galapagos Vision, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

All aboard the Galapagos Vision

A travel blog entry by maz360

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... its like 'oh its just another turtle', and the same with white tip sharks! We also went into the 'lava tunnels' on Floreana - basically a pitch black tunnel leading into a cave with enough water to swim in (nobody wanted to swim!). We stumbled in with ...

5 Days on The Darwin, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

5 Days on The Darwin

A travel blog entry by amyleigh

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... too much to write, so hopefully the pictures will tell the story of my 5 day cruise through the islands! We visited the following places in the islands: Isla Santa Fe Isla Floreana (Santa Maria) Las Bachas on Santa Cruz Islas Plazas Isla ...

Jen has mixed feelings about stingrays!, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Jen has mixed feelings about stingrays!

A travel blog entry by jenandtony

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Our landing on Floreana was at the curiously named Post Office Bay. The reason for the name became apparent just off the beach where we found a heap of flotsam and jetsam surrounding a barrel acting as a postbox. This bay was used for a long time as a ...

You Thought The Post Office Was Slow, Floreana Island, Ecuador travel blog

You Thought The Post Office Was Slow

A travel blog entry by rush

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... graffing his name for the joy of future generations... Whats even funnier is him and wife must be at least 70 years old! Floreana like all of the nearby islands was formed during some period of volcanic activity many eons ago and although no signs of ...

Floreana, Floreana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Floreana

A travel blog entry by chiara_ceci

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Subito dietro la laguna di sabbia ricca in olivina di Floreana scopriamo i fenicotteri e la bellezza di questa isola. Il mare č ricco di sorprese e l'incontro con gli squali č quanto meno spiazzante. Al post office bay affidiamo la nostra corrispondenza ...

Galapagos - Floreana Island, Floreana Island, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos - Floreana Island

A travel blog entry by risint

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Floreana, one of the greenest islands in the archipelago. At 6am it was time for my last scuba dive and it was another great dive with rays and sharks and turtles. After breakfast it was the morning land tour where Victor told us all about the mysterious ...

Floreana Island; Our Last Day in the Galapagos, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Floreana Island; Our Last Day in the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by keelaurow

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... visit to the pirates' caves, our guide proceeded to lead us to an area with giant tortoises. Sadly, the original Floreana subspecies had gone extinct (tortoises were considered a great source of protein in earlier days), and the park service had brought ...

Floreana Island, Galapagos, Floreana Island, Ecuador travel blog

Floreana Island, Galapagos

A travel blog entry by lance_fan

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5/3 Floreana Island Great snorkeling on a small island off Floreana Island, very clear. Lots and lots of beautiful fish. Sorry, don't have an underwater camera, you'll have to trust me... Visited post office bay. There is a barrel full of ...

Punta Cormoran, Isla Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Punta Cormoran

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... just an unmissable occasion to just... watch it! ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------ We had arrived near Isla Floreana during the night. After an early breakfast and briefing, we landed at ...

Floreana, Sailing, No Whales, but Champagne!, Isla Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Floreana, Sailing, No Whales, but Champagne!

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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Note: The cruise was fantastic, incredible, unique. The pictures and text won't reflect that, sorry. Most of the time the light was quite poor, and moreover I had better to do than take pictures. Seeing wildlife from so close isjust an unmissable ...

Finally some blue-footed boobies!, Floreana, Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Finally some blue-footed boobies!

A travel blog entry by thelepkis

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We have seem so much wildlife here.  I had imagined that we would go on walks, hoping to see some wildlife in the distance.  I never imagined it to be so abundant!  We honestly have to watch where we step so that we donīt squish a lava ...

Sea Lions (yay) & Jelly Fish (boo), Floreana Island Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Sea Lions (yay) & Jelly Fish (boo)

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... off mosquitoes, and then  we arrived at a stunning beach.  It had white sand that was totally unspoiled, making Floreana Island one of the most beautiful yet with one coast green and another white – gorgeous!  This particular area ...

Will the postcard arrive?, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Will the postcard arrive?

A travel blog entry by intheworld

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... it. One observant guy called James Collnet noticed that all ships coming and leaving Galapagos refill their supply from the same area on Floreana island and he asked the captain of a boat if he would bring a letter to the post office in England once he ...

sending postcards, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

sending postcards

A travel blog entry by betsyg

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It was a lovely calm sea - we started with a walk to an old post office on Floreana, where sailors had written graffiti into a cliff - mainly the names of boats going back to 1836.  This is the year after Darwin was here.  We also visited an old ...

Sting Rays, Crabs & Turtles, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Sting Rays, Crabs & Turtles

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Punta Cormorant on the northern part of Floreana was home overnight which we arrived at 3 am. Yes, I was awake when the anchor was dropped. The last part of the crossing from South Plaza was a little bit of rock and roll as the Xavier III had to hand the ...

Floreana, Post Office Bay, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Floreana, Post Office Bay

A travel blog entry by gordym

We were trying to be first on the island today and hopefully get to see some straggling turtle hatchlings running for the sea. Rather than keep you in suspense, we didn't manage to see any - but we did see the tracks they made the night before - close ...

Devil’s Crown - snorkelling, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Devil’s Crown - snorkelling

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Snorkelling off and around the outside of Devil’s Crown. This is the broken remains of a partially submerged volcanic cone with colourful fish galore. Mainly saw the King Angel fish - the one with the white vertical band and bright yellow tail. ...

Sea Turtles and me, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Sea Turtles and me

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Snorkelling in this bay for over an hour was all about the turtles from the large to a very small one (last video). They seem so oblivious to us humans as they ate the algae from the rocks then surfacing to grab some fresh air before descending into the ...

Post Office Duty, Floreana Island, Ecuador travel blog

Post Office Duty

A travel blog entry by fiachracooke

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12th Nov Yawn again, breakfast call at 7 bells and we gather at 7.30. We jumped into the zodiac inflatable speed boats again but the one I was in had a frog in its mechanical throat and took a whole to get started so we eneded up ...

Post Office Bay - NO stamps required, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Post Office Bay - NO stamps required

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The crew all dressed up from a neighbouring boat came aboard ... because it was New Year's Eve .... All aboard the zodiac at 3 pm for a wet landing at Post Office Bay - I have seen pictures of this unique post office and the service that it offers. While ...

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