Travel Blogs from Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Boobies, Floreana, Ecuador travel blog

Boobies

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... island with fresh water, and the caves where the German settlers had lived when they came to Floreana, before heading on a boat out to our next stop off for 2 nights - the largest and most actively volcanic island of the Galapagos - Isabella. ...

Ah Bartoleme!, Seymour, Ecuador travel blog

Ah Bartoleme!

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... seals and iguanas – no hawks or ravens  or wolfs of vultures to clean up corpses, so the perfect little CSI Galapagos scenes are everywhere showing the insides of what we could see in quantities, outside.  Cool – really cool. ...

The start of my Galapagos dream!, San Cristobal, Ecuador travel blog

The start of my Galapagos dream!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... the sealions and lizards and birds have actually stopped to pose for my camera!! For anyone that doesn't know, the Galapagos is a group of islands approximately 1000km off the coast of Ecuador that have been formed (and new islands still being formed ) ...

Santa Cruz Island (Indefatigable), Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Santa Cruz Island (Indefatigable)

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Breakfast and then off to Guayaquil Airport. We had to get our bags checked and tagged at the Galápagos Biosecurity Control Inspection & Quarantine desk first and then move to another desk next door to pay $10 each for our Tourist Control ...

Goodbye Old Friends - Hello New friends, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador travel blog

Goodbye Old Friends - Hello New friends

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... to find others using the beach - quite a few others.  This is a surf beach and not everyone who comes to the Galapagos does the cruise thing.  Some folks who are prone to sea sickness fly in to either airport and spend time on those islands and ...

Hasta luego Galapagos, te amo!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Hasta luego Galapagos, te amo!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... and tourism and nightlife, almost like civilisation! The 2 hour boat trip here from Isabella was rough!!  Apparantely not rough by Galapagos standards, but after sitting in the cabin for the crossing so that I could update my blog notes in the dry, ...

Volcano trek, snorkelling and a proposal!, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador travel blog

Volcano trek, snorkelling and a proposal!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... the end of the trail. We got an even more spectacular view from here, over the western side of Isabela Island, the sea and other islands. On the way back at first there was still a very fine drizzle, but then it stopped and once or twice the sun came out ...

So much amazing wildlife!, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador travel blog

So much amazing wildlife!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... we could see a lot of the western side of the island as well as some of the eastern and the sea with some of the other islands in it. Miguel showed us lots of trees nearby that he said the locals burn as incense in churches and in their homes and export ...

Galapagos Day 1, Santa Cruz Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 1

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... trusty guide Enrique, in search of a sighting.       Enrique is a 21 year old kid from the Galapagos Islands, has been guiding on different boats for a few years and is knowledgeable, really mature beyond his years and has an amazing ...

Mmmmmmm, Lobster!!!, Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabella, Ecuador travel blog

Mmmmmmm, Lobster!!!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... fairly calm boat ride from Floreana we arrived at our next beach hotel on the island of Isabella.  It´s the largest of the Galapagos islands, the most actively volcanic,  and the one that looks like a seahorse when you look at it on ...

First dive in the Galapagos, San Cristobal, Ecuador travel blog

First dive in the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... We needed to go diving here to test out the equipment that we will be renting for our liveaboard. We found ourselves on "The Galapagos Party Boat" with about fourteen 20 somethings! Oh joy! Actually, it wasn't an alcohol fuelled party at all. Most of the ...

Goodbye Galapagos, Santa Cruz Island , Ecuador travel blog

Goodbye Galapagos

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... from the other, each one full of 'firsts', and at this age that is getting harder and harder to come by!  The Galapagos is truly a special place - impossible to explain and not what I expected at all. It was a week I will never forget and all the ...

Bye Bye Deep Blue......sniff, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Bye Bye Deep Blue......sniff

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... fourth time I think, and are now leaving a day later, because the Antarctic Austrians (aka Sylvia and Christian) are coming to the Galapagos today! It's been two months since we last saw them in Antarctica, and so we are going to have loads to catch up ...

Meet Lard-Ass and happy 36th aboard Amigo!!!, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Meet Lard-Ass and happy 36th aboard Amigo!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Manchester pub, lets say a few weeks from now, bragging to all his local friends. "Hi guys, never ever go to Ecuador, it sucks big time. The Galapagos Islands are a big joke if you ask me. The Amazon you say, hey don't even go there!!!" So the biggest ...

We've Arrived!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

We've Arrived!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... wanting to visit for years! The flight to Baltra was only one and a half hours. As we approached the Galapagos we got our first glimpse of the islands. The airport is little more than a couple of sheds, and after waiting for an eternity the gate was ...

This is my Latin America (aka a year on the road)., Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

This is my Latin America (aka a year on the road).

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... , Lonely Planet, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colón, frijoles, crampons, dinosaurs, Mojitos, studying maps, dreadlocks, choppy water, Galapagos Islands,... ...gorgeous mosquitos and women by the truckload... Tomorrow morning my brother and I are off on ...

And the winner is...., Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

And the winner is....

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... just two steps in front of you, that's amazing.  So while I wasn't thrilled about the high costs of the Galapagos trip, I thought it's something that you just have to do if you're already going to be in Ecuador. Luckily, Steve agreed with ...

It Just Gets Better and Better!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

It Just Gets Better and Better!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 324 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Hot and sunny, rain in the afternoons Galapagos Day Three Today we had a long lie….well, until about 8am. We ventured back down to Tortuga Bay, stopping to take another gazillion photos of ...

And onwards to San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Ecuador travel blog

And onwards to San Cristobal

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 329 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Sunny and Rainy Galapagos Day 9 was a washout. It rained from late morning almost all day until late afternoon. There was no chance to get out and about to see things and take photos. Galapagos ...

Tortuga Bay and the Marine Iguanas, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Tortuga Bay and the Marine Iguanas

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 327 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Same, same News Flash. We have extended our return flights by a few days. This now gives us a week after we return from our liveaboard so we can recover and continue enjoying the incredible ...

The Gorgeous Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

The Gorgeous Galapagos

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... theres not much in the way of internet access! I really dont know where to start, but I have to say that the Galapagos Islands is truly the most amazing place on earth! Its indescribably beautiful...... Let me start from the beginning..... I flew ...

Boobies and more Boobies, Floreana Island, Ecuador travel blog

Boobies and more Boobies

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... big boat, get in the small boat without falling, get off the small boat onto the beach without falling, and then walk.....the Galapagos Cruise is not like other cruises where your fear of falling is off your chair at the buffet because the legs ...

A world like no other!, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

A world like no other!

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... Sea Sick the first day (but he was fine after that) 2. Having my schedule set and managed by somebody else. The Galapagos Islands like Kapawi are a completely unique and amazing experience. We went on a Boat called The Legend. It was a 90 person ...

Are you Lonesome tonight? In the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Are you Lonesome tonight? In the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and headed off to the airport, where we were dropped not at domestic or international terminal but a small gate called ‘Galapagos Islands’, where extra baggage checks and lots of form filling is done. We were checked in for our flight pretty ...

What the frig? No frisky Frigates, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador travel blog

What the frig? No frisky Frigates

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... in case. Just before the trail started we found an information centre which was definitely the best we have seen on the Galapagos Islands. We may have spent about 45 minutes in there, it detailed the huge growth of local population and tourism over the ...

Isabela Island (Abermarle), Puerto Villamil, Ecuador travel blog

Isabela Island (Abermarle)

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... and other plant material, because quite understandably the Ecuadorians are very keen for there to be no cross-contamination between different islands. Then the tour company representative met us and we also met up with the other couple who we were going ...

Sum it up, Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Sum it up

A travel blog entry by janda

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... to mate with them. They will attempt cloning as a last resort as it is expensive and not often successful. I would highly recommend a trip to the Galapagos to anyone. It was excellent. I hope some of you will have the good fortune to go some day ...

Galapagos islands, Galapagos islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos islands

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... for 8 passengers (small by Galapagos standards). Booking at the last minute I got a 40% discount (though all trips to the galapagos are costly). Coincidentally, I met Gemma and Shelley, two of the other passengers who would be on the boat at my hostel in ...

Chilling with tunes on the best beach in Ecuador, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador travel blog

Chilling with tunes on the best beach in Ecuador

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... to be fair with a glorious sun rise and a huge school of dolphins leaping very high out of the water, another amazing Galapagos sight. The other English couple was a bloke form Leek who recognised a Northern accent and instantly wanted to chat, they had ...

Birds, Birds,  Everywhere!, Genovesa Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Birds, Birds, Everywhere!

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... We arrived at Genovesa at dawn after almost a full night of cruising.  And there was sunshine, yeah!  We left Galapagos Voyager at 8:00am and headed towards the island.   We cruised along the shore of Darwin Bay, which is a ...

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