Royal Palm Resort Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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In the evening we boarded our boat, the Floreana on which we would be for the next three nights, along with Stephanie and 7 other passengers. We were delighted that our fellow passengers were roughly the same age as us as the majority of tourists we had seen on Galapagos are a lot older. These no doubt opt for a more luxurious cruise class as opposed to the cheapest option. After some introductions over dinner we met ...
... on a cruise boat that can reach the outer islands with the most diverse and unique species. You can still see plenty taking day tours from shore and exploring the few islands where there is habitation. However you can't reach the islands that are farthest away on a day trip and you can't stay there so ideally we wanted to find a cruise. If you book one of these from home you're looking at a minimum of about $3000 for a decent boat to upwards of $5000 for a 5 or 7 day cruise. At ...
... close and they sunned themselves on rocks. We even got to see the somewhat comical mating dance of the blue-footed booty.
After eating lunch we navigated further north to Bahia Urbina on Isabela, where after floating past a pair of mating turtles we landed on the desert-like landscape teeming with enormous Galapagos land iguanas, giant beasts that hiss at you if you come too close. They measured well over a metre in length and were covered in bright red, orange and ...
... owner who we were told would be in at 7 o'clock. So we went home for showers and came back at 7 but funny enough he wasn't there and never showed up, but he did send Jimmy down to talk to us. He walked in with his back all out of place so you could tell he was ******.!! Anyway it turned out to be a complete waste of time and we never resolved anything.! Ryan went our for a much needed beer with Neil's and I went home to use the ...
... whilst there were other people sunbathing and eating picnics. Well I found this somewhat surreal and will not forget the marine iguanas and the crabs who were being followed over the lava formations by some tourists carefully stepping over sunbathing locals.
In the end the weather deteriorated here as well so we made our way back to Puerto Ayora, where we had an early dinner before catching the ferry back to Jean’s house and leaving ...