La Gran Tortuga

Las Fragatas, Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Puerto Villamil

Isla Isabela

A travel blog entry by robbiej on Aug 02, 2014

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... on our tour where kicking up sediment so this visibility wasn't great. We went to some deeper water where there where so many turtles. They where incredible to swim with. We found a really docile one who was feeding so we got pretty close. Next we had to get out and walk over some rocks but there was a small cove that was filled with sharks. The guide said, get in there! They didn't have to tell me twice! I was getting in as ...


A travel blog entry by gr0p3r on Jul 27, 2014

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... a big wave. Apart from the odd one that knocked the wind out of ya, it was really good.
Then the fumes started to get to me. For some reason they collected here at the opposite end of the boat. I had to abandon my comfortable spot and trade it for standing area out back.
4 hours of this! I'm glad I got the boat with the 3 300hp engines and not the bigger boat with only 2 300hp engines.

On arrival we have to unload on the water to a ...

Puerto Villamil

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Jul 25, 2014

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... in the dock that were happily playing with those who ventured into the water.

Back on boat, there was slices of pizza and fresh fruit juice waiting for us, to see us through until dinner. The crew took our muddy shoes away for cleaning and then drying in the engine room.

After dinner, everyone decided to go early to bed, the boat is going to set sail at 1am to Floreana so it's best to get a few hours sleep before, in case it's ...

The world's longest slip and slide

A travel blog entry by travelbug722 on Jul 17, 2014

... that was home to flamingos. Getting their color from the shrimp that compromises their diet, they spend seven to twelve hours a day looking for food. Their name derives from Flamenco. The sound they make as they eat mimics that of castanets used during the dance by the same name. Their pink color changes depending on if they are mating or not. When a male flamingo is helping to raise a baby he shares his food with the mother and chick causing his pink feathers to fade to white. ...

Devastating blow. Siente y uno?

A travel blog entry by kate.anthonisz on Jul 08, 2014

... Ordered desert and I couldn't even finish it, too stunned to eat desert, it was a Kate Anthonisz first. We decided to appropriately drown our sorrows and then left the Resturant almost wanting to cry. We walked back to our hotel and got changed out of our Brazil supporting gear and headed to the wharf to watch volleyball. When we got there, this got pretty boring after about 2 minutes and I spotted a local kid with a ball and proceeded to have ...

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This hotel, located on Las Fragatas, Puerto Villamil, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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