La Gran Tortuga

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

Cruise day 2

A travel blog entry by kirstinf


... We started inside a lava cave and made out way around the cliff edge back to the boat. I could have hitched a ride on the back of many turtles as they were so close :) The amount and variety of fish was awesome too. In the afternoon we made a dry landing at Punta Espinoza for a little walkie. Alex is very knowledgeable (he has a masters in biology) so the walks are always a tussle between ...

Hiking and drinking (although not together)

A travel blog entry by luciewebber


... as you might imagine, there was no bubbling red hot lava or loud grumbling noises, it was actually just like a rather large patch of black soil, but it was still pretty cool. The Sierra Negra volcano is supposedly the second largest active volcano in the world and it last erupted in 2005, but thankfully we didn't see any activity whilst we ...


A travel blog entry by captain-slog


... swollen. After that, the whole morning is set aside for deep water snorkelling and kayaking, oh yes and jumping off the ship.

Then we will have lunch, reposition the ship in another bay and have a panga ride and more bloody snorkeling. So as I say a complete ...


A travel blog entry by captain-slog


... why I haven't been sunburnt!

Breakfast was immense, the usual fresh baked bread, fresh papaya and pineapple, french toast and scrambled eggs. Today there were dolphins off the starboard bow, me hearties!

Isabela is a volcanic ...

Sleepy sharks

A travel blog entry by pkgregoire


Thankfully today we didn't start with a boat ride. We went inland some more to where the family who first settled lived for the first while and then where they moved to. The family lived more inland because this was were the fresh water stream is located and they needed it to survive. We walked around the area for a bit then went back to the coast and hopped on the boat again to go to the next island, Isabella. Once at Isabella we went for lunch which was really good ...

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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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