La Gran Tortuga

Las Fragatas, Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by captain-slog


... bay was calm it was extremely deep and naturally not for me. Also there appeared to be a bit of a swell building and the waves were smashing against the rocks which was where you find most of the fish. This cove is surrounded by steep cliffs and you can see where there have ...


A travel blog entry by captain-slog


... had also been sent out from the ship with a portable stretcher but Madame Claude was able to walk to the boat. To be honest I don't think that they would have been able to carry her on the stretcher without some of them being injured too. The terrain is ...


A travel blog entry by the5wynns


... br> We have literally hung out with sea lions daily, on the beaches, swimming in the ocean, resting under trees right by the water, sleeping on the back of boats, on benches in the towns, even on couches in hotel restaurants. We have seen thousands of both land and sea iguanas. A bus today needed to stop in the middle of the road to allow one of these funny prehistoric creatures to cross. The iguanas are everywhere at least on Santa Cruz and Isabela, adults and babies, gigantic ...

Another day another amazing island

A travel blog entry by slmackay


... a nearby mirador which has a view of the Sierra Negra volcano, the beaches and the salt flats. You can see all of the patches of leftover lava from previous erruptions... I didn't realise it could travel so far! After we stopped at one of the salt flats to see some flamingoes!! CHUFFED.

We then went to the Centro de Crianza turtle reserve. Again most of them were awake so we were happy. I find it funny that if another turtle is in their way they just climb over ...

Isabela you can be my friend

A travel blog entry by nimeri


... They like the stacks-on approach as well, you can see them soaking up the sun in pyramid shapes. After getting back on board, we got ready for some snorkeling. Sea lions swim with you. Sea turtles swim under you. Reef fish swim all around you. Huge rock and coral formations loom in front of you before you realise. After lunch we got to spend some time at the giant tortoise ...

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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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