I have been planning this Galapagos islands trip in my head for about 10 years. I knew from the very beginning that visiting these islands will be a once in a lifetime magical experience and I was right ! But boy, the experience far exceeded my pent up expectations. What these islands sent my way opened up my soul. To travel and see such unique fauna and flora is indeed so rewarding for the mind, spirit and soul.
I will break up the main sailing days into separate posts. Hopefully, this will give you a glimpse into my experience. For those of you who have travelled to these place I would love to hear your favourite parts!!! If you are want to travel, and have any questions, please leave them below. I will do my best to answer them.
Galapagos Islands are a once in lifetime experience…
One (unsponsored tip) is the tour guide operator we settled for. To book such a trip requires a lot of reading, talking and basically following our instincts. We decided to book our Galapagos excursion with Intrepid and it was worth every penny. Our guide, a local, has over 20 years of experience with these islands and can explain everything and anything relating to the fauna and flora. There was no stone he left unturned. I think the word knowledgeable is simply not enough to explain his level of details and know-how. Our boat was only a couple years old with plenty of room for privacy, and bonus – hot tub. The food was made fresh everyday and extremely tasty! All the staff was friendly, generous and attentive. Extremely grateful to have lucked out with these guys!!
Click the highlighted links to read my posts on the individual islands we travelled to:
- Santa Cruz \ highlight turtles
- Santa Fe \ featuring the beloved sea lions
- Espanola Island \ female and male lava lizards and more
- Isla San Cristobal \ blue, red footed and nazca boobies
- Punta Suarez \ marine iguana + hawk
- Gardner Bay \ Oystercather + more cute sea lions
- Isla Plaza Sur \ land iguanas
Travel far enough, you meet yourself.David Mitchell