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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in October?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in October?

The Galapagos Islands in October are in the midst of the Garúa (‘misty’) season. Also referred to as the cool or dry season, this period stretches ..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in September?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in September?

Charles Darwin first visited the Galapagos Islands in September, exploring the islands and discovering the creatures that remain there today. He was a..

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The US Baltra Military Base During WWII

The US Baltra Military Base During WWII

The Galapagos Islands were sought after by the United States since 1911, three years before the Panama Canal made the archipelago a refueling stop for..

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History of Floreana

History of Floreana

While the natural history of Floreana Island dwarfs the human tales of the 1.5 million year old island; there are stories about pirates, a marooned Ir..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in August?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in August?

August in the Galapagos sees the dry, or garúa, season in full swing. The nutrient-rich waters of the Humboldt Current are a feeding ground for school..

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Hikes Through the Galapagos Islands

Hikes Through the Galapagos Islands

As summer break approaches and families are gearing up for an adventure exploring the islands, we’ve put together a guide about some of the trails ..

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Multi-generation travel in the Galapagos

Multi-generation travel in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands put travelers of all ages in the thick of the action, bringing families together for a safari holiday in the heart of Darwin’..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in July?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in July?

July in the Galapagos sees changes in the sea. The cooler Humboldt current is taking hold, mixing with the warm wáter throughout the islands and pr..

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Snorkeling sites in the Galapagos

Snorkeling sites in the Galapagos

Snorkeling sites in the Galapagos Each day of a Galapagos safari holiday is an adventure that shines a new light on the natural world of the ..

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Ten Things to Do with Kids in the Galapagos

Ten Things to Do with Kids in the Galapagos

Taking a trip to the Galapagos with your family is a journey that inspires everyone. Imagine days filled with adventure while exploring the nooks ..

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How Young is Too Young for the Galapagos?

How Young is Too Young for the Galapagos?

The Galapagos Islands are justifiably regarded as one of the best family travel destinations on the planet, and for good reason. The unique wildlif..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in June?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in June?

June in the archipelago brings the best of the dry and wet seasons together; pleasant days are balanced by cool waters, lush landscapes, and abunda..

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Let us tell you Our Story

Let us tell you Our Story

The Galapagos Safari Camp began when Stephanie Bonham-Carter and Michael Mesdag visited the islands on vacation. While exploring the highlands of S..

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Solo Travel with Galapagos Safari Camp

Solo Travel with Galapagos Safari Camp

Solo travel in the Galapagos is an experience that reveals the nuances of the islands; taking the worry out of traveling alone and replacing it wit..

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction

At the Galapagos Safari camp we are passionate about providing our guests with a genuine adventure in the archipelago that exceeds expectations. Th..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in May?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in May?

May signals the return of the southeast trade winds and the Humbodlt Current in the Galapagos. The cold waters from Antarctica bring a refreshing c..

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To’ak Exotic Chocolate

To’ak Exotic Chocolate

When Jerry Toth and Carl Schweizer founded To’ak chocolate in 2014, they were on their way to mastering the art of chocolate making, elevating it t..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in April?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in April?

April is an extraordinary month to visit the Galapagos Islands as the conditions conspire to make the journey a trip to remember. The islands tha..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in March?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in March?

March in the Galapagos is one of the warmest months both above and below the sea in the islands. It’s one of the best months for surfing, with nort..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in February?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in February?

The Colors of the Islands A visit to the Galapagos in February takes you into an explosion of color anywhere the eye travels. Pink Flamingos..

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Discovering the Galapagos Marine Reserve from a<br />Local´s Perspective

Discovering the Galapagos Marine Reserve from a
Local´s Perspective

As part of our Family Safari, guests spend a festive day with a local fisherman learning the tricks of the trade while exploring the sea and discov..

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What’s Happening in Galapagos in January?

What’s Happening in Galapagos in January?

January in the Galapagos Islands brings a vibrant change to the archipelago, and signals the end of the garúa season. The Panama current arrives from ..

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The Mortar and Pestle

The Mortar and Pestle

Announcing our New Culinary Director and his Small Plate Menu At Galapagos Safari Camp we strive to provide an all-encompassing, exceptional..

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On Appropriate Luxury

On Appropriate Luxury

A fragile eco-system hangs in the balance every time a plane lands or boat anchors in the Galapagos Islands. Like any hard to reach destination wor..

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Working in The Galapagos Changed my life

Working in The Galapagos Changed my life

Katrien Bauters landed in Ecuador in 2009, stepping off the plane with two bags, a handful of words in Spanish and a job at a tour agency in Quito...

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Galapagos With Kids

Galapagos With Kids

Here are some questions to ask yourself about your choices: Does it offer a child-friendly atmosphere? Is there flexibility (both in iti..

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El Niño

El Niño

Roughly every seven years since the last Ice Age, the Galapagos Islands experience the warm weather phenomenon called “El Niño”, a natural event la..

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Ecuador Earthquake Recovery Fund

Ecuador Earthquake Recovery Fund

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead..

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Galapagos Tourism for An Exciting Getaway to These Islands

Galapagos tourism has progressed to the point where the multi-faceted medley of conservation efforts are at odds with the many options for exploring the archipelago.


Read Galapagos Tourism Blog To Stay Updated

This blog is to keep you informed about our efforts towards positive Galapagos tourism, and the ground-breaking projects that others are involved in. We cover the issues that hit close to home, and invite you to discover the latest developments at the camp, in the national park, and beyond each month through our articles.

The scope of Galapagos tourism is such that it has permeated every aspect of the islands. While there are safeguards in place that include limiting the number of people who can visit each site, there is a need for more responsible travel practices in the islands.

Using the classic African safari as our model, we strive to combine conservation with discovery. We grow plants that replenish the land while conscientiously conserving water out of a commitment to preserve the fragile eco-system of the Galapagos.

Plan Galapagos Tourism with Us for Peace of Mind

Our priority is to show our guests the wild beauty and breathtaking grandeur of the Galapagos from an informed perspective. Using this philosophy, we aim to make Galapagos tourism a positive force; giving back to the islands instead of intruding on the environment.

In addition to our work at the camp, we are involved with efforts elsewhere in the archipelago that have similar goals that protect the environment through Galapagos tourism. We partner with organizations that are making a difference through innovative practices that foster community involvement towards a positive impact.

It’s important to know your options and the pros and cons that Galapagos tourism has on the islands when planning a trip. If you have a question about how your travel plans can help protect the environment or would like to know more about the people, places, and projects that we cover in our blog, please contact us through this site for more information.