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Giants of the Ocean: Large Whales in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the largest animals on the planet as they migrate from all around the world to feed and give birth to their young. From the larger baleen whale species to smaller toothed whale species, Galapagos provides the perfect conditions for these beautiful giants. Due to their ability to […]

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Flamingos in the Galapagos

You know your Galapagos tour is blessed when you come across flamingos! It doesn’t always happen — as with most nature experiences, you never know what you’ll see (although, as we’ve mentioned before, Galapagos tours tend to be pretty consistent in terms of wildlife viewing experiences). Flamingos can still be fairly common on brackish-water lagoons, […]

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San Cristóbal Island

  The island of San Cristóbal is one of the oldest in the Galapagos archipelago. Somewhat down-at-heel in comparison to Puerto Ayora — the true Galapagos travel hub — San Cristóbal has long led a laid-back existence… that is, ever since a man named Cobos, who ruled the island with the iron fist of a […]

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Diving in the Galapagos

Visiting the Galapagos Islands is any diver’s dream thanks to the high number of endemic species and unique underwater landscapes. The Galapagos marine reserve is one of the largest in the world, protecting over 130,000 km². Diving in the Galapagos provides no end of incredible opportunities to see some of the most wonderful underwater animals, […]

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Early Maps of the Galapagos Islands

Since their discovery in 1535, the Galapagos Islands were visited by many sailors, merchants and pirates. Each drew up maps of what they believed the Islands looked like, contributing to knowledge about the area and its weird and wonderful animals. 1535 – The discovery of the Galapagos islands The Galapagos Islands were first documented by […]

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