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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in November?

“Which are the species that every visitor to the Galápagos ought to see?” Sir David (Attenborough) was asked at the preview screening for the (Planet Earth) series. He answered: “There are half a dozen animals that you are bound to see: marine iguanas and land iguanas, both of which are unique to the Galápagos; waved […]

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​The Must-See Reptiles of the Galapagos

There are 25 native reptile species in the Galapagos, 19 of which are endemic. Millions of years ago their ancestors were washed off the mainland and carried to the Galapagos on pieces of driftwood. Upon arrival they adapted to their new environment and evolved in remarkable ways. The following are three examples of reptiles that […]

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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 from July to December and is characterized by low rainfall and hazy mornings. Temperatures remain pleasant (19-25C / 66-77F) and each day on a safari holiday brings new discoveries, […]

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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 amazed that the different islands, while having similar landscapes, contained such a diverse variety of flora and fauna. True to form, the islands in September are alive with creatures great and small in […]

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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 ships from North America. The Ecuadorian government declined to lease the islands, but the advent of WWII and Pearl Harbor brought a deal between the two nations after a visit […]

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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 Irishman, and suspected murder that reveal another side of the Galapagos during a safari holiday. Pirates started using the island as a hideout as early as the 1500s. During the […]

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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 schools of small fish, which in turn bring dolphins, sharks, rays, and whale sharks from near and far. Above the sea, migrating and native sea birds thrive, diving from the […]

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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 and hikes on the different uninhabited islands we visit. The Galapagos National Park maintains a network of trails leading to high vistas and through the sometimes surreal landscapes of the […]

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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’s playground. The untamed wildlife, the stunning scenery and the secluded elegance of Galapagos Safari Camp creates an adventure that spans the generation gap. Modeled after the classic African safari […]

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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 water throughout the islands and producing rich nutrients and plantain that many creatures of the sea and land feed from. The weather is cooler than previous months, the waves are larger, and wetsuits when snorkeling […]

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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 islands. Our day trips to the neighboring uninhabited islands are excursions that explore both land and sea, giving you the best of both worlds. In the dry season, between […]

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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 and crannies of uninhabited islands that have captivated explorers for centuries. The Galapagos with kids is a playground that ignites curiosity and the imagination. Keep reading for our top ten things […]

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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 wildlife treats human visitors with curiosity as opposed to fear, an unusual trait that captivates travelers of all ages and leads to eye-level encounters with blue-footed boobies and beach-bumming fur seals. Excellent […]

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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 abundance of wildlife. The weather isn’t always predicable; but as a rule-of-thumb, midst and clouds cover the highlands, while the coast and the lowlands have mid-day showers and tropical temperatures. These […]

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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 Santa Cruz, they found a farm for sale and their journey started. More than a decade later, the enclave is a hub for families to explore the islands exclusively. Meeting Stephanie and Michael is […]

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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 with a trip full of surprises, merriment, and memories that last a lifetime. A safari holiday on your own at the camp is a rewarding journey, giving you the freedom […]

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Customer Satisfaction

At the Galapagos Safari camp we are passionate about providing our guests with a genuine adventure in the archipelago that exceeds expectations. The vision behind the camp comes from a desire to show you the beauty of the islands without infringing on the natural surroundings that make them special. Our tours explore the neighboring uninhabited […]

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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 change to the islands; the rain of the previous months eases off and a pleasant breeze replaces the heat of the afternoon sun. A safari holiday during the shoulder month is […]

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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 to an art form. The To’ak line of gourmet confections express the subtle flavors of the pure Nacional cacao, from the country where chocolate was born. For chocolate connoisseurs, the […]

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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 that we visit on our safari holidays are in bloom with activity. Turtle and iguana eggs are hatching, wild flowers are starting to blossom, and waved albatrosses are returning from sea […]

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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 northern and southern swells dominating the warm waters. The beauty of the islands in full effect, and there is plenty to see and do throughout the archipelago. […]

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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 are mating, red-footed boobies are tending to their nests, and Magnificent Frigate birds are active on North Seymour. Elsewhere in the Galapagos, flightless cormorant fledglings are getting their first plumage, […]

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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 discovering her creatures. This trip is part of a program with the Galapagos National Park, which gives fishermen an alternative means to support themselves and reduces the strain caused […]

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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 the north to warm the waters, and tropical rain showers revive the flora and fauna in the highlands and lowlands of the extraordinary islands we visit. Staying at Galapagos Safari […]

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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.

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