Galapagos – Introduction

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Booking a Trip to the Galapagos

This is the most incredible place I have ever visited, absolutely full of unforgettable memories. As a marine biologist, I dreamed of visiting the Galapagos since before I can remember. When I realised I would be in South America, I knew I had to do it and do it properly because it is not cheap and I didn’t want to leave with regrets. The booking process is a whole other blog post in itself but it wasn’t simple and it definitely wasn’t cheap. But having got this sorted I started to worry that maybe it wouldn’t live up to my expectations, because nothing can really be that good. Also I worried I wasn’t worthy of walking where the legendary Sir David Attenborough has graced so frequently.

Fortunately, by the time I had made it onto the cruise boat my expectations were already in the process of being smashed. My first glimpse of the water on the shuttle bus was of a brown noddy using a pelicans head as a fishing post. Whilst waiting for our shuttle boat to come to ferry us to the Yacht Fragata, out home for the next week, we were surrounded by a feeding frenzy of blue footed boobies. Unfortunately all before I managed to get the camera out.

Waved Albatross, Espanola Island, Galapagos
Waved Albatross, Espanola Island, Galapagos

Our Itinerary for our cruise

Day

AM Location

PM Location

1

Embarking, Baltra

Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz

2

Prince Phillips Steps, Genovesa

Darwin Bay, Genovesa

3

Bartolome Islet, Bartolome

Sullivan Bay, Santiago

4

South Plaza, South Plaza

Santa Fe Islet, Santa Fe

5

Whitch Hill, San Cristobel

Kicker Rock, Lobos Island, San Cristobel

6

Suarez Point, Espanola

Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet, Espanola

7

Cormorant Point, Devils Crown, Floreana

Charles Darwin Visitor Centre, Santa Cruz

8

North Seymour, North Seymour

Disembark, Baltra

 

 

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