Floreana Island is unique, even for the Galapagos. It is one of the southern most islands (only Española Island is further south) and has a thrilling human history. This video shows the departure from Floreana Island after two days and a night exploring the island.
One of my favorite Galapagos marine animals are the bizarre marine iguanas. They look very prehistoric – live on land, feed at sea and simply flop on the beach to rest. They have a great relationship with the finches who feed on their parasites and dead skin. Whats your favorite Galapagos marine animal? (On second [...]
When our family visited the Galapagos Islands we felt very safe. The majority of our time was spent exploring the Islands with a Naturalist Guide, or relaxing at the hotel. When we did head out to explore on our own (Santa Cruz Island) we felt very comfortable with the atmosphere on the Island. Having a [...]
Okay, so maybe this giant tortoise isn’t really too aware of the family around him. The grass does look pretty good! I think that the shot that dad is taking is going to be even better than this one. In the Galapagos, there are rules about flash photography and being too close and touching the [...]
The Mola Mola is one of the rarer marine animals to see in the Galapagos. These videos were taken by Dive Master, Rafael Gallardo. Check out some of the still photos from the dive. And this post has picture from one of the first sightings this year. Some visitors come to the Galapagos hoping to [...]
It is hard to imagine how this feels. Surrounded by literally thousands of little fish, reacting to every movement that you make. This great shot was taken by tour leader and Dive Master Rafael Gallardo.
We always love to field Galapagos questions. This afternoon, a reader asked: “Is there any shore diving available from any of the Galapagos Lodges? I have ‘heard’ most of the diving around the Galapagos is advanced. Is that true? Approximate water temp in Dec? in June? Looking to be enlightened! Thanks!” —JO Great questions Jo. [...]
Last week our Dive Master, Rafael Gallardo, happened upon the rare Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) while diving in Gordon Rocks. This one was spotted between the two rocks. This isn’t the first sighting in the Galapagos. Just six weeks ago Rafael was leading another group of our guests on a dive when they spotted and [...]
One of the interesting historical sites on Galapagos is the Wall of Tears (or in Spanish: El Muro de las Lágrimas). It is located on Isabela Island and has a very appropriate name, because the history behind it is very sad. When we first saw the wall it didn’t look that impressive, I was expecting [...]