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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (Day 1 of 5)

5 days and 4 nights sailing around the Galápagos Islands onboard the Encantada motor yacht, 6 - 10 June

semi-overcast 28 °C
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About the Galápagos Islands

Day 1: Arrived on Baltra Island in the Galapagos and transferred to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island
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to meet our guide, yacht crew and 10 other fellow travellers from Denmark, Holland, Germany, England and Israel
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and our 69ft (22m) yacht "the little red sail boat" Encantada
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First port of call, the Charles Darwin Research Station to see marine iguanas (black), lizards, land iguanas (yellow), crabs, and giant land tortoises. Sir David Attenborough would be proud...
About the research centre

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Unfortunately we were 2 years too late to meet this famous island inhabitant. They can live up to 150 years!
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About Lonesome George

Land iguanas
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A quick stop at the fish stall on the pier at Puerto Ayora, full of pelicans and sea lions...
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...before our first boat-based adventure... That evening, we travelled 12 hours by boat to get to Genovesa island. Let's just say that sea sickness tablets were a good invention!

Posted by ayrestours 15:04 Archived in Ecuador

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The tortoises were either well trained or you happened to be there on one of their birthdays..

12 hour boat trip…hope you didn't eat anything you were fond of.

Loving the photos and the info..xx

by Mel Wheatland

More amazing photos darling. Just fantastic.

by Mummy

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