Robert Shepherd, Charter Specialist, Edmiston.
The Galapagos is a very special destination; nowhere in the world is a visit more restricted than here and for a good reason. The eco system in the Galapagos is a very fragile and without the park service maintaining a balance the very species that we have all chosen to see would be in danger of extinction.
The Galapagos are made of up 19 different islands each offering different species of fauna and wildlife. Start in Santa Cruz and visit the Lava tunnels, sunken volcanic craters, the Charles Darwin Station and El Chato Tortoise reserve where you can stand an arms length away from the famous gigantic tortoises for which the islands are named after.
Continue onto North Seymour to encounter Blue Footed Boobies, Sea Lions, Land Iguanas and the magnificent Frigate Birds, the show that the male Frigate bird puts on with its colorful inflated pouch is worthy of a visit all on its own.
On Bartolome, snorkel with penguins, turtles, and sea lions and hiked the mighty steps to the Pinnacle Rock lookout. Check out Bachas for more snorkeling and a visit with the stunningly leggy Flamingos and finally to South Plaza populated by a large colony of Yellow and Red Land Iguanas and one of the largest colonies of Bull Sea Lions.
A trip to the Galapagos is not about lying around in the sun or endless days of shopping; it is all about getting out into the environment and taking an exclusive fully guided trip through one of the worlds greatest ecosystems! If you go, like me, you will return craving for more.
Cruise the waters of the Galapagos Islands aboard the 29.60 metre Queen of the Galapagos available from $70,000 a week through Edmiston. E Mail: RS@EdmistonCompany.com
Be sure to read our review of this Fabulous Region in SuperYacht World or contact us for a pdf of the article