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About Galapagos

These world-famous islands make up Ecuador's first and largest national park. Established in 1959, the park includes 13 major islands, 6 small islands, and 42 islets (some barely big enough to set foot upon).

Photos by: Karen Schulman
Photo by: Karen Schulman

It is not the volcanic islands that attract most visitors, but rather the renowned wildlife endemic to the islands, located 600 miles from the nearest continent. Giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, flightless cormorants, waved albatrosses, and marine iguanas roam around in what Darwin described as a "living laboratory" of evolution.

Through the evolutionary process, climate, ocean currents and the comparative lack of predatory enemies including man, the Galapagos became one of the strangest and most compelling places in our planet. 

Flora and fauna arriving on different “roads” across the waters from the mainland, colonized the original Galapagos lava beds.

Photos by: Karen Schulman
Photo by: Karen Schulman

To discover the Galapagos Islands is to discover nature in its purest state!  Do come and enjoy:

  • Diving
  • Cruises
  • Snorkeling
  • Short excursions
  • Birdwatching
  • Sea kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Photographing
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