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The Best Time to Visit the Galapagos! Sun in the Fun or Under the Sea

The Galapagos Islands

While some will argue that the best time to visit the Galapagos is anytime, there are two distinct seasons that coincide with the tides and currents blowing through.  Both have their advantages depending on what your interests are:  The warm season starts in December and goes through May and the dry season goes from May to December. 

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Galaven Expedition Yacht

The Galaven is the perfect cruise choice for Galapagos Island travelers on a mid-range budget. This 88-foot motorized yacht, outfitted for 20 passengers, has luxurious details for an economical fare. Throughout the ship, high-polished wood trim and wood floors gleam. The intimate indoor sitting area includes a library with TV and DVD player for daily presentations by the two bilingual national park naturalist guides. The spacious eating area allows comfortable dining with stunning views of the Galapagos archipelago.

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Lost year appeal – Preservation Project

The Galapagos tortoise is so impressive and so strong, but so fragile during their first years of life, which is also known as the “Lost Years”.

During this period the tortoises are more endangered especially against those threats posed by invasive species introduced by humans, particularly feral pigs and fire ants.

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Interesting Facts About the Galapagos Islands

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Interesting facts about the Galapagos Islands are discovered around every bend when visiting.  Tours stop at pirate coves, cruise sail past landmarks created by target practice when the U.S. Navy had a base on the islands. There is still a makeshift post office on Floreana where whalers used to leave messages for those at home that were delivered by others headed in that direction.

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