I took a five-day cruise around the islands with Daniela from Brazil.

Kayaking Around the Bay

September 18, 2007
Day 720
Galapagos Cruise Day 4.1

This morning, Wilmer led us on a tour of the Charles Darwin Research Center, which is the main place on the Galapagos for the rehabilitation of the giant land tortoises from which the islands received their name. We were in a major hurry because… Read More »

Under the Sea Is Where I Want To Be

September 17, 2007
Day 719
Galapagos Cruise Day 4

We got to Floreana Island early in the morning once again, and our first stop was to a place called Puerto Cormorant. We had another guided walk around the shore, and we learned that this island was quite swampy compared with… Read More »

Green with Envy

September 16, 2007
Day 718
Galapagos Cruise Day 3

We made it to Espanola Island at about 5:00 AM, and finally the engines were cut off and we stopped rocking so violently. I managed to get a couple hours of good sleep before our wakeup call for breakfast. Most of the other passengers… Read More »

10,000 Deadly Animals Under the Sea

September 15, 2007
Day 717
Galapagos Cruise Day 2

Luckily for us, we didn't have to go very far to reach our first stopping point today, so we remained anchored in the calm bay most of the night. At 5:00 AM, however, the noisy engine started up, we started rocking our way toward… Read More »

Aboard the Friend Ship

September 14, 2007
Day 716
Galapagos Cruise Day 1

To begin our cruise, Daniela and I had to go yet again back to the airport in Baltra. The itineraries for the cruises are laid out with the assumption that passengers will fly in, do their cruise, and fly out without doing anything independently.… Read More »