This Friday Kelly and I along with our friends Phyllis and Tom are setting out for a trip to the Galapagos.  I have been dreaming about traveling here for a very long time and my dream will finally come to fruition.  We are traveling in the “Dry” which means just what it says not a lot of rain with temperatures in the 70’s daytime , evening upper 50’s to low 60’s , should be a nice change from all the heat here in Florida this summer. The only drawback is this time of year a cold water current(  the Humboldt current) is present and the water temps may be in the upper 60’s.  I am hoping this does not stop me from snorkeling with the sea lions, penguins and the other various sea life in the area. 

WiFi may be very sketchy and expensive so I am not sure I will be posting on a daily basis, you may just have to read about when I get home.  I have attached an itinerary of our trip.

Stay tuned



Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour

  • 10 Days
  • NG Endeavour
  • 96 Guests
  • Expeditions in: Year Round


Our itinerary & experience make the most of your time & curiosity

Each week aboard National Geographic Endeavour is crafted to offer you a panoramic experience of the archipelago. Within hours of arriving in Galápagos, you’ll experience an abundance of wildlife. And each day will deliver a new island to discover and explore. And while flexibility is a hallmark of our expedition style, the following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board.

DAY 1: U.S./Guayaquil, Ecuador

Depart U.S. and arrive Guayaquil by late evening; it’s a short drive to Hotel Hilton Colón, where we spend the night.

DAY 2: Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark

After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight to the Galápagos, we’ll immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, our exact routing depends on the National Park Service.(B, L, D)

DAY 3-8: Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands
The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: (B,L,D)

This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

Santiago offers close encounters with Galápagos fur seals along with an opportunity to study the inhabitants of the island’s countless tide pools.

(B,L,D daily)

DAY 3-8: Galápagos Islands

Santa Cruz
Home to the Charles Darwin Research station; learn about the science done here and visit the neighboring captive breeding program for endangered species of Galápagos giant tortoises, run by their partners in conservation, the Galápagos National Park Service.

A small black sand beach offers wonderful morning swimming. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

(B,L,D daily)

DAY 3-8: Galápagos Islands

Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

The exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colorful marine iguanas, Española is also a paradise for Darwin’s finches, sea lions galore, and the famous blue-footed boobies. Snorkel and stroll along the island’s lovely beaches

(B,L,D daily)

DAY 9: Galápagos / Disembark / Guayaquil

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón. (B)

DAY 10: Guayaquil / Home

This morning fly home. (B)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

6 thoughts on “Galapagos

  1. jacki and Chet

    Have a blast Looking forward to hearing more about your trip

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini ™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone JACKI

  2. Becky

    Hey Angie! I went there with my nephew about 6 years ago in June and remember wearing a wetsuit and still being cold! I wore a head piece and gloves which helped a lot. It is an Amazing place where tourism is really done well I think. Have a great time and look forward to hearing about your adventures!!!


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