Sunday, 13 September 2015

Galapagos: The Enchanted Islands


The Galapagos Islands are probably best known for their endemic wildlife, the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species”.   In our eight days of island hopping aboard the Estrella del Mar with G Adventures, we visited five of the archipelago’s thirteen main islands and got up close and personal with creatures found nowhere else on the planet.  Highlights from our adventure include snorkeling with sea lions, sea turtles and marine iguanas, encountering Galapagos penguins and the aptly-named blue-footed boobies, walking alongside giant tortoises and watching a pod of dolphins cavorting alongside our boat.  Kudos to the folks at G Adventures and the crew of the Estrella del Mar and a huge thank you to our fellow passengers with whom we explored the wonders of the “Enchanted Islands”!

More pictures of the Galapagos (and the rest of the trip at 


  1. Can't wait to hear what you thought of the Islands in more detail - over a great European meal (or gelato!!) I hope!!
    Glad to hear you had great adventures there and saw some of my old friends :D