8 day Galapagos Cruise
Trip Start May 11, 2005
320Trip End Ongoing
For the next 8 days I saw a shit-load of wildlife and I mean a shit-load! Basically our routine was eat breakfast, tour an island, snorkel, eat lunch, motor to another location, tour that island, eat dinner and go to bed. We did this for 8 days and it never got old!
In theory this entry could be huge so in effort to be brief since I put up 125 photos, I will just go over the highlights.
Snorkeling with Seal lions and Penguins was awesome
- Other cool stuff was watching blue footed boobies, masked boobies, albatross and frigate birds do their mating dances. I got pictures of all the dances. I never did get pictures of the penguins because I only saw them when I was snorkeling!
- Other cool stuff was watching a huge stingray jump out of the water to clean its back, watching dolphins surf the wake of our boat, Seeing bull sea lions fight for females, watching sea turtles mating, hanging out with huge land tortoises and seeing a ton of sharks
I feel sorry for people that got on our boat that did 4 or 5 day cruises because they did not see as much as us 8 dayers. So if you ever go to the Galapagos do the 8 day boat tour!
After our cruise ended, I went to another island (Isabella) that is not visited as much to hang out for 3 days. Here I climbed a volcano and checked out the wildlife without a tour.
I think I was extremely lucky to see as much wildlife as I did, especially the frigate bird with his huge red balloon. My advice to anyone thinking about coming here is to defiantly drop the doe and come!