I never realized they were so big! And the last shot of you with the turtle is indeed jealousy-inducing.
Ashley of Ashley Abroad recently posted.. Why the French Stay Thin

Awesome pictures and what a wonderful experience to be that close to the tortoise. Yes, the last picture definitely induces jealousy pangs for all of us who have dreamt to visit the Galapagos :) Such a cool picture! I’m glad they’ve taken steps to preserve the eggs.
Mary {The World Is A Book} recently posted.. Canyonlands National Park: Island in the Sky

I love visiting places where they’re making an effort to look after the wildlife. I hope you make it to the Galapagos one day too!!

Published: 2013-03-25 00:00:00
Countries: Galapagos

For those trying to decide whether or not to visit the Galapagos, the following points may help the decision-making process .

(1)    A minimum fee for a one island stop for 2 persons on a yacht will be around $600; a 3 island stop will incur around $900 in fees (see below).

Blessed by their isolation from the mainland and their equatorial location, the Galapagos Islands are beautiful all year round, making it so there is no single time of year that is better than another for visiting. However, there are a number of factors that may influence your plans when you are deciding when to visit the Galapagos.

 

Many tour operators consider April & May and September & October to be their low season months. During these periods, the tourism in the Galapagos decreases and many boats lower their prices at this time in order to attract more passengers on board. During the high season, many boats will be booked far in advance, so make reservations months before you plan on travelling. If making last minute reservations , you may have to choose a boat that is not your first choice.

The climate of the Galapagos is always conducive to boat tours, but there are slight climatic variations throughout the year. From June to December, the southern tradewinds bring the colder Humboldt Current north to the Galapagos. Therefore the water is cooler.
In effect, the highlands of the larger islands are kept green and lush, while the sea level islands and shorelines have little precipitation. Thus, June to December is generally called the "dry season" which is known for its blue skies and mid-day showers. During this season, sea mammals and land birds are most active.

I never realized they were so big! And the last shot of you with the turtle is indeed jealousy-inducing.
Ashley of Ashley Abroad recently posted.. Why the French Stay Thin

Awesome pictures and what a wonderful experience to be that close to the tortoise. Yes, the last picture definitely induces jealousy pangs for all of us who have dreamt to visit the Galapagos :) Such a cool picture! I’m glad they’ve taken steps to preserve the eggs.
Mary {The World Is A Book} recently posted.. Canyonlands National Park: Island in the Sky

I love visiting places where they’re making an effort to look after the wildlife. I hope you make it to the Galapagos one day too!!

I never realized they were so big! And the last shot of you with the turtle is indeed jealousy-inducing.
Ashley of Ashley Abroad recently posted.. Why the French Stay Thin

Awesome pictures and what a wonderful experience to be that close to the tortoise. Yes, the last picture definitely induces jealousy pangs for all of us who have dreamt to visit the Galapagos :) Such a cool picture! I’m glad they’ve taken steps to preserve the eggs.
Mary {The World Is A Book} recently posted.. Canyonlands National Park: Island in the Sky

I love visiting places where they’re making an effort to look after the wildlife. I hope you make it to the Galapagos one day too!!

Published: 2013-03-25 00:00:00
Countries: Galapagos

For those trying to decide whether or not to visit the Galapagos, the following points may help the decision-making process .

(1)    A minimum fee for a one island stop for 2 persons on a yacht will be around $600; a 3 island stop will incur around $900 in fees (see below).

I never realized they were so big! And the last shot of you with the turtle is indeed jealousy-inducing.
Ashley of Ashley Abroad recently posted.. Why the French Stay Thin

Awesome pictures and what a wonderful experience to be that close to the tortoise. Yes, the last picture definitely induces jealousy pangs for all of us who have dreamt to visit the Galapagos :) Such a cool picture! I’m glad they’ve taken steps to preserve the eggs.
Mary {The World Is A Book} recently posted.. Canyonlands National Park: Island in the Sky

I love visiting places where they’re making an effort to look after the wildlife. I hope you make it to the Galapagos one day too!!

Published: 2013-03-25 00:00:00
Countries: Galapagos

For those trying to decide whether or not to visit the Galapagos, the following points may help the decision-making process .

(1)    A minimum fee for a one island stop for 2 persons on a yacht will be around $600; a 3 island stop will incur around $900 in fees (see below).

Blessed by their isolation from the mainland and their equatorial location, the Galapagos Islands are beautiful all year round, making it so there is no single time of year that is better than another for visiting. However, there are a number of factors that may influence your plans when you are deciding when to visit the Galapagos.

 

Many tour operators consider April & May and September & October to be their low season months. During these periods, the tourism in the Galapagos decreases and many boats lower their prices at this time in order to attract more passengers on board. During the high season, many boats will be booked far in advance, so make reservations months before you plan on travelling. If making last minute reservations , you may have to choose a boat that is not your first choice.

The climate of the Galapagos is always conducive to boat tours, but there are slight climatic variations throughout the year. From June to December, the southern tradewinds bring the colder Humboldt Current north to the Galapagos. Therefore the water is cooler.
In effect, the highlands of the larger islands are kept green and lush, while the sea level islands and shorelines have little precipitation. Thus, June to December is generally called the "dry season" which is known for its blue skies and mid-day showers. During this season, sea mammals and land birds are most active.

Blue-Footed Boobies on the Galapagos Islands (Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin and has been proclaimed by many organizations as “Darwin Day.” This post by John Clayton is a condensed version of an article in the printed DOES GOD EXIST? Journal for May/June 2013.)

The Galapagos Islands are located some 600 miles west of Ecuador. They were made famous by the studies and work of Charles Darwin who visited the islands in 1835 at the age of 26. His studies led him to some understandings which violated the religious traditions of his day. They also were seized upon by some philosophers to justify a belief system that rejected God and depended on naturalism as the faith upon which they lived their lives.

The reason I have always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands is that evolution has been used as a club by many skeptics and atheists against belief in God and acceptance of the Bible as His word. In our ministry, we have maintained that science and faith are friends and not enemies and that science supports the biblical record. We have also maintained that since the same God who created all living things also gave us the biblical record, no scientific fact can conflict with what the Bible says. If there is a conflict, I believe it is because we have bad science or bad theology or both.

The Galapagos - A visit to prehistory - Review of.


The Galápagos Islands travel - Lonely Planet

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