For A Complete Experiential Tour, The Galapagos Islands Offer Twenty Ports

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Galápagos Ports Include:   Chinese Hat Island (officially Isla Sombrero Chino) is one of the smallest Galápagos Islands, located close to the Santiago Island and shaped like a Chinese hat. Santiago Island consists of two overlapping volcanoes. Champion Island is a popular cruise port destination for snorkeling, scuba diving and wildlife watching. Genovesa Island (aka “Tower Island”) is one of the minor islands, named after Genoa, Italy. Floreana Island is named after the first president of Ecuador, …

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The Short List- Restaurants to Visit in The Galapagos Islands

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1.      ANKER mar to table Puerto Ayora Latin Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly 2.      Almar Puerto Ayora Ecuadorean, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 3.      Coco Surf Puerto Villamil Latin Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 4.      IslaGrill Puerto Ayora Bar, Seafood Barbecue, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 5.      Los Kioskos Puerto Ayora Latin Seafood, Barbecue, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly 6.      Finch Bay Restaurant Puerto Ayora International, Contemporary, Ecuadorean Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Ready to book a cruise to the Galápagos Islands? Visit: …

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All the magic of the Galapagos in one short week…Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic launches Wild Galapagos Escape

Galápagos is a bucket list destination for many travelers, but not everyone has the luxury of time to commit to an extended voyage. Now for the first time in Lindblad Expeditions’ 50+ years of bringing citizen explorers there, they are offering brand-new, shorter itineraries. The new Wild Galápagos Escape packs a ton of activities into one exhilarating week to discover the wonders and wildlife of this magical place, with departures on Saturday and Thursday.  Set aboard the …

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Galapagos specialist announces new “safari” for 2016

INCA – International Nature and Cultural Adventures has created a new adventure in the Galápagos Islands for 2016.  INCA’s new 12-day Galápagos Safari features an intensive two days on Santa Cruz Island with a choice of eight adventures staying at the “Out-of-Africa”-style Galápagos Safari Camp.  Starting at $6,995, the adventure also includes INCA’s carefully-crafted eight-day itinerary aboard the 141-foot yacht Integrity, known as the “finest yacht” in the Islands and two nights in Quito, a UNESCO World …

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Ecoventura makes new waves in the Galapagos Islands-New luxury vessel, MV Origin, set to debut in January 2016

Ecoventura, a leader in expedition cruising through the Galapagos Islands, is set to launch their newest Premium Class vessel, MV Origin, in January 2016. Inspired by the once-in-a-lifetime nature of a journey through the Galapagos Islands, MV Origin will redefine luxury in the region as the newest and only vessel of its kind. The 20-passenger mega-yacht will feature 10 deluxe staterooms distributed throughout one floor, and a variety of onboard amenities designed especially for the discerning traveler. …

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New Galápagos Cruise and Land Packages for Silversea

The Galapagos are some of the most interesting and exotic parts of South America, and a dream trip for many who love to cruise.   Historically, however, the stumbling block for many vacationers has been that the length of time needed for an expedition to these regions has been prohibitive- vacationers simply did not have enough time to explore these areas on a traditional expedition. Silversea Expeditions recently announced, however, that they will be conducting short expedition voyages …

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Silversea Expeditions introduces new Galapagos cruise and land packages

Silversea Expeditions is offering travelers the opportunity to take advantage of special cruise and land packages for its 2013 Galapagos program. Eight new shorter Silver Galapagos voyages of just 3 and 4 days have been combined with pre- and post-cruise South America land adventures to create a collection of enticing vacation packages of 8, 10 or 11 days. “These new cruise and land packages are convenient options for the luxury traveler who wants to experience a Galápagos …

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New South America land adventures enhance Silversea’s Galapagos program

Silversea Expeditions has introduced new multiple-day land excursions to complement voyages to the Galápagos Islands aboard Silver Galapagos, the luxury expedition ship set to debut in late September, featuring 50 ocean-view suites (many with private balconies), gourmet cuisine, and the personalized service of a butler. Silversea guests who have the opportunity to explore the remarkable natural wonders of the Galápagos Islands – from their base of luxury aboard Silver Galapagos — may now enhance their expedition cruise …

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Silversea upgrades its second vessel in the Galapagos Islands and gives it a new name

The Galapagos Islands are one of my favorite small ship cruise destinations. I am fortunate to have explored there on two different occasions. So it was nice to hear that luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea has announced Silver Galapagos as the name for its second small-sized expedition ship, which is currently sailing as the Galapagos Explorer II. The new name signals the company’s intent to maintain a consistent level of elegance throughout its fleet, and will take …

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Silversea acquires Galapagos tourism company and expedition ship

The Silversea Group announced today that it has purchased Canodros S.A., the premier Ecuadorian tourism company that operates in the Galapagos Islands, and their upmarket expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II. Silversea plans to add Galapagos Explorer II to its ultra-luxury fleet of six ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September 2013 and is given a new name, steps that will ensure consistency with the standards of the Silversea fleet. Until that time, Galapagos Explorer …

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