Things to do in the Galapagos

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View native wildlife and plants, picturesque white sandy beaches, 19 volcanic islands, endless mountain biking trails, snorkeling, and the Charles Darwin Research Center. The Galápagos Islands offer an incredible walk through history with the Natural History Museum. Learn about the giant Galapagos tortoises, sharks, sea lions, and many other wonders of the Galapagos. Join local companies and associations working to preserve the natural habitat of the Galapagos. You will be taught eco-friendly ways of fishing and farming …

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All About the Galapagos Islands and Why Everyone Wants to Visit This Remote Destination

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The Galápagos Islands of Ecuador are becoming a must-see destination for their remarkable natural environments with native wildlife in sea and on land, incredible shore excursions, ecotourism, and delectable restaurants. The Galápagos Islands offer 19 volcanic islands, with Galápagos tortoises settling to give birth on Isla Bartolomé. Stroll or hike on land with flamingos and iguanas. Mountain bike in Santa Cruz or San Cristóbal- the off-beaten paths are sure to provide the thrill of a lifetime. Explore …

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Celebrity’s Fantastic Galapagos Ship, the Celebrity Flora

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The Celebrity Flora, which cruises the Galapagos, has a capacity of 100 passengers and offers travelers awe-inspiring views, providing floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows for 360-degree views. In order to protect the sea floor, the ship utilizes an anchorless holding system, exciting new technology which provides the opportunity for the ship to remain motionless. Celebrity Flora is eco-friendly and offers in-room water filtration stations- and has systems in place to turn sea water and air conditioning into unadulterated, fresh …

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The Galapagos, a Celebrity Flora Itinerary

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The Celebrity Flora- this evolutionary new ship arrived in 2019 and features extraordinary creature comforts. Here is an example itinerary, from the May 24, 2020 sailing. This itinerary makes stops in: Baltra Island Daphne Major Gardner Bay (Espanola) Punta Suarez Cormorant Point Post Office Bay Moreno Point Urvina Bay Espinoza Point Vicente Roca Point South Plaza (Santa Cruz Island) Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island) Puerto Ayora Baltra Island For more information on this itinerary, please visit: https://www.cruisecompete.com/itins/celebrity_flora_beaghfga.html. …

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Culinary Options in Galapagos Islands- Recommendations for Restaurants

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With restaurants offering fresh local seafood, Argentinian dishes, pizza, desserts, local Galápagos coffee, vegetarian dishes, and cocktails made with local fruits and juices, the culinary options available in the Galápagos are sure to please any palate.*The restaurant La Garrapata is located on the island of Puerto Ayora. La Garrapata is a restaurant tourists and locals love to frequent. They present each patron meals which include seafood, chicken dishes, and some pasta dishes. Be sure to check out …

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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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