Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands Cruises offer once in a lifetime destination.  Giant tortoises, Blue Footed Boobies, swimming Iguanas along with wildlife, flora and fauna that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.


 

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The Galapagos Islands played host to Charles Darwen during his voyage on HMS Beagle whilst working on his theory of evolution and are filled with history.

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Being filled with stunning scenery, incredible creatures and some of the oldest species on the planet Galapagos Islands cruises really are the best way to take all of this in.

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After a day of seeing these unique species-which include 29 land birds, six mammals, giant tortoises, three types of land iguana, marine iguanas, invertebrates and many more, an elegant evening on board a cruise ship offers the perfect end to the perfect day. 

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A team of highly qualified naturalist guides are on board to share their deep knowledge of this archipelago with you.

Land Iguana, the Galapagos Islands

 

The Islands

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These islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique “living museum and showcase of evolution”.  Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the process that formed the islands.

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The UNESCO World Heritage site is situated on the Galapagos submarine platform, consists of about 120 islands. 

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The larger islands are Isabela, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Santiago and San Cristobal.  The larger islands typically comprise one or more gently sloping shield volcano.  Culminating in collapsed craters or calderas.  Long stretches of shoreline are only slightly eroded, but in many places faulting and more erosion have produced steep cliffs and lava, coral or shell sand beaches.

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Coastal Vegetation occurs along beaches, salt-water lagoons and low, broken, boulder-strewn shores. Protected coves and lagoons are dominated by mangrove swamps.

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There is considerable variation in altitude, area and orientation between the islands. Marine environments are highly varied and are associated with water temperature regimes reflecting differences in nutrient and light levels.

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Ranging from warm temperatures brought on by vigorous up-welling (Equatorial Undercurrent) and a moderately cool, warm temperate-subtropical influence (Peru Flow).

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A Galapagos Sea Lion with Silver Seas Galapagos Sailing in the background

 

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