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Walking amongst dozing Galapagos Sea Lions on Española Island
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Watching the interactions among the bizarre Swallow-tailed Gulls on South Plaza
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Observing Galapagos Giant Tortoises foraging peacefully on Santa Cruz
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Discovering the unique Chocolate Chip Sea Star clinging to the rocks while snorkelling
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Challenging ourselves to distinguish the Darwin's Finches based on their bill

Galapagos Islands: Darwin's Enchanted Isles Feb'18

Our Galapagos private yacht expedition remains one of our most highly rated natural history programs and is consistently our travellers’ “trip of a lifetime”. Our expert Quest leader and local Galapagos naturalist guide are on board to lead island walks and on board talks as we set sail to discover these remarkable island ecosystems. Desolate at first sight, these rough and rocky isles are home to wonderfully strange and abundant wildlife. And what is so special about the Galapagos experience is that these creatures act as though humans are nothing more than a passing interest, allowing us to observe them up close. You will be steps from Giant Tortoises grazing in the lush highlands, dinosaur-like Marine Iguanas sunning themselves on black lava rocks, playful Galapagos Sea Lions lying on the beaches and Blue-footed Boobies nesting on the cliffs. The concentration of endemic species in particular is amazing. There is no place in the world quite like the Galapagos Islands.

Read about Justin's encounter with the Swallow-tailed Gull here.
Quest Nature Tours Expedition Cruise

Ecuador | 11 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Feb 07-17, 2018
Cost:
Approx. US$6195
Group Size:
12 - 15 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$275.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Quito
Day 2: Sightseeing in Quito and a visit to the Quito Botanical Gardens
Day 3: Flight to Baltra, Galapagos and board the M/Y Beluga
Day 4: Land Iguana and Giant Prickly Peat cacti on Santa Fe, Plazas
Day 5: Cerro Brujo and Junco Lagoon on San Cristóbal
Day 6: Hiking and swimming on Española
Day 7: Charles Darwin Research Station and Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz
Day 8: Tidal pools and lava flows at Santiago
Day 9: "Bird Island" of Genovesa
Day 10: A mangrove lagoon in Turtle Cove, Baltra and fly to Quito
Day 11 : Depart Quito
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Ship Information

We charter the  M/Y Beluga exclusively for our Quest group. This steel-hulled motor yacht is 33.5 metres long, accommodating 16 passengers and 8 crew. She travels at a speed of 12 knots, allowing us to get to 8 islands comfortably during our 8-day expedition cruise. She is well-appointed with comfortable private cabins and ample lounge and observation deck space.

Your Tour Leader

Ian Shanahan guides throughout Canada and internationally from the Tropics to the Arctic. Over 13 seasons as an interpretive naturalist in Ontario’s Presqu’ile and Algonquin Parks, his initial passion for birds spread to all life forms. Now, Ian captures his nature explorations through writing, sketching and photography.

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Quest Nature Tours Expedition Cruise

Ecuador | 11 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Feb 07-17, 2018
Cost:
Approx. US$6195
Group Size:
12 - 15 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$275.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"The Galapagos Islands inspire you to think differently about the world."

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