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The Galapagos islands – a huge, huge bucket list item for me, I’m so excited to be going there tomorrow. I’ve been in Ecuador for a few days, where I mountain biked down the world’s highest volcano and managed to get my iPhone stolen in a mugging, but finally the main reason for me being in Ecuador has arrived. I’m flying to the Galapagos tomorrow for an amazing four day/three night Galapagos Cruise on the super sexy Seaman Journey caramaran. I just wanted to share my plans with you guys, so here we go, this is my home for the next four days:

Our boat
Our boat
Me bedroom for three nights
Me bedroom for three nights

My itinerary is quite short, partly because the Galapagos islands are so pricey. I had read so many reviews suggesting that if you want to do the Galapagos islands ‘properly’ then you’re much better off on a boat, where you can freely travel to more islands. So although that’s a more expensive option, that’s exactly what I did. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, so it’s worth the extra money for me. The boat I’ve chosen is pretty luxurious, so I’m so excited – there are eleven staff to the sixteen passengers so it should be pretty special. It’s been my dream to go here for years, so although  $2k+USD is a chunk of change, it’ll probably be the only time I come here, all meals, guides, equipment etc are included too. Easy come easy go.

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The entire boat is amazing, but the communual areas are apparently the real deal. Two bars, a l lounge, a library, TVs and DVDs, air con, a beautiful sundeck and even a jacuzzi- it’ll certainly be the most beautiful boat I’ve ever journeyed on.

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The Itinerary

So for budgetary reasons, I’m doing the 4 day cruise. And I’ve been reading and rereading the itinerary all day, my heart is racing. For a wildlife lover like me, this is almost too much excitement to handle. I’ll be flying in early tomorrow morning, and over the course of my trip then I’ll be visiting:

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  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Genovesa Island
  • Plazas Island
  • Sante Fe Island
  • San Cristobal Island
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Each island is famous for its own wildlife, but on the trip we should see a lot of the following:

  • Sea-Lions
  • Great Frigatebirds
  • Giant Tortoises
  • Land Iguanas
  • Sea Turtles
  • White-tipped Reef Sharks
  • Galapagos Snakes
  • Red-billed Tropicbirds
  • Darwins Finches
  • Saddleback Tortoises
  • Galapagos Sharks
  • Hammerhead Sharks

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Kayaking, snorkelling, hiking and all this wildlife. I’ll write a daily review once I get back on Monday. Wish me luck.

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18 thoughts on “I’m Going on a Boat Tour to the Galapagos Islands!!

  1. Isabela is the quietest, located right on the nice beaches, with a handful of hotel options, and limited restaurants. I just love this island.

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  3. sooo jealous! the galapagos have been on my list for so long. That photo with the big whales looking thing and the small boat is so enticing!

  4. I am following your blog regularly and got great information. I really like the tips you have given. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  5. Enjoy your trip, I’d recommend staying longer as one of the most expensive aspects are the flights over there. You can find decent accomodation for $20/night on Santa Fe, Cristobal & Santa Cruz. Food you can get a platos de typico for about $3-5, tours are anywhere from $20-$80 depending on what you wanna do.

    You can always make last minute changes to your flights for really cheap as well, so if you like any of those three islands you visit it’s easy to extend your stay. Have an amazing trip!

  6. That sure is some pretty luxurious boat and a trip to Galapagos Islands is very amazing… I love wildlife too and the seals look so cute. I so envy you. Have a safe cruise and enjoy!

  7. That looks amazing ! The whole package looks incredible ! Can’t believe all the wonderful wildlife you’ll see ! Have fun & enjoy it all xx you deserve it after your attack xx puts it all into perspective xx take care & lots of photos lol !

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