I have a long travel bucket list and one place that I like to visit is Galapagos. Why Galapagos? Located in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 kilometers (600 miles) off the west coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands are comprised of more than sixty islands and islets. The Galapagos islands and its surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The islands are geologically famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle.
Ever since I came across a website offering Galapagos Cruise, I have been day-dreaming of getting aboard The Galapagos Explorer II which offers expedition to Galapagos Islands with interesting activities like:
- taking a boat ride (glass bottom) to see the marine life,
- tour around Galapagos islands to experience the magnificent flora and fauna that no other destiny would offer,
- snorkel in the pristine marine reserve of Galapagos and
- explore the islands led by naturalist guide.
Best of all, the cruise is suitable for family with kids. So yes, someday I’ll go on Galapagos Cruise and enjoy what Galapagos has to offer.
Check out the website; it offers 3D multimedia view of the ship and well as the islands. To register for this cruise, hit the “Before your trip” tab and read ’11 things you need to know before your trip to Galapagos”. It lists down the national park regulations, things you need to bring, dress code, etc.
360 view of Explorer II Ship. Credit: http://www.galapagosexplorer.com