Galapagos Islands

Blog posts about IE's Galapagos tours, as well as news and ecotourism.
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It's truly International Expeditions' enthusiastic local guides that make our Galapagos Island vacations so special, and no one is more passionate about his work than Galapagos Expedition Leader and Naturalist Bolivar Sanchez! We recently asked Boli six quick questions.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
I would love to be a hammerhead shark — they live on the edge.

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It's been well-documented that invasive species are threatening the Galapagos Islands'  native flora and fauna, with alien or exotic species making up as much as 23% of the archipelago's insect fauna. One of these insect invaders, the sap-sucking cottony cushion scale, is being brought under control by the lady bug beetle.

"'Populations of cottony cushion scale in 2002 were so high and spread across so many islands that several endemic and native plant populations were thought to be going into decline because of heavy infestations,' said Hoddle, a biocontrol specialist.

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International Expeditions was thrilled to welcome World Wide Will from MedjetAssist on a recent Galapagos Islands adventure cruise aboard the Evolution. Now Will shares his adventure!

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If you're flying the friendly skies during the month of April, flip to page 70 and read the feature, "Islands Apart." In this entertaining and succinctly narrated article, Sky Executive Editor Sarah Elbert details her Galapagos Islands adventure cruise aboard International Expeditions' M/V Evolution from her trip in

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International Expeditions was thrilled to welcome World Wide Will from MedjetAssist on a recent Galapagos cruise aboard the Evolution. Now Will shares his adventure!

Start with Day 1 of Will's Galapagos vacation.

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International Expeditions was thrilled to welcome World Wide Will from MedjetAssist on a recent Galapagos cruise aboard the Evolution. Now Will shares his adventure!

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Big adventure; big fun; big value — it's all part of our small-ship journey to the Galapagos Islands! Register for our free presentation, and discover why our privileged access to Genovesa (Tower) Island and intimate ship, the 32-guest Evolution, are just two of many highlights on this 10-day voyage to Darwin's "Enchanted Isles."

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The Galapagos Islands are a unique destination year-round, but March has some special highlights...especially for those that love the water! Our knowledgeable staff put together some great reasons to consider a March getaway to Galapagos.

November 23, 2009

Tales From the Road: Galapagos

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IE Art Director Charlie Boyd has just returned from our unforgettable 10-day Galapagos Islands tour. Be sure to check in often over the next week as Charlie shares his thoughts and stories from this Galapagos vacation aboard the Evolution.

Lonesome George and the highlands
of Santa Cruz

November 10, 2009

Tales From the Road: Galapagos

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IE Art Director Charlie Boyd has just returned from our unforgettable 10-day Galapagos Islands tour. Be sure to check in often over the next week as Charlie shares his thoughts and stories from this Galapagos vacation aboard the Evolution.

The Albatrosses of Española Island

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