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Whether you're preparing for an upcoming trip to the Galapagos, or just want to know more about this fascinating archipelago, be sure to check out these helpful resources. Learn about the wildlife found nowhere else on earth, browse helpful packing tips and read compelling travel stories that will inspire your sense of wonder for these unique islands.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Galapagos? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about Galapagos wildlife, our fleet of small ships, climate, and much more.
Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

From sea lions to marine iguanas, learn about the incredible array of biodiversity you'll see on a trip to the Galapagos Islands!
Galapagos Wildlife Seasonality

Galapagos Wildlife Seasonality

Check out our month-by-month guide of seasonal wildlife. Abundant wildlife is always present in the Galapagos Islands, and special highlights are spread throughout the year.
Galapagos Wildlife Trivia

Galapagos Wildlife Trivia

Take our Galapagos wildlife quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with your family and friends to see who knows the most about this stunning archipelago.
Plants of the Galapagos Islands

Plants of the Galapagos Islands

Many of the plant species found in the Galapagos Islands are as interesting and unique as the islands’ renowned animal life. Learn about the islands' native and invasive varieties of flora.
Conservation & Community

Conservation & Community

We are proud to be involved in the following initiatives throughout the Galapagos archipelago and the communities present there, as well as in parts of mainland Ecuador we visit on our adventures.
When to Go to the Galapagos

When to Go to the Galapagos

Located at the equator, the Galapagos Islands' subtropical climate make the islands an inviting year-round destination. Here is a month-by-month breakdown of temperatures and rainfall. 
Packing List

Packing List

Our comprehensive packing guide covers everything you'll need for a Galapagos Islands adventure, from sun hats to sport sandals and everything in between.
11 Tips for Avoiding Seasickness in the Galapagos

11 Tips for Avoiding Seasickness in the Galapagos

Seasickness isn't usually an issue in the Galapagos, but there are some simple and effective steps you can take to avoid it altogether.
Travel Stories & Articles
Galapagos—A Natural History
Classroom for All Ages

Galapagos—A Natural History
Classroom for All Ages

—By Olaf Malver
The whole family was already out of their berths at the rapid rise of the equatorial sun and their...
Five Astounding Animal Adaptations in the Galapagos Islands

Five Astounding Animal Adaptations in the Galapagos Islands

—By Matt Kareus
Pretty much everyone knows by now that the strange creatures Charles Darwin encountered in the...
Tune In: A Galapagos Binge

Tune In: A Galapagos Binge

—By Jennie Lay 
Plunked on a remote string of volcanoes and surrounded by some of the planet’s most animated and eye-catching animals, it’s hard not to reassess...
Galapagos: A Land Without Time

Galapagos: A Land Without Time

—By Anne Avellana
During the next week, our main companions on the islands would be iguanas, frigatebirds, giant tortoises and sea lions. "Do blue-footed boobies care what...
Traveler Story: A Galapagos Sistercation

Traveler Story: A Galapagos Sistercation

—By J. Justice
We decided to take a dream “sistercation” to the Galapagos Islands with Nat Hab, as we love wildlife, nature and outdoor adventures...
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