Know Before You Go
Frequently Asked Questions
Galapagos Wildlife Seasonality
Galapagos Wildlife Trivia
Plants of the Galapagos Islands
Conservation & Community
When to Go to the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands with Kids: Where History, Geology and Conservation Come to Life
—By Cathy Brown
I’m convinced that there may be no nature destination on the planet quite as unique as the Galapagos Islands. And to be able to spend time with my enthusiastic son was an absolutely priceless experience that we will be talking about for decades to come.
Fun with Mammals in the Galapagos
I travel because there’s an insatiable hunger inside of me to see more places and experience more activities. I travel because I want to see wild animals in their natural habitat. I travel because I love to have stories to tell. But, perhaps the biggest reason I travel is this: because I cannot imagine anything more beautiful than that look of pure joy on those mammal’s faces.
When to see Baby Animals in the Galapagos
According to our expert guides, mating occurs year-round. Different species inhabiting different islands mate at different periods throughout the year. This means that any time you book your trip, you will likely have the good fortune of witnessing mating rituals or seeing baby animals.
Five Fun Facts About Blue-Footed Boobies
The most famous bird of the Galapagos is the blue-footed booby. While they are not endemic to the islands, about 50 percent of the world’s breeding pairs live here. These birds’ bright blue feet and sleek brown feathers are sure to make an appearance on any Galapagos itinerary. Keep reading to learn more about these iconic birds!
Why the Galapagos Is My Happy Place
This special place in the Pacific Ocean with coordinates around 0°0°0° beamed with a flourishing ecosystem, delighted my soul in a profoundly epic way and reminded me what is possible if we make choices that protect these wild places on our beautiful planet. To quote Charles Darwin, “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”
Galapagos Through My Daughter’s Eyes
Never did I predict that my zest for exploration abroad would be redoubled with the chance to take my eldest daughter on her first family adventure...