Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

Blogs and travel guides about what's happening in the Galapagos

Why Are the Galápagos Islands so Important?

When you think of the Galápagos Islands, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and giant tortoises will come to mind. But why? Let’s go a little deeper to discover why this Ecuadorian paradise is an important tropical haven.  The Galápagos archipelago is a unique center of breathtaking beauty and unusual creatures. Its verdant islands are home to […]

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What Makes Ecuador Great for Tourists?

Ecuador is a great destination for tourists for many reasons. The country’s landscape is one of the most unique in South America. Jungles, beaches, mountains – you name it, Ecuador has it! Ecuador was the first country ever to be awarded several UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its capital, Quito, and the idyllic Galápagos Islands. […]

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What time of year is it best to visit Ecuador?

What time of year is it best to visit Ecuador? Wondering when is the best time of year for a trip to Ecuador? As local travel experts based right here on the island of Santa Cruz in the stunning Galapagos Islands, we certainly have the inside scoop when it comes to weather, wildlife, and more! […]

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Can You Move to The Galapogos Islands?

Can You Move to The Galapogos Islands? A Local Explanation Moving to an island paradise is on many people’s dreamy bucket lists. Spending your days in the sea and sun, experiencing the slower pace of life that islands are so famous for…it’s all very alluring. Unfortunately, we’re here to break the bad news. While you […]

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What Is a Big No-No in the Galapagos Islands?

What Is a Big No-No in the Galapagos Islands? The Galapagos Islands are a dream destination for nature lovers across the globe. Since the HMS Beagle’s arrival on the islands in 1835 and the subsequent publication of a young Charles Darwin’s reflections on the animals found there, the Galapagos have captured people’s imaginations. But as […]

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What are the best places to visit in Ecuador?

What are the best places to visit in Ecuador? Looking for the best places to visit in Ecuador? As local travel experts living and working in the Galapagos, we can certainly advise visitors on where to go and what not to miss. What Ecuador lacks in size, it more than makes up for with a […]

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Is Ecuador Safe to Travel?

Is Ecuador Safe To Travel? At Academy Bay Diving, we’re never surprised that travelers from across the globe want to come to the Galapagos Islands. They offer, after all, some of the most beautiful scenery and extraordinary wildlife you will ever encounter. However, reaching the Galapagos means flying out of Ecuador, and we’re often asked […]

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Diving in the Galapagos Islands – August in review

Still on a high from our visit by Sea Shepherd Captain, Wyanda Lublink in July we were excited to have yet another special visit in August from Carlos and Allison Estape. The couple are underwater photographers, educators, naturalists and citizen scientists. So, as you can imagine, they came with a wealth of knowledge that we were more than happy to listen to.

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