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As a trip to the Galapagos Islands is always a unique and sometimes life changing experience, we find that many people who embark on these exotic adventures want to share and relive parts of their trip once they return home.

Here in our community section you can view some fantastic video and photo galleries of the island cruises, allowing you to revisit some of the most memorable parts of your trip, and show friends and family just what an extraordinary place you’ve visited.

Or if you haven’t yet set out on your Galapagos cruise or are trying to decide which trip is the one for you, this section will help to prepare you for your upcoming adventure, and hopefully answer any questions that you still may have about the trip. 

Best Galapagos Islands to visit tortoise sub-species

The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are among the most famous of its endemic species. In fact, they may be some of the most well-known endemic animals in the world. It’s thought that giant tortoises once thrived on all the continents of earth, only to have been hunted to extinction almost everywhere else except the Galapagos.

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How the famous finches genetically evolved

The Galapagos Islands will be ever associated with Charles Darwin. After visiting the islands in the 1830s as ships naturalist on the HMS Beagle, Darwin was so astounded with the endemic wildlife on the islands that he set about thinking in great detail about what he had seen. This eventually led to the publication of his seminal On the Origin of the Species, and the formulation of the theory of evolution. This was a discovery that shook the world of science, religion and society as a whole.

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Best Galapagos Islands to visit for surfing

Galapagos Island Visit to surfingEveryone knows at least a few things about the Galapagos Islands. The association with Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, the famous turtles and the incredible volcanic landscapes are well documented. But the islands are still capable of throwing up a few surprises, even today nearly 500 years after their discovery by man. Chief amongst these startling revelations might be that the Galapagos are also becoming a top surfing destination.

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A history of humans on the islands

The wildlife and natural history of the Galapagos Islands is obviously their biggest draw. The vast number of endemic species and truly unique animal life, including marine iguanas and tortoise species, appeals to people all around the world. However, the islands have a very fascinating human history too.

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