1 independent reviews for Galapagos wildlife cruise

Reviews for Galapagos wildlife cruise


review 31 Dec 2021

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Difficult. I had done it before and was nursing a recently broken leg, so snorkelling out and rough walking too, though I was given a personal support (Pedro) who was also the chief boatman who took me on boat rides when I deemed that going ashore would be too risky for my leg. I suppose the consideration and kindness of the crew and guide Daniel Jacome were really memorable because they went overboard to make my trip memorable. As for exciting, it was probably finding the Galapagos Blue Butterfly which had passed un-noticed by even the guide and was a target species for the visit.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't neglect the 1st aid kit. I had to provide Paracetamol for one chap who was too ill to come out of his cabin for the first day (food problem in Quito) and others provided anti-motion sickness patches for several of the group although the water was rather gentle on us. Spend time with camera on deck. If you want to see dolphins, whales etc you are not going to do it in your cabin asleep. Sightings are often brief and whilst the captain will call and then help as much as possible you could be too late.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Once we got to the Galapagos everything seemed to be sourced locally and so benefited the community. The impact on the environment and conservation is something closely controlled by the local government / National Park.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

No Question, it was fantastic. hard work with the leg but the support could hardly have been bettered. Catering was beyond excellent and other personal needs well looked after. Guide Dani was very good. Only a year into the job he will get better with experience. He has a great sense of humour and seemed to enjoy unmerciful teasing from old farts like me. He has my commendations.

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