*Please note that the following information is meant to provide a general overview of your tour. The specifics of your trip will be contained in a pre-trip letter you will receive prior to your confirmed departure.
Important Trip Details:
MEETING PLACE: 2023 Casa Ilayaku, Quito 2024 Wyndham Hotel, Guayaquil (Please Note The January 12, 2024 Departure will be the 10 day Itineray starting and ending in Quito)
ARRIVAL TIME: Any point on day one of your trip itinerary.
TRIP MILES: Varies depending on group size, weather and kayaker's abilities
RETURN TIME: 5:00 PM
TRIP LENGTH: 2023 -10 days / 2024 - 9 Days
AGE LIMIT: Minimum age is 7 years
BOAT TYPE: Sea Kayak
NEAREST AIRPORTS: José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, GYE
Galapagos Unbound Tour Itinerary
Arrive in Guayaquil
Fly into Guayaquil where your Galapagos Unbound adventure begins, with one of our representative meeting you at the airport and transferring you to your hotel for the evening.
ACCOMMODATION : Wyndham Hotel Guayaquil
Day 2: Guayaquil to San Cristobal, Wildlife Watching
In the morning, our tour leader will pick us up from the hotel in order to head for the airport and catch our flights to Cristobal Island, the easternmost island in the archipelago. Upon arrival, our Galapagos National Park’s Naturalist Guide will greet and assist us with luggage and transfer. The island is one of the oldest in the chain, and thus its volcanic peaks are greatly eroded and vegetation is more abundant than on other islands. Upon arrival in the provincial capital and second-largest town of Galápagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, we will have lunch. Afterwards, we will try out snorkeling and wet suit equipment before loading our luggage onto our support boat. We will paddle from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Manglecito Beach. It will take us 2.5 to 3 hours to cover 6 nautical miles. Along the way, we will pass near Lobos Island, where it will be quite easy to approach the local fauna as they rest on the rocks close to the coast. It is a great chance for close up pictures of blue-footed
boobies, brown pelicans, and marine iguanas. Kayaking gives us a vantage point, as it is common to spot sea turtles taking their heads out of the water to breath. If we are lucky enough, we may even find them mating on the water.
ACCOMMODATION : Exclusive Beach Camp
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Kicker Rock, Snorkeling, Galapagos Beach Camp
Today we will take our kayaks and paddle from our camp for roughly three hours, depending on the weather conditions. Our support boat is always close at hand if you need assistance or tire of paddling. We arrive at another pristine beach for lunch, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Then we continue in our catamaran to Kicker Rock*. Once at Kicker Rock, we snorkel through an amazing channel where you are likely to see white-tipped reef sharks, Galápagos sharks, sea turtles and eagle rays. We are sure to see hundreds of fish and sea stars. By late afternoon we return to relax at our beach camp, watch small hermit crabs scuttle along, as well as yellow warblers and other seabirds. Sunset over the Pacific is usually spectacular.
Note: The order of the activities can vary depending on National Park schedules.
*Note: Boat ride to Kicker Rock on Shared Services in groups from 4 to 7 people
Spend another night at our exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos beach camp.
ACCOMMODATION : Exclusive Beach Camp
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Travel to Isabela, Sea Kayaking & Wildlife Watching
This morning we leave for the airport very early so breakfast will be when we get to town, don't worry though we will have lots of hot drinks and snacks on the boat. We fly to the island of Isabela and check into our beachfront hotel and have breakfast. Leaving our luggage at the hotel we will head to the Tortoise Breeding center, an initiative of the National Park for the conservation of Isabela’s tortoises. We will walk through the marshlands or humedales and along the beautiful white-sanded beach of Puerto Villamil.
After lunch, we choose our favorite wildlife viewing transportation, our kayaks to navigate Isabela's beautiful bay and beachfront. There is so much wildlife to see from the water, especially birdlife, with some good fortune we will encounter the tiny Galapagos penguin as they love to hang out and nest on the rocks here. Bring your snorkel gear and jump in to explore the underwater wildlife. The pure white sand on the sea floor makes this a perfect spot to snorkel or just watch the show from your kayak.
Note - The checked and carry on baggage allowance for these small planes is 25lbs per person If you are over the limit the airline will charge $2 per lb over based on availability.
ACCOMMODATION : Isabela Hotel
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Sierra Negra Volcano, Hiking, Beach BBQ and Relaxing
Rising early, we head to the interior for a very different view of the Galápagos Islands. We drive just under an hour up to the highlands and begin our hike of Isabela’s Sierra Negra. This active volcano last erupted in 2005 and has the second largest caldera in the world with a diameter of approximately six and a half miles. The hike can vary from 6-10 miles and includes viewing the spectacular caldera and incredible lava formations. We return to town with time for relaxing on the beach, walking through town or simply resting.
Dinner on your own this evening.
ACCOMMODATION : Isabela Hotel
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Los Tuneles, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
In the morning, weather permitting, we take a boat for roughly an hour to Los Tuneles*: a most curious and remarkable lava formation which consists of arches and caves. We walk along the shore and also snorkel in crystal clear water for an insight into the remarkable underwater world. We have lunch aboard the boat. From the lagoon we head to El Finado, here there is an inlet that for many years has been used by local fishermen to rest from their journeys in the ocean, a place with tranquil and shallow waters. Here we will anchor our boat and spend time snorkeling among submerged lava rocks forming caves and small reefs.
Dinner will be in a local restaurant right next to the hotel. Weather permitting, it will be a BBQ dinner on the beach.
*Note Boat ride to Los Tuneles in Shared Services in groups from 4 to 7 people
ACCOMMODATION : Isabela Hotel
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Isla Santa Cruz, Darwin Research Station, Sea Kayaking
We wake early and set off for the day’s adventures by sea. We take a speed boat* to Isla Santa Cruz, the urban center of the archipelago and the home of the Darwin Research Station, the National Park Headquarters, and Puerto Ayora. Once we land, we drive on Santa Cruz’s main highway into the lush ecosystem of highlands. Wild Galápagos tortoises lumber throughout these dense forests, and we spend some time walking amongst them as they chew on the vegetation and roam slowly through the diverse environment.
After our time with the tortoises, we visit some of Santa Cruz’s lava tunnels created as hot lava once snaked throughout the earth’s crust. We explore the labyrinth of subterranean twists and marvel at the force of nature before returning to the surface.
Later, we return to the hotel where you have some time to rest before enjoying dinner on your own.
*Note: Boat ride from Isabela to Santa Cruz on Shared Services in groups from 4 to 7 people.
ACCOMMODATION : Santa Cruz Hotel
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Santa Cruz island - Visit Tortuga Bay and Kayak
From Puerto Ayora we’ll hike on a concrete path for 1.86 miles to get to Tortuga Bay. The hike is easy and runs through a field of prickly pear (Opuntia) cacti, Matazarno, and Palo Santo trees, where mockingbirds and finches are abundant. At Tortuga Bay, we’ll find a beautiful white sand beach where we can spend some time relaxing and watching the wildlife. We’ll walk the full length of the beach until we get to the small shore with very calm waters where we can do snorkel, kayak or simply enjoy the ocean water. In the afternoon, we will kayak for one hour and a half in a calm shallow lagoon where rays, mullets, and sharks can be seen while kayaking along the rocky coastline. In the evening, at to top of our day, we will have a special farewell dinner.
*Note: The kayak activity could vary depending on tides.
ACCOMMODATION : Santa Cruz Hotel
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The kayak activity could vary depending on tides.
Day 9:Baltra to Guayaquil, Return Home or Extend Your Stay
In the morning we transfer to the airport on Baltra where the original runway was built during WW II by the United States Navy. Late morning or early afternoon, we fly about two hours by jet back to the mainland city of Guayaquil
Transfer to the international terminal for your return flight home or continue your travels.
Meals - Breakfast
Galapagos Travel Arrangements
Travel to Guayaquil:
The simplest way to get to Guayaquil is to connect through one of several US cities, including NYC, Atlanta, Houston, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, which all offer direct flights to Guayaquil
Airport Transfer Upon Arrival:
Arrival airport transfer is included in your package price. Please provide your international flight information and we will arrange to provide transportation to your hotel in Guayaquil, where the tour officially begins. On the final day, the trip ends upon arrival back to the Guayaquil airport. If you have arranged extra hotel nights or extensions to your trip, you will need to arrange your own transportation. The hotels we use offer complimentary shuttle services, and taxis are available in abundance at the airport.
The Galápagos has two main seasons: the cool and dry season that lasts from July through December and the hot and rainy season that goes from January through June. The weather remains relatively temperate throughout both seasons and so it’s always a good time to visit the Galapagos Islands.
The “peak season” for tourism is usually attributed as lasting from mid-December through mid-January and mid-June through September. However, since the Galápagos National Park Service has various travel restrictions, you will never have to deal with hordes of tourists and can instead enjoy the natural serenity of the islands in relative solitude.
When To Go?
Galapagos Dry Season
The dry season in Galápagos is known as the garúa season, and this is when temperatures begin to drop.
- As cold waters travel north from the Antarctica region, the climate becomes more subtropical than tropical.
- One of the most visible effects of the subtropical climate is the misty rain that coats the island peaks and turns the vegetation green. As garúa translates to “drizzle” in English, it’s a fitting name for the misty season.
- The garúa season attracts more marine mammals, fish, and birds despite the colder waters because the Humboldt Current brings up nutrient and plankton rich water.
- The drizzle largely effects the highlands while the lowlands continue to have an arid climate, and there’s plenty of wildlife to observe in both.
- The sea is swarming with fishes, and so it’s one of the best times to observe seabirds and Galápagos penguins who are enjoying the feast swimming below the surface.
Galapagos Rainy Season
The rainy season extends from January through June, and the water and weather is at its warmest during these months. Explore the shores of Galápagos during ideal tropical weather on our Galápagos Adventure.
- The tropical rain showers are at their heaviest January through March, but although the rainfall can be heavy the storms are generally short.
- The predominately sunny days paired with the warm waters coming down from Colombia and Panama make for great snorkeling weather.
- While the weather is at its clearest and the water at its smoothest from March to April, there are less fish to see in the warm waters; rather, more fish can be found later in the year.
ROW Adventures Physical Requirements
Here at ROW Adventures our first and foremost goal is for you to have an enjoyable and safe experience. While most of our trips are suitable for beginners, some of our trips are more active than others and it’s important that you understand the physical requirement of the trip you choose.
All of our trips are active adventures that involve some level of physical exertion and possible exposure to the elements including but not limited to wind, rain, heat, sun, cold temperatures and cold water conditions. ROW Adventures is able to accommodate people with physical limitations, disabilities and medical conditions; please speak with your Adventure Consultant if you think you will require any additional assistance while on the trip. We ask that you consult your doctor if you have health or medical conditions that could impact your ability to participate in an active and outdoor adventure. In general, all trip participants must be able to do the following:
- Wear all protective and safety equipment that are required by ROW Adventures and recommended/required by industry wide standards.
- Load and unload, on their own or with the aid of a qualified companion, the bus and/or van providing transportation for ROW Adventures activities.
- Reach the water access points (put-in and take-out) on their own, or with the aid of a qualified companion.
- Enter and exit a raft, kayak and/or inflatable kayak on their own or with the aid of a qualified companion.
- Remain seated and balanced in a floating raft, canoe, kayak or inflatable kayak w/ the aid of adaptive equipment, if necessary.
- Float on their back when entering moving and still water. The participant must be capable of turning from face-down to face-up in the water with the aid of a Personal Floatation Device and must be able to hold their breath while under water.
- Remain calm and keep breathing under control in the event of a swim.
- Climb into the kayak, with the help of another person, should an involuntary swim happen at any point on the water.
- Make progress toward the shoreline or a boat by swimming in moving water and must be able to exit the water and ascend the shoreline once reached.
- Participate as an active paddler when instructed by the guide for the duration of trip.
- Move about the campsite on their own or with the aid of a qualified companion on all trips that include overnight camping and/or lunch.
Whether you are an avid sea kayaker, or it is your first time, you’ll enjoy these incredible trips, and share in our passion for adventure, commitment to conserving the environment, and relishing unique experiences. For those new to the sport, kayaking is easy to learn in the sheltered waters that we visit, and we provide all of the camping gear, kayaking equipment and guidance needed. In addition, we keep our groups small to allow you to not only travel intimately among nature, but to ensure you receive the necessary attention from our guides.
Galapagos Unbound Packing List
The packing list outlined below is meant to serve as a guide to help you plan, prepare and outfit yourself for your upcoming travels. We have provided our best recommendations and suggestions. These suggestions are broken down by your tour type and are based on the outlined itinerary, the geographic region, our knowledge of the Galapagos, and our personal experience. We hope you find this list helpful, use it as a guide and feel free to amend it with your favorite travel items too!
Gear Provided by ROW Adventures
ROW Adventures provides all necessary equipment for your selected tour. This includes all necessary camping equipment for your tour: tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, and pillow with pillow case. In addition to all the necessary equipment for kayaking and snorkeling: personal flotation devices (PFDs), paddles, kayaks, and one 10L dry bag to serve as your day bag.
ROW’s adventures are best enjoyed if you travel light. For Galapagos trips pack as lightly as possible. The reasons for this are many:
- Inter-island flights are limited to 25 pounds baggage per person.
- You have to lug your stuff.
- You don’t need much.
Provided Snorkeling Attire
We will provide you with a shorty wetsuit, snorkel mask, fins, and PFD.
We think it is wise to avoid checking any luggage under the plane. If you do, make sure that you have everything that is either essential or, would be hard to replace, with you in your carry on bags. You will be using three main bags during the trip. One is your main duffel for things you only need at camp. The second is a small day pack that has things you need with you during the day, and the third is a dry bag provided by ROW that you carry on the kayak with you and the fourth is an optional “wet gear bag.” The contents for each is explained below.
1) One duffel bag or roll-on that meets carry on requirements. If you don’t want to carry a duffel bag through airports on your air travels, pack a light duffel bag inside a roll-on bag of carry-on size. Then, in Guayaquil, you can pack the things you need for the Galapagos inside the duffel bag and leave the roll-on at the hotel. At the end of the trip, this same duffel can then be used as an extra piece of luggage for your souvenirs on your return flight. Again, this should be a medium-size duffel that meets carry-on requirements. You can just take your roll on bag with you but remember - Wheels add weight.
2) One small day pack. Outside zippered pockets are nice. This qualifies as a carry-on “personal item.” A good size measures 18” high x 12” wide by 8” deep plus outside pockets about 2” deep. Carry medications, books, games and other essentials or “hard-to-replace” items in this on the plane. While in Ecuador, this is perfect for stashing those items you’ll want during the day, whether sea kayaking, hiking or visiting towns.
3) Dry Bag (Provided by ROW) – To use in the Galapagos on the sea kayaks for items you want to keep handy during the day in your kayak. This small bag will hold your rain gear, sunscreen, sun shirt, binoculars, camera, etc. on top of your kayak for easy accessibility.
- Passport - must be valid for at least six (6) months after the date of your arrival
- Money belt to carry your passport, travel documents and money, concealed under your clothes
- A photocopy of your passport, inside a ziplock bag and stowed elsewhere in your luggage (As an additional precautionary measure, consider leaving a photocopy with family or friends at home as well)
- Copy of your air tickets with ticket numbers, placed elsewhere in your luggage
- $100 cash for Galapagos National Park fee
- $12 cash for Isabela Arrival Tax
- Cash for gratuities (see more information below)
- Credit and/or Debit/ATM card that works internationally, ideally with a chip technology (Before leaving home, notify your bank of your travel to help prevent any fraud detection holds on your card)
- Watch or small travel clock with alarm (if you are taking a phone, this can serve as your alarm clock)
- TSA-accessible lock for luggage security when not on your person (optional- can buy at any travel or outdoor recreation store)
Focus on lightweight nylons or polyesters that dry quickly. On the island of Isabela where we stay in the middle of the trip, there is a laundry service at the hotels or, this is a good time to hand-wash clothes in the bathroom sink. We hope you find this list useful and we welcome your favorite ideas as well.
- One pair long, lightweight, nylon pants with zipper pockets - zip off legs give you more options
- One other comfortable pair of pants or skirt (One of these first two items is worn on airplane)
- One pair nylon shorts (that double as a swimsuit for the guys)
- Swimsuit for gals
- Two t-shirts or polo shirts
- One pair light weight pajamas
- One short sleeve button-up shirt - nylon or poly/cotton
- One long sleeve shirt for sun protection - you can buy tight-weave nylon shirts with 30 SPF protection made by companies such as Columbia, etc. Sun protection is essential and the equatorial sun is intense and reflected by sky and water
- One long sleeve button up shirt for town – light poly/cotton (pack in a ziplock bag to minimize wrinkles if you care)
- One light fleece or polyester sweater or jacket for warmth in the evenings and mornings
- Three or four pairs underwear
- One wide-brim, tie-on hat – floppy nylon is ideal as it packs well. A baseball cap & bandana also works
- One lightweight raincoat – like a windbreaker that has some waterproof qualities
- Three pair light nylon or cotton socks, (one thicker pair cotton for the Volcano hike)
- One pair sandals with ankle straps to wear while kayaking, on the beaches, walking around towns, etc. Chaco is our preferred brand, but Teva and others make these
- One pair sturdy tennis shoes, or running shoes, to use for the volcano hike and for other times when you want to wear something other than the sandals. Most people would find hiking boots unnecessary, but if you prefer them, or need extra ankle support, then a lightweight pair may be appropriate.
- Water Gear
- One pair of paddling gloves. If your hands are prone to blisters. Cheap, fingerless bike gloves work great
- One lycra “rash guard” shirt adds to the warmth and ease of getting your wetsuit on and off but is not essential
- *If you wish to borrow snorkel, fins, mask and/or wet suits, please let us know and it can be provided at no additional cost – this gear will not be considered part of your 35lbs check in weight as we will transport the rental gear for you
- Lip balm w/sunscreen for your day bag
- Sunglasses - Good ones that will protect your eyes from the sun and the reflection off the water. Polaroid lenses offer great marine wildlife viewing.
- Headstrap for glasses and sunglasses – Chums, Croakies or similar
- Extra pair of sunglasses and glasses
- One flashlight. The nicest kind is a headlamp. Extra batteries and bulb
- One wide-mouth water bottle (1 Liter or bigger)
- Water filtration system - Bringing this along will help reduce our use of single use plastic. Ecuador has nearly perfect tap water that can be easily filtered so it wont upset your bodys system. We recomend you bring a filter such as a LifeStraw, Grayle, Steripen, or Sawyer Squeeze
- Small towel for camping. Beach towels are available on the snorkel boats.
- One bandana for sun protection and cooling off
- Sewing Kit (optional)
- Small container of clothing detergent – If you want to do some laundry in your hotel room. Just 3-4 oz of powdered kind. (Optional – soap and shampoo work too)
- Four or Five white 11-gallon kitchen garbage can liners - for wet clothes, dirty shoes etc - these are quite useful
- A few 1-gallon ziplock bags – for packing sunscreens, lotions or anything that might make a mess
- Camera, video camera, film or memory cards and extra camera batteries – No Flash Photography allowed on the Islands
- A waterproof camera or GoPro is great for snorkelling
- Small waterproof camera box like the Pelican brand. ROW provides a soft dry bag for daytime essentials and your camera can go in this but it is not as secure as a box
- Binoculars – optional but nice for bird watching, dolphin or whale watching, etc
- Books, pen and note pad, deck of playing cards or other games, etc
Toiletries and First Aid
- Standard toiletry kit including general hygiene products, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. (keep liquids under 3.38 oz.(100ml) for carry-on)
- Bug Spray or Lotion – Guests have experienced a higher than normal presence of mosquitos while at camp recently. It is highly recommended that you have plenty of bug spray, preferably with some DEET. In addition, Insect Shield is a company that will treat your selected items of clothing to be insect-repellent up to 70 washes. While the cost can add up, a treated long-sleeved shirt and pair of pants may go a long way towards ensuring your maximum comfort during the camping portion
- Sunscreen - 30 SPF or higher - sun protection is essential and the equatorial sun is intense and reflected by sky and water
- Pre-moistened toilette packets or disposable shower wipes to refresh
- Prescriptions and any necessary personal medicines (please be sure to bring necessary prescriptions and any needed emergency medicine such as an EpiPen, Benadryl, etc)
- Heavy duty skin lotion for dry, sun-baked, and salted skin
- Small squeeze bottle of hand-sanitizer gel
- Shampoo and soap (we recommend biodegradable, multi-purpose options)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste (Ivory or biodegradable are best*)
- Female urinary device (allows women to urinate standing up without removing clothing). Silicon or hard plastic ones work great. Popular name brands include Gogirl and Shewee
- General hygiene products & shaving essentials
- Chapstick/ lip balm with sunscreen
- Medications - (Dramamine-motion sickness, Benedryl -allergic reactions. See below)
- Prescription Medications
* Under our Park Service permit we are not allowed to use any soap in the sea. At camp you can use soap to wash your face, hands, etc. and we have a bucket where we store this soapy water.
ROW Adventures - Recommended Galapagos Reading List
- Agee, P. (1989). Inside the company: Cia Diary. Bantam Books.
- Andrews, M. A. (1986). The flight of the Condor. Collins.
- Collier, J., & Buitrón Aníbal. (2013). The awakening valley: A photographic record of the indians of the otavalo valley in Ecuador. Literary Licensing.
- Constant, P. (2007). Marine Life of the galápagos: A diver's guide to the fishes, whales, dolphins and marine invertebrates. Cordee.
- Corkill, D., & Cubitt, D. (1988). Ecuador: Fragile democracy. Latin America Bureau.
- Emmons, L. H., & Feer, F. (1990). Neotropical rainforest mammals: A field guide. University of Chicago.
- Ferreiro, Larrie D. (2013). Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World. Basic Books,
- Fitter, Julian, et al. (2016). Wildlife of Galápagos. Princeton University Press.
- Forsyth, A., Miyata, K., & Landry, S. (1995). Tropical nature: Life and death in the rain forests of Central and South America. Simon & Schuster.
- Frazier, C., & Secreast, D. (1985). Adventuring in the Andes: The Sierra Club Travel Guide to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, the Amazon Basin, and the Galapagos Islands. Sierra Club Books.
- Grubb, K. G. (1930). Amazon and Andes. Mathuen & Co. Ltd.
- Harris, M. P. (1992). A field guide to the Birds of Galapagos. HarperCollins.
- Hassaurek, F., & Gardiner, C. H. (1967). Four years among the Ecuadorians. Southern Illinois University Press.
- Hickman, C. P. (1998). A field guide to sea stars and other echinoderms of galápagos. Sugar Spring Press.
- Horwell, D., & Oxford, P. (2005). Galápagos wildlife: A visitor's guide. Bradt Travel Guides.
- Hurtado, O. (1980). Political power in Ecuador. Routledge.
- Jackson, M. H. (1993). Galapagos, a natural history. University of Calgary Press.
- Kricher, J. C. (1999). A neotropical companion: An introduction to the animals, plants, and ecosystems of the New World Tropics. Princeton University Press.
- McIntyre, L. (1988). The incredible Incas and their timeless land. Nactional Geographic Society.
- Meisch, L. (1987). A Traveler's Guide to el dorado & the inca empire. Penguin Books.
- Michaux, H. (2001). Ecuador: A Travel Journal. Marlboro Press/Northwestern.
- Miller, T. (2017). The panama hat trail. The University of Arizona Press.
- Mitchell, A. (1986). The enchanted canopy. Macmillan.
- Morrison, T. (1974). Land above the clouds: A survival special on South American wildlife. A. Deutsch.
- Morrison, T. (1977). The Andes. Time-Life Books.
- Ridgely, R. S., & Greenfield, P. J. (2001). The birds of ecuador. A field guide. Christopher Helm.
- Schofield, E. K. (1984). Plants of the Galápagos Islands: Field Guide and Travel Journal. Universe Books.
- Treherne, J. E. (2011). The Galapagos Affair. Vintage Digital.
- Weiner, J. (1994). Beak of the finch: A story of evolution in our time. Vintage Books.
- White, A., & Epler, B. (1986). Galapagos Guide.
- Whymper, E. (1990). Travels amongst the Great Andes of the equator. Murray.
- Wittmer, M., & Antonio, M. W. J. (2010). Floreana. Editorial Galápagos.
Additional Galapagos and Sea Kayaking Information
Galapagos Islands Weather Forecast - Check the local weather before you go.
Trip Adviser - Read reviews from past guests.
Galapagos Unbound Website - Here you can find information on other Galapagos tours and mainland Ecuador extensions.
Quito Tourism Guide - Learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Unique Wildlife of the Galapagos Islands - Learn about the fasinating wildlife you will see on your trip!
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