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Galapagos Islands: Endemic Wildlife Tour: Cruising the Eastern Route (NEW 2025) July 30, 2025 - Aug 9, 2025

About this trip

July 30th - Aug 9th 2025

Embark on a journey led by renowned author, photographer, and naturalist Stan Tekiela through the islands that have long intrigued outsiders with their endemic flora and fauna, geological activity, and unusual terrain.  Accompanied by an onboard naturalist guide, this small-group cruise expedition offers a front-row seat for exploring the eastern islands. Stunning formations like saw-toothed Kicker Rock and Cerro Brujo, volcanic calderas, sandy beaches, and flamingo lagoons play host to iconic wildlife like Red- and Blue-footed Boobies, marine turtles, giant tortoises, iguanas, and more. With no fear of human predation, many creatures can be approached at close range; you can even swim with the sea lions. Also examine the archipelago’s dramatic human history, from 18th century whalers and pirates to its role in World War II and present-day inhabitants.
PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. weather) or at the discretion of the captain, guide, or the Galápagos National Park.


  • Explore the Opuntia cactus forest on South Plaza Island and observe colonies of land iguanas.
  • Learn about important conservation efforts at the Charles Darwin Research Station’s tortoise breeding center.
  • Walk along the lava beds of Española Island, one of the best places in the world to see the Waved Albatross.
  • Come face-to-face with sea lions, turtles, sharks, rays, and colorful fish during several snorkeling excursions.
  • Take part in a centuries-old tradition by leaving a postcard in the barrel at Post Office Bay.


Per person


Land cost only. Does not include round-trip airfare to and from destination.

Single room supplement $1700

Resister online here: http://holbrook.travel/st-gps25

Contact Stan for more information.


Contact Stan for more information.

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