Peru and Galápagos Islands Adventures Part 2

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Three Cabins Remain - Galapagos Holiday Cruise

Three Cabins Remain - Galapagos Holiday Cruise
Want to give your family a holiday gift they’ll never forget? How about fresh mangoes still warm from the equatorial sun, and the chance to make new friends with penguins, seals and giant tortoises? Close your eyes and picture your best holiday ever…instead of opening gifts under the tree, on Christmas morning you will be embarking on your Wild cruise aboard the twin yachts Eric or Letty on our 10-day  Galapagos Holiday Cruise . Imagine your family communing with their new friends while exploring remote, rugged islands by kayak, on foot, Zodiac or with a snorkel. Your dream is within reach! We have only three beautiful cabins left for our December 23-January 1 departure. Space during the holidays is extremely limited and will go fast so contact me  today.  Feeling spontaneous and want to save $800 per person?  We have a few spaces available for our  July 7 – 16 departure of our  Galapagos...
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El Nino - Is it Really That Bad?

El Nino - Is it Really That Bad?
We all hear a lot about El Nino and how, every 5-7 years, it turns weather patterns on their heads, adversely affecting wildlife at the same time. While this is true to a degree, no two El Nino events are the same, so predicting the outcome is never a given. It's important to understand the mechanics of El Nino in order to understand how the 2015 event is impacting a region such as the Galapagos Islands. To begin, typical westward blowing trade winds slow down. This in turn throws off the usual westward-flowing water currents such as the icy Humboldt Current, which typically bring rich nutrients to the islands. Fish and algae slowly die off, followed by sea birds which depend on those fish, and marine iguanas and turtles which depend on the algae. Moving up the chain, sea lions begin searching in new places for sustenance. Species such as...
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Where will YOU Greet 2016?

Where will YOU Greet 2016?
The New Year is a fresh start, a perfect time to set the course for the year to come. What better way to do that than cruising the iconic Galapagos Islands, onboard a luxury yacht? January is the perfect time to see green sea turtles nesting, while Espanola's marine iguanas turn a brilliant red to attract mates as the courtship period gets into full swing for marine and the giant land iguanas!  The water is calm and warmer, the holiday crowds have returned home, the world - and year - are reborn!   Two of our favorite vessels, the 48 passenger Eclipse and the 16 passenger catamaran Athala are sweetening the deal with great prices on select departures!  Onboard the Eclipse, save big on the North Central itinerary for the Thursday-Saturday departures of 1/14-23 and 1/28-2/6, or the South Central itinerary on Thursday-Saturday departures 1/21-30 and 2/4-13.  The Athala's South...
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Ceviche a la Galapagos!

Ceviche a la Galapagos!
Almost every country with a coastline has its own version of ceviche. The ingredients might change with availability, but the heart of the recipe - seafood "cooked" or marinated in acidic juices - remains the same. In South America, Ecuador and Peru clash over who has the best ceviche, and I must confess I cannot decide myself! Lima's neighborhood cebicherias could keep me occupied for weeks, checking out another each day. But when I travel to Ecuador , and particularly in the Galapagos Islands, ceviche is one of the culinary treats I crave! This recipe comes to us courtesy of the EcoVentura yachts , whose onboard chefs magically turn out exquisite meals day after day, in a galley about the size of my small apartment's kitchen. If you've never attempted to make your own ceviche, give this one a try! And don't be afraid to play with the ingredients. This...
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