Galápagos adventures — the eastern islands (2009)

On the pages under this heading, you can find a description of the various outings on our 2009 trip.  This itinerary is sometimes referred to as the “eastern” itinerary, since it focuses on the central and eastern islands, with highlights being Genovesa to the north and Española to the south.  Outings are listed chronologically and broken in mornings and afternoons.  You can click on any link in the right-hand column—either start from the beginning and feel as if you were there with us all or select the specific island/outing you’re interested in.

3 Responses to Galápagos adventures — the eastern islands (2009)

  1. Carlyn J. Steiner says:

    I am hoping I may ask a question in this space. With the exception of the Mary Anne, I
    Been unable to find a small boat cruise that does not charge a single supplement?

    Where would I find this information? Or do you know the answer without sending me on an internet search. I have followed your blog for some time, and it is where I originally heard about the Mary Anne.
    Thank you very much, carlyn


    • Tina says:

      Hi, Carlyn–

      Totally fine to ask questions here. You might want to check out this Web site: . You can check a box that says “solo traveller friendly” (or something like that) and it will show you a number of boats that might have a cabin or 2 that they’ll sell to a single traveler without a single supplement. No guarantees, but it’s a place to start. You can also apply a variety of other filters there to narrow your search. I hope this helps!



  2. Jill says:

    Can you dive anywhere in the islands?

    Tina writes:

    The short answer is yes, with some caveats. If you’re interested in the most extraordinary spots (typically Darwin and Wolf to the north), you have to be on a live-aboard diving cruise. These are generally very expensive and it is recommended that anyone considering them have at least 50 logged dives and lots of experience with tricky currents. (Note—I’m not a diver, but I enjoy reading things written by divers about the Galápagos.) If, however, you’re asking about day trip dives, you have some options that aren’t quite as expensive. (I have a recollection of ~$200-250/day, I think.) Most of those day trips leave from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz and most divers say you don’t need to have as much experience to dive at the day trip sites. You should take care in contracting with a business for a day trip—apparently there are a number of less-than-reputable businesses out there. One that gets consistently great reviews is Scuba Iguana ( ). From all I’ve read about them, they are very responsive and terrific to work with.


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