By Jim Ferri
The Galapagos Islands, a trip of a lifetime for many, are an incredible place with unique and extraordinary animals.
Made famous by Darwin, on the Galapagos Islands you’ll find species unlike any other in the world. It’s a mini-Jurassic Park set in the Pacific 600 or so miles off the coast of Ecuador.
These islands are home to Marine iguanas (the only sea lizards in the world and which look like little dragons), birds with blue or red feet, albatrosses with seven-foot wingspans, gigantic 100+-year-old tortoises weighing more than 500 pounds, and many other species you’ll find nowhere else. Best of all, because of their remoteness, Galapagos animals and birds aren’t afraid of humans so you can get quite close to them, as you’ll see in the photos below.
After flying to the islands, we cruised to several of them on a small 48-passenger ship. Because of time constraints we chose a three-night, four-day sail, a relatively short trip that gave us a good feel for this incredible place.
View the Galapagos Island photos below by clicking any of them.