Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Review: Floreana Boat, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

As I mentioned in the post about the Galapagos Natural Life Hostel, we booked our 8-day Galapagos tour through the agency which belonged to the same family.  This was a good choice as the agency were incredibly friendly, flexible and helpful.  We were lucky that the prices were much lower as it was a few weeks before the high season begun so we decided to go for it – trip of a lifetime!


We chose the Floreana boat which held about 20 passengers.  The main selling point after price was the action packed itinerary.  It was the north islands route and took in the sights of Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Santiago, Bartholome, Isabella, Fernandina, and Rabida Islands.  This meant we got to see volcano lava islands, sharks, rays, a variety of sea turtles, the huge famous Galapagos giant tortoises, the blue and red footed boobies, black and yellow lizards, many many sealions, Galapagos penguins, beautiful bays, golden and red coloured beaches and much more.

Every day you were given breakfast, mid morning snacks, lunch and dinner.  In between all this eating you did different trips to sites across the islands.  There was also the opportunity to snorkel in a different spot twice a day.  Anyway, back to the food!  There was a huge amount of food available and every day people were having seconds and finishing up everything as it was so good!  The boat was mainly filled with backpackers so for everyone this was the best and most food they had eaten in a while!  As you can see from the pictures below there was a good variety, and plenty of it!  You can see we were even made ceviche and a chocolate cake!

The crew on board the Floreana were superb and I would definitely recommend this boat to anyone considering the Galapagos Islands.  (however, I would not recommend the guide at time of review so look into this!)


Anonymous said...

Hola Catherine, could you please provide the guide's name? I am very much thinking about this trip in a few weeks!

Catherine Feltham said...

Hi there - yes his name was Christian I believe...

I hope you have a great trip!

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