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Best islands

pauanui
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Best islands

Have 7 days next May so do not wish to waste time on islands not worth seeing. Which are the best islands for wildlife, walks etc.

Looking at doing tour by motorised yacht (not cruise ship) - or is it better to be land based.

ROW Adventures look like a good company but do not know if they operate all year round. Any comments there would be appreciated.

Intrepid also do a number of tours - we have travelled with them before - any comments?

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1. Re: Best islands

The best islands in order to have a great visit to the archipellago are: Genovesa (Tower) where you see red footed boobies, Isabela -specially the western shore- where you find dramatic landscapes, Española, where you find the most diversity of birds from Galapagos, Fernandina, an island that has never been populated and Bartolome which has apart from penguins, the best landscape from the islands.

Of course boating-cruising is the best way to see the islands, land tours are a waist of time. Try to book directly with Ecuadorian companies which are locally owned and based in Ecuador, in this way you'll be supporting the local economy. Find advice about local tour companies on Trip Advisor forums.

Saludos cordiales,

Dennis Yepez

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2. Re: Best islands

Any Galapagos Expert agency can book a boa

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3. Re: Best islands

Sorry, technical difficulties in post above. Meant to say...

Any Galapagos specialist agency can recommend and book a boat for you. Most of these are Ecuador based. ROW is a tour which often has added days or services ; or more active pursuits than needed to maximize Island viewing. Also, most ships in the Islands only take 16 passengers, so are small cruisers, therefore lots of choices.

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