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“Ecuador, Matchu Pichu, Galapagos”
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Galapagos Sub Aqua
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Just returned from 4 week tour of Ecuador, Matchu Pichu,& Galapagos Is. arranged by Columbus Travel in Quito. Everything was excellent. We highly recommend this company & sales rep Vero.

Thank hamidm
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We just returned from a fantastic 9 day trip to the Galapagos,Ecuador.
The Celebrity Expedition is a 5 star way to explore the most magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Giant tortoises, iguanas, sea lions , birds and the fabulous Blue-footed Boobies.
The professionalism of the Naturalist Guides, zodiac drivers and the entire Celebrity crew allows me to rate this adventure above our expectations. The Celebrity land crew, especially Adrianna, made travelling very easy.

3  Thank doc1365
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Imagine snorkeling with sharks, Humboldt penguins, sea lions, sea tortoises and thousands of fish. Imagine walking along side a huge land tortoise. Imagine visiting Darwin's Institute and learning about its successful process for saving the land tortoise and the land iguanas from extinction . We did all of this and more on our cruise with National Geographic/Linblad. We saw frigates with their huge red throat sacks bulging because it was mating season. We saw blue footed and red footed boobies. It was also mating season for them. The land iguanas looked like prehistoric monsters. The black sea iguanas were everywhere. The baby sea lions were adorable. And of course, the trip would not be a success without seeing Darwin's finches. Add to this magic mixture, friendly and knowledgeable guides and the best food we have eaten on any of our travels. Despite the three meals a day of a wonderful variety of dishes, we both came home thinner than when we had departed. That was because we were active all the time. Go soon and use National Geographic/Lindblad.

2  Thank Judyness
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Although the islands are available year round, May is a particularly great month to visit for several reasons. First, The Magnificent frigate bird mates during this time as does the Nasca Booby. And these birds are only seen on Isla Genovesa, a must see island. The land iguana, also rare, is best seen on this island. The Wavey Albatross is only seen on Isla Espanola and the incredible mating ritual only happens from April to June. Incredible to watch. The water was so warm that snorkeling every day with no wet suit was a pleasure. Isla Espanola was also the best place to see Blue footed boobies with eggs.

7  Thank TalakeSea
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We spent one day diving with Sub Aqua during a wonderful, week long Galapagos trip. We were very dissatisfied with the lack of professionalism and disorganization that we experienced with Sub Aqua. We needed rental equipment and were fitted for a wetsuit and BCD prior to leaving, but all other equipment (fins, mask, weight belt) was hurriedly distributed with litte regard for proper fit or function. No dive site overview provided. Gloves were shoved into our pockets right before we were rushed into the water, without any explanation. We only understood that they were for grabbing onto rocks to stay in place in the very strong current after our dive guide scolded us underwater for not using them. After the first dive, weight belts were thrown into one big pile, and neither my husband nor I had the same amount of weight on the second dive as the first, throwing off our bouyancy. We have been diving for over 15 years, and don't require a great deal of hand-holding, but felt as if the Sub Aqua staff did only the absolute bare minimum for their customers.

7  Thank randainwis
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