Galápagos Boat Trip

So we left to the Galápagos Islands for a 5 day boat trip on the New Flamingo which was not very new but did its job. We were nine passengers aboard which was a very convenient size — and it was a great group.

Although I have to admit that I was not 100% sure beforehand if I was enough into strange animals to completely enjoy the trip, it turned out to be just terrific. A typical day would consist of two land walks and two snorkeling tours — really awesome.

From my point of view, the best part was that the animals were absolutely not afraid of humans. I have never seen wild animals so close up. The most exciting encounter was perhaps when we met a sealion who started to play with us. We made bubbles — he made bubbles, we went under water, so did he. Great fun!

I had imagined the variety and abundance of animals to be a bit more overwhelming, but there are still animals to see everywhere in an just amazing scenery which made these fiuve days fly by incredibly fast.

Facit: This trip consumed quite some time and money — but it was worth every single centavo and second of it!

For two other views on the trip, check the blog of some of our companions: Sara and Inge as well as Marike and Gerben.

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