Last Minute Everything Galapagos

Galapagos, Ecuador

We’re in the Galapagos!

*excited giggles*

Assuming everything goes smoothly as planned, when this post published we should be in the middle of our Galapagos cruise.

Which was not according to plan at all.

We weren’t planning to visit the Galapagos this early on our trip, and the original plan was to explore the islands as day trips as opposed to a cruise.

But things just kind of turned out differently, thanks to a thief. A car thief who decided to break into a dirty, California plate van parked in Quito’s Mariscal district.

Wait? What?

Well, I hate to leave you guys hanging, but I’m going to let our friends, Niel and Miin tell their stories in their own way.

But suffice to say, without the incident we wouldn’t be sharing a ride with them to Quito and we wouldn’t have ended up inside a travel agent’s office in Quito. A travel agent who specializes in last-minute flights to Puerto Ayora and last-minute Galapagos cruises.

Someone who is also well-equipped in dealing with couples who can’t keep their dates straights and minds made up.

Until the very last minute.

Anyway, there will more stories and pictures coming up in the next week. In the meanwhile, let’s focus on the fun part right now. Which is:

We’re on a boat!

This boat.

Our boat, the Fragata

Circling around the Galapagos islands.

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20 Replies to “Last Minute Everything Galapagos”

  1. I hope you brought your swim trunks and your flippy floppies! 😉 I'm SO jealous. I've been looking to get to the Galapagos for quite some time now…. I shall live vicariously through you until I make it a reality. 😉 Enjoy!

  2. Very exciting! We had to choose between the Galapagos and Colombia (and chose the latter) for our last 2 1/2 weeks in SA, so can't wait to see and read about your experience =)

    1. Now that we've done both, can't imagine having to choose between the two. They're both amazing in their own rights.

  3. How fun! I've always wanted to go to Galapagos and scuba dive there. Any chance you'll be doing some underwater stuff? I want pictures 🙂 Have fun!!

    1. We'll just be doing some snorkeling while we're there. Would love to get scuba certified soon though. The underwater world (the little bit seen from the surface) is so fascinating!

  4. I have huge travel envy. The Galapagos!
    Have fun on the boat and be sure to take tons of pictures while there. I'll run a feature on it if you meet AND photograph Darwin himself.
    Have fun.

  5. Oh wow, the boat looks great! Much nicer than most of the boats that offer island cruises around Central America. Enjoy the Galapagos islands, looking forward to your posts about the trip!

  6. Jack….you did not text me "I'm on Boat" like how we talked about… what happened? hehe

    It is really cool seeing you guys going to all these great places!


    1. That's so true. It's a luxury that we're still getting used to in our travel. It's great having that flexibility.

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