Notices
Like Tree12Likes
  • 1 Post By FASTFJR
  • 1 Post By Fish Hunter IV
  • 3 Post By JCC123
  • 2 Post By rbhankins001
  • 1 Post By Diverboy
  • 1 Post By Ameliajhonson
  • 1 Post By buxa
  • 1 Post By Diverboy
  • 1 Post By muskrattown

Galapagos Islands

Old 03-18-2019, 05:57 AM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South East Pa
Posts: 9,340
Default Galapagos Islands

Buddy of mine just got back from a 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands











Slough likes this.
FASTFJR is online now  
Old 03-18-2019, 06:01 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South East Pa
Posts: 9,340
Default

A few more, won't load
FASTFJR is online now  
Old 03-18-2019, 06:18 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,137
Default

Cool pics! Thanks for posting. We are looking into going there on a family vacay in the next few years.
Fish Hunter IV is offline  
Old 03-18-2019, 06:29 AM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South East Pa
Posts: 9,340
Default

Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
Cool pics! Thanks for posting. We are looking into going there on a family vacay in the next few years.
They had a great time, not cheap. It was a NatGeo ship and tour. I believe it was right around 15K for the two of them out of PHL. It was 10 days total
FASTFJR is online now  
Old 03-18-2019, 07:51 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,137
Default

Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
They had a great time, not cheap. It was a NatGeo ship and tour. I believe it was right around 15K for the two of them out of PHL. It was 10 days total
That's what I have come to find out after spending 5 minutes looking into it. Of course, 15K for two is cheaper than the 16K for one I saw. I also saw some for about 2K for 5 days not including airfare. Have no idea what all is included in that price though...can't be much.
FASTFJR likes this.
Fish Hunter IV is offline  
Old 03-18-2019, 12:23 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mistersippi
Posts: 2,564
Default

Nice booby pic!
JCC123 is offline  
Old 03-18-2019, 12:48 PM
  #7  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At the floaters . . .
Posts: 9,319
Default

Originally Posted by JCC123 View Post
Nice booby pic!
mmmmmm boobies
JCC123 and MercuryMan200 like this.
rbhankins001 is offline  
Old 03-18-2019, 12:53 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: One bridge south of Clearwater Beach
Posts: 1,097
Default

We did the Galapagos last year or the year before, but didn't do the 10 day trek. I think we were in the Galapagos for 5-6 days and then the rain forrest in Ecuador main land for another 5-6 days. It wasn't cheap, but it wasn't that bad.....
FASTFJR likes this.
Diverboy is offline  
Old 04-07-2019, 11:38 PM
  #9  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Default

Beautiful images.. thanks for sharing
FASTFJR likes this.
Ameliajhonson is offline  
Old 04-08-2019, 12:26 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,958
Default

Its one of the bucket list dive sites in the world, I haven't been but know a couple of guys who have, mixed experiences, one excellent, other the liveaboard ran aground!
FASTFJR likes this.
buxa is offline  
Old 04-08-2019, 04:35 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: One bridge south of Clearwater Beach
Posts: 1,097
Default

Originally Posted by buxa View Post
Its one of the bucket list dive sites in the world, I haven't been but know a couple of guys who have, mixed experiences, one excellent, other the liveaboard ran aground!
Depends upon the type of diving you like and what you want to see. The water is cold, murky green with a swift current.....but you do get to see some different sea life in their own environment. The diving I experienced was holding onto a rock, on the edge of the valley between two islands, freezing my ass in limited visibility as the marine life came blowing by with the current. Don't get me wrong, it was nice to experience it for myself as it is very different from the type of diving I normally do. I much prefer spear fishing in the Gulf of Mexico or doing pretty dives in the warm water of the Atlantic, seeing bright, colorful hard and soft corals and marine life as it hangs around in a slight current. I much more preferred the land based excursion aspect of the trip. Like everything in life, different taste for different people. Bikini Atoll is my idea of a bucket list trip.
FASTFJR likes this.
Diverboy is offline  
Old 04-13-2019, 02:39 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,508
Default

Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Buddy of mine just got back from a 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands











The last pic I think was taken on an Island I remember well. A place a mile offshore was called Devils Crown and was a rock outcropping that was a tidal pool. It was maybe 15-20' deep and had a small beach that you could wade to at one corner. Entire area was less than a half acre. There were sea lions that would swim with you so close that I got a shot with my underwater cam. from like 3" away, face to face.

Outside the "crown" it dropped to about 3000' less than a mile from shore and less than 100 yards from the crown.

My wife and kids stayed on the Island pictured and as we came back in on the ponga there was the strangest thing I have ever seen. A southwest style cactus with a penquin standing next to it.

A vary amazing place for sure.
FASTFJR likes this.
muskrattown is offline  
Old 04-19-2019, 06:00 AM
  #13  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 12
Default

Amazing
97friar is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread