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Sierra Negra eruption captured on video

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During a recent Western Cruise, INCA's lead naturalist Richard Polatty captured spectacular footage of Sierra Negra's eruption on the island of Isabela.

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Galápagos guests observe volcanic eruptions on two islands

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Guests aboard INTEGRITY's western route are currently observing Mother Nature in all her fury as eruptions create spectacular displays on the islands of Fernandina and Isabela.

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Yoga and Wellness in Galapagos | October 25th 2018

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Renowned yoga and meditation teacher, longtime friend, and former INCA traveler, Phyllis Pilgrim will be leading a special Galápagos wellness adventure this coming October. If you enjoy yoga, meditation, and other mindful practices and would love to experience Galápagos in a new and more profound way, please join us for this unique adventure.   

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190 Giant Tortoises released on Santa Fé

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In the early morning hours of April 17th 2017, a team comprised of Galápagos National Park rangers, Galapagos Conservancy scientists, and volunteers released 190 captive-reared tortoises on the island of Santa Fé. 

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2016's Alternative to the Holiday Routine: Go Wild

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Can’t face another holiday dinner with the in-laws?  Does the thought of another green bean casserole or your boorish cousin trigger the holiday blues?  Break with tradition, grab the kids,  and fill your holidays with the gift of travel.  And your in-laws—you could always invite them along.

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INCA helps USA TODAY dispel five Galapagos myths

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INCA President Bill Roberson recently sat down with Everett Potter writing for USA TODAY and discussed five myths many potential visitors have about the Galapagos.  In this edition of our Newsletter, Bill expands on his original responses to help dispel the five most common misconceptions potential visitors have about a visit to the Galapagos.

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The mercurial charm of the marine iguana

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Originally described by Darwin as "disgusting clumsy lizards" as well as "imps of darkness", the Marine Iguana is unique to the Galápagos and the only lizard adapted to foraging in the sea. On any INCA Galapagos cruise, you'll see a number of marine iguana subspecies on both eastern and western itineraries. 

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What's next for tortoises in 2016?

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The Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative is a project undertaken by Galapagos Conservancy in partnership with the Galapagos National Parks Directorate and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

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Galápagos Fur Seals vs. Sea Lions: What's in a name?

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The world of Pinnipeds (carnivorous, fin-footed, semi-aquatic marine mammals) is divided into walrus (odobenidae), seals (phocidae) and sea lions (otariidae). The Galápagos Fur Seal however is not a true seal. It would be more accurately described as a Galapagos fur sea-lion. So why call it a seal and what's the difference?

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New species of giant tortoise discovered on Santa Cruz

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Recent research conducted by an international team of scientists from Yale University have yielded surprising results on the island of Santa Cruz. Genetic analyses revealed that two populations of giant tortoises are in fact two distinct species.

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The Life of a Galapagos Lava Lizard

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In a world where Giant Tortoises, Birds with bright blue feet, and swimming iguanas garner most of the attention, the little Lava Lizard goes all but unnoticed. Despite its diminutive size, the Lava Lizard plays a vital role in regulating the insect population of the Galapagos, including that of the Painted Locust.

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Galapagos Conservancy on the front lines

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Working closely with the Galápagos National Park Directorate, Galapagos Conservancy fulfills a vital role in the preservation, protection and restoration of the unique and fragile ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands. 

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New Galapagos Tour for 2016: Darwin's Isles

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New for 2016, a slimmed down Galapagos option for those still seeking a rich educational experience. 

Using the deluxe yacht Reina Silvia and simple, comfortable hotels to facilitate airport transits and connections,Darwin's Isles provides a rewarding exploration of the Galapagos on an 8-day / 7-night cruise of either the western or eastern islands.  

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Nine things you may not know about Charles Darwin

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How well do you know Charles Darwin?  Do you know why he really was aboard the HMS Beagle? One of the most influential figures in history, Darwin spent five years traveling around the world, studying geology and nature, including extensive exploration of Patagonia and the Galapagos.

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Galapagos Update: Wolf Volcano erupts after 33 years

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Wolf Volcano on the northern end of Isabela Island began erupting Monday, May 25th, for the first time in 33 years. Wolf is the tallest of Isabela's six major volcanoes, and the highest peak in the Galápagos

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INTEGRITY celebrating 10 years of uninterrupted excellence

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Known for its luxurious accommodations and outstanding naturalist guides, INTEGRITY celebrates 10 years of uninterrupted service this month.

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The Clown Princes of the Galapagos

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Taking its name from Bobo, Spanish for clown, the Galapagos Islands are home to three species of Booby, the iconic Blue-footed Booby with its intricate and comical courtship display, the striking black and white Nazca Booby and the colorful Red-footed Booby.

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The blue-eyed fishermen of Isabela and Fernandina

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With glossy black feathers and piercing blue eyes, the Galápagos Flightless Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harisi) is a striking oddity. Only found in the Galapagos, this cormorant species has lost the ability to fly. 

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Join noted filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg in the Galapagos

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Join award-winning cinematographer, director & filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg aboard the luxury yacht Integrity, June 18-28, 2015.

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Early Bird Fall Special

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January is the perfect time to start planning your travel. For a limited time, we're offering early bird savings for our fall Galápagos voyages. Book by March 31st and save.

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