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Galapagos Legend - the magic of the Islands expedition cruising

Galapagos Magic Realm

Enter the Galapagos Islands and you enter a magical realm.

The creatures one encounters on these volcanic islands that rose up from the ocean are often unique. You will find them nowhere else on the surface of the Earth. To discover these strange animals and their habitats would be reason enough to visit these islands in the Pacific. But there´s more. Much more. From the first time you step ashore on the islands you will feel it.

A colony of sea lions line the white sand beach, resting beneath the equatorial sun after their night-time exertions. As you approach, they don´t bat an eyelid, don´t move a muscle. It takes a while to realise you can keep getting closer and closer, to realise they really aren´t perturbed in any way by your presence. You sit down next to a sea-lion, a young pup suckling at her teat, and gaze into her dusky eye. She looks back at you, and perhaps sniffs the distinct smell of a human, and simply gazes back at you. It´s a moving a moment.

On the Galapagos, you are at one with all the creatures, in time with Mother Nature´s mesmerising evolutionary dance, a piece in the puzzle she is yet to finish.

Geologically speaking the Galapagos Islands are much younger than Hawaii or other0 Isles volcanic of volcanic birth. Visitors can admire both pahoe hoe and ah ah lava formations on many Islands. Lava tunnels can be explored.

The different minerals from volcanic eruptions have contributed to the beauty of the Galapagos as well:

Green sand at Cormorant bay in Floreana Island
Red sand at Rabida Isle
Tuff cones on Bartolome Isle
Lava Tunnels and twin sink holes on Santa Cruz Island
Lava fields at Sullivan bay on Santiago Island

Islands of Fire

Born of volcanic origin, each island is the tip of an underwater volcano. The movement of tectonic plates at the bottom of the sea is the creative force that has given birth to these dry and desertic Islands that are teaming with wildlife. For Geologists the Galapagos are an unravelled chain of lectures. Some of the Islands (Western side of the archipelago) are still active and the last eruption was in 2008 on Isabela Island.