Firefly - Galapagos adventure - swimming with sharks!
In terms of wildlife, the first three days on the islands have lived up to our expectations; we have seen some spectacular sights and enjoyed spotting a wide range of marine and bird life. The level of Galapagos National Park 'red tape' has been as expected and we are quite limited in terms of our movements. We had a visit by 10 officials the morning after arrival, with the inspection and controls logical but not always administered sensibly. Out of the blue, half of the World ARC fleet have been deemed to be too fouled (weed on the hull) and are currently under going significant activities to resolve the issues. Luckily Firefly has been deemed clean (we anticipate that on other blogs on this site more details will be provided). We arrived at San Cristobal Island at sunset after a cruise. read more...