It's hard to be subjective about the Galapagos. At Mundy, it's
probably in our top five "must see" destinations; from the comical
blue footed booby to the magnificent sweeping wings of the
albatross, from the playful fur seals to the dinosaur-like marine
iguanas, the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands enthrals and
overwhelms its visitors. All are unafraid of man, and will not move
when you approach, making this one of the most unique wildlife
experiences in the world.
Only Ecuadorian registered vessels can cruise the islands, and
they range from small yachts and catamarans carrying ten or twelve
passengers, up to larger ships accommodating one hundred guests.
Each vessel carries park rangers who are expert naturalist guides,
and the locations where tourists are allowed to land are strictly
From June to December the colder Humboldt current flows north to
the Galapagos. This means that the water is cooler, and as a result
it is often misty, with rain falling on the highlands of the larger
islands, making them green and lush. During the warm season between
December and May you can expect daily rain and cloudier skies, as
well as warmer ocean temperatures for swimming and snorkelling.