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By Jane Palmer
Did not expect a meal but got one on plane. Sangay had told us our $10 airport tax was paid, failed to give us a recpt. so we had to pay it again to get into Galapagos...several other irregularities which were upsetting require me to NOT recommend Sangay as a tour agent for any who wish to book tours to Galapagos!
Luckily, the Eden tour guide, Edwardo, was there and able to explain everything, calm us down, and get us onward. Once in the hands of this fine crew aboard Eden
we enjoyed the trip tremendously. The group aboard (14 and then 12) were very compatible and also made the tour most enjoyable.
If anyone reading this has an interest in a tour, the personnel aboard who we found very nice and helpful:
Edwardo - Guide
Fernando - Excellent Cook
Alejandro - Bar Tender Supreme
Miguel - Captains' Assist & Boatman
Alex - Engineer & Boatman
Clever - Very Able Captain
Folks on board: Wolf & Anya - Germany, traveling all the way down S. Am. via their own vehicle. Ana - Spain, young biologist full of energy & always the optimist! Arthur - Dutch young person, in betw. Spanish school and internship in Ecuador. Taught us great card game, te??? sorry the name slips my memory. Andrew, Paul, Grace, & Kristal - four just grad. Canadian med students, fine company and card players extraordinaire. Bickla & Adas - Israel, for first 4 days...Adas just out of military service, Bickla a tour agent in Israel. Jon - US, LA but mostly a world traveler having retired early from dotcom stuff. Nalini - Norway, for first 4 days...in education, worked as volunteer in Ecuador a year and now facing return to Norway, and back to school for Masters in education.
Great conversations, wonderful people and couldn't have enjoyed it more (tho it would have been nice to see hammerhead sharks, ha!:)Island / Sea life Seen:)
marine iguana, greater flamingo, black/pacific green turtle, wrasse, blue-chin parrotfish, giant damselfish, Galapagos grunt, yellow-tailed damselfish, razor surgeonfish, king angelfish, pufferfish, whitetipped shark, brown pelican, bluefoot booby, great frigatebird, GBH (great blue heron), white cheeked Galapagos pintail, whimbrel.Marine Iguana InfoGreater Flamingo InfoGreen Sea Turtle InfoParrotfish InfoGiant DamselfishDamselfish InfoGalapagos grunt InfoRazor Surgeonfish Info King Angelfish InfoPuffer Fish InfoWhitetip Shark InfoBrown Pelican InfoBlue Footed Booby InfoGreat Frigatebird InfoGreat Blue Heron InfoGala white-cheeked Pintail Duck InfoWhimbrel Info
Went Baltra airport to Santa Cruz beach & hike, Bachas.
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