Sail aboard the Santa Cruz II and discover every nature lover's dream come to life on the Galápagos Islands.

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 Travelers snapping a photo of seals   View from Pinnacle Rock lookout.  Credit: Marina Krasnovid  Seals cavorting in the ocean  Mother and baby seal  Green sea turtle in the Galápagos  Swallow-tailed Gull  Weaving is a time-honored tradition in Peru  A pair of Blue-footed Boobies  A frigate bird  A colorful Sally Lightfoot crab  A tortoise and a traveler   Seals and Sally Lightfoot crabs  Seals basking on the beach  Machu Picchu  Two Nazca Boobies

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands Voyage

10 days from $6,495

Sail aboard the Santa Cruz II and discover every nature lover's dream come to life on the Galápagos Islands.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Feb 12 - 21, 2017 Departure
Jim Zimbelman

Jim Zimbelman

Dr. Jim Zimbelman is a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian’'s National Air and Space Museum where he has served as the chairman of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. He has expertise in physics and mathematics (B.A.), geophysics and space physics (M.S. University of California at Los Angeles), as well as geology (Ph.D. Arizona State University). Jim was co-editor of the book Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions: From Deep Oceans to Deep Space,” co-author of Dunes Worlds and has written more than 90 papers and maps for various peer-reviewed scientific journals and books. Over the past 28 years at NASM, he has been involved in the analysis of high-resolution spacecraft imaging and geophysical data of the Earth and terrestrial planets, geologic mapping of Mars and Venus, and other geologic studies of terrestrial planets.