Experience an adventure that will provide memories to last a lifetime. Learn about Darwin, geology, and unique wildlife and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and nature walks as you visit six of the Galapágos Islands.

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 Mother and baby seal  Two Nazca Boobies  Sally Lightfoot Crab  Blue-footed Boobies  Travelers snapping a photo of seals   A tortoise and a traveler   Bright Frigate bird  Swallow-tailed Gull  Green sea turtle in the Galápagos  Sally Lightfoot crabs  Seals and Sally Lightfoot crabs  Seals basking on the beach  Colorful iguana

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands

A Voyage Aboard Santa Cruz II

9 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Experience an adventure that will provide memories to last a lifetime. Learn about Darwin, geology, and unique wildlife and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and nature walks as you visit six of the Galapágos Islands.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Nov 1 - 9, 2021 Departure
Pepper Trail

Pepper Trail

Pepper Trail has traveled the world in the course of his studies on the ecology, behavior and conservation of birds. After receiving his Ph. D. from Cornell University, Pepper did post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the California Academy of Sciences. An expert photographer and writer, his work has appeared in publications ranging from Science, Evolution and Conservation Biology.  He is also a widely published poet, and his collection Cascade-Siskiyou: Poems was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

For over 20 years, Pepper has served as the forensic ornithologist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, work that has earned him the title of "the Sherlock Holmes of bird crime."  He is the creator of the leading feather identification website, The Feather Atlas of North American Birds.

Pepper enjoys leading tours to the world's top natural history destinations, including the Galapagos, Amazon, Antarctica, and New Guinea.  His enthusiasm and sense of humor always convert a few 'non-birders' to 'birders' every trip.  And his lecture in the persona of Charles Darwin is not to be missed!