Category Archive: BREAKING NEWS

May 25 2015

Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in Galapagos erupts.

News source: Metropolitan Touring As of 01h00 (GMT -6) local time, Yacht La Pinta spotted a volcanic eruption taking place on Wolf Volcano, Isabela Island. The eruption is taking place in an uninhabited area of the archipelago. During the regular itinerary of La Pinta (Western Islands May 22-29, 2015), and while sailing from Tagus Cove, Isabela …

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May 04 2015

Coca airport will be closed from May 12th to 24th, 2015

The Coca airport will be temporarily closed from May 12th to 24th, 2015 for maintenance, improvement to infrastructure.

May 04 2015

Strong swells & waves in Galapagos

Strong swells in Galápagos may restrict some aquatic activities We would like to inform you that a presence of strong swells in combination with the lunar spring tide has lead to some rough seas and affected the shorelines of the Galápagos Islands. As long as this situation continues, and as the safety of our guests …

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Apr 28 2015

Pro and anti government rallies & marches – May 1st, 2015

Numerous pro and anti government rallies and marches are apparently going to take place in most of the major towns and cities throughout Ecuador on May 1st, 2015. Readers should be aware of these rallies and marches and take the necessary precautions. While most of these rallies generally tend to be pacific, it is not …

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Apr 24 2015


At approximately 4am (local Galapagos time) the M/Y Tip Top II experienced an accident near Tortuga Bay (southern coast of Santa Cruz Island) as an apparent result of strong waves. The 16-passenger live-aboard cruise vessel became grounded while enroute from Puerto Villamil (Isabela Island) to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). All passengers and crew were …

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Apr 20 2015

New & updated articles shortly

We are in the process of updating and refreshing our database of articles. As our articles are checked, double checked and re-verified prior to publishing. We appreciate your patience as our news department implements new publishing procedures. The main objective of this site is to give tourist & foreigners relevant, accurate and honest news articles …

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Apr 07 2015

New wildlife discoveries in Ecuador, South America.

Three new species of  Enyalioides, small dragon-like woodlizards, have been discovered in the Andean cloud forest of Ecuador. The latest discovery of the “dwarf dragon” lizards is a significant one given the fact that they are among the largest and most colorful lizards in South American tropical forests, scientists said in the study, adding that the …

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Feb 20 2015


As of March 1st, 2015 the INGALA Tourist Control Card cost is USD $20 per person. Anyone person visiting the Galapagos (Ecuadorian National and foreigners alike, regardless of age) must pay USD $20 per person for the INGALA Tourist Control Card. With many of pre-purchased packages (land-based or live aboard) this fee is included at …

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