This February, Chantal and I opted for a cruise of the Galapagos islands’ northern archipelago. We spent five days aboard the M/C Alya, a 31.5 metre catamaran with eight well-appointed cabins, 16 passengers, 10 crew, and one naturalist guide. Our cruise included stops at Genovesa, which requires a trip across the equator to reach; Santiago and Bartolomé, where Russel Crowe filmed Master and Commander; Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) and Mosquera, tiny volcanic cones with no apparent means to support life; and finally Santa Cruz, where we debarked and flew back to the mainland.
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