A Photographic Journey of Galapagos Islands

Exploring the magnificent Galapagos Islands in depth with Canon Master Photograper Darren Jew.

A Photograpic Journey 

May 10th – May 24th 2016

After starring in the incredible ‘Tales by Light’ series from Canon and National Geographic Channel, here’s your chance to join award-winning wildlife photographer Darren Jew on an amazing journey to one of the most spectacular photo-destinations on our Planet – the famed Galapagos Islands. Learn from this Canon Master and how he makes his award winning images. Along with our highest graded expert local naturalist guides and accompanied with the expertise of our very own marine biologist Jennifer Prerau as well as plenty of tips from wildlife photographer & travel designer Emma Rowan-Kelly. The Galapagos offers you the chance to capture amazing images – from intimate wildlife portraits to spectacular scenic landscapes. Along with the chance to photograph amazing creatures, equatorial light falling on tortured volcanic landscapes, mangrove forests, stark cactus-studded slopes and deserted white-sand beaches also await you and your camera.

Straddling the equator in the far eastern Pacific, the remote archipelago that Darwin referred to as his Enchanted Isles is home to an incredible diversity of rare, exotic and friendly wildlife – both above and below the water.

Relax with sun-baking Iguanas, be dazzled by Sally Lightfoot Crabs, ponder the passing of time with ancient Galapagos Tortoises, contemplate the bonds of the nesting Albatross, flirt with the Frigate birds, rock hop with the Blue Footed Boobies, swim with playful sea lions and tropical penguins, snorkel with spotted eagle rays and turtles.

You’ll learn professional nature photography techniques first hand from Darren as well as from Emma Rowan-Kelly. Suitable for photographers of all levels, the itinerary has been designed so you can enjoy maximum time ashore with amazing photo-opportunities.

Your expert local naturalist guide will bring the many islands and their wild inhabitants to life, whilst Darren and Emma support all your daily photography needs– helping create spectacular visual stories for you share! Don’t miss your chance to join us in capturing the essence of the Galapagos.

Galapagos Boat

TOUR DETAILS

Join our select group of just 16 passengers for an incredible 15 days sailing around the islands of this abundant archipelago. We’ve selected these special dates of May 10th – May 24th 2016 as the animals are active and engaging at this time and the weather is not too hot, wet or rough! Most trips to the Galapagos only give you a much shorter stay in the islands with other time spent stopping over elsewhere before and after and otherwise in a large group waiting your turn – you’ll see more with us in this dedicated itinerary.

CABIN OPTIONS & PRICES All cabins have private bathrooms, hot/cold water and air-conditioning.

UPPER DECK: Suite with double bed: 9m2 – 2 cabins only (1 sold).

Upper Deck Cabin

SUN DECK: Sun Deck with twin beds: 7m2 – 2 cabins only (1 sold)

Sun Deck Cabin

MAIN DECK: Main deck with double or twin beds: 7m2 – 2 double & 2 twin cabins only.

Main Deck Cabin

$9875USD per person double/twin share.

First to book gets the best cabin as we are assigning from the best cabins first in order of bookings received. Additional Single Supplement: $5900USD (if you don’t want to share)

A deposit of $1500USD is required to secure your place. Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 8 passengers.

Includes – all meals; coffee and tea; drinking water; shared cabin accommodation with private bathrooms; snorkeling equipment (but we always recommend to bring your own for best fit/reliability); airport to ship group transfers on day of arrival/departure; transportation by our boutique ship (3.5-4 star); sightseeing with shore tours; services of an expert naturalist guide grade III (the highest standard) and accompanied by a 2nd local naturalist guide; Photographic mentoring/support from Darren & Emma; marine biology & snorkeling expertise from Jennifer.

Does not include – international or domestic airfares; alcoholic beverages & soft drinks; National Park Entry Fee/permits $110USD paid in airports; wetsuits; transfers from the airport; gratuities. Please also note if fuel prices increase substantially some additional fuel levy may be payable.

We will do our best to share you up if you are traveling solo and want to avoid the single supplement.

CONTACT

Please contact Emma Rowan-Kelly via Wentworth Travel to discuss this in greater depth and to secure your place. You can call +61 2 9301 9911 or email emma@wentworthtravel.com.au

We can also assist you with arranging flights, travel insurance, visas as well as any sightseeing or accommodation needs before or after your photo expedition. Emma has travelled extensively in this region, knows some great local operators and loves to create unique opportunities for your own explorations.

OUR ITINERARY

Day 01 – Tuesday 10th May: San Cristobal Island

Day 02 – Wednesday 11th May: Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island

Day 03 – Thursday 12th May: Santa Cruz Island, Charles Darwin Station & Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)

Day 04 – Friday 13th May: Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano & The Wetlands, Wall of Tears, Tortoise Breeding Station (Puerto Villamil)

Day 05 – Saturday 14th May: Isabela Island: Moreno Point & Tagus Cove

Day 06 – Sunday 15th May: Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point & Vicente Roca Point

Day 07 – Monday 16th May: Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach or Bucanero Cove & Bartholomew Island

Day 08 – Tuesday 17th May: North Seymour Island, Baltra Island & Santa Cruz, Black Turtle Cove

Day 09 – Wednesday 18th May: Genovesa Island, El Barranco & Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island

Day 10 – Thursday 19th May: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay & Rabida Island

Day 11 – Friday 20th May: Santa Cruz Island, Optional Dive Activities or  El Chato Tortoise Reserve

Day 12 – Saturday 21st May: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragón) & Bachas Beach

Day 13 – Sunday 22nd May: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point

Day 14 – Monday 23rd May: Espanola Island, Suarez Point & Gardener Bay

Day 15 – Tuesday 24th May: San Cristobal Island, Interpretation Center

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