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Posts Tagged: "galapagos"

Guest Photo of the Month - February 2019

February has seen more of of winter sun trips running which means we're taking more wonderful guests on unforgettable trips! This month is a Galapagos special as we've been receiving plenty of photos from our guests in Ecuador who have been spoilt with varied marine life, stunning weather...

Guides Photo of the Month - February 2019

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes more of our exciting trips running! In the meantime, we're celebrating the beauty of our current winter sun trips, and the results of month's guide photo of the month competition show these are destinations certainly not to be missed out...

Guest Photo of the Month - January 2019

Welcome to 2019 and to our new look guest photo of the month competition. This year, we've handed over the control to YOU as we've asked for you to vote for your favourite photos yourself. The staff in the office don't want to miss out on the fun either and they've also selected a...

SwimTrek’s 5 Best Winter Sun Swimming Getaways

It’s cold. We get it. Though we love a cold-water dip here at SwimTrek HQ, it doesn’t quite compare to a warm swimming holiday abroad. If you’re longing for a swimming fix that’s the next level up from your local swimming pool, we’ve picked out some of our favourite destinations for enjoying the...

Life in and out the waters of the Galápagos

If the lure of the water and the golden beaches isn’t enough to get you to the Galápagos, then maybe I can convince you with the insane wildlife it has to offer. With and abundance of land and sea creatures the Galápagos is a never ending treat for us nature lovers. Galapagos Fur Seal Let’s...

The Galapagos gives, and it’s non-stop giving.

As a lifetime open water devotee, I was intrigued when I stumbled on a advertisement for a SwimTrek holiday back in the early 2000’s. It seemed like such a fantastic idea. I had been on many self-supported bicycle tours, open water events, and competed in local triathlons, but what I really liked...

Final Swim. A cracker- Fran in the Galapagos

All good things come to an end. Well I guess that’s true as SwimTrek finishes today. Would it be the sensational last day we hope for? You betcha! Everyone was very chatty on the walk to the port. Last day brings an extra energy even though some have picked up coughs and colds! Into the water...

Day 5 Tintoreras- Fran in the Galapagos

This morning it was hot as we headed to Tintoreras, a bay made up of lava channels and home to assorted wildlife. Predominantly the iguana. The water here is yet another shade of blue. More a beautiful emerald colour. We got off the boat and walked along the rough path, lead by Fernando. We saw...

Day 4: Isola Isabela- Fran in the Galapagos

Tortuga is the remains of a collapsed volcano. It’s shaped like a horse shoe. The water was delicious. Perfect temperature. Nice little current and plenty to see along the way – both above and below the water. Frigate birds, sea lions, masses of fish, and of course marine iguanas. And of course...

Day 3 : Isola Isabela- Fran in the Galapagos

Breakfast was a 7am at Deli Cafe next door to our hotel. Better than yesterday’s at LoLo Cafe. A good coffee is a definite when we have a long day planned. Then it was luggage downstairs ready for the trip across to Isola Isabela our next stay. The swimming group are bonding and it’s fun and...