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Any search on the internet will show you that Galapagos cruise ships are classed using what appears to be a variety of classification systems often leaving you a bit puzzled as to what they actually mean. We've done a good amount of research, contacting the Galapagos National Park Service's (GNPS) department of tourism, the Galapagos Chamber of Tourism (CAPTURGAL), and the International Galapagos Tour Operators' Association (IGTOA), and have compared the results to our own personal knowledge of several ships to come up with the following answers we hope will help clarify any confusion.
Puerto Ayora was my hometown for 4 years. When you live in a small town, on a small island, you quickly get to know just about all the things to do on a weekend. In drawing up this list, frankly, I had to stretch to reach 10! Here is a list of what I consider are some of the most interesting, quirky, refreshing things you can do on a lazy day in Puerto Ayora.
Galapagos is a marvel-filled place for children. Imagine a place where the weather is nice, the sea is always at hand, people are “child friendly”, and animals have no fear!
Galapagos is a photographer's paradise. Amateur or professional, it's worth learning a bit from those who've been there before you. CNH Tours has gathered their advice in a succinct "14-point" list of recommendations.
We've complied a list of "must read" books and articles on the Galapagos Islands.
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Both of us join in what I am sure is a chorus of folks who feel that your Galapagos tour is the best experience. We found of course that the guide is critical for a meaningful experience-and Juan is a treasure in that respect.These islands have many reasons to be unique and special and your tour shows them off well. We value your special contribution of our phone conversation when we  were trying to decide whether to go and your help with our lodging and tour of the market.We enjoyed the mix of our co-passingers.

Ed and Charlotte
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