The Great Southern Route : 2013 - 2014
PACIFIC 72|GSR Galapagos Useful Statistics A province of the Republic of Ecuador GOVERNMENT: Unitary Multiparty Republic LAND AREA: 7,880 km2 (4,897 sq miles) MARINE RESERVE: 138,000 km2 POPULATION: (est. 2010) 20,000 LANGUAGE: Spanish, English CURRENCY: US Dollar (USD) CLIMATE: Lying on the equator, the ocean currents determine the weather. Conditions are cool (average temperatures from 21-23oC - 70-74oF), cloudy and mostly dry from June to December; and becomes warm, sunny with a few afternoon showers from January to May (average temps from 25-28oC - 77-83oF). UTC: -6 INTL DIALLING CODE: +593 THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, a unique volcanic archipelago comprising of 19 islands and over 40 smaller islets, is one of the most favoured sailing areas in the world. The Galapagos are known the world over for their tame and unique wildlife, sea lions, birds and iguanas, living amidst a barren volcanic scenery. In 1535 the islands were discovered accidentally by Thomas de Berlanga, and later visited by buccaneers and pirates. The Galapagos are located in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles off the west coast of South America, Ecuador and the Panama Canal. Ocean currents have created this geological, zoological, and biological wonder. This convergence made way for one of the planet's most compelling compilation of endemic flora and fauna. All of the archipelago's reptiles, half of the birds, one third of the plants and a quarter of the fish are endemic to these islands. Named one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World, the Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest reserve in the SUPERYACHT SERVICES Yachtgala Yacht Services Santa Cruz, Galápagos T: +593 5252 7403 M: +593 9926 4355 E: email@example.com W: www.naugala.com RECENT SUPERYACHT VISITORS Boadicea, Tatoosh, Coral Island, Octopus, Aviva, Itasca, Barbara Jean, Meduse, Ulysses, Aurora, Velsheda, Bystander, Emerald K, Hyperion, Mylin IV, Liberty, Adix, Kokomo, Anakena, Philanderer, Battered Bull, Phryne, Andiamo, Barbara Jean, Ambrosia, Helios, Andromeda, Talitha G, Athena, Amevi, Yaakum, Aria, Mi Gaea, Katana, Alumercia, Mea Culpa, Twizzle, Adele, Senses, Sorcha, Independence, Sycara III, Gran Finale, Vava, Katana APPROXIMATE DISTANCE IN NM FROM PUERTO AYORA TO: Balboa 794' Marquesas Islands 2,984' Papeete 3,742' Honolulu 4 214' Rarotonga 4,354'
2010 - 2011