Cute couple Stef and Seb invite you to paradise
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.
They’re found about 1,000km (600 miles) from Ecuador’s coast.
This is the place that captivated Charles Darwin, when he first set foot here in 1835 and inspired his theory of evolution.
We’ve always wanted to visit the Islands. This is the place you can get really close to nature and admire some of the most dramatic landscapes you’ve ever seen.
Why we loved the Galapagos Islands
The sea lions were our favourite memory from our luxury cruise in the Galapagos.
Their curious and playful nature will completely charm you. They love to pose, are totally unafraid, noisy and highly entertaining.
The best way to interact with them is in the water. They glide so gracefully, coming right up to you, especially the young ones who will play with you, just like a puppy.
But it’s not only about the sea lions. For instance, there are many different bird sightings, like boobies!
Yes, you read right: the blue footed boobies, in particular, are famous for their mating dance.
This is when the male shows off his feet to the female who eventually selects the male who she thinks has the most appealing feet – in other words, the bluest! (We’re also still hung up on why they’re called boobies in the first place…)
There are many other wildlife highlights to visiting the Galapagos. We’re talking giant tortoises, marine turtles, rays, sharks and crabs.
The Galapagos Islands has been one of the highlights of our travels and remains one of the most special moments in our relationship.
We hope you to inspire you with our video and photos to give you a taster of how incredible this part of our planet truly is.
Why we visited the Galapagos Islands on a gay cruise
The best way to see the Galapagos Islands is on board a cruise, enabling you to visit as many of the islands as possible, especially the more remote ones like Española or Genovesa.
We went on a gay cruise on board the Passion, one of the six most exclusive charters in the world according to CNN.
We loved the idea of a gay cruise because it adds a whole new fabulous element.
On other (non gay) cruises we’ve been on with complete strangers, we would at most have some chit chat with the people and depart with empty promises to keep in touch via email or Facebook.
However, with a group of gays it was completely different. By the end of the cruise, these 12 complete strangers who had never met before had all become close friends, like a family.
As cheesy and cliché as it may sound, the gay aspect instantly gave us all a deep connection, making it easy to quickly bond and develop these new friendships.
For us, this was the real value of a gay cruise and made the Galapagos experience even more unique and memorable.
What’s more, we are leading another gay luxury cruise to the Galapagos islands on 12-21 October 2017!
by Jamie Tabberer
Source – Gay Star News