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tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000 The Galápagos Islands occupy a unique place in natural and human history. This remote
archipelago has the highest rate of endemism of any island group in the world. Ages ago,
June 20 - 30, 2010 & June 27 - July 7, 2010

plants and animals crossed vast stretches of ocean by various means to colonize these
volcanic islands newly risen from the sea. Over time they evolved into forms found nowhere
else; indeed, species can vary wildly within the archipelago, some being specific to only
a single island.
web: www.zeco.com

This led Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of natural selection, which when published
in The Origin of Species, in 1859, wrought fundamental changes in scientific thought and
shook the established order of the Victorian world.

The fascinating and diverse wildlife also offers unparalleled opportunities for the adventurous
traveler. The entire archipelago, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a place where
the curious visitor can walk among abundant wildlife that has grown astonishingly fearless
in the absence of humans and large predators. Nowhere else can you sit quietly just feet away
from a pair of courting blue-footed boobies, observe marine iguanas as they bask on glistening
black-sand beaches, and snorkel among a throng of curious and playful sea lions.

The Galápagos hold special meaning for me, as well. I first traveled here in 1975 as an
undergraduate studying the fishes of the islands. The spectacular natural beauty and stark
volcanic landscapes opened my eyes to a world I had only previously dreamed of. I knew
immediately that I would never discover another place like it. After graduation I spent seven
years in the islands, conducting research and working as a naturalist guide.
Foundation on Santa Cruz Island proudly marks five decades of research—Zegrahm travelers

In subsequent years I have returned time and again, leading expeditions and continuing my
• In 2009 the Galápagos Islands take center stage as the world celebrates Charles Darwin:
the 200th anniversary of his birth; the 150 years since publication of Origin of the Species;

Association) which focuses on protective measures for the fragile “Enchanted Isles.” When

studies. Drawing on my own experiences and with the assistance of my colleagues at Zegrahm
and the 50th year of the Galápagos as a National Park. In addition, the Charles Darwin

inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in 1978. In June 2007, the park was

• Zegrahm Expeditions is a member of IGTOA (International Galápagos Tour Operators


placed on the World Heritage in Danger list, alerting the world of imminent threats to

Expeditions, we have created the ultimate Galápagos experience, called Galápagos My Way.
• Hailed as a “living museum and showcase of evolution,” the Galápagos Islands were

We designed this 11-day expedition to present a comprehensive exploration of the Enchanted


you travel with us to the Galápagos, you are contributing to these ongoing efforts.

Isles. Too often, travelers to the Galápagos miss out on fully experiencing the marine environ-
ment, but our voyages will give you a balanced overview of both the terrestrial and marine
worlds. On land we will hike the lunarlike terrain for encounters with the Galápagos wildlife.
In the seas surrounding the islands, we will search for whales and dolphins and snorkel among
Celebrating Darwin & Practicing Conservation

schools of rainbow fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and even penguins.

We have chartered the Isabela II, a yacht carrying only 40 passengers. Her small size enables
June 20 _ 30, 2010 & June 27 _ July 7, 2010 | Aboard Isabela II
the region, and allowing for additional financial assistance.

her to navigate easily among the islands, and the limited number of passengers ensures you
will have an intimate adventure travel experience.
Cover photos: © Chris Attinger (Sea Lion); Andrew Ahl (Frigatebird); Jack S. Grove (Marine Iguana).

I have invited my colleague and Darwin expert Greg Estes to come along on this adventure.
I hope you’ll join us in exploring this wonder of the world.

Fair Winds,
visit the Foundation on our voyages.

Jack Grove

“I would highly recommend this expedition because of the well planned variety of
activities, the friendliness and outstanding knowledge of the naturalists (and patience to
answer questions over and over). Lots of laughs and great food as well. Jack’s enthusiasm
BARTOLOMÉ

and passionate approach to each activity made the whole experience so very meaningful
to me! Thanks for an experience of a lifetime!” — M. Cunningham
© Andrew Ahl

PERMIT NO. 5260


U.S. POSTAGE

SEATTLE, WA
PRSRT STD

PAID
| Aboard Isabela II

DEAR ADVENTURER
192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA

fax: (206) 285-5037 • e-mail: info@zeco.com


tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000 The Galápagos Islands occupy a unique place in natural and human history. This remote
archipelago has the highest rate of endemism of any island group in the world. Ages ago,
June 20 - 30, 2010 & June 27 - July 7, 2010

plants and animals crossed vast stretches of ocean by various means to colonize these
volcanic islands newly risen from the sea. Over time they evolved into forms found nowhere
else; indeed, species can vary wildly within the archipelago, some being specific to only
a single island.
web: www.zeco.com

This led Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of natural selection, which when published
in The Origin of Species, in 1859, wrought fundamental changes in scientific thought and
shook the established order of the Victorian world.

The fascinating and diverse wildlife also offers unparalleled opportunities for the adventurous
traveler. The entire archipelago, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a place where
the curious visitor can walk among abundant wildlife that has grown astonishingly fearless
in the absence of humans and large predators. Nowhere else can you sit quietly just feet away
from a pair of courting blue-footed boobies, observe marine iguanas as they bask on glistening
black-sand beaches, and snorkel among a throng of curious and playful sea lions.

The Galápagos hold special meaning for me, as well. I first traveled here in 1975 as an
undergraduate studying the fishes of the islands. The spectacular natural beauty and stark
volcanic landscapes opened my eyes to a world I had only previously dreamed of. I knew
immediately that I would never discover another place like it. After graduation I spent seven
years in the islands, conducting research and working as a naturalist guide.
Foundation on Santa Cruz Island proudly marks five decades of research—Zegrahm travelers

In subsequent years I have returned time and again, leading expeditions and continuing my
• In 2009 the Galápagos Islands take center stage as the world celebrates Charles Darwin:
the 200th anniversary of his birth; the 150 years since publication of Origin of the Species;

Association) which focuses on protective measures for the fragile “Enchanted Isles.” When

studies. Drawing on my own experiences and with the assistance of my colleagues at Zegrahm
and the 50th year of the Galápagos as a National Park. In addition, the Charles Darwin

inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in 1978. In June 2007, the park was

• Zegrahm Expeditions is a member of IGTOA (International Galápagos Tour Operators


placed on the World Heritage in Danger list, alerting the world of imminent threats to

Expeditions, we have created the ultimate Galápagos experience, called Galápagos My Way.
• Hailed as a “living museum and showcase of evolution,” the Galápagos Islands were

We designed this 11-day expedition to present a comprehensive exploration of the Enchanted


you travel with us to the Galápagos, you are contributing to these ongoing efforts.

Isles. Too often, travelers to the Galápagos miss out on fully experiencing the marine environ-
ment, but our voyages will give you a balanced overview of both the terrestrial and marine
worlds. On land we will hike the lunarlike terrain for encounters with the Galápagos wildlife.
In the seas surrounding the islands, we will search for whales and dolphins and snorkel among
Celebrating Darwin & Practicing Conservation

schools of rainbow fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and even penguins.

We have chartered the Isabela II, a yacht carrying only 40 passengers. Her small size enables
June 20 _ 30, 2010 & June 27 _ July 7, 2010 | Aboard Isabela II
the region, and allowing for additional financial assistance.

her to navigate easily among the islands, and the limited number of passengers ensures you
will have an intimate adventure travel experience.
Cover photos: © Chris Attinger (Sea Lion); Andrew Ahl (Frigatebird); Jack S. Grove (Marine Iguana).

I have invited my colleague and Darwin expert Greg Estes to come along on this adventure.
I hope you’ll join us in exploring this wonder of the world.

Fair Winds,
visit the Foundation on our voyages.

Jack Grove

“I would highly recommend this expedition because of the well planned variety of
activities, the friendliness and outstanding knowledge of the naturalists (and patience to
answer questions over and over). Lots of laughs and great food as well. Jack’s enthusiasm
BARTOLOMÉ

and passionate approach to each activity made the whole experience so very meaningful
to me! Thanks for an experience of a lifetime!” — M. Cunningham
DECK PLAN
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all onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff,
including lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; snorkeling
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MAP NOT TO SCALE Miami/Quito/Galápagos/Guayaquíl/Miami. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted
as needed.

All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and
itineraries are subject to change.

© Jack S. Grove © Chris Attinger © Paulina Grove © Paulina Grove


QUITO

ITINERARY
11 TOUR DAYS © Andrew Ahl

Day 1 (Sunday) expedition. We walk along the coast and the


Miami / Quito, Ecuador interior of the island, observing colonies of
Depart in the late afternoon on your flight blue-footed boobies, magnificent frigatebirds,
to Quito, capital city of Ecuador. Evening and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as sea lions
transfer to our hotel and overnight. and marine iguanas. Return to the yacht for
our first onboard briefing and dinner.
Day 2 (Monday)
Quito Day 4 (Wednesday)
Breakfast at our hotel, followed by a morning Española (Hood) Island
city tour of Quito. We visit the old colonial This rocky point of land sustains one of
section with its Spanish-style cathedral and the most impressive and varied colonies of
palace, stroll down winding cobblestone seabirds in the Galápagos. In the morning
streets, and explore spacious plazas adorned we stroll along the beautiful white-coral beach
with flowers before driving to a panoramic of Gardner Bay, enjoying views of blue-footed
view of the city and picturesque snowcapped boobies diving for fish. Other likely sightings
mountains. We return to our hotel for lunch; include Hood Island mockingbirds, Galápagos
the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Join hawks, three species of Darwin’s finches, and
us in the evening for a briefing and dinner. marine iguanas. A highlight of our day is
Overnight at our hotel. the chance to swim and snorkel with the
friendly and frolicking sea lions that populate
Day 3 (Tuesday) these waters.
Quito / Baltra and North Seymour Islands,
Galápagos We cruise to Punta Suárez for an exciting walk
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for on lava terrain to see one of the largest birds
the flight to Baltra Island, where we board in the Galápagos Islands, the waved albatross.
our yacht, the Isabela II. We have an onboard Virtually the entire population of 12,000 pairs
orientation as the yacht makes her way to nearby of albatross nests here from May to December.
North Seymour Island, the first stop on our Other features of the island include red-billed

NAZCA BOOBIES

Gardner’s Bay

© Jack S. Grove © Andrew Ahl


RED-FOOTED BOOBY

© Jack S. Grove

GIANT TORTOISE

© Jack S. Grove © Chris Attinger

tropicbirds, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, Day 6 (Friday)


swallow-tailed gulls, and dramatic views of Santa Cruz Island
the famous Punta Suárez blowhole surrounded At Puerto Ayora, the principal commercial
by colorful red-and-green marine iguanas. port of the Galápagos, we disembark and
drive through lush green highlands to hike
Day 5 (Thursday) and visit the scalesia forest and the twin-
Floreana Island pit craters of Los Gemelos. Depending on
From sea turtles to penguins, the chances for weather conditions, we search for two of
wildlife encounters are outstanding, making “Darwin’s” finches—tree and woodpecker;
our visit to Floreana an exhilarating experi- vermilion flycatchers; and giant tortoises. In
ence. At Punta Cormorant we may see greater the afternoon we visit the Charles Darwin
flamingos, black-necked stilts, and pintail Research Station to learn about conservation
ducks in a brackish lagoon. Our hike takes efforts and research being conducted at the
us to a fine coral-sand beach where green sea station, as well as see giant tortoises and
turtles nest from December to June, and our land iguanas being raised for reintroduction
ultimate snorkeling spot is an eroded volcanic to their island habitats. Afterwards, stroll
cone. Take the opportunity to snorkel among, through the small town of Puerto Ayora
or view through the glass-bottom boat, to buy souvenirs and mail postcards before
sea lions, tropical and subtropical fish, and reembarking our ship.
possibly hammerhead or whitetip reef sharks.
Day 7 (Saturday)
In the afternoon, visit the whaler’s post-office Genovesa (Tower) Island
barrel, one of the oldest working sea-mail We cross the equator overnight, arriving
drops, at Post Office Bay. Zodiacs take us at Genovesa Island. Entering Darwin
to nearby islets to observe rays, sea lions, Bay, formed by the caldera of a partially
and sea turtles, great blue herons and boobies, eroded volcano, we disembark and set out
and maybe even Galápagos penguins. on a trail from the coral beach. Passing by

© Chris Attinger
LAND IGUANA

© Greg Gulik
FERNANDINA © Andrew Ahl

SWALLOW-TAILED GULLS

© Steve Clymer © Chris Attinger

swallow-tailed and lava gulls, we enter a Channel we also enjoy the impressive views
forest of salt bush where colonies of great of the northern volcanoes that helped create
frigatebirds and red-footed boobies nest. Isabela, the largest of the Galápagos Islands.
Afterward, we swim and snorkel along
the cliffs of this colossal harbor, where we On the northwest shore of Isabela, we stop at
encounter an array of fish species and, with secluded Tagus Cove, which was in past cen-
luck, get a look at the elusive, scalloped ham- turies a favorite anchor for pirates and whalers.
merhead shark. Because of the influence of The vegetation in the area includes more of
northern currents, we find the warmest of the unusual palo santo trees, and an uphill
all Galápagos waters off this island. A short hike through the forest takes us to Darwin
Zodiac tour along the coastline takes us Crater, filled with salt water. Afterwards,
to Prince Philip’s Steps, where we may find depending on time and conditions, we spend
red-footed boobies nesting in palo santo the morning in Zodiacs or snorkeling along
trees. Nazca boobies nest on the ground, the coast of Isabela, observing recent and
along with storm petrels and short-eared unique geological features, flightless cormo-
owls, one of the archipelago’s few predators. rants and Galápagos penguins, as well as other
Keep a lookout for fur seals along the shore. natural wonders of these enchanted isles.

Day 8 (Sunday) In the afternoon we arrive at Punta Espinosa


Isabela & Fernandina Islands on Fernandina, the youngest island of the
The cool waters of the Cromwell Current Galápagos, where we depart on a hike along
upwell around these islands and bathe the the shore and the interior. Here we observe
jagged shorelines of Isabela and Fernandina. the largest colony of marine iguanas in
These nutrient-rich waters provide great feed- the Galápagos, flightless cormorants, and
ing sources for whales and dolphins, so be up moonscape-like lava fields. This is one of
on deck at sunrise today as we round Isabela the largest, most pristine islands in the world
to the north. As we navigate along Bolívar with no introduced species to date.

Blue-footed Booby GALÁPAGOS PENGUIN SANTIAGO ISLAND

© Andrew Ahl © Andrew Ahl © Andrew Ahl


YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON MARINE IGUANAS

© Chris Attinger

© Andrew Ahl © Jack S. Grove

Day 9 (Monday) After a short lunch cruise and time spent on


Santiago (James) & Bartolomé Islands deck looking for the dark-rumped petrel, we
Santiago is the island where Charles Darwin arrive at Bartolomé. The frequently photo-
spent most of his time while in the Galápagos, graphed pinnacle rock of this island is a
staying nine days to explore and gather data. massive stone tower erupting from the sea.
Although we won’t be able to match the Take the steep trail and wooden staircase for
duration or scope of the great naturalist’s a 30-minute walk past pioneer plants, lava
studies, we acquaint ourselves well during our tubes, and spatter cones to the summit of a
time ashore, seeking the marine mammals, once-active volcano. Zodiac cruises, swim-
particularly fur seals, that call Santiago home. ming, and snorkeling are also excellent here,
We cruise into Puerto Egas in the morning often revealing Galápagos penguins as well
and disembark to walk along a coastal trail to as sea turtles.
a nearby fur seal grotto. Most of the landscape
is tuff-stone layers and lava flows, and the Day 10 (Tuesday)
many crevices, cracks, and cuts are perfect Baltra Island / Guayaquíl
hiding spots for camouflaged pinnipeds. After a late brunch we disembark for our
Along the shore we can look for more sea flight to Guayaquíl. On arrival we transfer
lions, octopuses, starfish, and other sea life from the airport to our hotel, the Hilton
in tide pools where great blue herons, lava Colón. After check in, we have a tea buffet
herons, oystercatchers, and yellow-crowned at our hotel with time afterwards to relax
night herons feed. At low tide we may have the before our farewell dinner and overnight.
chance to watch marine iguanas grazing on
marine algae or sea lettuce. If time and condi- Day 11 (Wednesday)
tions permit, we may take an inland trail to a Guayaquíl / Miami
salt lake to view more finches, mockingbirds, After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the
hawks, and perhaps more flamingoes. return flight to Miami.

© Jack S. Grove
GALÁPAGOS FRUIT DOVE

© Andrew Ahl

SANTIAGO ISLAND

© Jack S. Grove
ISABELA II
The 40-guest Isabela II, with 20 outside cabins, is one of the most luxurious yachts cruising the
Galápagos. Offering an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, her helpful and warm staff attend to
your every need. All passenger cabins are spacious and include private bathrooms. The Isabela II
is fully air-conditioned and has the amenities of a larger vessel, including a bar, dining room,
and sun deck. The sun deck comprises a bar with ample outdoor seating, an observation area for
whale and dolphin watching, a gym and Jacuzzi, and solarium. The Isabela II carries sea kayaks
and three Zodiacs, and, as an alternative to snorkeling, her glass-bottom boat offers a great
opportunity to observe the marine life from above the waves. From dining room to stateroom,
one senses the superior quality at all levels of service. The yacht’s trained chefs prepare a superb
a la carte selection for all evening meals. The library contains the largest variety of books
on Galápagos and Ecuador of any ship in Galápagos waters, as well as excellent nature and
conservation videos. Registry: Ecuador

© Sonia Surguy
SALLY LIGHTFOOT CRAB

WHAT TO EXPEC T
To fully enjoy the wildlife-viewing opportunities this exciting program offers, participants
should be fit and in good health. Our yacht’s schedule includes morning and afternoon shore
excursions each day. To visit the islands you will board Zodiacs; there will be landings directly
onto the beach (wet landings) or onto a dock or rocks (dry landings). You must be able to
climb easily into and out of Zodiacs and walk up to three miles at a comfortable pace over
uneven terrain, with frequent stops for nature study.
A highlight of our visit to the Galápagos is the opportunity to swim and snorkel with sea
lions and other wildlife. During June and July temperatures in the islands and in Guayaquíl
generally range from the low 70s to the mid 80s°F, and water temperatures range from the
mid 60s to the low 70s°F. Temperatures in Quito, which is at an elevation of 9,300 feet, range
from 50 to 70°F.
We will mail a complete list of recommended clothing and a suggested reading list to you
approximately five months prior to departure. Travel to remote destinations is inherently
unpredictable; participants on this expedition will most enjoy it if they travel with a spirit of
flexibility and appreciation for its unique conditions.
time before departure if there are exceptional cost
TERMS & CONDITIONS increases beyond our control.
1. Reservations: 25% of the expedition fare, along
8. Itinerary Changes & Trip Delay: Itineraries
with a completed and signed Reservation Form, will
are based on information available at the time of
reserve a place for you on this Zegrahm Holdings
printing and are subject to change. ZE reserves the
LLC, d/b/a Zegrahm Expeditions (ZE), program. The
right to change a program’s dates, staff, itineraries,
balance of the expedition fare is due 120 days prior to
or accommodations as conditions warrant. If a trip
departure. Air fare is also due at this time. All prices
must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad
are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S.
weather, road conditions, transportation delays,
dollars. Credit cards accepted for deposit only.
government intervention, airline schedules, sickness,
2. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Notification of or other contingency for which ZE or its agents
cancellation must be received in writing by ZE. At the cannot make provision, the cost of delays or changes
time we receive your written cancellation, the follow- is not included.
ing penalties will apply:
9. Itinerary Cancellation: ZE reserves the right to
• 120 days or more prior to departure: cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason
$500 per person whatsoever, including too few participants or logistical
• 60 through 119 days prior to departure: problems such as strikes, wars, acts of God, or any
50% of expedition fare other circumstances that may make operation of the
• 1 through 59 days prior to departure: trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be
100% of expedition fare promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit
Some air fare may be nonrefundable. Once an expedi- of ZE’s liability. ZE is not responsible for any expenses
tion has departed, there will be no refunds from ZE incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip,
for any unused portions of the trip. The above policy including nonrefundable or penalty-carrying airline
also applies to all extensions and independent travel tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other
arrangements made in conjunction with this program. trip-related expenses.
3. Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: 10. Participation: ZE reserves the right to decline to
We strongly advise that all travelers purchase trip accept any individual as a trip member for any reason
cancellation and interruption insurance as protection whatsoever.
against an emergency that may force you to cancel or
leave an expedition while it is in progress. A brochure 11. Limitations of Liability: This section defines ZE’s
describing coverage will be sent to you upon receipt of responsibility with respect to all of our trips, including
your reservation. extensions and independent arrangements. Please read
it carefully.
4. Share Policy: Accommodations on all ZE programs
ZE, its Owners, Agents, and Employees give notice
are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling
that they act only as the agent for the owners, contrac-
alone and wish to share accommodations, a roommate
tors, and suppliers providing means of transportation
will be assigned to you whenever possible. When pair-
and/or all other related travel services and assume
ing roommates, we will always pair participants of the
no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss, or
same sex. All shared accommodations are nonsmoking.
damage to person or property in connection with any
If it is not possible to pair you with a roommate, you
service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention,
may be asked to pay a single supplement for the land
annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine,
portion of the program.
strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any
5. Medical Information: Participation in a ZE means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled,
program requires that you be in generally good civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions
health. It is essential that persons with any medical or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit
problems and related dietary restrictions make them or hotel services over which it has no control. Reason-
known to us well before departure. We can counsel able changes in the itinerary may be made where
you on whether the expedition you have selected is deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being
appropriate for you. of the passengers.
The tour leader has the right to disqualify any As described in item 7 above, all prices are subject
participant at any time during the tour if he or she to change.
feels the participant is physically incapable and/or if As described in item 9 above, in the event that an
a participant’s continued participation will jeopardize expedition must be cancelled, ZE is not responsible
either the individual involved or the group. There for any personal expenses incurred by trip members
will be no refund given under these circumstances. in preparing for the program.
6. Luggage Restrictions: Luggage size and weight Certain ship owners require use of preprinted ticket
limitations for both checked and carry-on luggage, forms that limit the ship owner’s and operator’s
imposed by the airlines or as an operational require- liability. When such tickets are used, you are generally
ment due to type of aircraft, will apply for flights bound by the terms of these tickets with respect to
to/from/within this program. Specifications will be your legal relationship to the owner and operators
provided with pre-departure materials. of the ship, their agent (ZE), and the ship’s crew.
7. Fuel Cost Increases and Currency Fluctuation: On advancement of deposit to ZE, the depositor
In order to keep rates as low as possible, we do not acknowledges that he/she has read and understands
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increases from fuel costs or currency fluctuations. be bound by them.
Therefore, as fuel-cost increases may occur and
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JACK GROVE

EXPEDITION LEADERS
Jack Grove – A marine biologist and professional naturalist, Jack has spent much of the past
two decades traveling on, and lecturing about, the world’s oceans. Cofounder of Zegrahm
Expeditions and research associate in the Section of Fishes at the Los Angeles County Museum
of Natural History, Jack is a leading authority on the fishes and marine environments of the
eastern tropical Pacific. For seven years he lived in the Galápagos, where he carried out exten-
sive marine biological studies. In 1997 Stanford University Press published his comprehensive
volume The Fishes of the Galápagos Islands, and he received his Ph.D. from Pacific Western
University. A true adventurer and Fellow of The Explorers Club, Jack has accompanied numerous
expeditions to remote corners of the world, participating as marine naturalist, photographer, and
expedition leader, as well as working with noted scientists and explorers such as Jean-Michael
Cousteau. An avid scuba diver, certified dive master, and dedicated conservationist, Jack was
one of 57 scientists invited by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 2002 to participate
in a conference in Hanoi to discuss a strategy for the preservation of marine biodiversity. When
not traveling, he manages his own photography business in the Florida Keys, where he lives with
his wife, Paulina.

Greg Estes – Greg has served as a licensed naturalist guide in the Galápagos Islands since 1982.
After graduating with a degree in biology from the University of London, he led the Cambridge
Darwin Centenary Galápagos Expedition of 1982, which studied the feeding ecology of
marine iguanas. He has extensively researched Charles Darwin and with his wife, Thalia Grant,
published the results from their expedition to retrace Darwin’s footsteps through the Galápagos
in Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London (2000). He is currently writing a book on
Darwin and the Galápagos. Greg has participated in several other research projects, including
studies of sperm whales and the dark-rumped petrel, a seabird endangered due to the presence
of introduced animals. Maker of the Galápagos video Galapagos Suited for Survival, Greg has
been active in saving the Galápagos marine environment, which is threatened by the impact
of illegal fishing. Other projects include filming the evacuation of giant tortoises that were
threatened by the lava flow from the eruption of Isabela’s Cerro Azul volcano and working as a
consultant to the BBC and National Geographic on their recent award winning series. Greg has
traveled extensively throughout Europe, North America, Central and South America, northern
Africa, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.

Additional experienced Galápagos naturalist guides will join the above team.

GREG ESTES

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tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000 The Galápagos Islands occupy a unique place in natural and human history. This remote
archipelago has the highest rate of endemism of any island group in the world. Ages ago,
June 20 - 30, 2010 & June 27 - July 7, 2010

plants and animals crossed vast stretches of ocean by various means to colonize these
volcanic islands newly risen from the sea. Over time they evolved into forms found nowhere
else; indeed, species can vary wildly within the archipelago, some being specific to only
a single island.
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This led Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of natural selection, which when published
in The Origin of Species, in 1859, wrought fundamental changes in scientific thought and
shook the established order of the Victorian world.

The fascinating and diverse wildlife also offers unparalleled opportunities for the adventurous
traveler. The entire archipelago, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a place where
the curious visitor can walk among abundant wildlife that has grown astonishingly fearless
in the absence of humans and large predators. Nowhere else can you sit quietly just feet away
from a pair of courting blue-footed boobies, observe marine iguanas as they bask on glistening
black-sand beaches, and snorkel among a throng of curious and playful sea lions.

The Galápagos hold special meaning for me, as well. I first traveled here in 1975 as an
undergraduate studying the fishes of the islands. The spectacular natural beauty and stark
volcanic landscapes opened my eyes to a world I had only previously dreamed of. I knew
immediately that I would never discover another place like it. After graduation I spent seven
years in the islands, conducting research and working as a naturalist guide.
Foundation on Santa Cruz Island proudly marks five decades of research—Zegrahm travelers

In subsequent years I have returned time and again, leading expeditions and continuing my
• In 2009 the Galápagos Islands take center stage as the world celebrates Charles Darwin:
the 200th anniversary of his birth; the 150 years since publication of Origin of the Species;

Association) which focuses on protective measures for the fragile “Enchanted Isles.” When

studies. Drawing on my own experiences and with the assistance of my colleagues at Zegrahm
and the 50th year of the Galápagos as a National Park. In addition, the Charles Darwin

inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in 1978. In June 2007, the park was

• Zegrahm Expeditions is a member of IGTOA (International Galápagos Tour Operators


placed on the World Heritage in Danger list, alerting the world of imminent threats to

Expeditions, we have created the ultimate Galápagos experience, called Galápagos My Way.
• Hailed as a “living museum and showcase of evolution,” the Galápagos Islands were

We designed this 11-day expedition to present a comprehensive exploration of the Enchanted


you travel with us to the Galápagos, you are contributing to these ongoing efforts.

Isles. Too often, travelers to the Galápagos miss out on fully experiencing the marine environ-
ment, but our voyages will give you a balanced overview of both the terrestrial and marine
worlds. On land we will hike the lunarlike terrain for encounters with the Galápagos wildlife.
In the seas surrounding the islands, we will search for whales and dolphins and snorkel among
Celebrating Darwin & Practicing Conservation

schools of rainbow fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and even penguins.

We have chartered the Isabela II, a yacht carrying only 40 passengers. Her small size enables
June 20 _ 30, 2010 & June 27 _ July 7, 2010 | Aboard Isabela II
the region, and allowing for additional financial assistance.

her to navigate easily among the islands, and the limited number of passengers ensures you
will have an intimate adventure travel experience.
Cover photos: © Chris Attinger (Sea Lion); Andrew Ahl (Frigatebird); Jack S. Grove (Marine Iguana).

I have invited my colleague and Darwin expert Greg Estes to come along on this adventure.
I hope you’ll join us in exploring this wonder of the world.

Fair Winds,
visit the Foundation on our voyages.

Jack Grove

“I would highly recommend this expedition because of the well planned variety of
activities, the friendliness and outstanding knowledge of the naturalists (and patience to
answer questions over and over). Lots of laughs and great food as well. Jack’s enthusiasm
BARTOLOMÉ

and passionate approach to each activity made the whole experience so very meaningful
to me! Thanks for an experience of a lifetime!” — M. Cunningham