Entries by Steve Nomchong

First Glimpse of the New Look Galapagos Odyssey

Is 2017 the year you are planning the adventure of a lifetime through the mythical Galapagos islands? Do you want up-close wildlife encounters and on-board comfort and personalised service? If so, the newly renovated Galapagos Odyssey may be your perfect match. This first class motor yacht is back on the water after eight weeks of […]

5 Reasons to Visit Galapagos Now!

After the 7.8 earthquake that devastated Ecuador’s Pacific Coast on April 16, you may be wondering if it’s a good time to come to this Andean country and its treasured Galapagos Islands. The reality is that although the mainland coastal provinces of Manabí and southern Esmeraldas were severely affected by the earthquake the Galapagos Islands […]

Galapagos in solidarity with Ecuador’s earthquake victims

Although the Galapagos Islands are far removed from the zone that was affected by the devastating 16 April earthquake, its residents have been gathering aid to send. Since the early morning hours of 17 April, the communities on the five populated islands (San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Baltra, Floreana and Isabela) have been gathering material aid […]

7 Ways to Help the Galapagos Islands

Even from afar, you can help the Galapagos Islands preserve its unique flora and fauna and be a part of vital on-going research with your donation – all from your home. A number of international organizations fund projects in the Galapagos. Not only is the recovery of giant tortoise populations on the islands’ agenda. Studies in the […]

Update: Ecuador Earthquake

For up-to-date information check back to this page. If you are concerned about your travel arrangements contact us at reservations@yacuamu.com or call our 24h emergency number +593-9-9680-4041.   April 19 Rescue efforts continue to try to locate survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings in the wake of the April 16 earthquake. The death toll […]

A New Look for the Galapagos’ Motor Yacht M/Y San José

M/Y San José, one of the Galapagos islands’ largest motor yachts, will soon be wearing a new look that will make its first class service even classier. The M/Y San José has been in dry dock undergoing a total renovation. The cabins as well as the living room, dining room and other social areas are being completely redecorated. […]

New Protections for Galapagos Marine Life Announced

The Galapagos Islands, prized for its unique and diverse wildlife, has now received additional protection. On March 21, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa declared the seas around Darwin and Wolf Islands a marine sanctuary. The new Darwin-Wolf Islands reserve is 38,000 square kilometers (15,000 square miles) – an area the size of Belgium. It will be off […]

JetBlue – Direct from the U.S. to Quito

US airline JetBlue is now bringing its award-winning service and competitive prices to Quito, Ecuador. On February 25, JetBlue joined the stable of several U.S. airlines that offers flights to Quito, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site and repeatedly ranked by the World Travel Awards as one of the world’s best destinations. The daily flights are aboard […]