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Galapagos Cruise Giveaway: Share Your Travels & Win

by Todd Smith

Deadline September 19, 2014

Contest deadline is approaching on September 19, 2014. Submit your travel journal today for a chance to win a Galapagos Cruise aboard the Evolution. 

Galapagos Cruise Giveaway

Help AdventureSmith Explorations celebrate 10 years and you could win a free Galapagos cruise aboard the Evolution. The contest is open to all travelers who've ever booked a trip with AdventureSmith Explorations. Submit your travel journal from your AdventureSmith expedition to be entered! Or email a journal to your Adventure Specialist. 

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AdventureSmith 10 Years

In February 2004 the newly launched M/V Evolution carried 32 AdventureSmith travelers on our first Galapagos charter cruise. Operated by our longtime partners and friends at Quasar Expeditions, the cruise was the first of many that would establish AdventureSmith Explorations as the worldwide leader in small ship expedition and adventure cruises.

Win a Galapagos Cruise aboard Evolution

To celebrate we are giving away a free 7-night/8-day Galapagos cruise for two aboard the Evolution valued at over $10,000. If you are part of the Smith Family, having traveled with AdventureSmith Explorations in the past 10 years, you can be entered to win. Simply submit a travel journal and you will be entered to win the Galapagos cruise of a lifetime aboard the ship that started it all, the Evolution. Submit your travel journal now. Help us identify your booking by including your reservation number. 

Galapagos Cruise Giveaway Details

The Galapagos Cruise Giveaway is available to all AdventureSmith travelers. Travel journals should be a minimum of 500 words and include at least 10 photos from your travels. Journals will be accepted any time between February 15 and September 19, 2014.  View our collection of Travel Journals for inspiration. Read full terms and conditions.

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Galapagos Cruises aboard the Evolution

For most travelers, the Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and a Galapagos cruise aboard the Evolution offers one of the finest cruise experiences available. At nearly 200 feet and only 32 guests the Evolution is a spacious and luxurious yacht with a high crew-to-passenger ratio. She has all the modern amenities and loving attention to detail in her design, yet retains the adventurous atmosphere and charm of a Roaring Twenties small boat. The carefully selected professional and friendly naturalists aboard Evolution are the most knowledgeable in the region, with an average of 15 years of experience guiding on the Islands.

There are two unique 8-day/7-night Galapagos Evolution itineraries to choose from. One titled Footsteps Back In Time, which tours the central-western islands, and one titled In the Steps of Pirates & Darwin, which explorers the central-eastern islands. These two cruises can be combined to create a 15-day/14-night cruise with no repeated landing sites. Click on the links below for more information on Evolution's different itineraries.

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Evolution - Footsteps Back In Time 8 day/7 night

Day 1 - SAT - San Cristobal, Kicker Rock
Day 2 - SUN - South Plazas & Punta Carrion/Daphne
Day 3 - MON - Sombrero Chino & James Bay (Santiago)
Day 4 - TUE - Prince Phillip’s Steps & Darwin Bay (Tower)
Day 5 - WED - North Seymour & Santa Fe Island
Day 6 - THU - Post Office Bay & Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Day 7 - FRI - Charles Darwin Station & Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Day 8 - SAT - Black Turtle Cove, Baltra
Footsteps Back in Time Itinerary Details

Evolution - In the Steps of Pirates & Darwin Cruise 8 day/7 night

Day 1 - SAT - Baltra, Whaler Bay & Eden Islet
Day 2 - SUN - Punta Roca & Punta Espinosa
Day 3 - MON - Ubina Bay & Tagus Cove (Isabela)
Day 4 - TUE - Pinnacle Rock & Sullivan Bay (James)
Day 5 - WED - Bachas Beach & Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
Day 6 - THU - Charles Darwin Station & Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Day 7 - FRI - Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay (Espanola)
Day 8 - SAT - Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)
In the Steps of Pirates & Darwin Itinerary Details

Meet Your Judges

Todd Smith – AdventureSmith Founder & Director

Audrey Vaughan – AdventureSmith Explorations Content Manager

Dave Wiggins – AdvenrtureSmith Explorations Media Director

Eric Andrews – Marketing & Promotions Manager at Quasar Expeditions

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William Ritter

My wife Valerie and I will be heading out next week for our 4th AdventureSmith expedition. Each trip has been outstanding. From the very start the staff, especially Andrew Browning, has been most accommodating. They have gone above and beyond in making sure all incidentals are taken care of so our only concern was enjoying our adventure. And they have been "excellent adventures".
The most excellent was our Panama Canal/Costa Rica trip aboard National Geographic ship Sea Lion. Going through the canal during the evening and daytime was quite interesting, informative, and exciting. The "special privileges" given to the Sea Lion brought us to places we could have only imagined. The entire staff, crew members and naturalists were as friendly as family and knowledgeable to the enth degree.
It all added up to a FANTASTIC ADVENTURE that has brought us back to AdventureSmith again and again.
Thanks AdventureSmith!

AdventureSmith Explorations

Thank you, William & Valerie! We're happy you've trusted us with your travels and we look forward to reading your Travel Journals from your upcoming Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise, as well as any of your past trips. You can each submit one Travel Journal per trip taken, so you actually could have 8 chances to win this Galapagos cruise!

Rob Duchene

I sent in an entry describing my June trip to the Inside Passage of Alaska
on board the Wilderness Discoverer. I wonder if you can confirm
receiving that journal and accompanying photos?

AdventureSmith Explorations

Thank you, Rob! We have received your travel journal and will send you the link once it is published on our blog this week.

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