Photos by Aaron Black-Schmidt

The Galapagos Dream Retreat is officially in the books and what a trip it was. SUP Magazine teamed up with world-class outfitter Southern Explorations to take eight guests on a nine-day, three-island dream trip to explore one of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth – the Galapagos islands.

Led by our guide from Southern Explorations, Felipe, we paddled through stunning islets, snorkeled with sea lions, hiked to volcanos, rode mountain bikes past giant tortoises and ate delicious local fare. We also saw countless species of unique wildlife – many of which are found nowhere else in the world – and learned about the fascinating history of these incredible islands.

Of course, words just don’t do the place justice. To truly get a sense of what our Galapagos Dream Retreat was all about, check out these 20 stunning photos from the trip. We’re willing to bet they’ll convince you to add the Galapagos to your bucket list.

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